Do you own a pocket square? If not, now might be a good time to find one because none other than Neiman Marcus men’s fashion director Nick Wooster (above) says ‘You Must Have a Pocket Square This Season.’

The straightforward headline is from Christianna Ablahad’s interview with the stylish Wooster for Racked.com. She caught up with Wooster in San Diego at Neiman Marcus Fashion Valley; he was on location to present men’s spring looks and basically show the fellas an up-close example of how it’s done.

“The one must-have men’s accessory is the pocket square,” declared the dapper Wooster.

It’s the easiest, quickest way to make any ordinary jacket look extraordinary. We do our own collection, Brunello Cuccinelli, Etro, Brioni, and you can never go wrong with white. It’s that perfect bit of polish.

Wooster adds that he loves “a hot pink or an acid yellow.”

“Orange goes with everything,” he reminds us. “I say don’t be afraid of color in a pocket square!”

Asked to comment on Tom Ford’s recent recommendation that ‘men throw away their socks and underwear every six months and start anew,’ Wooster replied simply: ” I think it’s a great idea.”

I like his thinking, but the reality doesn’t match up for most men. David Beckham probably re-stocks the boxers/briefs stash every six months, but some of us are still working those plaid Polo boxers we nabbed on sale at Bloomingdales last year. Late last year.

Read the complete Racked.com interview with Nick Wooster here. And by all means get a damn pocket square.

Christopher Raeburn’s work for Victorinox has been brought to us via Dazed, and what a capsule collection it is. Totaling only eight pieces, the collaboration still adds interest to a 127-year-old company’s signature look. The work even comes with its own Swiss army knife, and the coats are voluminous, warm, and modern. Sinking into one might make you forget about wishing spring were here. [via selectism]

Becasue even though it’s springtime (and soon enough summertime), the temperature is known to take a dip when the sun goes down. And this lovely wool cardigan from Aubin & Wills is just the right knitwear for keeping warm and looking cool.

The ‘bulky,’ navy wool cardigan features three front pockets, a ribbed shawl collar, hem and cuffs and contrasting brown buttons. A much better option than a coat, the cardigan goes nicely with the khaki pants and crisp, white t-shirt provided to us by the fashion geniuses at Mr. Porter – my new favorite website.

100% wool, with 100% cotton lining, the cardigan arrives ‘true to size’ with a boxy style designed to be worn relaxed on the body.

The price is about $260 (£179), but just think how good you are going to be looking on one of those cool spring evenings. In fact, I will have the entire ensemble on display from Mr. Porter – right down to the leather boat shoes and leather messenger bag (to go nicely with the aforementioned white t-shirt and slim fit cargo pants). This cardigan just screams ‘come cuddle up to me’ to the ladies, in my opinion.

And if you happen to be a guy who spends all week in a suit and wants to go casual on the weekend, yet still keeping a preppy style, then this cardigan looks like it’s going to work perfectly. [via mrporter]

Give me a comfortable pair of slip-on shoes anytime – especially now that temperature is beginning to rise. If the slip-ons also happen to be super cool-looking, as is the case with the Air Newport from Cole Haan, all the better.

Made with a lovely soft canvas, the easy-going slip-ons from ace shoemaker Cole Haan are available in salt and plaid twill. Priced at a reasonable $128, the Cole Haan’s utilize Nike Air technology to keep things just as comfy as they are casual. A quick features rundown includes leather trim and overlay, rubber sidewall foxing and a rubber sole with herringbone tread pattern. As far as casual slip-ons go, it’s tough to knock this pair; a mix of casual luxury and cool comfort, the soft canvas/leather, shiny nickel eyelets, molded and removable insole and that Nike Air technology equals shoe heaven.

Do you need resort attire? Because these bad boys fit the bill. Maybe you own a boat/yacht/canoe. Well the Air Newport Slip-On is vital. In the end, just throw on some khakis or Bermuda shorts with these great shoes and you’re good to go for spring and summer. [via pursuitist]

Scarves! We all need ‘em, and this White Riot Gang editorial in GQ Style Italia has enough panache to leave us wanting a few more for flourishing purposes. Of course, the sense of movement in the spread, shot by Kai Z.Feng, is helped along by jumping, plus wind machines lifting light scarves for extra movement. As for the actual labels in the spread? We have Louis Vuitton, Hermes, and Gucci making an appearance in GQ Style, looking perfectly good with blazers, jeans, and coats (double-breasted welcome).

After I got over the scarves, I had another look back through the GQ spread for the good finds mixed in with the accessories. One of my favorite combinations is the orange-printed, lightweight silk scarf with a denim shirt underneath, plus a jacket up top. It’s easy to replicate via color and fabric matching, as are the white shirts and a rolled foulard, braided belts and denim, and contrasting silk prints between shirts and scarves. The prints are getting the denim out of the stuffy cooler seasons, the scarves are adding some movement and interest, and the jackets are lending finish to the look. Will it be slicked-back hair for you this time? [via modeman]

Are these worthy of your wardrobe? I’m impressed. Ransom by Adidas Originals got together with Stussy to make the Plain CS Stussy shoes in royal blue, black, and tan. They don’t have a lot of bells and whistles, but that’s all right by me after seeing those odd backwards flipped-around shoes from Kazuki Kuraishi. These are much more pleasing to the eye, aren’t they?

Stussy and Ransom by Adidas Originals impress with clean design and some small points of interest along the sole, insole, outsole, and upper. Let’s take a tour: first off, the three suede uppers have a heavily perforated effect for both aesthetics and function. If you suffer from overwarm feet, perhaps these could be a practical buy for you (as opposed to an impulsive buy based purely on good looks!). The next feature of note is a crepe outsole, which looks amazing next to the richly-colored suede. There’s something about the suede contrast and textured crepe that piques my interest… and it seems to have grabbed Adidas Originals’ fans attention as well. Hypebeast has the release date marked as March 26th at Adidas Originals Japan stores, Stussy stores, and No6/No74 shops. You buying? [via hypebeast]

Oak NYC regularly stocks interesting men’s jewelry and accessories, and I make it a point to explore their recent additions to the site each week. Their animal-inspired items are intriguing and have been on my radar since they first added unusual men’s pieces from LAS. The Hare and Wolf Rings at Oak (wolf shown after the jump!) have a distinctive design aesthetic that puts them in the same category without making them look too similar (and therefore snore-y). The Hare ring, shown above, is cast from a hand-carved wax mold in recycled bronze. Bronze is an unsung hero when it comes to affordable men’s jewelry, and the hare has some gold undertones that are expected of white bronze pieces.

Meanwhile, the wolf’s a bit stormier-looking. Still cast from recycled bronze, but with a decidedly darker look to it, the cheaper of the two rings won’t leave you guessing what color it’ll turn when or if it changes over time (not exactly my favorite game!). Also of interest is a primitive-looking fish ring by LAS and a tough sabretooth ring in the same bronze. Bright, and yet not so precious that you can’t wear them when you want. [$156 at oak (hare ring); $98 at oak (wolf ring)]

Oak’s restocking! If you were looking for something on Oak and it wasn’t available, this could be your chance. Unfortunately, stores of some of their newly-stocked pieces have already been exhausted. Silent by Damir Doma was brought back to the accessories section on the site. If you’re not opposed to leather, then stick to it for traveling—it doesn’t wear out like canvas will.

I’ve had a bag like this for about twenty years, and it wears well and looks good. Giving it a good professional clean once a year will not only kill the germs living on it from resting it on the ground and on chairs, but will leave its texture even. The Silent by Damir Doma bag has a heavy metal zipper, left exposed at the upper flap and flipped over and secured with a leather strap. This bag can also be used as a tall sailor’s bag, or flipped over, as pictured below, for compact carrying. Metallic studs will close the bag, which measures W19” x H35” x D18”. There are large main compartments for some organization, so you can keep your possessions in order when you’re on the move. [out of stock AGAIN at oak; watch this piece!]

One look at the TAG Heuer Carrera Mikrograph and it’s easy to tell this watch is going to be pricey. TAG Heuer has introduced the first ever column wheel integrated mechanical chronograph displaying the 1/100th of a second with a striking central hand allowing for easy reading. To me that just sounds expensive.

Entirely designed, patented, developed and manufactured in La Chaux-De-Fonds in Switzerland, the luxury watch features two assortments, 62 jewels and 396 components; the case of TAG Heuer Carrera Mikrograph is 43mm diameter; both crystals are sapphire and covered with safe anti-reflective coating. As to water resistance – it’s 100 meters. Inside the watch you’ll find the Calibre 360 movement, which moves at a robust 360,000 beats per hour.  The movement also features oscillating weights that can be personalized.

The original Mikrographs was originally released in 1916, and the Carrera Mikrograph is the latest iteration of the famous technology. This Mikrograph is part of the latest additions to the Carrera line, and was recently debuted at the Basel Fair in Switzerland. The 1916 TAG Heuer Mikrograph was the first sports stopwatch accurate to 1/50th and 1/100th of a second when other timing instruments could only measure to the nearest 1/5th of a second.

Available in a rose gold limited edition of 150 timepieces only, with matching brown reptile strap. The one word review: impressive. [via pursuitist]

I was more excited about Leica and uniform experiment’s collaboration because of the great brown leather pouch than I was about the camera, but that’s just me. The whole package is exciting, scheduled for release on May 11th, and looks great. That grained leather pouch has a traditional Leica logo scrawled across the front. Clipped on either side of the small, oblong bag, the Leica camera pouch has a long strap with self stitching and silver findings. Clip it on and go… although I recommend not wearing it by itself if you are have a touristing moment somewhere rougher than your average neighborhood (personal experience!). A little camera bag can be spotted a mile away.

I’ve included additional Leica camera shots in the gallery for your browsing pleasure. Uniform experiment’s Hiroshi Fujiwara loves Leica, and it’s said that this collaboration was a long time coming. I’m pleased with the quality case and the hot camera. There are logos positioned on the upper bit of the camera, and the release is limited to 200… in Japan. Do you like the case as much as I do, or is it not to your liking? I’m actually in the market for a new camera and could use a suggestion or two… I already have a Leica and a vintage Kodak and am looking to branch out. [via high snobiety]