Gant Crisp White Tech Prep Shirt
It can be hard to find clothes that will look just as fresh in your 9am meeting as they do on your evening Tinder date. So cheers to all-American brand Gant, which has launched a range of shirts cut from a smart fabric that has moisture-wicking and temperature-managing qualities.
Available at Gant, priced £95.
Barbour Truss Dry Wax Jacket
The oldest jacket to have been returned to Barbour’s factory in South Shields for re-waxing dates back to 1910 and is still in good condition. As amazing as that is, it also sounds like a pain. Luckily the British heritage brand has invented a new range of dry waxed outerwear that can be can be taken care of at home.
Available at Barbour, priced £209.
New Look X Street Art Si Mitchell T-Shirt
New Look has launched a capsule collection created by some of the UK’s most interesting street artists, including Pistache, The Doodle Man and Mr Oliver Switch. This long-sleeved cotton T-shirt features a design by Cambridgeshire illustrator Si Mitchell and is a wearable take on the punk trend that means you can ditch the safety pins but keep the cool.
Available at New Look, priced £15.
Topman Half-Zip Knitted Track Top
The high-low way of dressing is one of the easiest trends to buy into this season. This slim-fit knitted jumper with athleisure detailing from Topman will sprint its way to the top of your rotation. The bold colours mean it punches well above its price point, while the sporty shape will look great layered under sharp tailoring this spring.
Available at Topman, priced £38.
Percival Whitley Jacket
Can’t bear to part with your coat until the sun is blazing down? This jacket from British brand Percival could be the transitional piece you’ve been looking for. Made in London from warm Italian melton wool and finished with a genuine shearling collar, the cinnamon shade will bring a pop of colour to an all-black look, and also add some spice to navy and neutrals.
Available at Percival, priced £188.
Common Projects Chukka Boots
Cult footwear brand Common Projects shows that while it’s hard to improve on perfection, you can always put your own stamp on it – literally. These classic suede chukka boots feature the now iconic gold foil number stamp on the outer heel, as well as traditional toolings including a crepe rubber sole and round toe.
Available at Ssense, priced £385.
Jaeger Wool Check Trousers
If you missed out on wool lessons at shepherding school, the ‘count’ refers to the number of times the yarn has been twisted. So these Super 100s? A whole century of twisting; resulting in fine, supremely soft formal trousers that you’ll want to wear all day.
Available at Jaeger, priced £124.
Huez* Starman Wind Jacket
Cycling might have gone mainstream, but there’s still a limit to the pedal-powered clothing that’s socially acceptable. This jacket from British brand Huez* not only comes in the shade of the season, green, but it’s practical too. Weighing less than 100g, it stows away in its own bag and is shower-resistant – ideal for cycling to work through April showers and beyond.
Available at HUEZ*, priced £125.
Oliver Peoples Elias Glasses
As the clouds part, it’s time to invest in some decent sunglasses, and you can’t go wrong with a pair from Oliver Peoples. These slick round frames are designed in Hollywood and handmade in Northern Italy from an ultra-light matte aluminium and tortoiseshell acetate, effortlessly combining continental craftsmanship with West Coast cool.
Available at Mr Porter, priced £240.
Selected Homme Green Trousers
The reputation of chinos has come under scrutiny in recent years thanks to a certain subset of reality TV stars. However, they were originally designed for the British Army in the 19th century. So ditch the Towie trews and nod to their true heritage with these sea green chinos that enlist the colourway of the forces.
Available at Selected Homme, priced £45.
Peacocks Charcoal Floral Shirt
Statement items can often mean handing over wads of wages in return for something than could quite possibly end up unworn a few months later. Thanks, then, to Peacocks for releasing this bargain viscose floral shirt in a very wearable charcoal and burgundy colour palette that has more than a whiff of Saint Laurent about it.
Available at Peacocks, priced £12.