Reiss Monmart Polka-Dot Printed Shirt
Going out out this New Year? Make your final outfit of 2017 a memorable one by pairing Reiss’ midnight blue polka-dot shirt with a pair of tonal trousers and white sneakers. Just don’t call it your “going out out shirt”.
Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Christmas Edition
Menswear fact #325: the original Le Male scent was created in 1995 by (then) rookie perfumer Francis Kurkdjian, aged just 26. Almost a quarter of a century on and now one of the world’s best-selling fragrances, it continues to spawn updates like this excellent Christmas version, which goes big on mint, lavender and vanilla.
Ted Baker Textured Cotton Polo Shirt
Simultaneously smart and sporty, Ted Baker’s textured cotton polo shirt borrows elements from the on-court staple while also updating it with details like a contrast lining, buttoned welt chest pocket and shirt-style cuffs.
Adidas Velour Challenger Trackpant
As far as nineties reboots go, Adidas’ Challenger track pants are infinitely cooler than hoop earrings or slap bracelets. This maroon pair has been pulled straight from the archives and updated with a relaxed, tapered fit, making them perfect for everyday wear.
Primark Western Denim Shirt
Denim is one of the few fabrics that gets better with age, but if you don’t feel like waiting, take the shortcut with pieces like this western-style shirt, which has been battered and bruised on your behalf.
Alexander McQueen Leather Cardholder
Leather cardholders are one of the best ways to get your hands on a designer name without the designer price tag. Alexander McQueen’s slick black iteration is detailed with a white hot-stamped logo front. Just so everyone knows.
Next Tan Suede Apron Wedge Boot
Enter 2018 on the right foot (even if you’re not upright) with a sturdy pair of boots. Next’s modern take on the classic work boot features rich brown suede uppers finished with neatly stitched moc toes and a grippy textured sole.
H&M Striped Joggers
Vertical stripes may be better associated with summer, but that doesn’t mean they have to go into hibernation when the sun does. These leg-elongating loungers from H&M are cut like trousers and even feature a fake fly to ensure they, well, fly with even your smartest gear.
Tod’s Woven Leather Wrap Bracelet
Few shoes are as iconic as Tod’s Gommino moccasin. But until summer rolls back around, the revered Italian label’s leather wrap bracelets are just as adept at adding a handsome accent to the end of your limbs.
Weekday Grant Zip Sweatshirt
Green is staying on the style radar for the new season, making Weekday’s basic-but-not-basic sweatshirt the wise man’s investment. Cut from a soft organic cotton blend, it’s finished with a subtle zip detail that’s not so subtle that people won’t notice.
Only & Sons Slim Jersey Blazer
If you’re not quite ready to switch back from your sweats to a suit and head back to work, this lightweight blazer from menswear brand Only & Sons is an excellent in between. Cut from a soft cotton-jersey material, it takes on the shape of tailoring, but with all the comfort of loungewear.
Malin & Goetz Sage Styling Cream
Turns out sage isn’t just good for topping off Christmas dinner, it can also be used to top off your look. This versatile styling cream from family-owned apothecary Malin & Goetz is suited to all hair types and also works to hydrate and nourish dry, unruly strands.
Universal Works x Oi Polloi Cap
The name Oi Polloi derives from an Ancient Greek phrase meaning “the many”, and we can only assume that’s where the Manchester-based independent menswear store got the idea for its numerous collaborations. The latest of which is a six-part collection with Universal Works that won’t hang around long.
Uniqlo Blocktech Parka
Spring is on the approach, which means showers are too. But look on the bright side, quite literally, because the rainy season gives an opportunity to wear pieces like Uniqlo’s functional windproof and water-repellent Blocktech parka in a range of can’t-miss colourways.
Airwalk The One x Han Kjøbenhavn
Skate culture has made some serious inroads to mainstream menswear in recent years, spurring the return of some of the most legendary names to ever grace a halfpipe. Three decades after being founded, and now under the direction of big-time sneaker designer Jeff Staple, Airwalk is back and already turning out collaborations like this one with Danish menswear brand Han Kjøbenhavn.
Topman Navy Borg Harrington Jacket
The Harrington may be one of the most iconic jackets ever designed, but that doesn’t mean it can’t benefit from the occasional directional update. This version from high-street hero Topman is rendered in tactile navy borg, making it cosy as well as endlessly cool.
Superdry International Barrel Bag
Taking inspiration from the most nineties thing of the nineties trend – retro sportswear – Superdry International’s barrel-shaped bag is the perfect #throwback to the days when hitting the gym didn’t leave you crippled for days.
Percival Sheepskin Whitley Jacket
The fact that it turns out some of the coolest wares anywhere isn’t the only reason to buy from London-based brand Percival. Everything it designs, including this bronze corduroy and sheepskin jacket, is produced in a limited run, so there’s little chance of your mates getting one, too.
Lacoste Live Cable Knit Roll Neck
When it’s colder than a witch’s tit, a chunky, Hemingway-esque knit is the ultimate wardrobe (and nipple) saviour. Aside from sitting effortlessly with anything navy in your roster, Lacoste Live’s cosy cream roll neck has an all-over cable stitch design for added warmth and texture.