The Vintage Showroom: An Archive Of Menswear
London’s The Vintage Showroom was coined “the place for inspiration” by Karl Lagerfeld, but has served as a place of influence and vision for many more. Designers, collectors and stylists have been renting pieces from this Covent Garden shop for years and this book gives you a chance to peek inside the store, even if you can’t physically get there.
The Vintage Showroom: An Archive of Menswear features gorgeous photos and illustrations, and in-depth coverage of the shop’s best pieces; everything from a bearskin bomber jacket and fur-lined flying trousers to the original US navy pea coat and waterproofs worn on the British Antarctic Survey.
A must-read for any vintage junkie.
Available at The Vintage Showroom, priced £35.
BMW i+ MR PORTER i3
Because a regular BMW just isn’t good enough for some, Mr Porter has teamed up with the German car manufacturer for an exclusive edition of the electric i3 model.
Inspired by the classic tuxedo, it features pinstripe detailing along the chassis, Mr Porter signatures, Capparis white hand-painted accents, oak panelling and leather floor mats, with Dalbergia-brown piping.
In true luxe fashion, each car comes with a Leica C compact camera, Cutler and Gross sunglasses and a special issue of Wallpaper City Guide books. So you’ve always got a destination in mind.
Available at Mr Porter, priced £39,000.
Reclaimed Vintage Camo Jacket With Polka Print
Take one vintage camo jacket, then update with an all-over, graphic polka dot print and relaxed cut. It’s an inventive twist on the always chic but sometimes bland military trend.
But modern doesn’t mean inauthentic. The jacket retains its army cred with shoulder epaulettes, a point collar and press stud placket. Think of it as your new off-duty uniform.
Available at ASOS, priced £55.
Melindagloss Short Sleeve Maxi Check Shirt
You’ll definitely get checked out in this graphic button-down shirt from Melindagloss. The relaxed fit, short sleeves and breezy cotton voile are great for the upcoming warmer weather, while the statement print means you’ll stand out from the crowd of summer polos.
Available at East Dane, priced £163.40.
LES (ART)ISTS Black Patch Beanies
Celebrating some of the best names in fashion and music (and also Kanye), the LES (ART)ISTS collection for Hypebeast gives you the chance to rep your faves; the knit beanies feature a graphic patch on the cuff adorned with names like ‘Wang’, ‘Owens’ and ‘Pharrell’.
The collection also features tees, iPhone cases and snapbacks, so you can rock Maison Margiela head-to-toe – without paying Maison Margiela prices.
Available at HypeBeast, priced approximately £24.96 ($35) each.
‘Painting With’ By Animal Collective
It’s time to get weird again with Animal Collective’s 11th studio album, Painting With. And the experimental rockers aren’t any more cautious (although perhaps a bit subtler) this go around, offering sensory overload in its best form.
‘Golden Gal’, ‘Recycling’ and opening track ‘Florida’ are the must-listens on this (mostly) magical LP.
Available at iTunes, priced £8.99.
Carhartt WIP Ashtray
You don’t need to be a smoker to appreciate a good tchotchke when you see one. This ceramic ashtray features the bold lettering of ‘Exquisite Escape’, a pretty pleasant way to name your vices.
If it’s a little too kitschy for your tastes, give it to the Wes Anderson/Zooey Deschanel type in your life.
Available at Carhartt WIP, priced £12.