Owe Gustafson x A Day’s March Oxford Shirt
Ever thought your classic striped Oxford shirt could do with a hallucinatory pink elephant slapped on it? We’re guessing not. But thanks to the combined forces of Swedish clothing brand A Day’s March and legendary children’s illustrator Owe Gustafson, here we have it. And it’s glorious. What’s next, a turtle on a roll neck? Here’s hoping.
Country Of Origin Lambswool Sweater
We’re not quite sure how they did it but London-based knitwear label Country of Origin has managed to encapsulate cheery summer and grumpy winter in one sterling lambswool jumper. Couple this with a cheeky navy peacoat for the mopey months, or wear it all by its nelly for when the sun finally decides to rear its head.
Diadora Fluo Hoodie
It’s difficult to hear the word ‘fluorescent’ without suffering PTSD-style flashbacks of that frightful lads-on-tour trip to Ayia Napa all those years ago. More tasteful, however, is Diadora’s ‘Fluo’ collection, which includes this vibrant hoodie. Not at all like when Mental Mark cracked open that glow stick and poured it down his gullet.
American Vintage Zippotam Shirt
Despite the name, French clothing company American Vintage is less about #throwback vibes and more about chic minimalism. Take this overshirt, for example, with a loose fit that focuses on those clean lines and less on whatever the 1990s was having for breakfast.
Belstaff x Bill Amberg Card Case
Ooh la la! Look at Mr Fancy walking around town with his calfskin leather card case forged by top leather maker Bill Amberg for top luxury British brand Belstaff. Too fancy? Don’t be so silly, you deserve this one.
River Island Navy Cord Trousers
Give us an on-trend corduroy trouser, and high street monolith River Island will raise you a plush cord check in an elegant deep blue. Take care with slotting them into an outfit though. These are a bit extra (in the best possible way), so pair best with a plain shirt up top.
Champion Ringer T-Shirt
Heritage sportswear brand Champion really needs to stop pushing out the killer, retro ‘fits before our wardrobes break under the weight of its swag. Until then, admire if you will this relaxed grey T-shirt with a stripey ribbed neck and sleeve hems, and that achingly cool logo on the front.
Paul Smith Cotton Bomber Jacket
Here’s a definite steal for you this week – a sleek and simple bomber jacket in super-soft loopback cotton and all concocted by the godfather of British fashion Paul Smith for under 120 quid. We need this like an influencer needs his smartphone.
Adidas x TFL Continental 80 Shoes
The latest collaboration from Adidas is a little left-field (or, dare we say, underground). Teaming up with the tube and bus bosses at Transport For London, the sports giant has updated its popular Continental 80 model with six limited edition sneakers influenced by two underground lines. We presume that makes the Central line inspired shoes an absolute sweatbox, right?
Weekday Pinstripe Trousers
Here at FashionBeans HQ, we love a pair of pinstripe trousers more than Virgil Abloh loves his little orange tags. These ones from Weekday are pretty perfect – note the pinpoint ratio of stripe to non-stripe, the slouchy fit, the tidy crop at the hem. We approve.
Farnol x Lou Dalton Puffer Jacket
High fashion without the high prices, this standout puffer jacket is the result of a collaboration between esteemed British menswear designer Lou Dalton and minimalist London brand Farnol. Better still, a velvety feel and unique design raise this outwear a notch above the rest of the puffer gang that will be out in force this winter.
Aldo Leather Chelsea Boot
Curvy in all the right places, draped in strokable suede and rounded off to glorious point at the toe, these Chelsea boots from footwear retailer Aldo are a thing of precision beauty. Also, note the chunky bit of heel for added va-va-voom (read: height). Slot them under a pair of black jeans or use them switch up your usual party season attire.
Mango Man College Sweatshirt
Get the college look even if you’ve never stepped foot on campus with this preppy sweater from Mango Man. The neutral colours mean it will match seamlessly with pretty much anything already hanging in your wardrobe, while the striped, ribbed hems keep things interesting.
Dolce and Gabbana The One Grey For Men
It’s been a decade since Dolce and Gabbana The One waltzed up our nostrils and into our hearts. This new flanker to the popular juice packs an aromatic kick with grapefruit and coriander top notes until a sprinkle of spicy vetiver and smoky tobacco finishes the dish off.
Comme des Garçons Long Sleeve T-Shirt
Comme des Garçons, the Japanese fashion don headed by avant-garde designer Rei Kawakubo, can quite rightly lay claim to being one of the coolest brands on the planet. This long sleeve T-shirt exemplifies its mastery – a simple Breton stripe number with the iconic bug-eyed heart adding a playful touch.
Tommy Jeans Rugby Shirt
Tommy Hilfiger has been firmly at the front of the current rugby shirt resurgence just as it was back in the 1990s. This one is a pretty simple yet effective affair from the trendy American label, proving that not all menswear has to be loud and in your face.
John Lewis Cashmere Ribbed Beanie
Cashmere, so good rock gods Led Zeppelin wrote their biggest banger about it. And it’s easy to see why – the fabric has a worthy rep for being one of the most luxurious dollar can buy. This beanie, then, made out of the good stuff in a factory near Florence, is a downright treat for your head.
Grand Seiko SBGM235G 9S 20th Anniversary Watch
Grand Seiko, the premium arm of the Japanese watchmaker Seiko has been running since the 1960s. This special edition timepiece, however, only goes as far back as the good ole nineties to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the brand’s celebrated 9S movement. Raise a glass to the raised crystal glass and distinctly vintage looking dial. We will.
Topman Nordic Knitted Jumper
The strenuous task of getting from duvet to office chair is made a lot easier by this sublimely chunky, uber colourful Nordic-style jumper from Topman. Wear well with a hefty winter coat and maybe, just maybe, you’ll see it through to spring without freezing into an ice cube.
Baxter of California Really Great Skin Set
Is your mug in desperate need of some mid-winter TLC? Give it some lovin’ with this handy set from Baxter of California. It contains sulphate-free face wash to keep you looking fresh until spring, caffeine-powered moisturiser to wake the skin on dark mornings, and a hydrating eye lotion to reduce the puffy peepers that come with Christmas overindulgence.