Baracuta G23 Ramsey Coat
This week marks fifty years since England’s proudest/only proud football moment, when skipper Bobby Moore lifted the World Cup trophy.
To celebrate half a century of clinging on to the hope it’ll happen again, Baracuta has re-issued the coat it designed for the 1966 squad. Named after manger Alf Ramsey, the raincoat features the British heritage brand’s Fraser tartan lining and a commemorative inner label.
Available exclusively at the Baracuta flagship store on Newburgh Street, London, priced £475.
Ermenegildo Zegna Slim-Fit Stretch-Cotton Trousers
Milanese menswear label Ermenegildo Zegna is renowned for its luxurious tailoring, so it was well suited to joining the most dapper of retail destinations, Mr Porter.
In addition to impeccably cut two-pieces, family-run Zegna has also brought with it an edit of ready-to-wear pieces from the very forefront of Italian style. Think soft cotton trousers, sophisticated denim and faultless footwear.
Available at Mr Porter, priced £305.
River Island Grey Textured Suit Jacket
Suited has been rebooted on the high street in recent seasons, with streetwear-influenced co-ordinates and more casual matchy-matchy styles trumping tradition.
Tailoring 2.0 consists of relaxed fits, sporty style tops and cuffed bottoms. Stiff single-breasted jackets have been switched out for Harrington style zip-ups like River Island’s lightweight gingham version. One half of a set that still looks every bit the business.
Available at River Island, priced £65.
Orlebar Brown Larson Lace Up Aqua Shoe
Swimwear is rated on its ability to carry us from beach to bar. It makes sense then, that footwear is treated the same.
Doing what it did for shorts, Orlebar Brown has launched the first shoes to take you from swim to soiree, thanks to an open mesh weave and perforated insole.
Available at Orlebar Brown, priced £95.
Whistles Utility Denim Jacket
Few have managed to pin down the smart-casual conundrum like Whistles. With its latest collection, the premium retailer has focussed on modernising workwear, spurring it to update the cornerstone of the off-duty wardrobe – the denim jacket.
Kitted out with four front pockets and contrast button fastening, the result is one that remains true to the jacket’s roots, with elements of the Japanese utilitarian take on the menswear classic.
Available at Whistles, priced £150.
French Connection Striped Shirt
Summer stripes don’t stop at Breton. Vertical lines, running from pinstripe to those a bit bolder, are having a moment, which is great news for short men wanting to appear taller and wide men wanting to appear thinner.
Simultaneously smart and sporty, French Connection’s take offers up louche relaxed cut with a button-down collar, all while sidestepping the Victorian deck chair look.
Available at French Connection, priced £50.
Reiss Slim Silk Knitted Tie
Shirts and ties are the nuts and bolts of most men’s wardrobes, if not for work then for events or weddings. Use a knitted tie, the square-ended younger brother of the classic silk version, to transform an ordinary look and add instant personality.
Pastel colours are a great option for the lighter spring and summer months, but always start by nailing the tried-and-trusted tones like navy first.
Available at Reiss, priced £55.
Burberry High-neck Jersey Track Top
We live in sporty times, what with athleisure trends, tailored joggers and lifestyle runners at every turn. The movement has offered up some surprising (and divisive) menswear pieces, like the track jacket.
To style out this retro athletic staple, opt for premium materials and pair with slim-cut trousers and minimal sneakers.
Available at Matches Fashion, priced £395.