The Best New Menswear Pieces To Buy Right Now

Acne Studios Spitfire Sunglasses

One year on from rolling out its first full sunglasses range, Stockholm-based Acne Studios continues to focus on reinventing classic styles. This season the brand is going big (quite literally) on aviators. Handcrafted in France, the oversized pilot shape features a black metal frame, with subtle logo engraving on the arms. Available at MatchesFashion, priced £280.

ACNE STUDIOS Spitfire large sunglasses

French Connection Righto Polo Shirt

The humble polo shirt is staging a rebellion. After more than a century as a safe summer staple, the perennial favourite can now be found in a range of ‘look at me’ styles. Case in point, French Connection’s Righto model features striped ticking along the underarms. Available at French Connection, priced £35.


Orlebar Brown Photographic Shorts

Orlebar Brown founder Adam Brown cut his teeth as a photographer before leading a revolution in men’s swimwear. It’s a fact few know but explains OB Editions styles like these, which feature a 1978 image of the Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc in the South of France. Don’t fancy parting with half your holiday spending money? The brand is currently letting shoppers trade in old swim shorts for a new pair of OBs for just £50. £25 from each sale will also be donated directly to the Blue Marine Foundation. Available at Orlebar Brown, priced £225.

The Pool Of Eden Photographic Mid-Length Swim Short

Ami Bonjour T-shirt

A riff on the red ‘hello my name is’ stickers, Ami’s simple ‘bonjour’ T-shirt speaks volumes. Because everything sounds, and looks, better in French. Available at FarFetch, priced £70.


Hunter Original Technology Symbol Backpack

Hunter launched in Scotland in 1856, so it knows a thing or two about harsh conditions. Showing off its pedigree, the wet-weather brand has created a technical backpack made from a waterproof fabric. Flanking the lightweight and practical design is a removable pouch screen printed with Hunter’s technology symbol. Available at Hunter, priced £130.

Original Technology Symbol Backpack

Hamilton And Hare Lux Drawstring Trouser

Joggers aren’t just for the gym or the sofa. Thank ‘athleisure’, thank the designers that put them on the runways, just maintain an air of caution and opt for high-end versions like these from Hamilton and Hare. Taken from the brand’s new travelwear collection they’re cut from medium-weight waffle cotton in a tailored, straight fit. Available at Hamilton and Hare, priced £105.


River Island Khaki Badge T-shirt

Military has firmly established itself as one of the most constant themes in men’s fashion. Not appearing to break rank, River Island is saluting the style with its badge appliqué T-shirt in military’s preferred colour palette of khaki. Available at River Island, priced £18.

Khaki badge t-shirt

Thom Browne Armband Shirt

Acclaimed New York designer Thom Browne is widely regarded as the forefather of the shrunken suit. However, its the signature tricolor strip that makes his clothes instantly recognisable. This time the detail has been applied as grosgrain cinch straps on the biceps of a button-down collar shirt. Available at Harrods, priced £340.

Thom Browne Stripe Armband Shirt

Valextra Blue Pebbled Leather Card Holder

Put your wallet on a crash diet with a slimmed down card holder. Renowned Italian leather goods producer Valextra sets the standard once again with its example. Rendered in bold royal-blue pebbled-leather, it shows wallets needn’t be a sobering sight (even when your bank balance is). Available at Harvey Nichols, priced £175.

VALEXTRA 4CC blue pebbled leather card holder

Jack & Jones Palm Print Short Sleeve Shirt

Of all the things to love about summer, the return of the statement shirt is right up there, but sprightly Hawaiian numbers can quickly cause headaches to those around you. Jack & Jones has struck the balance perfectly with a playful leaf pattern in toned down monochrome. Available at House of Fraser, priced £25.

Jack & Jones Palm Print Short Sleeve Shirt

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