6 of the Best Things to Get at Frank & Oak This Season
Frank & Oak is a Canadian company that approaches menswear in a new and unique way. Though founded as website, it has been opening brick and mortar shops to much success. It has locations in several Canadian provinces as well as Washington D.C., Boston, and Chicago. You can also join its program, Elevate, for just $20 a year. [Update, 4/19/2016: A previous version of this article referred to Frank & Oak’s program as Hunt Club. It has been updated to reflect that it’s now called Elevate.]
Membership gives you access to free at-home try-ons and your own personal stylist. But Frank & Oak isn’t only successful because of how it sells, but also what it sells: smart clothing at a fair price. Here the best picks for this season.
1. Leather Moto Jacket in Cognac
Leather jackets can be magical. You put one and you instantly look cooler and more stylish. Every man needs at least one. While leather jackets can be pricey, Frank & Oak keeps it from getting crazy with its 100% sheepskin leather Moto Jacket. It just stuns. The cognac color makes this outwear look vintage, as does the bomber neckline. If you only buy one thing from Frank & Oak ever, make it this.
2. Color-Blocked Cotton Cardigan in Hunter Green
Color-blocked cardigans are a great addition to any wardrobe. If you normally wear a sweatshirt and want to dress up a little, it is a great alternative over a solid T-shirt. If you like to wear a blazer over T-shirts, but want to look more casual, the color-blocked cardigan could work too. This hunter green one is made of 100% cotton, so unlike many of your other sweaters, it does not require dry-cleaning. Comfortable and cool, wear this piece in both the winter and spring seasons.
3. Windowpane Shirt with Jacquard Detailing
Windowpane shirts are everywhere this season. Although we have mostly seen windowpane used for more formal dress shirts, Frank & Oak has made it work really well for more casual styles. Available in both white and blue, the Windowpane Shirt with Jacquard Detailing is a unique find. Made of 100% cotton, it is the perfect shirt to wear with jeans on the weekend. And, yes, you really need to buy both colors.
4. Herringbone Shawl Pullover in Forest Night
Every man needs at least one shawl collar sweater in his closet. It is such a smart look. This Herringbone Shawl Pullover in Forest Night is a classic. The color is a great alternative to black or navy blue. With a herringbone texture and dark camel suede elbow patches, it is so sharp and versatile. Wear it with your favorite suit pants, khakis, or a pair of deep indigo jeans.
5. Twill Terry Crewneck Sweatshirt in Mixed Black
There is not a man alive who doesn’t have a favorite sweatshirt he wears all the time. However, as much as we love them, sweatshirts can look sloppy (hate to break it to you). Frank & Oak provides a wonderful solution to this problem with its Twill Terry Crewneck Sweatshirt in Mixed Black. It was designed with both comfort and style in mind. The light ringer, contrasting cuffs and bottom are a very nice detail, as is the front “kangaroo” pouch you more typically see on a hoodie.
6. Italian Leather Weekender in Dark Tan
In addition to clothing, Frank & Oak has a great variety of wonderful accessories. Its Italian Leather Weekender in Dark Tan will make an impact whether you use it for your gym clothes or a weekend away. Made of premium full-grained Italian leather, the raw edge finish and color make it look vintage, but the quality is brand new. A practical piece, it has exterior envelope pockets and an interior zip pocket as well as a heavy duty YKK zipper.