Paul Smith Ant Motif Backpack
Creep out your fellow commuters with Paul Smith’s myrmecological backpack. From a distance, it’s simply a smart, monochrome way to ship your stuff to work. Up close, the durable nylon is encircled by a trail of worker ants, giving a consummate lesson in dedication to the day job.
Available at Oki ni, priced £425.
Czech & Speake Zebrano Wood Shave Set
We’ve already rung the beard’s death knell, but for those still lingering, it’s time to invest in something that turns your daily shave from chore to much-needed me-time. Queue Czech & Speake’s luxurious new shave set.
The badger hair brush lifts and softens your beard hair, making for a smoother shave, and the shaver is handcarved from the same Zebrano wood favoured by early skimakers for its imperviousness to moisture. So it won’t gunk up on your sink.
Available at Czech & Speake, priced £395.
Larose Paris Zip Fedora In Navy
Thanks to Olly Murs, hats are tricky. So upgrade your headwear for something with a touch more edge.
Parisian milliner Larose has given the classic fedora a modern update by reaching for rich navy blue and slapping a zip on the side that, while arguably not super practical, would never appear on an ITV talent show.
Available at END Clothing, priced £219.
Dries Van Noten Lip Patterned Silk Jacquard Tie
Dries Van Noten fans are rejoicing at the arrival of the Belgian designer on Mr Porter, allowing them to get their hands on the brand’s best bits in a click.
Among the many lip and leopard printed pieces, we’re lusting after this tie to jazz up our workwear wardrobe. Pair with plain tailoring for an easy-to-wear pop of print.
Available at Mr Porter, priced £100.
Shinola Large Grid Journal
Leather expert Shinola has just launched a new line of notebooks clad in its signature skins. Which means that new book smell now comes coupled with something a touch muskier.
If only they could bottle it for an eau de toilette.
Available at END Clothing, priced £17.50.
6KU Complete Bike – Beach Bum
Suited more to Rapha fans than bearded Hoxtonites, 6KU’s fixed gear cycle combines substance and style to create something seriously cool.
Bold turquoise rims and a slick black frame ensure this unassuming piece of equipment stands out, whether you’re commuting through the city or taking it for a weekend spin.
Available at Brick Lane Bikes, priced £289.
Tod’s Dégradé Waxed-Leather Bomber Jacket
Every man needs a leather jacket. But since every man is wearing one, yours should stand out.
This statement piece by Italian label Tod’s is handpainted using a ‘sunset bleeding’ technique. The result is a smart, colourful bomber that’ll add an unconventional touch to any ensemble.
Available at Mr Porter, priced £2,650.
Bailey Nelson Joyce Glasses In Crystal
The trend of translucent frames continues well into 2016, with Bailey Nelson bringing us some of the best in show.
The label’s Joyce model combines a classic round silhouette with a crisp and clear frame that, ironically, you can’t miss. Did we mention that anti-glare and scratchproof coatings come part and parcel, too?
Available at Bailey Nelson, priced £98.