Axel Arigato Tori Hooded Sweatshirt
Prolific Swedish sneaker label Axel Arigato has been turning out new designs every week for a little over three years. Presumably by cutting out staff toilet breaks and, you know, letting employees going home, the firm has also found time to launch its second clothing collection, which includes this excellent hoodie with an embroidered bird motif.
Available at Axel Arigato, priced £125.
Tod’s Mid-Length Striped Swim Shorts
Luxury Italian outfit Tod’s is perhaps best known for its iconic pedal pushers (and by that we mean driving shoes, not nasty three-quarter length jeans). However, it turns out the brand is a dab hand at everything from tote bags to swim shorts, as shown in a new exclusive capsule collection for Mr Porter.
Available at Mr Porter, priced £195.
Michael Kors Jet Set Painterly Camo Backpack
Michael Kors (aka the brand every girl Instagrams at Christmas) is also becoming something of a menswear mecca, too. Riffing on the classic MK motif, this camo-covered backpack makes for a perfect undercover carry-on for holiday season.
Available at Michael Kors, priced £180.
River Island Mid Blue Sid Acid Wash Skinny Jeans
White jeans a little to Towie for your taste? Go darker without reverting to mid-wash denim with a pair of extreme light-wash jeans. The acid treatment on these skinny cut examples means you can channel your inner punk while staying summer-ready.
Available at River Island, priced £50.
H&M White Leather Wave Sneakers
Ride the minimal sneaker trend all the way to winter with H&M’s rad take on crisp white kicks. Along with all the usual toolings, these feature a unique wave design to the outer side. Surf’s up.
Available at H&M, priced £39.99.
Boohoo Man Zig Zag Print Revere Collar Shirt
Like just about every man and his well dressed dog this season, we’re big fans of the Cuban collar shirt. It’s hard to imagine life without the easy, breezy style but no doubt it’ll be on to the next thing soon. So avoid dropping a stack of cash by siding with Boohoo Man and this wallet-friendly take.
Available at Boohoo Man, priced £8.
Next Block Stripe T-Shirt
Stripes are no longer just for sailors and referees. This block-style T-shirt from Next makes a welcome change to the classic Breton staple, but can still slip effortlessly under a lightweight, unstructured blazer to add a point of difference to a smart-casual look.
Available at Next, priced £16.
Reiss Ando Monokel Sunglasses
Keep those peepers protected and look good in the process with a stylish pair of shades. Handcrafted from hardy tortoiseshell acetate, these classically designed sunglasses by Stockholm-based Monokel have been finished with modern touches such as a metal nose bridge to guarantee they stand the test of time.
Available at Reiss, priced £65.
Belstaff Levison Jacket
If you sell all your personal belongings, you too can live off the land like British explorer Levison Wood. You might also be able to afford the part-time army major’s new jacket in collaboration with Belstaff, which is based on the brand’s classic four-pocket style and cut from 100 per cent cotton khaki.
Available at Belstaff, priced £625.
Uniqlo Katsushika Hokusai Steteco Shorts
Don’t let Hello Kitty, Nintendo and that weird all-black kuro burger fool you; Japan has turned out a crazy amount of internationally renowned artists. Honouring one of the most famous, Uniqlo has applied the work of Hokusai Katsushika to a series of draw string shorts.
Available at Uniqlo, priced £9.90.
Mango Textured-Panel Cotton Polo Shirt
The traditional tennis polo shirt is more than deserving of its status as a wardrobe essential. And you don’t have to go full Bjorn Borg to get in on the look. Serve up on Mango’s modern take without needing to step near a court.
Available at Mango, priced £19.99.
Adidas Campus Legend Ink & Ultra Pop
Arriving after the legendary Stan Smith and Gazelle, The Adidas Campus was always going to have a tough act to follow. That’s perhaps why the sneaker has remained one of the most criminally underrated since 1978. Returning for another shot at the limelight, the new premium version packs soft nubuck uppers, a reinforced toe cap and added heel pull.
Available at End, priced £85.
The great thing about the trend for minimalist watches is that even the least expensive model can make it look like your bank account is ticking over with six figures. Case in point: Zalando own-brand Kiomi and its sleek stainless steel and black leather timepiece.
Available at Zalando, priced £17.48.
Topman Stone Raw Edge Stretch Skinny Chinos
Like all good menswear staples, chinos got their start in the military. Topman’s stone coloured pair appear to have spent their fair share on the battlefield, finished with raw hems for a look that’ll outflank other wardrobe essentials.
Available at Topman, priced £25.
Fedeli for Drake’s Green Cotton Polo Shirt
For a combined 120 years, British brand Drake’s and Italian manufacturer Fedeli have both strived for perfection in their fields. Coming together for the first time, the pair has created a line of soft cotton shirts and swimming trunks built to last as long as the brands themselves.
Available at Drake’s, priced £195.
Jigsaw Merino Milano Single Breasted Blazer
Staying smart in summer doesn’t have to mean getting hot under the collar. A deconstructed blazer cut from soft merino wool – yes, the stuff you thought was just for winter – is an easy way to beat the heat due to its natural temperature regulating properties.
Available at Jigsaw, priced £150.
Goodhood X Beams T X Ken Kagami Dog T-Shirt
As well as being a sleek space packed with tonnes of cool stuff, London independent Goodhood turns out some of the hottest collaborations around. Its latest is with near-legendary Tokyo store Beams and Japanese illustrator Ken Kagami.
Available at Goodhood, priced £49.
Dr Martens x Staple Design 1461 Shoe ‘Pigeon Camo’
Forget the Pitti peacocks, back on British shores it’s all about a different kind of bird. Teaming up with streetwear demi-god Jeff Staple and his Staple Design line, Dr Martens has reworked the iconic 1461 Shoe, rendered in all-over pigeon camo and finished with bright pink colour pops.
Available from 17 June at Dr Martens, priced around £100.
Marks & Spencer Collection Slim Fit Cotton Rich Chinos
Trying to make it through summer without a decent pair of chinos is guaranteed to leave you more swampy than stylish. This pair from Marks & Spencer comes in a timeless navy hue and is cut from rich cotton that maintains its shape even after hours of wear.
Available at Marks & Spencer, priced £45.
London Sock Company David Gandy My Style Collection
Handsome hosiery is hard to come by. Unless, of course, it’s designed by the ever-dapper David Gandy. Teaming up with the London Sock Company, the male model has created a line of luxury cotton socks. Better yet, shoppers can currently get 10 per cent off, with another 10 per cent donated to the NSPCC.
Available at London Sock Company, priced £36.