10 Pieces We Want To Buy This Week
So after five extremely long weeks, finally – yes finally – it’s payday. It’s been a long time coming, with the majority of us getting our last pay cheque before Christmas, and we are now back in the black. And that can mean only one thing: shopping.
It might be grey, wet and very cold out there, but why not cheer yourself up with some new kit to put a spring in your step? It’s possibly going to be the closest you get to ‘spring’ for quite some time, unfortunately.
Being the helpful folk that we are, rather than have you spend your precious time trawling the numerous online stores, we’ve pulled together an edit of ten new arrivals that have gone straight to the top of our sartorial wish list.
From umbrellas and slogan tees to some much-needed knitwear, we’ve got you covered.
Have a look, be inspired, and let us know what you’re going to be spending your hard-earned cash on this month in the comments section…
1. London Undercover Bamboo Handle Umbrella
Perfect for those days when you’re just not sure if it’s going to rain or shine, this stylish bamboo handle umbrella from specialists London Undercover folds down to make it ultra-portable.
Just stick it in your rucksack/briefcase and you’re good to go.
London Undercover Umbrella, £59 at Oliver Spencer.
2. Whistles Indigo Joggers
Jogging bottoms are having a fashion moment, and it seems the look has quickly translated to the streets. We spotted many stylish men sporting track pants at the recent AW15 fashion weeks, combining them with everything from blazers and button-downs to luxe sweatshirts.
This heavy duty, well-cut pair from Whistles hits two SS15 trends in one – sports luxe and denim – and takes the humble jogger from downtime essential to everyday option.
Indigo Jogging Bottoms, £120 at Whistles.
3. A.P.C. Varsity Sweatshirt
This Americana-inspired sweatshirt from minimal Parisian label A.P.C. is punchy and suave at the same time.
Equally great teamed with a shirt or T-shirt, it would make a versatile and stylish addition to any off-duty wardrobe.
A.P.C. Printed Loopback Sweatshirt, £120 at Mr Porter.
4. Albam Fade Knit Crew
This weather certainly calls for some good knitwear, and once again Albam have nailed it with these crew necks.
The definition of classic with a twist, the degradé pattern lifts the jumper from simple to statement, without shouting too loud.
Fade Knit Crew, £135 at Albam.
5. Hamnett Slogan T-shirt
Katherine Hamnett’s eponymous 1990s label is back, relaunching with a selection of great slogan T-shirts.
Utilising heavyweight typography to get her political message across, these are a great way of wearing your ideals on your sleeve. Or your chest.
They would look great in the summer teamed with your favourite skinny jeans and a pair of minimal trainers.
Hamnett Slogan T-shirt, £35 at ASOS.
6. Our Legacy 1940s Wash Shirt
Made from Portuguese cotton, this lightweight shirt is a timeless downtime classic.
A slightly boxier cut gives it a more casual slant, and its subtle detailing on the placket and contrast buttons make it worthy of its price point.
Shirts can certainly be done on the cheap, but you need a few high quality options in your wardrobe to complement the everyday essentials, and this does the trick.
Our Legacy Oxford Shirt, £104 at C-Store.
7. Norse Projects Elka Classic Jacket
It may be pouring with rain out there, but that’s no excuse to turn up looking like a drowned rat.
This rubberised jacket from Norse Projects has firmly established itself over the last few winter seasons as a go-to, and for SS15 their elephant grey colour way is definitely on point.
Norse Projects Elka Classic Jacket, £145 at GoodHood.
8. adidas Stan Smith KZK 84-Lab
Stan Smiths are back. Very, very back.
Re-released last year, the silhouette has re-affirmed its place in menswear history. From the front rows of almost any fashion show, to the feet of hip hop superstar Pharrell and designer Raf Simons, they have become ubiquitous.
This grey suede pair will separate yours from the white leather crowd, take your outfit up a notch or two, and look great teamed with jeans or tailored trousers.
adidas Stan Smith KZK 84-Lab, £120 at Oi Polloi.
9. Selected Tower Merino Crew Neck
Investing in knitwear can be expensive, especially if you’re looking for high quality options that are also cut well.
This perfectly-fitting merino wool crew neck would look great layered over a shirt or under a blazer, and definitely won’t break the bank. Pick up a few before they disappear.
Selected Merino Crew Neck Sweater, £45 at The Idle Man.
10. Bleu De Paname Bleu T-shirt
This is a label we’re sure most style-conscious gents will already be aware of – and if not, why not?
A made in France Parisian brand, Bleu de Paname specialise in modern workwear classics that can be dressed up and down. We love them. You should love them. Show that love with this simple logo tee in a flattering cut.
Bleu de Paname Bleau T-shirt, £36 at C-Store.