Tu Stork Print Regular Shirt
It goes without saying that Sainsbury’s is the go-to for a posh (but not too posh) weekly shop. Now though, you might just find yourself slipping threads from the supermarket’s Tu clothing range in with your avocados and prosecco. Case in point: this Cuban collar shirt with an all-over stork print, which combines a rock bottom price with the looks of a designer piece.
Floris Cefiro Deodorant Stick
If you’re still using a body spray fished out of some post-Christmas bargain bucket gift set, it’s time you levelled up. This deodorant stick from Floris, Britain’s oldest perfumer, is that level up with notes of crisp citrus, spicy cardamom and bright jasmine to make your pits smell otherworldly and vitamin E to protect the oft-ignored underarm skin.
Topman Blue And Grey Check Smart Trousers
Not all checks are created equal. Small checks will make large guys larger while big windowpane checks will swallow up guys with a smaller frame. These squared-up trousers from Topman offer the best of both, and in a neutral blue and grey colourway combination, they can be paired easily with a navy blazer or a contrasting T-shirt.
H&M Biker Jacket
Donning a leather jacket is an instant passport to cool, but sadly one that often comes at a price. Not this season. With a classic cut above the waist, and in a much more ethically sound imitation leather, throw on H&M’s biker-style offering, and no one will know you haven’t shelled out a mini fortune for this ticket.
Ben Sherman Long Sleeve Archive Arthur Shirt
Mods love a printed shirt more than they love a Liam Gallagher haircut. This one, recycled from Ben Sherman’s extensive archive, includes retro touches like a classic button-down collar and box pleat on the rear. And we’ll take a quaint bicycle print over Givenchy’s giant flame version any day.
Rains Weekend Bag
This discreet, but no less handsome, weekend bag from Scandi brand Rains has us swooning like a short sojourn to Paris with the other half. It is, of course, waterproof, hence the name, and at 44 litres comes in just under the standard cut-off size for an aeroplane carry-on.
Albam Zipped Hooded Parka in Raspberry
There’s a strong chance Gen Z will be rendered deeply inappropriate past summer. So to satisfy your craving for colour into next season, tap Albam’s raspberry hooded parka. Crafted from cotton canvas and inspired by military detailing, this boldly coloured kit will make you pray for rain, well almost.
Fossil Q Explorist Smartwatch
There was a time when wearable technology looked about as appealing as a bag of smashed crabs. Fortunately, we’ve passed the ugly duckling phase and been left with designs like Fossil’s Q Explorist Smartwatch. The Android-powered kit lets you do all the usual — track heart rate, receive notifications, control music — while looking damn fine thanks to a smoky-hued stainless steel bracelet.
Replay Slim Fit Ronas Jeans
Slipping into a good pair of jeans is like snuggling under the duvet on a Sunday morning, you’ll never want to come out. Replay is consistently turning out must-own pairs, like these slim-fit, medium-wash beauties that aren’t particularly flashy but will never fail to get a double-take.
Jack & Jones Jorzuko Jumper
How do you wear yellow without looking like a bumblebee? Well, if you don’t want to get swatted away by potential suitors, a darker shade works best. This chunky cable knit jumper from Jack & Jones would especially suit those with a paler skin tone. Pair with casual blue trousers for a look as summery as our pollinating buddies.
Puma x Roland RS-0 Trainers
Retro sneakers aren’t going away any time soon. Maybe ever. Puma is one of the brands that has been leading the charge with the Thunder Electric, and now it has revived the classic RS running shoe from 1986 in partnership with musical instrument firm Roland. Inspired by a drum machine, it’s a collaboration that’s hard to, err, beat.
Carhartt WIP Globe Graphic T-Shirt
Summer weather may be on the out, but we’re not going down without a fight. T-shirt temperatures are still here (for now), and this simple globe motif design from Carhartt offers the perfect opportunity to give the guns some airtime while showing everyone you’re a man of the world.
River Island Green Tartan Tie
While everyone else is busy picking their fantasy football team for the year ahead, do the smart thing and get your tie wardrobe in check for autumn. Slide this urbane tartan option into your formation, and it’s guaranteed to look good at everything from work to semi-formal parties from now until next spring.
Stone Island Reflective Sweatshirt
There’s more than one way to get attention for what you wear. Before you start dressing like a Pitti Pillock, sorry – Peacock, try this reflective panel crew neck sweatshirt by the dons of Italian sportswear, Stone Island. No one will miss you coming, and most importantly your street cred will remain intact. Result.
Lab Series Oil Control Daily Moisturiser
We’ve got a lot questions for whoever first decided to rub forest soil on their face. But we’re willing to park those given that the discovery led to Lab Series’ new oil control range, which uses Amazonian white clay to mop up excess shine for up to eight hours while salicylic and lactic acids help minimise pores and keep skin looking clear.
Boston Celtics 1985-86 Swingman Jersey
The 1985-86 season was particularly fruitful for basketball player Larry Bird and the Boston Celtics. The team won the NBA Championship, Bird was named Most Valuable Player, and it all happened while one of the most stylish kits in on-court history was in play. While it won’t make you an MVP on the hardwood, this Mitchell & Ness replica has got your back on lazy days when you don’t fancy slipping on sleeves.
Lacoste Graduate1 Trainers
Minimalist sneakers are great, but they’re obviously better when they’ve got gold bits on. That seems to be the thinking behind Lacoste’s latest kicks, which offer a midway point between the whole Scandi dressing thing and going the full Triple S.
Beoplay E8 British Racing Green Earphones
Before sponsors adorned racing cars, they would be painted in pre-selected colours depending on the origin of the driver or the vehicle. This is why we have British racing green, a colour that has now transcended the sport to give a timeless elegance to anything from cool jackets to these stylish wireless earphones from the audio masters at Bang & Olufsen.
M&S Collection Active Funnel Neck Top
Just seeing the word ‘active’ on clothing is enough to put most guys into a sweat. Usually because it means you actually have to work out now. But at least when you do drag yourself to the gym you can look mighty fine in this funnel neck fleece from Marks & Spencer.
SWIMS Montego Bay Swimshorts
Even if you’re only paddling about in a kid-sized blow-up pool in the garden, you’ll at least be channelling those Caribbean vibes in these eye-popping swim shorts from the aptly named SWIMS. Rendered in a quick-drying fabric and finished with a micro-mesh inner, these shorts are just as good for dive-bombing as they are barbequing.