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Positive Outlook: The Best New Spring Arrivals For Men

Say goodbye to your coat, boys, because spring has arrived - and so has a whole new wardrobe to go with it.

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Is it too early for shorts? We admit that us Brits do have a bit of a reputation for stripping off at the first sight of a cloudless sky, but this year more than others is awarding evergreen summer pieces fully fledged trend status, meaning they are no longer simply a sign of the times (or a lush day) but a bona fide fashion story in their own right.

The key to styling these summer-inspired pieces is simple: always accessorise with your sensible cap. After all, when it comes to the temperamental attitude of spring, it pays to be prepared for anything. If you’re feeling the pull of a short sleeved Hawaiian shirt, opt for a choice of trouser that boasts a heavier woollen fabric to keep the changing temps at bay. Ready to make the sartorial switch from winter tailoring into spring with a sweet pastel tone? Cool in down with a trench and trainers to accommodate any unexpected deviations to the BBC weather forecast. If a good old fashion ankle airing is the order of the day, take the plunge with a pair of trending tailored shorts and restore the balance with an oversized sweater and hiking boots.

From pull-out-of-your-pocket sunglasses to don at the first sight of sun to short sleeved essentials and earth tone tops to freshen up your daily routine, here’s our pick of the best new season menswear to get you in the mood for spring.