T.S. Eliot maintained that April is the cruelest month, but oh, we beg to differ. February is downright vengeful. We can almost feel it—spring is definitely out there, somewhere, teasing us from afar—but it sure keeps its distance. Every once in a while we get a whiff of it, a faint, “did-I-just-imagine-that?” glimpse, just enough to be vaguely maddened by the sheer promise of it. An afternoon in the sun followed by a week of wintery drizzle. Don’t toy with our emotions, February. But while you wait it out with the rest of us, go ahead and pick up this great chambray shirt from Frank & Oak— its springy cranberry hue and lightweight material will make it the perfect button-down if spring ever does decide to show its face around here, but it’s only $45 so you won’t feel too put out if you don’t get to wear it for a while. And while you wait, you can keep yourself busy by making up “chambray”/”cranberry” portmanteaus. Y’know, like writers do. Get it here.
It’s hard to argue with the classics, especially at this time of the year. With the holidays fast approaching, we’re finding that Norman Rockwell-esque visions of families gathered around the fireplace fill our heads more and more these days. The classic item of clothing for these classic gatherings? The flannel shirt. But that doesn’t mean that you have to raid your dad’s closet— in fact, we’re especially digging this updated yet still timeless version from Frank & Oak that has a bit of a grunge-rock sensibility thrown into the mix. Rugged enough for dashing through the snow, yet buttoned up enough to impress your girlfriend’s folks, this versatile style will serve you well through the holidays and beyond. Get it here.
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