Advice to gents who wish to keep up with their effortlessly chic better halves: Bear down and just go shopping. It doesn’t have to take an eternity if you put yourselves in the hands of the following:
Tommy Bahama: It’s said that some original designs were sketched out on cocktail napkins over beachside piña coladas. Head to the Tommy Bahama “compound” (store plus full restaurant and bar) at Kierland Commons or the Tommy Bahama store at Scottsdale Fashion Square to consider jacquard, linen or silk shirts, updated surf shorts and swim trunks, and a fresh-this-season palette of brilliant blues, warm corals and mellow lemons and limes.
At-Ease: A generalist in upscale menswear, this elegant store in the Shops at Gainey Village offers good looks for the range of places where deals go down: from the boardroom to the golf course. Names to note include Bobby Jones and Cutter & Buck.
Patrick James: No-fuss building blocks—V-neck tees from Robert Graham, gingham collared shirts from Georg Roth and Scott Barber—look sharp even when paired with old cargo shorts or khakis. Buy a few from this Hilton Village boutique and be done already.
Well-Suited: You never know what labels and looks you’re going to trip over here; as the men’s counterpoint to powerhouse women’s resale empire My Sister’s Closet, specific inventory is always changing but choosily selected by store buyers. This is a trove for men who enjoy the chase as much as the catch—and appreciate a nice price, too.