FashionBeans x Percival Roll Neck
Working in the business of menswear and all that, we like to think we have a pretty good idea of how the everyday guy likes to dress. This season we put our money where our mouths are, and created a debut collection with London-based label Percival. The result is six pieces that go together, as well as with everything you already own, like this seventies-inspired roll neck made from pure Portuguese lambswool.
Beams Plus Corduroy Jacket
Heritage brands aren’t just limited to British shores. Workwear from Tokyo label Beams can be traced back to 1976. Today, it’s every bit as good, turning out pieces like this must-have corduroy jacket. It’s woven with fine ridges and comes unlined so it will easily slot into your winter layering rotation.
Zara Checked Trousers
Fancy having a crack at high-low styling without spunking all your money on a new wardrobe? These pleated trousers from Spanish high street giant Zara will serve you right. Featuring a slouchy, mid-century cut, they’ll look ace brought up to date with a white T-shirt and a slim bomber jacket.
Converse Lucky Star Sneakers
Continuing to delve into its extensive archive Converse has brought one of its lesser celebrated silhouettes back into our hearts and onto our feet. One of the many styles to evolve from the All Star, the Lucky Star high top is a mini slice of Americana that conjures up images of red Cadillacs, late night trips to the diner and neon signs. Well, have ours with a side order of fries and a chocolate shake.
The Ordinary Caffeine Solution
Caffeine: not just for the mug in your kitchen cupboard, but for the one on your head too. This serum from cosmetics brand The Ordinary uses the good stuff to eat eye bags for breakfast. Along with that trusty cup of joe, party season doesn’t stand a chance.
Uniqlo Comfort Blazer
The general loosening of workplace attire doesn’t have to mean the total death of the blazer. This relaxed take from Uniqlo errs more on the dressed-down side of the smart-casual dress code, cut from a cotton-like jersey material, meaning it’ll pair perfectly with drawstring trousers for office attire 2.0.
Reiss Garment Dyed T-Shirt
Don’t get us wrong, we love a good graphic T-shirt as much as the next hypebeast. But sometimes you just want good plain basics on which to build an outfit. Basic doesn’t have to mean boring, though. Thanks to Reiss we have the perfect balance with this garment dyed tee. Just need to figure out the rest of the outfit now.
Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Watch
Celebrating 160 years since the beginning of Minerva, the legendary factory where Montblanc wares are produced, this timepiece is designed with climbers in mind. A durable steel and ceramic construction keeps things sturdy, while a specially designed dial marks the highest summit on each continent on two turning globes. Functions aside, it’s also very handsome, so you’ve still got a reason to wear it even if the most you’re ever likely to climb is a flight of stairs.
Gap Ribbed Cardigan
No Sunday morning in winter is complete without a big ol’ cardigan to hibernate in. This shawl collar version from Gap swaps out the usual cold weather colour palette for a fresher blue take, proving it’s possible to do nautical style even when the seas have frozen over.
Topman Tapered Trousers
Want the wearability of jeans but, just, smarter? Try these tapered trousers from Topman. They give enough room up top to feel comfortable, but narrow down at the ankle to hit just above your shoes. Ideal with a solid knit for weekend trips between the pub and the sofa for the obligatory Netflix binge.
Loake x Daniel Martin Rynne Brogue Boot
Doing their bit for the future of British fashion, department store Debenhams and British shoemaker Loake have worked with Graduate Fashion Week designer Daniel Rynne on two sets of shoes. We’re particularly fond of these premium leather boots, which ooze sharp utilitarian style and mark Rynne out as one to keep an eye on.
André x Mango Sweatshirt
Just because an item is a wardrobe staple, doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. That’s the thinking behind this collaboration between high street retailer Mango and André Saraiva, which updates the humble sweatshirt with the Swedish graffiti artist’s trademark wink and a smile motif.
Champion x Wood Wood Bomber Jacket
This badass jacket, part of a collaboration between sportswear brand Champion and achingly hip Scandi label Wood Wood, is a far cry from your average bomber. As if the boxy fit and chunky rib knit detailing wasn’t enough, it’s also covered in sports iconography. A home run if we ever saw one.
Asics Gel Quantum Infinity Trainers
January is nearly upon us, and that can only mean one thing – it’ll soon be time to run off those mince pies. Asics’ latest running shoes will help you get a few steps closer to that goal, thanks to a bouncy, responsive OrthoLite sole. See, look at us pretending we don’t know you’re not just going to use them for your streetwear looks.
ASOS 4505 Ski Jacket
If you’re hitting the slopes this season, you’re going to want to take a peek at what ASOS has got in store for you. The online giant has launched its very first ski-wear collection under the 4505 brand. It combines on-trend style nous with high-performance details like the breathable underarm vents and ski pass pocket in the sleeve on this eye-catching jacket.
Stüssy Mushroom Cord Shirt
Fungus and streetwear is a match made in, well, anywhere but heaven. But against all odds, Californian pioneers Stüssy has pulled it off. The resulting medley sees mushrooms make a home for themselves on a rich burgundy corduroy shirt finished with two front patch pockets. We’re looking forward to the Palace x Tomato drop hitting in 2019.
Tommy Jeans Scarf
Look at you walking around town all bare-necked, your mother will be worried about you catching a chill. Do yourself a favour and pick up this preppy scarf from Tommy Hilfiger with bold branding and that iconic tricolour palette. Being warm has never looked so cool.
John Lewis Leather Wash Bag
No self-respecting man about the world should set off on his travels without a wash bag to hold all the grooming essentials. This is a particularly handsome one from department store John Lewis, decked out in wool and cool leather that’ll impress airport security when they go rummaging through your bag.
Les Basics Half Zip Sweatshirt
Half-zip sweatshirts are enjoying a bit of a moment right now, and truth be told, we’re all for it. They exude both preppiness and streetwear cool, look great layered, and are as cosy as can be. This colour-blocked version from London menswear brand Les Basics provides a fine jumping off point.