Sure, spring is rainy, but why compromise aesthetics with some bright orange Gore-Tex parka that would look more appropriate on the slopes than on Broadway? 7's trench does the job -- with panache. Made of gabardine and cut like a blazer, it's a form-fitting, lightweight and liner-less shell for those blustery, spring-is-coming days. $325.

In a green world, it's not enough for something to look good; it has to be good. The Singgih Kartono Magno Wooden Radio, made almost entirely of sustainably-harvested wood, is constructed by Indonesian carpenters in low-employment areas of that country. The designer, Singgih Kartono, intends the Magno Wooden radio to be both environmentally and socially sound – and it looks pretty good, too. Since it's compatible with modern MP3 players via inputs in the radio's rear, you won't sacrifice functionality for good conscience.

Sometimes, subtlety is synonymous with style. Take the Luxury Redefined t-shirt, made from organic, undyed, unbleached, fair trade cotton grown in Peru, with a low water footprint and low-waste production and packaging. Sure, that's a lot of green cred, but it's also a lot of fashion cred; John Smedley is an long-respected knitwear company out of Derbyshire, England. They believe they've created the perfect t-shirt: lightweight, finely knit and guilt-free. But you'd better like white: dyes aren't sustainable, so it only comes in its natural cotton color.

Sometimes, it's the little things that say the most about a person's style. At least, that's the bet made by Kewi, a leather goods company that makes specially-fitted sheathes for your car key. The little cases, artfully stitched and crafted in a litany of colors, fit snugly over almost any contemporary car key, and are intended to make your most crucial accessory – your keys – seem less like a burden and more like a statement. $36-42.

There's a certain elegance about touch-screen phones that almost begs for a designer's take. Aptly, Prada and LG have teamed up to produce the Prada Phone, a 12mm-thin beauty that features a bright TFT touchscreen, GSM connectivity, and a handful of tricks you can't get on an iPhone: Java support, multimedia messaging, a MicroSD slot, and of course, the Prada name. $780.

For every plain leather-band watch out there, there's a big, ostentatious, overly-technical one to counter it. Thankfully, Danish watchmaker Skagen has mastered the middle ground: a stylish, understated watch that, up close, has enough bravado to impress any fashion maven. The best bet in their lineup are their Kaffe Espresso Swiss Movement watches, each of which sport a brushed stainless steel case and a rich, walnut-colored face. The women's version is slightly more luxurious, featuring a mother-of-pearl dial with twelve diamond hour indicators, but both have Skagen's trademark elegance with ultra-thin 8 and 9 millimeter bodies. $295.

Unless you're planning on playing volleyball, ditch the sport sunglasses when in all but the most casual contexts. Don't worry: entering the realm of fashion sunglasses won't automatically make you look like Paris Hilton. Tom Ford's Dunning sunglasses add a modern touch to the classic aviators -- lest you look like a college kid or a police officer – without most of the European flash usually associated with high style shades. If it's anyone who knows serious style, it's Ford; his collection of prim, fitted suits have revolutionized American men's style. Unisex; $200.

Mostly, we discovered these using journalistic magic. But it wouldn't be fair if we didn't mention a startup called ThisNext.com, which abetted our quest when plain magic wasn't cutting it. According to Founder and CEO Gordon Gould, ThisNext exists to solve what he calls a “discovery problem” in online shopping. That problem: how do you find the perfect product if you don't know it exists? ThisNext acts like a social network for products, allowing users to discover cool, niche merchandise without having to be a design maven or a professional shopper. Check it out, but beware – it's addictive, so keep a tight fist on your credit card.

Put Style In Your Lifestyle

Sure, spring is rainy, but why compromise aesthetics with some bright orange Gore-Tex parka that would look more appropriate on the slopes than on Broadway? 7's trench does the job — with panache. Made of gabardine and cut like a blazer, it's a form-fitting, lightweight and liner-less shell for those blustery, spring-is-coming days. $325.

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