Theory Pinstriped Wool Blend Jacket
A super jacket is like a supercar – you roll up to the club in one of them and you’re going to turn heads. This is that jacket, lads. The Ferrari of jackets. Those subtle, but sharp pinstripes, that effortless lightweight cut and all from cult New York fashion brand Theory. They see us rollin’, they hatin’.
Weekday Haring Collarless Shirt
Ah grandad, you gave us life in a roundabout way, wisdom, your last Werther’s Original and most importantly the collar that isn’t a collar. You see the grandad collar shirt is a smooth sartorial move, one that looks carefree and effortless in any smart casual outfit and they don’t get much better than this bright bottle green version from Weekday in 100 percent cotton.
Bershka Textured T-Shirt
You’ll likely have heard us harp on about texture before, but men, in a layering lineup it can really elevate your teaming of outfits. And this yellow textured tee from Inditex-owned Bershka (who also look after Zara and Massimo Dutti) will brighten your outfit up as well. Just make sure you’re not a pale male or else this shade will really wash you out.
Woolrich Comfort Twill Wool Trousers
Woolrich may not be the first name that comes to mind when you think of contemporary menswear, but the near-200 year old American brand produces some gems, from minimal field jackets to trousers such as these. With its tapered leg, clean waistband without belt loops, deep single pleats and slightly cropped, turn up hem, this pair is the chino alternative you never knew you needed.
Incotex Slim Fit Pique Polo shirt
Nothing says ‘I’m on holiday in the south of France’ like a colourful polo shirt paired with some crisp white chinos. And to save you the pre-holiday stress of deciding what to take with you we’ve done the hard work, plucking out this fine pastel yellow polo from Incotex, which is so riviera it’s probably lying on a beach in the Med as we speak.
Topman Pink Flamingo Embroidered Sweatshirt
Fun fact: flamingos get their unique colour from pigments in their carotenoid rich diet. Tell you what’s even more fun: hanging by the park lake and cracking out a few cold ones with the mates, all the while chillaxing in this pink cotton sweatshirt with an embroidered flamingo on the chest.
Missoma x Lucy Williams Roman Arc Necklace
Designed by British jewellers Missoma in collaboration with Instagram influencer Lucy Williams, this is a necklace for the dudes, featuring a copy of a Roman coin as its pendant. It’ll certainly be a talking point at after-work drinks, just depends on whether you like talking about excavation digs with crotchety Dave from the post room.
Hoka One One x Engineered Garments Hupana 2 EG Trainers
The brainchild of American designer Daiki Suzuki, Engineered Garments loves a good hook-up. Bringing its Japanese-culture-meets-American-workwear aesthetic to running shoemakers Hoka One One, the result is a bouncy and bold sneaker that’s as likely to be snapped by a street style photographer as they are used for your morning jog.
River Island Quilted Baker Boy Cap
A popular look at the beginning of the 20th century, the baker boy cap taps into that Peaky Blinders vibe without the razor blades. This version by River Island is a good start – it’s an accessible entry point into the hat world with vintage appeal that won’t break the bank.
Seiko Prospex Re-creation Watch
Plugging away outside of the Swiss horological stronghold, Japanese watch brand Seiko is one of the few that can give the Europeans a run for their money. Delving back into its long, illustrious history, Seiko has decided to re-create its first diving watch, originally released in 1968. Water resistant for up to 300 metres it also has a highly legible face so you should have no problem reading it, whether under water or not.
The Idle Man Signature Rugby Shirt
The rugby shirt has become a somewhat surprising streetwear mainstay recently. This one from The Idle Man is a good option if you’re looking to follow the trend, yet it comes in at a snip compared to other brands and with its classic navy and white colourway it’ll get plenty of wear. If it’s good enough for Eton…
Folk Mixed Yarn Caramel Jumper
It’s time to start the transition to autumn now by the looks of those storm clouds collecting overhead. This mixed yarn jumper from London independent label Folk will see you through this difficult period with ease. Simply wear with a pair of black jeans and a base layer underneath when we edge closer to winter.
Murdock London Texture Paste
Murdock has been handing out some of the best haircuts in London for over a decade now, and its hair products more than satisfy its discerning clientele. This texture paste is the jewel in the hair care crown, with a soft touch feel that keeps a natural hold through the day. There’s also a lovely orange scent to the paste, that makes a change from the chemical whiffs offered by high street alternatives.
John Lewis Textured Lounge Jogger Shorts
Sure, “lounge jogger shorts” is a bit of an oxymoron, but you’re hardly going to be heading out on the town right after sweating it out on the running machine. We guess that makes these all-cotton shorts from John Lewis perfect then. Heck, that unassuming blue will probably see you right in the pub too, as long as you’re wearing it with a nice Oxford shirt.
Johnstons Of Elgin x Cheaney Country Shoes
Northampton shoemakers Cheaney & Sons meet Scottish woollen mill Johnstons of Elgin in what is truly a best of British collaboration. Taking the traditional Cheaney brogue, Johnstons of Elgin embellish the shoe with its own touches of tartan and tweed for a quality piece that’s built to last as long as these two behemoths of British manufacturing have been around.
Champion Reverse Weave Script Logo T-Shirt
Unsurprisingly, a good logo tee is almost wholly dependent on the logo. Lucky then that American sportswear brand Champion has a particularly stylish one – a blue handwritten script that looks like it should be the signature for a wealthy business magnate. Then it’s just a matter of popping it on a white tee and Bob’s your impeccably dressed uncle.
Luca Faloni Portofino Linen Shirt
Handcrafted in one of the oldest mills in Italy, this linen shirt from Luca Faloni is so Italian we think we saw it down a bottle of San Pellegrino in the Trevi fountain just before being papped at Pitti while driving a Fiat. Wear with chinos and the sleeves rolled up for a smart casual look the way the Italians do it.
Mango Man Unstructured Linen Blazer
Term time is just around the corner and while everyone in the office is quite far away from those halcyon college days, August leading into September is a good time to get your house in order. In that sense, investing in a good blazer never fails to make us feel all put together and this windowpane linen blend option from Mango Man is suitably smart without being too showy.
House Of Marley Positive Vibration 2 Rasta Edition
Eco-friendly and sustainable headphones brand House of Marley have taken to channelling their namesake Bob with these new special edition ‘Rasta’ wireless headphones. If you didn’t know, Rasta – short for Rastafari – is the religious belief that Haile Selassie, the former emperor of Ethiopia, is the returned messiah of the Bible, which is why the Ethiopian flag is subtly detailed through these headphones.