Blood Brother x River Island Denim Jacket
Adding to a list of collaborators that includes Lou Dalton, Matthew Miller and YMC, River Island has released its latest Design Forum collection with Blood Brother. A master of utilitarian streetwear, the label has produced an 11-piece range that includes sharp indigo denim, CCTV glitch prints, technical hardware and brilliant pops of binman orange. We want it all.
H&M Mohair-Blend Jumper
Christmas may be over, but shades of green will be sticking around in 2018. So steer away from the sale rail and instead pick up this mohair-blend knit from H&M, which has a ribbed design. It’ll give you plenty of pleasure.
Marks & Spencer Bodymax Extra Shaping Vest
Carrying a little too much 2017 into 2018? Don’t panic and sign up for the gym just yet (though, it can’t hurt) because M&S has just released a collection of stomach-sculpting base layers. The Bodymax range of tees, vest and undies is made from seam-free and temperature-regulating fabrics and control panels that will make your look all the more streamlined.
Converse x Clot Fastbreak Trainers
It’s all eyes to the east because China’s premier streetwear brand Clot has hooked up with Converse. Working together to revive a classic basketball silhouette from the 1980s, the updated Fastbreak Mid now has more than a hint the great outdoors thanks to a cold-weather-ready mix of heavy-duty leather, suede and textile on top of a durable rubber sole unit and finished with robust hiking laces.
Les Basics Le Roll Neck
Les Basics – the London-based brand committed to elevating staples to something altogether less, well, basic – may well have created the perfect layering piece. Forming part of its SS18 collection, this lightweight, breathable cotton-mesh roll neck is ideal for layering under a denim jacket during the transitional months.
Topman Navy Pinstripe Tapered Trousers
The back to work blues don’t have to be so bad if it means you get a nice new pair of pinstripe trews. Especially if they’re the kind you can also wear at the weekend with box-fresh sneakers. Tuck your tee in if you haven’t tacked on too much timber this Christmas.
Santa Cruz Atomic Peace Cap
These are truly scary times, my friend. In an age where international leaders spat over whose nuclear button is bigger, Californian Skate label Santa Cruz’s Atomic Peace logo cap feels more relevant than ever before.
Scotch & Soda Souvenir Printed Hawaii Shirt
It might not be time to take the fleece off just yet, but it can’t hurt to do a little early preparation for summer. This season, Hawaiian shirts are more cool than cringe, especially when flanked by an on-trend Cuban collar. Stock up on options like this fun souvenir print example and get ready to rule the pool.
Weekday Burg Stripe Shirt
Minimal yet oversized, this vintage-y looking shirt by the Scandi style overlords at Weekday will look great buttoned up over a roll neck now, and just as good worn open over a white T-shirt when spring rolls around.
Brain Dead Imaging Long Sleeve T-Shirt
This long-sleeved top from Dover Street Market’s new painfully cool T-shirt space may be the product of LA-based creative collective Brain Dead, but it’s a smart choice in our eyes given that it allows you to tap into streetwear vibes with an added pop of colour.
BDG Light Blue Dad Jeans
Dad trainers were the surprise style hit of 2017, but it’s not just south of the ankle that your old man has been accidentally on-point. This year expect tapered, mid and light blue jeans to be head of the denim table. Basically, if you start to resemble Larry David, then you’re doing well.
Acne Studios Navid Logo-Jacquard T-Shirt
Every fancied turning your neck into a walking Bloomberg news ticker? Us neither. But that still doesn’t stop us wanting this contemporary tee from Stockholm design collective Acne Studios, which blasts its branding around a ribbed-knit neck.
Mango Pocket Cotton Jacket
The secret to successful sale shopping is to land pieces that, a) you would still buy at full price, and b) can imagine wearing year after year. This simple cotton jacket from Mango ticks both of those boxes, so you better grab one while there’s still some left.
Boohoo Man Active Long-Sleeved Gym Top
Dropping a wad of cash on clothes just to get them drenched in sweat is almost as painful as the workout itself. Fortunately, BoohooMan has come along with a 54-strong collection of pared-back technical, activewear pieces in durable, performance fabrics starting at just £6.
Paul Smith Year Of The Dog Leather Billfold Wallet
It’s a Happy New Year from British menswear don Sir Paul Smith who is celebrating the Year of the Dog (consult your Chinese Zodiac if you don’t believe us) with this oh-so-sleek billfold wallet complete with a lucky red leather pocket inside. Back at ya, Paul.
Armor Lux Heritage Print T-Shirt
Armor Lux has been around for almost as long as the Breton top itself, so it’s a safe bet when it comes to all things striped. In looking into the archive to create the Héritage collection, the Brittany brand has produced this soft cotton T-shirt, an essential for any stylish, seafaring man.
Larsson & Jennings Lugano Watch
If Saint Nick didn’t bring you the timepiece of your festive dreams this Christmas, you can treat yo’ self to one from Larsson & Jennings without feeling guilty. As part of its #LJTimeToChange campaign, until 14 January the brand is donating 10 per cent of sales to Cool Earth, an organisation working towards saving the planet’s rainforests.
Tom Ford Intensive Purifying Mud Mask
Dry January isn’t for everyone (or should that be, anyone?) but just because you don’t buy into body detoxes doesn’t mean your face couldn’t do with one. Tom Ford’s Intensive Purifying Mud Mask is designed to draws out oil, dirt and toxins. In other words, all the leftovers of December.
Grenson Drew Derby Shoes
The new-season style rule is that the soles of your shoes should be at least as thick as the head on your pint. Tapping into the trend for chunky Derbies, this grain calf leather pair from Northampton shoemaking giant Grenson is an excellent buy.
United Colors of Benetton Reversible Down Jacket
In the words of Big Shaq, one coat plus one coat is two coats – quick maths. Okay, so the song doesn’t quite go like that, but let us distract from that with a picture of this reversible down padded jacket that’ll make sure Man’s Not Cold for seasons to come.