River Island Brown Suede Biker Jacket
While a bona fide menswear classic, a black biker jacket can read several shades of Grease on the wrong guy. So stand out by opting for brown, instead. River Island’s suede iteration is a welcome pivot from the norm, but still embraces everything we like about the T-Bird essential (which, thankfully, doesn’t include white socks and black shoes).
A Day’s March Wool Scarf
Terrace-style scarves have been called off the bench and are the first name on the team sheet this season. But to avoid being given a red card during the nine-to-five, show your colours in a more subtle way, with this handsome lambswool version from Swedish label A Day’s March.
Maison Labiche x Paddington T-Shirt
Sure, it sounds a bit ‘creepy manchild’ to walk around with a children’s character on your top, but Maison Labiche’s collaboration with Paddington Bear gets a pass. The French firm has applied everyone’s favourite marmalade-eating mammal to the chest of a premium white T-shirt cut from 100 per cent jersey cotton, perfect for slotting under a duffel coat.
Gant Rugger Loose Tab Chino
Breathe a sigh of relief – skintight is no longer the go-to fit for your lower half. Gant Rugger’s new loose tab chinos skim as opposed to suffocate your limbs, cutting a flattering shape that won’t cut off your blood thanks to a Hollywood waistband with adjustable side tabs.
Penfield Colour Block Pop Over Jacket
Nineties outerwear has done a Quantum Leap straight into AW17 streetwear. This half-zip windbreaker from US heritage brand Penfield brings back the sporty vibe with its block colours, big bear logo and Lycra cuffs and hem. The silhouette is pure 1992, but the lightweight, breathable nylon is modern, keeping out the wind and rain without feeling like you’re wearing a bin liner.
Timex x Goodhood Anniversary MK1 Watch
If you thought your 10th birthday was a banger, check out Goodhood’s anniversary collaboration with US watch brand Timex. A limited-edition civilian version of the MK1 model adopted by the US Army, it enlists a sleek nylon strap, custom typeface and respectable Japanese movement into an all-black colourway.
Vans x Wood Wood OG Old Skool LX
The latest take on Vans’ never-uncool Old Skool design comes from cult Danish label Wood Wood, which is celebrating its 15th birthday this year. The stripped-back colourway clashes nicely with the midsole’s loud typography, while the gum detail at the toes is a throwback touch that’ll keep old-school sportswear fans happy.
David Gandy For Autograph Printed Dressing Gown
If you want to look like David Gandy in the morning, well, good luck with that. But you can at least don the man’s own designer dressing gown, part of his Autograph collection with Marks & Spencer. The cotton robe comes with a fine print and luxury shawl neckline. Granite jawline and piercing stare sold separately.
Topman Charcoal Grey Mohair Turtle Neck Jumper
When it’s cold outside, you need mo’ hair on your chest. Quite literally. Mohair – a thick, fuzzy yarn made from the wool of Angora goats – is the smart man’s winter knitwear choice because it’s both durable and luxurious to the touch. Throw in the roll neck design on this charcoal option from Topman and you’ll be insulated in style.
Beoplay P2 x Saint Laurent
It’s hard to ignore a portable speaker. It’s even harder to ignore one with Saint Laurent emblazoned across the front of it. This team-up between the Parisian label and luxury audio behemoth Bang & Olufson features 360-degree sound dispersion so that it doesn’t come over all tinny, as many portable speakers do. You’ll also get 10 hours playback from a single charge. Just don’t think that permits you to play it on the train.
H&M Knee-Length Denim Jacket
A denim jacket is always in style, but when temperatures plummet they’re usually one of the first items sent to the back of the wardrobe. To cling on, tap H&M’s quirky-but-cool knee-length version, which fuses blue-collar appeal with the much-needed wind resistance of a ‘proper’ coat.
Bulldog Skincare Age Defence Range
If the march of time is beginning to stomp all over your face, consider Bulldog’s new range of eco-friendly anti-ageing products. Stuffed with antioxidants like vitamin E and echinacea, the line-up includes a daily moisturiser and serum, plus an eye roll-on for those mornings when you can’t just blame a hangover anymore.
ASOS x Star Wars Joggers
Most guys love Star Wars, but wearing that love somewhere on your person is a look that’s usually best reserved for Comic-Con. Not so with the rebellious new line-up at ASOS. The 18-piece collection, which includes these joggers, takes themes and patterns from the sci-fi saga and turns them into ‘Gram-appropriate streetwear. Forceful fashion indeed.
Ralph Lauren Classic Fit Polo Bear Shirt
The Ralph Lauren Polo Bear knit has been a favourite of stylish celebs ever since the 1990s. Worn by everyone from Kanye to Chance the Rapper, this season it’s also available as a shirt showing the tuxedoed grizzly skiing, pulling a Christmas tree and chinning a Martini. We’ll drink to that.
Pretty Green Hooded M65 Jacket
Pretty Green’s usual mod aesthetic has been put on honourable discharge for this military-style coat that turns the army surplus look into standard-issue winter menswear. Khaki green is bang on trend this season, while its thick cotton twill construction, heavy-duty hood and utility pockets make it a practical piece of outerwear without straying into TA territory.
The Dollar Shave Club
Just a couple of years ago, British men had very few options when it came to quality razors, but the advent of shaving subscription services has led to some much-needed choice. Ready to take a swipe at your stubble, American grooming phenomenon the Dollar Shave Club is launching in the UK. Choose one of its three razors and pay as little as £3 a month to get topped up with quality blades, creams and aftercare.
Nike Air Max Plus NS GPX
The Air Max Plus turns 20 next year. Whether you’re old enough to get nostalgic pangs or too young to remember the first time around, this new design hits all of today’s big trainer trends. The chunky sole, statement branding and lightweight comfort will have sneakerheads of all ages pinrolling like their lives depend on it.
CDLP Long Johns
Good news: the slacks your grandad wore to bed in the winter have been given a technical, athleisurely overhaul. These Long Johns – yes, Long Johns – from Scandinavian label CDLP are made from an ecologically-friendly material that regulates your body temperature, is softer than cotton, smoother than silk and odour resistant. That good enough for you, Gramps?
Eastpak x Maison Kitsuné Tote Bag
This tote bag may come in camouflage, but there’s not much that’s undercover about it. Eastpak’s latest collaboration with Maison Kitsuné sees the latter’s logo splashed all over the straps alongside its signature fox print. Spacious with a reinforced closure that keeps your goods safe, this is one shopper that belongs in the shop window.