Ted Baker Hawaie Island Print T-Shirt
We may still be 153 spins of the earth away from the official start of summer, but that’s not to say you can’t get a head start on your warm-weather wardrobe. Ted Baker’s Hawaie (not a typo) print T-shirt can be worn under a jacket or unstructured blazer now for a pop of colour, then with lightweight chinos in the beer garden.
Serge Denimes Silver Spiked Detailed Bangle
Fashion portmanteaus are unanimously naff, but that hasn’t stopped us falling head over mankled heel for this ‘mangle’ by London-based brand Serge Denimes. Crafted from solid silver, it’s an ideal way to add a subtle accent to any look.
Herschel Supply Co Alexander Tarpaulin Tote Bag
Tarpaulin may be more readily associated with construction sites, but it turns out the water-resistant material is just as good for building bags. The stylish yet practical Alexander tote from family-run, Canadian business Herschel Supply Co is tough enough to transport heavy hauls, be it bricks or a weekend’s worth of clothes.
Nixon Corporal Watch
Corporal by name, corporal by nature. Nixon’s new rugged and functional quartz watch tells the time with military precision and is finished with a Horween leather strap from one of America’s oldest continuously running tanneries. Add to that a sturdy 48mm case and luminous hands for easy nighttime viewing, and it’s enough to drill any timekeeping into shape.
Reiss Oliver Jersey Shirt
A good mid-layer should work as a base-, mid- or outer-layer depending on the conditions. Take the Reiss Oliver Shirt, cut from soft but structured jersey fabric with a textured melange finish, button it up under your current coat rotation until spring, when you can leave it open over a classic white tee.
Adidas Adicolor Track Pants
Forget your Supremes, keep your Palaces, what Adidas doesn’t know about streetwear simply isn’t worth knowing. This season, the original Run DM-don is throwing it back to the seventies, reworking classic Trefoil pieces in retro colourways like these side-stripe trackpants.
Vans Made For The Makers Old Skool
Every brand has a defining style, and for Vans, the release of the Old Skool sneaker in 1977 is definitely up there. Fresh for 2018, the cool-AF Californian brand has tapped a series of everyday creatives, including a tattoo artist and barber, to update the model with dirt and liquid-repellent uppers and a contoured sockliner for maximum comfort.
Barbour Lightweight Royston Wax Jacket
If you’re going to buy a jacket, you may as well find one crafted by the experts. British heritage brand Barbour’s waxed outerwear has set the gold standard in defences against the elements for more than 120 years and now includes a range of throw-on-and-go zip-ups that weigh 30 per cent less.
111SKIN Ground Control Anti Blemish Tonic
Humans are not built for space. In fact, when rocketed into outer orbit, the body’s ageing process goes into overdrive, causing one very wrinkly problem for Houston. This is why before launching his own range of skincare, leading Harley Street surgeon Dr Yannis Alexandrides tested all his products in micro-gravitational conditions. The results are out of this world.
Garbstore x Sanpak Walkabout Laptop Case
Sanpak has been making some the best backpacks in Japan since the 1950s, though back then you had to be in the Japanese army to get hold of one. Fortunately, these days it’s a great deal easier to enlist one of the brand’s carriers into your arsenal. Like this 13″ laptop case, an exclusive collaboration with London independent Garbstore that features a durable ballistic nylon body.
Remus Uomo Tapered Fit Plain Shirt
There are many ways in which we could all better ourselves in 2018, but most are either too hard or taste too gross. One easy instant-improver, however, is to freshen up your shirt rotation. Throw out any button-downs with stanky underarm stains and replace them with crisp white examples.
Luke 1977 Springer Jacket
Forget what Game Of Thrones told you, ‘sprinter’ is coming. The awkward transitional months between spring and winter are a nightmare far worse than any White Walkers as far as your wardrobe is concerned. But the seasonal switch can be made easier by investing in a few light jackets that can be piled on and peeled off as needed.
MVMT Collectors Case
Even the most modest of watch collections deserve a handsome home. We highly recommend this velvet-lined storage box from the world’s fastest-growing watch brand, MVMT. Fitted with a clear plexiglass viewing window, it has enough space for up to six timepieces.
Weekday Jeff Nothing Long-Sleeve T-Shirt
Blue Monday might be out the way, but that doesn’t mean any of us actually want to be at work. Let your boss know your true feelings by rocking up in this long-sleeved T-shirt from H&M off-shoot Weekday.
Topman Pink Distressed Western Jacket
It’s hard to pinpoint when exactly pink got so tough, but we assume it was around the time Topman’s design team chose to apply the colour to the manliest of man-clobber, resulting in this very millennial distressed western jacket.
Huntsman x Be Cool Be Nice Pocket Square
It’s simple: if you want to be cool, be nice. That’s the message of a new anti-bullying campaign that has the backing of countless celebrities, style icons, artists and leaders from across the globe. And if anyone would like to be nice to us and buy us this pocket square, made in association with Savile Row tailor Huntsman, we’re okay with that.
Beoplay E8 Wireless Headphones
January 12 is officially the day when most people are likely to give up on their New Year’s resolutions. So if you’re still hitting the gym in search of this year’s summer body, reward yourself with a pair of Beoplay’s E8 wireless headphones, which now come in a sleek all-black colourway.
River Island Tan Skinny Chino Trousers
The phrase ‘wardrobe essential’ is oft trotted out by the fashion press. In reality, there are only a handful of staples you have no excuse for not owning. Among these menswear heroes is a pair of tan chinos, which will team with everything from a grey sweatshirt to an unstructured blazer. Cost per wear? Completed it, mate.
Base London Ferdinand Suede Chelsea Boot
Is there a better way to take a step into the new year than with a pair of new shoes? We’d wager not. Base London’s Ferdinand style is a modern update of the classic Chelsea boot, with soft suede uppers and maroon shaded side gussets sat atop a crepe rubber sole.
Superdry Vintage Logo Panel Crew Sweatshirt
If the last few seasons have taught us anything, it’s never throw out clothes that could be back in style 20 years later. If you already have, you can always trust in brands like Superdry to revive the classics with a new edge, like this logo panel sweatshirt.