10 Pieces We Want To Buy This Week
We know it’s tough out there in the world of online shopping, with so many retailers offering so many products, and with such a rapid turnover. Combine that with it being the beginning of a new year – the ideal time to refresh your personal style – and we thought you might need some guidance.
So, in the first edition of ‘The FashionBeans Wish List’, we’ve pored through the latest offerings from some of our favourite online stores to hand-pick ten highly desirable items that will help transition your wardrobe into spring.
This week we’re focusing on the key pieces you can build around, including some great outerwear options for both on- and off-duty days, the perfect sweatshirt and a couple of nice footwear options.
Have a look, be inspired and let us know what your next purchase will be in the comments section below…
1. Reiss Genesis Epsom Coat
Ideal for throwing over your nine-to-five tailoring on the morning commute, this smart navy wool coat is a versatile classic.
This shouldn’t be considered a Monday to Friday piece though – it would work just as well with slim jeans and a grey melange sweatshirt at the weekend.
Genesis Bluff Detail Epsom Coat, now £225 at Reiss.
2. Sunspel Stone Mac
Great for those changeable spring days, a good quality waterproof mac is a wardrobe essential that will keep you dry, and looking stylish.
This timeless version from renowned British brand Sunspel comes in a stone colour way and is constructed from a heavier, structured cotton.
Mac in stone, £495 at Sunspel.
3. Christopher Raeburn Cotton-Twill Parka
An absolute must for the coming season, a good parka will see you through a number of different occasions and weather conditions. Christopher Raeburn is the master of military pieces, and this coat proves why.
Tailored to perfection and featuring a drawstring waist to enhance your silhouette, try wearing it with a crisp white Oxford shirt, slim dark chinos and a pair of running trainers for a contemporary smart-casual look. It’s well priced too.
Christopher Raeburn Funnel-Collar Cotton-Twill Parka, £400 at Mr Porter.
4. Paul Smith Navy Bomber Jacket
The bomber jacket has quickly become a must-own piece with the rise of sports luxe – and it isn’t going to fall out of favour anytime soon. Probably because a bomber is one of the most versatile jackets a man can own.
This contrast sleeve version from Paul Smith is the perfect balance of fashion-forward design and slick style, which makes it a worthy and hard-working investment piece. Even at this price you are guaranteed to get your cost per wears.
Paul Smith Lightweight Twill Jacket, £795 at Oki-Ni.
5. Richard James Navy Hyde Suit
If you’re looking for an off-the-peg suit to get you through spring and summer, you can’t go wrong with this one from renowned British tailor Richard James.
Impeccably cut from a mid-navy textured wool cloth, this timeless, versatile and well-priced two-button set will get you noticed both in the office and at any spring/summer event.
Richard James Slim-Cut Wool Suit, £715 at Mr Porter.
6. Albam Athletic Crew Sweatshirt
These days, every style-conscious gent should have at least one well-fitting, smart crew neck sweatshirt in their wardrobe. They can be worn with anything, look great dressed up or down, and are incredibly comfortable.
Albam are a brand that do simple basics really well. Therefore, it makes sense that their sweatshirts are some of the best on the market.
Albam Athletic Crew, £89 at Albam.
7. Ron Herman Ombre Fade T-Shirt
A newcomer to Mr Porter, LA’s infamous multi-brand denim store, Ron Herman, has launched its own capsule line for SS15.
Classic relaxed pieces with a subtle twist are key, and this faded T-shirt hits the mark spot on.
Ron Herman Potassium Washed T-shirt, £90 at Mr Porter.
8. Fox Umbrellas RGS2 In Navy
Investing in a good, solid, stylish umbrella is one of the best things you can do for spring.
This version from Fox is incredibly sturdy and made with a wood shaft and Mallaca handle.
Fox RGS2 Mallaca Umbrella, £106 at Oi Polloi.
9. Reebok Paris Runner OG Trainers
There have been swathes of retro-inspired classic running trainers doing the rounds for a while now.
They look great with jeans, chinos or, if you’re so inclined, a formal trouser. These punchy Reebok’s are an excellent option if you’re looking for an alternative to ubiquitous New Balance or Nike styles.
Reebok Paris Runner OG, £60 at Oi Polloi.
10. Dr. Martens Brush Leather Bonail Boots
An Oki-ni exclusive, these hardcore boots from Dr. Martens are ideal for seeing you through the changeable British springtime.
Try styling them with rolled, slim black jeans/trousers and a boxy work shirt.
Oki-Ni Exclusive Bonail Dr Martens, £190 at Oki-Ni.