When it comes to watches, leather and steel bands are timeless, fail-safe options year-round. But come spring (i.e. now), in the spirit of that whole refresh-and-renew thing, you should think about switching up your watch game. And canvas straps are just the on-trend way to do it.

Canvas-Strap Watches for Spring

Preppy: A hint of color. Maybe a bold stripe or two. Nothing says you’re counting down the minutes to your Nantucket ferry ride like a fun canvas watch strap – especially when paired with seersucker.

Classic: A clean, stainless steel face with a band that could just as easily be leather, a canvas strap brings the texture your wrist’s been missing. Plus, it’s still totally office-appropriate.

Military: Channel that whole urban-warrior/safari vibe with an army-green band and gunmetal detailing. This rugged wristwear is equally at home on hikes as it is stalking “prey” at the bar.

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By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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March 25, 2014

Style How-To: Make Classic Menswear Work Double Time

Our favorite aspect of classic style is that you’re never roped into wearing it just one way. Truly timely pieces are versatile and polished enough to go from occasion to occasion and season to season. Lord & Taylor’s menswear masterpiece, Black Brown 1826, is the perfect example of this. It’s a combination of country wisdom and street smarts that we can mix and match to feel right for almost any occasion. Here, we check in with the style experts of Black Brown 1826 for their tricks on transitioning three sophisticated staples from day to night.

1. The Classic Cashmere Sweater
For day: Go for a V-neck sweater over a great T-shirt and pair it with your best jeans. Wear with either sneakers for a real relaxed feel, or a pair of ankle boots for a casual but polished look.
For evening: Make the look pop with a crisp white shirt and narrow tie. Then bring it all together with a nice pair of dressy dark grey narrow trousers.

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September 21, 2011