Collaboration State of the Nation-What’s New for Guys this Spring?



So you might have a dorm-bound manchild that can’t make it home for Passover or Easter this year. Try shopping these cutting-edge collabos to show he’s being thought of by someone with both street cred & shopping creativity!


We’re flirting with Spring-like weather in the Windy City and that makes me…Happy! If you’re like 98% of the world population, you’re probably mentally humming that totally addictive jam by Pharrell Williams from Despicable Me 2. No need to thank me for the earworm…anything but that stupid Filet-o-Fish jingle!


Anyhoo…Pharrell is the collabo king, do you remember his past projects with Louis Vuitton and Moncler? Well, the latest drops today at Uniqlo, and it is much more accessible in price. Everything included in this line of tees and ball caps (no Mountie hat, though) is $19.90. The theme is uniqueness & creativity, which makes Mr. Williams the perfect spokesperson.


Nigo, the former designer of A Bathing Ape in its early heyday, is the creative director of Uniqlo’s ever-changing line of iconographic tees, so we can expect more edge at an affordable price in the future. There are always plenty of styles in women’s and kids’ sizes as well!

Washed Short Sleeve Polo shirt, $22.90,

Washed Short Sleeve Polo shirt, $22.90,


Also launching today at Uniqlo, check out the newest collection of polos for men and boys from CFDA winner Michael Bastian. He does amazing things to a wardrobe staple by playing with color, trim & patterns. Fingers crossed that the site doesn’t crash from double the demand! Opening a branch in the 3rd largest city in the U.S. might help, too. Ahem…


The long, brutal winter has probably taken its toll on the loungewear your guy sports regularly around his dorm. Why not inject his wardrobe with a shot of collabo-cool with some cotton basics from David Beckham Bodywear? Pieces from his exclusive collection for H&M start at $14.95, so you can ensure that he’s still looking respectably casual with a new henley or boxers.


Jersey Pajama Pants, $34.95,


Word is that he’ll be introducing swimwear this May, but the silhouettes are looking more Cote d’Azur than Laguna Beach (read: tight & short). I say…Becks in a Speedo? No-brainer!





This week’s budget shopper’s pick is the collection of clothing and shoes visualized by skateboard legend Tony Hawk for Kohl’s. This partnership will outfit young men & boys with all the casual tops, tees, denim & woven bottoms they can leave on the bedroom floor. Boys’ & Men’s shoe collections include on-trend slip-ons, hightops & decks.


Tony Hawk Men’s Keeper Belt, on sale for $14.99, regularly $24.00,

The edgy yet practical belts for young men really caught my eye, but as of press time, every item in all departments was either on sale or clearance! Regular shoppers at Kohl’s know about the Kohl’s Cash incentive program, and account holders can realize an extra 15-30% off when they use their Kohl’s charge.


If you’re collabo-crazy like I am, check out my Kardashian Kids review & my earlier Spring Collabo post. All my capsule collection intel is summarized nicely on my Cool Collabs board on Pinterest!

Stocking up on Spring clothing yet?  I’d love to hear news of your deals, tips & scores in the comments!



  1. Clair says:

    Ok Fractionista….I’m a fake! Your previous post on the prints from Pilotto at Target had me mouthing off about how far gone they were. Alas, I succumbed after your mention of the awesome sales! Is it wrong that I hated prints at full price and fell in love when I could snag a dress for $11.98?!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

* Copy This Password *

* Type Or Paste Password Here *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

CommentLuv badge


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers

%d bloggers like this: