Gant Rugger Embroidered Denim Shirt Jacket
When the weather is unpredictable, you need something that can bridge the gap between summer and autumn. Combining the DNA of a shirt and jacket, Gant Rugger’s 100 per cent eight-ounce denim shacket is as utilitarian as it is stylish thanks to cool sew-on patches and three external patch pockets.
Available at Gant, priced £165.
Reiss Paris Slim Tailored Trousers
No well-curated wardrobe is complete without a pair of neat-fitting kecks to anchor casual outfits. Retire the bulky cargo pants but retain the military vibes with these soft green trousers from premium retailer Reiss. Wear yours with a crisp white shirt and even crisper kicks.
Available at Reiss, priced £110.
Luke 1977 Renfield Sweatshirt
A grey marl sweatshirt rightfully belongs in menswear’s hall of fame, but there are days when that feels a bit, well, boring. Opt for Luke 1977’s French terry cotton crew neck instead, capped off with sports-inspired lettering across the chest for a retro feel.
Available at Luke 1977, priced £65.
Comme Des Garcons Play X Converse Chuck Taylor
Japanese fashion label Comme Des Garçons and US sports brand Converse have been cross-pollinating since way back in 2009, and the results never fail to impress. The pair’s latest project sees CdG’s signature bug-eyed heart deployed on the classic Chuck Taylor 1970s Ox. This collab can do no wrong.
Available at End, priced £99.
Topman Navy Blue Mondays Curve Peak Cap
No one likes Mondays, least of all Topman, according to the retailer’s latest drop. This soft curve peak cap is the perfect way to top off weekend looks or wear it at work and enjoy a day free of anyone talking to you. Literally, anyone.
Available at Topman, priced £15.
Jack Wills Lowther Drawstring Chino Shorts
While many gym bros choose to skip leg day, the smart guy knows to supersize his skinny pins in time for summer. Show off a hard-won set of killer calves with Jack Wills’ chino shorts. Designed to hit just above the knee and finished with a drawstring waist, the camel colourway makes a welcome alternative to classic black or navy.
Available at Jack Wills, priced £35.96.
Boohoo Man MCR Charity T-Shirt
Hailing from same the city that gave the world the Harrington jacket, Oasis and Coronation Street, Boohoo Man wasted no time in helping victims of the recent Manchester attack. Following an initial donation, the etailer has created a four-piece charity T-shirt collection, with all profits going to the British Red Cross Society’s emergency fund.
Available at Boohoo Man, priced £10.
Black Puma X The Kooples Clyde Sneakers
If you thought rock ‘n’ roll kicks were all battered and bruised, think again. Puma has enlisted the help of Premium French retailer The Kooples to bring an edge to its Clyde sneakers. Rendered in soft, minimalist black leather and finished with a silver metal skull jewel to the heel, they’re the perfect footwear to grace the main stage in.
Available at The Kooples, priced £150.
New Look Navy Floral Print Tailored Shorts
Got the balls to go for blooms this season? Put pedal to the petal with New Look’s floral printed shorts. One half of a tailored co-ord set, they use a dark, masculine base colour to offset a neutral pattern. Wear with a plain white T-shirt and confidence by the bucketloads of confidence to nail any garden event.
Available at New Look, priced £27.99.
Mango Cotton Lapel Trench
A perfectly fitted trench coat is appropriate year-round, it’s the fabric that’s seasonal. Experts in how to dress for the heat, Spanish retailer Mango has updated the classic piece in a lightweight and breathable cotton fabric, giving it a more relaxed feel while retaining all its original class.
Available at Mango, priced £89.99.
W.W. Denim Wes Classic Blue Vintage
Even if you spend the 9-5 in a suit, a pair of jeans will still be one of the trusted pieces of clothing in your wardrobe. For its fourth denim collection, Danish brand Wood Wood has taken its cue from vintage workwear styles, packing a worn-in look without need for slashes and rips.
Available at Wood Wood, priced £140.
Birkenstock Classic Arizona Sandal
‘Birkenstock’ was once a byword for unanimously naff summer shoes. But it seems the German brand is on a new footing with its latest collection, which includes these stylish navy blue sandals, complete with a cushioned cork footbed.
Available at The Idle Man, priced £59.
Vans X Peanuts Old Skool Backpack
Vans has launched a Joe Cool-approved collection of skate gear featuring vintage artwork from the iconic Peanuts comic strip. This sleek black backpack features one of the most popular characters of all time, Snoopy, making it nothing short of the mutt’s nuts.
Available at Vans, priced £40.
Timberland Stonybrook Overshirt
With unrivalled practicality and style, the overshirt has become a modern wardrobe essential in recent seasons. Timberland’s Stonybrook example riffs on the classic field jacket, making it the perfect match for other rugged pieces such as a denim shirt, or an ideal choice for roughing-up a formal shirt and tie.
Available at Timberland, priced £94.
Supermarket Series x Teespring T-Shirt
How do you get Acne clothing at Aldi prices? Tap up Diogo Rodrigues’s new range of satirical staples, of course. The illustrator’s (sadly, unofficial) collection for online retailer Teespring pairs high-end fashion brands with everyday supermarkets. While we’re unlikely to see Supreme in Sainsbury’s anytime soon, this is the next best thing.
Available at Teespring, priced £23.
New Balance ML1978ST x Stance
Socks and sneakers go together like Netflix and, you know… So it makes sense that New Balance would team up with hosiery firm Stance on a collaboration. The ‘First of All’ capsule includes an update of the ML1978ST runner, which comes dressed in perforated suede uppers and with complementary ‘NB’ branded Stance socks.
Available at Hanon, priced £189.
Orlebar Brown Father & Son Printed T-Shirt
Sure, you could spring for another box of golf balls this Father’s Day, or you could buy something meaningful (and do some good at the same time). Orlebar Brown has created this cotton-jersey T-shirt in collaboration with cancer foundation Father and Son Day, which aims to raise awareness by encouraging open conversations between men. That and a pint should do it.
Available at Mr Porter, priced £75.
River Island x Matthew Miller Design Forum Sweatshirt
We’re calling it: after the parties and the free booze, the best thing to come out of Men’s Fashion Week is usually always River Island’s Design Forum initiative. This season the high street giant tapped up British designer Matthew Miller for a 10-piece collection and it’s one worthy of the front row. This loose fitting sweatshirt is our pick.
Available at River Island, priced £35.
Levi’s Pride Socks
Contrary to popular belief, Pride isn’t all sequined hot pants and angel wings (unless you’re into that). Just take a look at Levi’s dedicated collection with the Harvey Milk Foundation, which, for the fourth year, celebrates the LGBT community with a cool line-up of everyday pieces, like these colourful sports socks.
Available at Levi’s, priced £10.
Autograph Pure Cotton Slim Fit Textured Shirt
We love a Cuban collar as much as Tony Montana, but it pays to switch things up from time to time. The granddad collar enjoyed an unexpected revival through spring and Marks & Spencer has found a way to carry the look through to summer, applying it to a short sleeve cotton shirt.
Available at Marks & Spencer, priced £35.