Vans Sk8-Hi Reissue Black Snake
Celebrating 50 years of dressing high school slackers and smokers, Vans is revamping its classic Sk8-Hi silhouette. With snakeskin-stamped uppers and a leather lining, the California brand is going from Brink! to baroque. Which is why we’d advise against actually shredding them on a skateboard. Available at Kith, priced $95.
Astell & Kern AK380 Copper
On its journey to create the perfect music player, Astell & Kern may have finally reached its El Dorado – or more precisely, El Cobre. The AK380 music and media player is crafted out of a solid block of copper, a metal with extreme conductivity, which means audio so clear you’ll swear the band’s hidden in the room somewhere. Available at Astell & Kern, priced £3,299.
Billy Reid Arthur Shirt
If you want to stay work-appropriate but still emit some sense of personal style, the lo-fi, patterned Arthur Shirt from US designer Billy Reid is a smart move. Crafted from breathable, cotton twill in a relaxed fit with mother of pearl buttons, you’ll look like a boss from the boardroom to the pub to the afterparty. Available at Billy Reid, priced $325.
Oliver Peoples Banks Sunglasses
Vintage-inspired without veering into kitsch, the Banks Sunglasses capture the 1980s Hollywood vibe Oliver Peoples does best. The glasses are handmade in Italy using antique gold and include 100 per cent UVA and UVB protection, so you’ll be stylin’ safely. Available at Designer Glasses Boutique, priced £255.
CB2 SAIC Bright Bowl Table Lamp
We’re not entirely sure what “good mood lighting” is, but we definitely want it. This aluminium and silver orb has a deep copper interior, giving off a warm glow. Pair it with a silver tipped bulb for mood lighting that puts your childhood lava lamp to shame. Available at CB2, priced £88.18.
Solid Homme Colour-Block T-Shirt
Ditch the white V-neck for a far more interesting tee, with Solid Homme’s Colour-Block T-Shirt. A refreshing and streetwear twist on the slightly tired colour-block trend, the navy, black and grey top is for conquering life beyond nine-to-five. Available at Harrods, priced £235.
A.P.C. Tony Document Holder
For those getting backpack fatigue (we certainly are), it’s time to test out some new bag silhouettes. The Tony Document Holder from slick Parisian brand A.P.C. ups the professional factor with vegetable tanned leather and a trio of pockets for plenty of storage. Available at A.P.C., priced $310.
Rihanna – Anti
The ultimate example of how not to promote an album, the three-years late Anti finally leaked/dropped Wednesday night. Light on the dance music that Rihanna built her career on, it’s filled with atmospheric slow jams for stoners – not that there’s anything wrong with that. Available at iTunes, priced £11.99.