Reserved ReDesign Bomber Jacket
Poland’s answer to Topman, Reserved looks set to wrestle the high street mantle off the British retailer having taken up a flagship store on London’s Oxford Street at the end of last year. It has also just released the third instalment of its RE:Design collection for the summer, which takes on-trend items and makes them wearable, including this slick bomber jacket with a boxy silhouette and a high cut above the waist.
Onia x Mr Porter Calder Printed Swim Shorts
Ever thought the tropical print trend was veering to close to Cath Kidston downing tools and living on a beach shack in Hawaii? Subverting the kitsch patterns, this new beachwear capsule collaboration between swimwear brand Onia and Mr Porter features tropical prints that aren’t an eyesore. This pair of orange shorts has the perfect cut (between knee and mid-thigh) and are made out of a quick-drying shell so they can retain their seductive orange hue.
Herschel Camouflage Print Tuff Stuff Holdall
Canadian brand Herschel Supply has been making throwback bags to sling over your shoulder for close to a decade. As well as looking good, they’re also practical, and its new collection features this stylised camo print travel bag in a water-repellent TuffStuff nylon (it’s what they make industrial work wear out of). There is also a dinky card holder inside so you’ll remember where you put your passport.
Android Homme Omega Low White Emboss Trainers
LA-based independent sneaker brand Android Homme has bedecked the feet of Usher and Justin Bieber since it was founded in 2008 and has just launched its UK site so now they can find a home on British toes too. These trainers are our favourite from the range – a little bit chunky but still minimalist, they are handmade in Portugal and feature a suede trim and plush leather upper.
Pretty Green Reversible Bucket Hat
The comeback of the bucket hat runs parallel to that of former Oasis frontman now solo star and viral video sensation, Liam Gallagher. Therefore it’s only right that the fashion label founded by Gallagher, Pretty Green, stocks a pretty mean version of the 1990s throwback, which comes in psych polka dots on one side and reverses to plain black on the other so you can switch it up between the rave and papa duties.
Tiger Of Sweden Brono Shirt
Nothing screams, “Oh my word, it’s summer,” like tennis and Cuban collar shirts, so Tiger of Sweden has very kindly put the two together for us in a luxurious and airy cotton for this sunny season. With a relaxed fit and wide sleeves, it would work wonders playfully sat beneath a slim fitting blue blazer.
American Apparel Loop Terry Lounge Short
After a two year hiatus, American fashion basics brand American Apparel returned with an online store last month. The latest collection it has on offer features its signature loop terry fabric, which is similar in cushiness and feel to a fresh towel. This obviously makes it the perfect material for spending hazy summer days wilting in a garden deckchair – but try them in a conspicuous hyper yellow so you don’t completely melt into the vertical stripes behind you.
Cheap Monday Goal Syntax Techie Hoodie
Swedish label Cheap Monday excels at edgy, streetwear-inspired clothing without the supreme prices. Its pre AW18 collection is titled ‘Syntax Error’ and is influenced by information and fake news, while we like the nods to Mr Robot-style hacker culture, especially in the bold typography which is prominent on this hoodie. Also note the crazy digitised coding on the back like a school leavers hoodie for Cybermen.
Vilebrequin Caroubis Linen Shirt
Less of a trend, now a summer mainstay, pastel tones and hues have the ability to make you look cool and breezy even if the summer sun is making you sweat like radiator pipes. This hazy turquoise shade is all over the latest summer collection by luxury French brand Vilebrequin, including this linen shirt, which makes you feel cool as well as looking it.
The North Face Litewave Flow Lace Trainers
It seems like not a week goes by without a sportswear giant like Nike or Addidas releasing a new pair of knitted sneakers. These from outdoors-brand-cum-streetwear-favourite The North Face aren’t knitted but have the same low, casual profile and silhouette, looking good without socks whether you’re hiking the hills or the high street.
Quay Hardwire Sunglasses
There’s not much of a middle ground in the sunglasses market – you either have your high street options at £20 or a big gap till the £100 mark with brands like Ray-Ban and Persol. Australian sunglasses brand Quay, which only launched its men’s collection this year, are trying to monopolise that 50-quid void with shades that have the stylistic touches of high-end offerings, like the sleek branding across these tortoiseshell shades, without the big-name prices.
Lacoste Roland Garros Edition Technical Jersey T-Shirt
Continuing the tennis theme this week is Lacoste which has released a special edition collection for the French Open next week. The shirts are sporty – playing on the brand’s courtside associations – but certainly nice enough to wear out with a pair of black jeans, especially this classy colour block offering.
Arm & Hammer Charcoal White Natural Toothpaste
You’re never fully dressed without a smile, and as such you should make sure your teeth sparkle like a shiny Rolex. Baking soda manufacturers Arm & Hammer have been utilising the whitening properties of sodium bicarbonate since the 1970s, but have now just jumped on the trend for charcoal toothpaste. The new product promises to remove 100 per cent more surface stains than other kinds of toothpaste so you can look perfectly dressed from your shoes up to your gnashers.
Timex MK1 SST Watch
This new Timex watch is a relic from a time when timepieces were a utility and not something to flash around trying to impress girls in the club. Based on the Timex watches made for U.S. Marines in the early 1980s, it’s incredibly hard wearing and lights up in the dark – perfect for those late-night reconnaissance missions back from the pub – while the fabric strap is more comfy and lightweight than a bracelet.
Garbstore Festival Grab Bag Deal
Getting all your wavy garms ready for a festival can be a chore, so London-based menswear retailer Garbstore has done the hard work for you, packing up some of their favourite gear into four festival goodie bags covering all the menswear you’ll possibly need for a field-based weekender. There are also savings to be made on the retail price of the items bought individually, giving you more money to get the overpriced ciders in.
Percival Greyson Weave Polo
We enjoy a good throwback fashion item almost as much as we enjoy this new set of weave polo shirts from independent menswear label Percival. The brand has a reputation for well-made wearables and these jump on the knitted polo trend with more of a cycling inspiration than the bowling theme seen in the Prada x Mr Porter collab last month. Made in a breathable cotton it would sit smartly under relaxed tailoring.
Levi’s 501 Tapered Jeans
Arguably the most famous denim brand in the world, Levi’s is celebrating the 145th birthday of its iconic 501 jeans with these limited edition offerings that feature gold buttons in reference to the Californian gold miners the brand was created for. With a slightly tapered leg and in high-quality selvedge denim there is a reason the 501 jeans have lasted through three centuries of fashion.
Ellesse Mangora T-Shirt
A vintage sports brand on a logo tee equals two trends for the price of one with this T-shirt from Ellesse. The British-owned brand actually pioneered the whole sportswear as streetwear thing in the 1970s featuring its logo prominently on their clothes. It, therefore, makes sense that it is having a bit of a comeback and the logo is one of the best, spread across the chest like one half of a tennis ball in the colours of a flaming sun.
A Day’s March Herringbone Overshirt
As is the Scandi way, Swedish menswear label A Day’s March excels at stylish, minimalist basics. On its new arrivals this simple overshirt stood out firstly due to the brand naming its scorching orange ‘fire’, and secondly because of its versatile simplicity and side pockets, which will make it work as a light top layer in the summer when the setting sun leaves you shivering on the walk home like a camel stuck in the Arctic.
Casetify Frenchie Summer Style iPhone Case
We’ve all been there and cracked our phone when dropping it on the pavement or the toilet bowl. To protect your significant other and style up at the same time, check out the summer collection from custom phone case makers Casetify. Our hearts melted when we saw this little bro on the back, and while we wouldn’t recommend emulating his dubious outfit choices, he’s a good boy to have to look after your phone. An extra lip around the edge of the case will protect your screen whenever the inevitable happens.