The Innovative Fabrics Shaping Menswear This Spring

While traditionally, most developments in the history of menswear have been strictly in regards to design and style choices: the width of a lapel, the cut of a trouser, the leg opening of a jean.  Modern designers are now starting to explore innovations in fabric technology and performance as well!

A garment made out of these innovative new fabrics can impact not only a garment's functionality, but also its comfort and longevity.

Each year these trends continue to move toward fabrics that last longer, perform better and have a sense of natural protection embedded in them.  Fabrics that appear feathery light, appealing to the touch and move with you throughout the day. 

This year, our new spring collection is filled with these new innovated fabrics from some of our favorite brands!  From business attire, to casual wear, we've broken down some of our favorite looks in store that feature new and improved fabrication designed to make each piece fit better, and keep you comfortable all spring while still looking your best.

Ballin Nanotechnology Trousers 

Our best-selling dress trouser keeps getting better.  Ballin’s Nanotechnology fabric is perfect for the man on the go as it is designed for easy care and even easier wear.  Ballin’s signature Comfort “EZE” allows for total freedom of movement while the Nanotechnology provides liquid and stain repellency, shape retention as well as resistance to creasing.  A travelers must have for the season!

Stone Rose Shirting  

One of the most recent brands we’ve add to our collection, Stone Rose’s technical series hybrid dress shirts do not disappoint.  Already a best seller this season, their moisture wicking, odor blocking, quick dry, anti-wrinkle, breathable fabrics are perfect for the professional on the go.  

Hickey Stretch Seersucker Blazer  

Hickey Freeman has put a lot of research and development into their fabrication over the past few years utilizing some of the best performance fabrics in tailored clothing on the market today.  We particularly love their stretch navy seersucker blazer.  We think this piece beautifully blends a classic look with a modern twist.  The stretch quality of the fabric provides for excellent range of motion all while keeping the qualities that make a seersucker perfect for the south: light, breathable and durable! 

Frank Clegg Sunbrella Collection  

So, who says cool new fabrics in menswear should only be attributed to your attire?  Well, Frank Clegg definitely doesn’t think so.  They’ve developed a line of superior gentlemen’s briefcases and totes utilizing the all so famous Sunbrella fabric, which of course is considered to be one of the top marine-grade fabrics in the world.  Used as one of the best outdoor fabrics on the market, this fabric is tough as nails and water repellant to boot.  

Faherty All Day Short

Nicknamed the "Beach to Bar" short, Faherty’s All Day Short is a tailored flat front short with the quick-dry and technical aspects of swimwear. Each pair is crafted in eco-friendly fabric made primarily of recycled plastic bottles with a touch of cotton for a soft, natural feel. Their new and improved fabric this season also has a bit of stretch for increased mobility.  Not only do we love the fabric of this short, but we are truly digging this new olive color for spring!

Martin Dingman Belt  

Another new collection in the shop, the linen braided belt from Martin Dingman is a great go-to for the season.  The texture of the linen coupled with the unique coloring of the braid lends itself to not only be a stand out on its own but also coordinate with a multitude of casual shoes for the season (we’ve already paired it with several on our shelves in the shop!)

Trask Hybrid Loafer

We love these hybrid loafers from Trask; they provide the comfort of a sneaker with the classic styling of a loafer. Made with the incredibly plush Charles F. Stead English suede fully treated with Scotch Guard® in the tanning process for lasting stain resistance, they are sure to get you through the season in style.

Citizen of Humanity Jeans

We are excited to debut a style from the PERFORM collection by Citizen’s this spring in a nice mid-wash.  This collection was designed for durability and comfort. This particular denim contains technical properties ranging from power-stretch, moisture wicking, quick dry as well as antibacterial and temperature control. What more could a guy ask for?


Stop by the shop to check these out for yourself!


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