Blame consumerism, but there’s a lot of lust-worthy stuff out there. So, with Christmas round the corner, we thought it prudent to filter the meh from the amazing, to help you prepare your letter to Santa. Or, pick up an early present for yourself. Well, you’ve been very good this year.
David Gandy For Autograph Berry Pyjama Top & Bottoms
Mr Gandy’s very much one of those want to be/want to be with kind of guys. So if you’re looking to emulate him, you could do worse than picking up what he wears in bed.
And even if you don’t fit into them quite as well as the man himself, there’s still a lot to love in the comfort of the line’s slouchy pants and slim-fit tees – crafted from a super-soft blend of supima cotton, modal and Lycra, to ensure you feel as good as you look.
Reebok x Garbstore Ventilator Suede
Sure, it’s yet another version of the Reebok Ventilator. But where others have steered garish – we’re looking at you and your pastels, Sneaker Politics – Garbstore’s new take is matched perfectly to your autumn wardrobe.
Blending the classic Ventilator Supreme silhouette with contemporary detailing – think a Hexalite cushion sole and premium suede panels – this shoe is well suited to the man who favours a toned-down design over gleaming white kicks.
Rock with denim, sweats or that new corduroy suit we’ve been banging on about.
Available at END Clothing, priced £95.
H&M Jute Storage Basket
There’s never an excuse for a grown man to have a messy bedroom, so H&M is here to lend a tidying hand to anyone still living the Animal House life.
Stow laundry, spare bedding, copies of your favourite menswear magazines – whatever’s currently lying akimbo across your carpet. No more floordrobe for you.
Available at H&M, priced £9.99.
ASOS Tweed Strap Watch
We can’t all boast a baller watch wardrobe, but switching your wristwear doesn’t have to drain your bank balance. ASOS’ latest timepiece triumph features a leather-look and tweed mix strap (the fabric isn’t for your granddad anymore), with an on-trend gold face and coordinating buckle.
It’s a money look, without the price tag.
Available at ASOS, priced £18.
Gibson Trainer TH100 Wireless Sports Headphones
Though every athlete on earth sports Beats headphones, you’re better going to the true experts – namely, guitar icon Gibson, and Usain Bolt, the fastest man who’s ever lived.
The brand’s cans are wireless, so you don’t get tangled up in the starting blocks, but Gibson’s audio engineering means you don’t sacrifice quality. They also feature SafeSound, which lets you filter in or out environmental noise so you hear that car coming up behind you.
With all that under the hood, the fact they look good is almost irrelevant. Almost.
Available at John Lewis, priced £199.95.
Alexander Wang Striped Wool Jacket
You know Alexander Wang for luxe sportswear (at his feet lies the blame/praise for the ‘athleisure’ trend), but the designer’s workwear is just as desirable.
This striped jacket is built from a wool-cotton blend with hints of mohair thrown in, to give your look some heat – both literal and figurative. And yes, it will work with those cashmere joggers.
Available at Mr Porter, priced £1,030.
Zara Contrasting Knit Sweater
Still can’t decide whether to take on the athleisure trend? Dip your toe in with this sweater, which combines ribbed knitwear with a sporty crew neck.
It’s a winter warmer with a real difference. And thanks to its dual design, you can pair it with tapered joggers or slim-fit jeans. Win-win.
Available at Zara, priced £29.99.
Converse Jack Purcell Suede Trainers
It might seem counter-intuitive to give the Jack Purcell – a shoe who’s rep is forged on its beat-em-up accessibility – a premium edge. Until you see it with a shaggy suede upper, tonal stitching, woven heel detailing and a cork foot bed, all finished with the shoe’s signature ‘smile’ front.
One for when your front row means fashion week, not a festival.
Available at END Clothing, priced at £75.