By next summer, this clean and crisp jean jacket will be all kinds of messed-up, broken-in, and perfect.
J.Crew classic denim jacket
Made from Cordura, the same stuff the army wears in the field, which means it should be just tough enough to handle all the hell you’ll put it through this year.
Carhartt WIP watch backpack
Because you can’t wear sneakers all the time—but you can be that comfortable.
New Republic “Liam” suede boot
Everyone else will have these in black. You’re not everyone else.
Adidas “Beckenbauer” track pant
You can never have too many clean white tees. Which is why it’s best to buy these ones—a GQ office fave—six at a time.
Kirkland Signature men’s crew neck tee (6-pack)
Also worth buying in sixes: new socks.
Nice Laundry tech varsity crew (6-pack)
Make rainy walks home suck less.
The North Face Fanorak jacket
No need to overthink this: they’re untouchable, unimpeachable, a classic among classics.
Nike Air Force 1 ’07
It’s impossible to go wrong with a pair of Uniqlo’s selvedge denim—or any of our fave affordable jeans, really.
Uniqlo stretch selvedge slim fit jeans
A non-grey hoodie that still goes with everything.
Champion reverse weave hoodie sweatshirt
That one cred-raising graphic tee you need in your arsenal.
Awake NY Fish Bowl T-shirt
For those days you wake up way too late to put gunk in your hair.
Stussy Stock low pro cap
A burly, versatile campus staple.
Lands’ End long sleeve stripe rugby
Break in case of important presentations and meeting-the-parents situations.
Everlane Japanese slim fit oxford
This’ll hold you down until you can afford that leather biker jacket you want so bad.
Herschel Supply Co. Voyage coach jacket
Wear it over stuff, under stuff, on its own—the point is, you need a thick flannel shirt in your life.
Taylor Stitch Crater shirt