M&S Slim Fit Japanese Selvedge Jeans
When you think of the high street’s denim big-hitters, M&S isn’t likely to be one of them. But that’s all change. Thanks to an expanded collection, by the end of the month the stalwart will have around 60 styles available in five different fits and a range of washes.
The most tempting of all is the retailer’s first ever selvedge jeans, made using premium fabrics from mills in Japan, America and Italy.
Available at M&S, priced £60.
Cheap Monday Dragged Pocket Tee
The Swedes at Cheap Monday are best known affordable but trendy denim. Having nailed that, attention turned to upgrading the brand’s clothing line with a new pared back, premium look.
The result is a selection of T-shirts, sweats and outerwear featuring new subtle logo patches in a range of staple colourways. And with prices unchanged, you can still afford it to be Cheap Monday every day of the week.
Available at Cheap Monday, priced £25.
Hush Puppies Selby Chelsea Boot
Hush Puppies has been doing it doggy style since the 1950s. And as if turning out classic brushed-suede shoes wasn’t enough to be thankful for, the US brand is also credited with saving Keith Richards’ life (cue the Googling.)
For autumn/winter 2016 Hush Puppies has created a men’s capsule collection exclusively for the UK market. Comprising seven styles, including the natty Selby Chelsea boot, each shoe is made from premium suede, quality leather and features a genuine crepe sole, in a timeless seasonal colour palette.
Available at Hush Puppies, priced £75.
Reiss Made To Measure Shirt
It’s not only suits that benefit from the bespoke treatment. A fits-like-a-glove shirt improves everything from posture to appearance.
Lucky, then, that premium high street retailer Reiss has extended its tailoring service to include button ups, with the option to customise a fabric, fit, collar, cuffs, buttons, placket, pockets, darting and monogramming.
Available at select Reiss stores, priced £150.
Whistles Green Baseball Cap
Whistles can take a hefty slice of the credit for reviving what is now summer’s most on-trend hat. The baseball cap was included in the retailer’s very first collection back in 2014 and, after getting it on the heads of everyone from Tinie Tempah to Sam Smith, it became one of the its best-selling pieces.
Confident the hype isn’t going anywhere, Whistles has introduced a range of new colourways including black and green, with more to follow later in the year.
Available at Whistles, priced £50.
ADYN Seam Detail T-Shirt
Any man who’s tried squeezing into his girlfriend’s jeans will tell you, they aren’t shaped the same. So if you do want to share clothes with your other half (and they aren’t of the same sex) you’re best off buying androgynous.
In just a few years, East London unisex label ADYN has gone from fledging enterprise to being stocked in leading department stores and retailers around the world, celebrated for its Yeezy-esque silhouettes in muted shades.
Available at Harrods, priced £64.95.
Barbour x Universal Works Alliance Backpack
The only thing that beats a British menswear brand is two British menswear brands, and that’s exactly what’s up for grabs with with the Barbour x Universal Works bag collection.
Teaming up to share their talents, the pair has applied Barbour’s hardy waxed cotton to three designs. The messenger, holdall and backpack are all finished off with details such as bellows pockets, padded laptop sections and studded bases.
Available at Barbour, priced £189.
Acne Studios Selo Bomber Jacket
Multi-faceted Swedish fashion label Acne has become the go-to reference for sleek, minimal menswear infused with Scandinavian cool.
True to form, the brand’s Selo bomber jacket makes a modern out of a classic. Cut from luxurious technical nylon, it features ribbed trims to define the elongated shape and reduced padding for a relaxed fit.
Available at Acne, priced £410.