A Man’s Guide To Cheap Alternatives For Spring Style
By FHM Editor
When it comes to men’s spring fashion, it doesn’t make sense to spend a bunch of money. Why? Well, because spring is a very fickle season. Weather-wise, you can expect anything from snowstorms to blazing hot heat — there’s very rarely a nice in-between. That said, it’s those mild weather days that you really want to embrace your spring style.
You don’t need to go out and buy an entirely new wardrobe, hell, you don’t even need to leave the house at all. Amazon has a ton of spring staples that are cheaper alternatives to the outfits you see men like David Beckham or Cristiano Ronaldo wearing in magazines. Speaking of spring staples, that’s entirely what this style guide will be about. If you’re able to throw these items into your shopping cart, you’re set for the season.
If you do feel like splurging, there’s nothing wrong with that! However, why not get the most bang for your buck while still looking fashion forward and trendy?
A Jean Jacket
Most jean jackets will cost you upwards of a $100. This Wrangler jean jacket on Amazon is a 100% cotton, denim button-front jacket. It features button-flap chest pockets and side-entry hand pockets. It also has adjustable button tabs at waist.
Where to buy: Amazon, $36.98-69.95
A Leather Jacket
There’s really no such thing as a “cheap” leather jacket, at least not one that will last you a substantial amount of time. That said, a high-end leather jacket could cost you upwards of $300. This one from The Leather Factory on Amazon is genuine lambskin leather, has two zipped chest and front pockets, two inside pockets, and a 100% polyester lining. Not to mention, it’s incredibly stylish.
Where to buy: Amazon, $149.99-154.99
High-end jeans can cost $200 plus, instead of wasting the money, indulge yourself in a cheaper alternative that looks just as good. Half the battle with jeans is the fit. You can wear $10 jeans that fit like a glove and we promise, they’ll look better than $400 that look like crap. These light-wash jeans from Quality Durables Co. are the perfect spring pants staple.
Where to buy: Amazon, $35.95
Point blank, white sneakers are the absolute worst. Trouble is, they match with everything and generally just tie together an entire outfit. Unless you’re a sneaker freak who cleans their kicks on the regular, high-end white sneakers are a frivolous purchase. These Madden men’s shoes are a casual lace-up sneaker with 1 inch platform.
Where to buy: Amazon, $34.99
Boots are definitely one of those items that we can forgive splurging on, but nowadays there’s so many less expensive alternatives, that there’s no point in going high-end? Camel is the perfect shade of brown to compliment spring colors for men. These Arider boots can be paired with dress pants or jeans.
Where to buy: Amazon, $28.02-38.48
Running out to the gym or grocery store? Throwing on a zip up is the simplest way to go, especially if it’s too hot out for a jacket, but not warm enough for short sleeves. This Hanes men’s hoodie is a classic. You can get it in whatever color you please, but we recommend black, grey, or navy. Most zip-ups won’t cost you a fortune, but since they tend to get ruined easily, a cheaper alternative is the way to go.
Where to buy: Amazon, $11.18
Every man should have a go-to spring sweater. We featured a style in grey, because it’s versatile, but if you wanted to up your spring fashion game, you could opt for a light purple, jade green, or even soft yellow (should your skin tone compliments it). This option from Nautica is a classic fit sweater in an easy cotton blend with casual crew-neck styling.
Where to buy: Amazon, $32.92
Where to buy: Amazon, $153
Cheap and sunglasses aren’t two terms that usually go hand-in-hand. If you go too cheap with your sunglasses, you run the risk of them breaking after a few uses. Ray Bans are the perfect happy medium between high-end and affordable. The classic Clubmasters featured above are our favorite style, but there are plenty of others to choose from on Amazon.