Reserved Baseball Cap
Though there’s not much sun to shade yourself from at the moment, a baseball cap is still a useful accessory to have to hand through winter, especially when your hair’s a mess. This wool-blend option from Polish retailer Reserved will look ace with pretty much anything already in your wardrobe.
Fred Perry Half Zip Sweatshirt
Reviving some of its classic styles, Fred Perry is hurtling through the time machine back to 1995 in this half-zip, colour blocked sweatshirt. Cut with a relaxed, loose fit, it’s the ideal piece for balancing out some skinny jeans while swaggering your way to the nearest patch of green shouting “Parklife” to random passersby.
Lacoste x Disney Trainers
It’s party-party, raise the roof time as two gigantic brands enjoy birthdays this year. To celebrate 85 years of Lacoste and 90 years of Disney, the pair has teamed up for a joint collection that includes these simple but effective sneakers with the French flag running through the laces and a mini silhouette of Mickey serving up an ace by the heel.
John Smedley Russet Henley Shirt
Treat yourself to some of the finest knitwear known to mankind before the rain, snow and general wintry gloom hits hard courtesy of Royal Family knitwear supplier John Smedley. Snap up this lightweight Merino wool henley shirt and give your charcoal work trousers a break from all those white shirts.
Ellesse x Alex Mullins T-Shirt
Continuing its surprising, but well-earned rise into the upper echelons of the ultra-fash streetwear pack, throwback sportswear brand Ellesse has linked up with young gun designer and Central Saint Martins graduate Alex Mullins. The result is a simple capsule collection that places the iconic Ellesse logo at the centre with a distorted twist.
Tudor Glamour Double Date Watch
If you think the rise of the smartwatch is putting the ol’ classic mechanical under threat, think again. Proof comes in the continued success of Swiss watchmaker Tudor, which has released the white-hot new Glamour model with a double date function and an in-house movement – all at a price few other brands can match for this kind of horological bragging rights.
Lee Jeans Worker Western Shirt
Hey there cowboy, if you’re looking to mix up your going out shirt rotation you’d be wise to get on the western trend pronto. It’s not all excessive flowery yokes, this twill cotton shirt from Lee Jeans gets in the saddle with just a pair of simple snap-down pointed pockets.
Pull&Bear Hooded Puffer Jacket
Puffer jackets are a welcome, more casual alternative to that menswear favourite, the woollen overcoat. However, they can look a little top-heavy up top so if you’re worried about becoming the Michelin Man 2.0 choose one more squarely cut and in a dark, slimming shade like this navy Pull&Bear version.
Converse x Golf Le Fleur Chuck 70 Sneaker
Burlap looks great on the floor of a rustic country home, but we’re less sure about on a pair of sneakers. Or we were until we saw these joint creations from rapper Tyler the Creator and Converse. After a period of consideration we’ve, decreed it works. Now let’s figure how to make a pair of Nike Air Max out of bathroom tiles.
The Richard James Book
It’s been a merry year for Savile Row tailor and global suiting force Richard James, which followed up its 25th-anniversary last year with the opening of its first New York store in 2018. And the merriness continues, with a new book charting its glorious history from shaking up the Row in the early ’90s through to its current world domination.
Dickies Pinstripe Pants
Pin your stripes to these pants from workwear juggernauts Dickies for some easy style points. Thanks to a relaxed fit and a rise that sits just below the waist, they work best in streetwear-inspired looks pairing the jazzy indigo hue with a logo-laden white tee.
Hanz De Fuko Dry Shampoo
Soy protein, mallow flower, burdock root, horsetail fern. It all sounds like witches brew, which explains the good hair sorcery that comes from using the latest product by grooming brand Hanz De Fuko. This dry shampoo revives, cleanses and moisturises limp locks, and all without leaving them feeling chalky.
Triwa x Humanium Watch
In a cracking piece of sustainable innovation, Swedish watchmaker Triwa has joined forces with not-for-profit organisation The Humanium Metal Initiative to create a minimalist and stylish timepiece built from destructed illegal firearms confiscated in El Salvador. Better still, in a bid to restore communities destroyed by gun violence, 15 per cent of the sales of each watch will go back into aiding their development.
Tod’s No_Code ‘Shoeker’
Ladies and gentlemen we present to you, the future. Coming in the form of No_Code shoe-come-sneaker (we guess that makes it a ‘shoeker’) from luxury Italian shoemaker Tod’s , with a space-age streamlined shape, a high-tech knitted body and some uber-stylish leather stylings, we reckon this is what we’ll all be kicking around Mars in come 2118.
Mango Man Herringbone Trousers
Wool trousers are a perfect way to refine your style going into the colder months. While denim jeans sit well with winter boots, cropped wool trousers like this pair from Mango Man will smarten up any pair of five-pound clunkers as well as a smart-casual get-up that revolves around sneakers.
Tom Ford Lost Cherry Eau De Parfum
King of everything and anything to do with looking and smelling top notch, the new Tom Ford fragrance is another belter, a sweet and intoxicating blend of black cherry, almond and Tonka bean. In zero-sum terms, it smells like you want to smell: bloody good.
Beacon & Armour Guernsey Jumper
Hailing from the island in the English channel, the Guernsey jumper was made to keep fishermen warm and dry while at sea, with a chunky stitch pattern that mirrors the rope used onboard. It’s a seafaring style perfected by young brand Beacon & Armour, spun from 100 per cent ethically certified British wool.
French Connection Arusha Flannel Shirt
A flannel shirt is usually associated with all-over plaid, but it doesn’t always have to be this way. This shirt from French Connection runs the check through the body while the sleeves feature a block shade of red for contrast and a fresh take on grunge style.
Topman Wool-Blend Peacoat
Temperatures outside might not call for a full-length military overcoat just yet, but it’s still rather chilly all the same. A peacoat cut just below the waist like this wool-blend choice from Topman seems like a strong transitional investment, until the total war with winter really begins.
Tommy Hilfiger Straight Leg Jeans
Light-wash, relaxed jeans, also known as ‘dad denim’, has been one of the biggest trends of the last year. Its unfussy, unpretentious style works well alongside similarly laid-back pieces like chore jackets and plaid shirts. These cropped examples from Tommy Hilfiger suit the look with the brand’s on the pocket because, you know, logos are in too.