History's great wordsmiths are at odds about spring. Hemingway tells us spring days have no limits, so long as you "keep from making engagements." But Tolstoy says the season is specially suited for "plans and projects." (We won’t even touch T.S. Eliot’s whole “cruelest month” thing. April is indisputably a pretty nice month.)
Our take on making plans versus letting the day get away from us? Split the difference (with a little help from your Google calendar, of course). As cabin fever thaws and the air starts buzzing with possibility, draw up a detailed plan—just be prepared to chuck it out the window at a moment's notice.
As you unpack the April assortment, be sure to check out the entire month’s issue as it rolls out on The Guide. We’ve got lots of tips for infusing your style and routine with color and energy. Ready to start growing your own windowsill herbs? Want to pump up your wardrobe with some bold spring style? Want to hack your shaving routine? We can help on all accounts.
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April Monthly Selects
Alternative Apparel Champ Sweatshirt
Raglan sleeves and heathered cotton bring this sweatshirt back to its storied roots.
LSTN Filmore Headphones
Made from vintage wood, these headphones prove that style and sound quality can coexist peacefully.
Men In Cities Wallet
A gentleman's wallet should resemble his suit—slim and timeless. This three-pocket classic delivers.
Herbivore Botanicals Face Elixir
Nourish your face like a forester with this simple elixir, which hydrates skin using natural oils.
Hanz de Fuko Natural Shampoo
Sage, apple, and burdock root are some of the 16 botanical extracts in this all-organic shampoo.
Game Day Oatmeal Exfoliating Bar
The power of oats cannot be oversold. This bar soap cleans and exfoliates skin without over-drying.
Lucky Tiger Head To Tail Deodorant and Body Spray
More than just a natty scent, this spray taps glycerin and witch hazel to soothe sensitive skin.
Stubble & 'Stache Face & Beard Wash
A consummate specialist, this dual-action gel was designed to cleanse both skin and scruff alike.