John Lewis x Folk Check Print Shirt
John Lewis has recruited some ace menswear brands onto its books over the past year, but this latest one, independent British brand Folk, could be its juiciest scoop yet. Crisp and clean but with an artsy edge, the brand has exclusively collaborated with the department store for a collection that is precisely that, including this geometric patterned shirt.
Goodhood x Dickies Original 874 Work Trousers
Already a haven to some of the coolest menswear brands on the planet, Goodhood has now enlisted the aid of Dickies for an updated take on the workwear legend’s 874 trousers. Finished with a cosmo-themed side-stripe, it’s a star-studded collaboration well worth your time.
Sealand Gear Grab Shell And Spinnaker Belt Bag
Handmade in Cape Town using upcycled materials, Sealand Gear is the bag brand for those more interested in the story behind a product than a big logo. Take this sterling belt bag, which is cleverly crafted out of an old sail-cloth, so you can carry a little bit of the sea around town with you.
66° North Polartec Bucket Hat
Inspired by a range of products made by the Icelandic outerwear brand in the ’90s, this bucket hat from 66°North has got the decade written all over it. As well as the bold shade, it also comes in a breathable and waterproof fabric, so not even a torrential downpour can put a dampener on your raving.
Carhartt WIP Matt Martin Flags Hoodie
Autumn may be on the approach (sad face) but that means we’ll be soon be getting more pieces like this (major happy face). Building on its signature blend of workwear and streetwear, this hoodie from Carhartt WIP appears to be a commentary on the state of US contemporary identity. Or you know, something like that.
Nike ACG Short Sleeve Shirt
Short for All Conditions Gear, the Nike ACG range is designed to celebrate the great outdoors. It’s not all clunky hiking boots and cagoules, mind. Take this hardy Cuban collar shirt, made from a nylon-elastane blend and with enough high fashion touches to stand out whether that be fashion week or the top of a mountain.
SCRT Ripstop Jacket
London-based SCRT already does a killer line in printed tees, but as this simple but mightily effective coach jacket shows, the young streetwear brand can also nail the more classic side of menswear. Cut from a waterproof ripstop fabric, it’s the perfect jacket to have for any late-season festival trips you may be planning.
Philips Series 7000 Beard Trimmer
Beards, you just can’t win. You don’t want long, whispy hairs on your face, but you don’t want them all over the sink either. Fortunately, Philips’ Series 7000 trimmer takes care of both, offering up to 20 cutting lengths and a built-in vacuum system that conveniently sucks up any stragglers.
Zara Traveller Joggers
With the comfort of joggers and the tidiness of something a whole lot more tailored, these traveller trousers from Zara are the secret weapon to looking sharp on your next flight. They come in a stretch fabric, so you don’t have to worry (too much) about unsightly wrinkles ruining your ‘fit for touchdown.
Burton Organic Blue And White Stripe T-Shirt
The high street gets a bad rap for fast fashion (usually rightly so) but some brands are starting to make amends. Answering the call for greater sustainability, Burton has launched an eco-line of garments that includes this simple but stylish Breton top. Made from organic cotton grown with less water and uses less of it in the dying process too.
Gant Rugby Shirt
Celebrating 70 years since its beginnings, preppy fashion pioneer Gant has plucked out seven icons from each decade of its existence. Our pick of the lot is this rugby shirt from the nineties, which goes for classic style over recent skatewear-influenced incarnations.
Manual Wrinkle Warrior
Fighting wrinkles can feel like a full-time job sometimes, but with the latest product from men’s grooming brand Manual, you can win the battle with just a couple of swipes. Loaded with powerful antioxidants like vitamin C, replenishing peptides and hydrating hyaluronic acid, it’s a multi-pronged attack on those devilish lines.
River Island Ribbed Knit Cardigan
Grandad might have popularised the cardigan, but now the kids are claiming it for themselves. This slim-fitting version from River Island is a step away from the ones gramps used to wear ribbed texture and a smooth-as-you-like caramel colourway.
A.P.C. Broken Logo T-Shirt
For any man looking into invest in his denim, A.P.C is often the first port of call, but don’t overlook the rest of the wares from this French brand. The broken logo design of this printed tee is unique enough to stand out, but simple enough to sit easily with any jeans.
Jacquemus Round Acetate And Metal Sunglasses
Mark yourself out as a man in the know with a pair of sunglasses from in-demand designer Simon Porte Jacquemus. These green-tinted lenses and tortoiseshell temples bring the retro vibes while the round metal frames bring the high fashion cred.
Rado Captain Cook Automatic Watch
Going deep into its archives, Swiss watchmaker Rado has pulled out this retro beauty from 1962 to bring back for 2019. The diving watch stands out with a small but stylish 37mm case and expertly crafted art deco dial markers for a thoroughly classy affair all round.
Uniqlo Ezy Corduroy Ankle Trousers
The heat may have died off corduroy since the beginning of the year, but when it comes to spicing up a simple pair of summer trousers, nothing is better than a needlecord fabric. This pair from Uniqlo have been brought bang up to date with cropped cut that helps swerve any unwanted geography teacher vibes.
Mango Man Cotton-Linen Knit Blazer
Get you a top layer that can do more. Whether it’s smart, casual, time for tailoring or a jumper – this lightweight cotton-linen jacket from Spanish chain Mango is a versatile piece every man should have in his wardrobe. Pair it with a simple white tee and some black tailored trousers to be covered for just about anything.
Uppercut Deluxe Styling Powder
Bringing 1950s barbershops into the 21st century, Aussie grooming brand Uppercut Deluxe has added to its roster of hair products with this light styling powder. Capable of adding volume to thin hair while bringing a whole load of texture to slightly messy, relaxed styles, it’s arguably all you need in your bathroom cabinet.