1. Back to Basics with Swiss Cross

    By definition, basics are for everyday wear. That’s why a brand that can truly elevate boys’ staples like plaid shirts, cargo shorts, and hoodies is so impressive. Swiss Cross is just such a brand. At first glance their line looks a lot like any other collection of boys’ basics. A second look, however, reveals the subtle style and expert care they put into every piece. Plus, all pieces shown are under $15!

    The 100% cotton construction and tagless collar interior ensure this shirt is comfortable. The slightly heathered jersey gives it an understated appeal.

    A splash of color at the center is all it takes to boost this hoodie from something ordinary to something special.

    These twill pants are sophisticated yet down to earth. Dress them up with a button-down or go for something more casual with a T.

    You’ll be hard pressed to find cooler camo shorts. They have a variety of pockets that can fit almost anything, plus they’re durable enough keep up with his active lifestyle.