Cheap Monday Fast Tape Sweatpants
The hype around side-stripe trousers may have died down slightly, but as the ideal bridge between streetwear and tailoring, they still deserve a place in your wardrobe. We’re particularly fond of this bee-coloured pair from Cheap Monday, which has got us buzzing all over again.
J W Anderson x Converse Patent Leather Chuck 70
If Northern Irish designer Jonathan Anderson isn’t conjuring up stylish high fashion for his own brand, he’s devising high street pieces with the likes of Uniqlo, Topman and now a second collection for Converse. These shiny triumphs might just be the must-have shoes to nab this summer (or at least this week).
We hate to break it to you but summer won’t last forever. So make sure you’re prepared for when the rain does eventually come by snapping up a waterproof jacket early. This matte finish example from the AW18 collection of aptly named brand Rains gets our vote.
Paul & Shark Striped Crew Neck Jumper
You can’t move for Breton stripe tops in club menswear, but thanks to the addition of its mini logo, this version by Paul & Shark gobbles up all the competition. The fact that it’s rendered in Italian-made cotton is simply a bonus.
Cutler And Gross x Paul Smith Crystal Pink Sunglasses
As leaders in their respective fields, any collaboration between luxury eyewear maker Cutler and Gross and the grand duke of British fashion, Paul Smith, was always going to be tasty. Eight new pairs of frames have been created by the duo, with these hazy pink ones going straight in our basket.
Carhartt WIP x Brain Dead Swan T-Shirt
Workwear brand Carhartt WIP and streetwear label Brain Dead have dubbed the green shade of this jumper from the pair’s new capsule collection, ‘ocean’. But it could well have been named ’emerald’, because boy is it a precious gem we would dig endlessly for to get our hands on.
Creed Discovery Coffret
The saying goes, bad things come in threes. But that’s not the case when talking about fragrances. And so French perfume sorcerer Creed has pulled together a trio of its most potent magical potions in a single handy travel pack. Easy peasy, spritz me pleasy.
The Idle Man Viscose Floral Shirt
Over the last few months, we’ve cast our eyes over a mountain of Cuban collar shirts, so believe us when we spot a doozy. Shining like a treat in among the Sierra is this floral smasher from The Idle Man that also comes in at a relative snip.
A.P.C. Jessy Jacket
We’re not quite sure who this Jessy fella is, but what we do know is that we want his jacket. Devised by slick French label A.P.C., the zip-up design comes in 100 per cent cotton and with a classy track-top shape, but it’s the subtle chevron detailing that really gets our hearts racing (and our wallets twitching).
Wrangler Blue & Yellow Baseball Tee
Who needs Thursday to throw it back. Denim brand Wrangler is all about the retro styles this season, so make like the 1980s in this old-school yellow number with its bold branding and contrasting sleeves fashioned after traditional baseball uniforms.
Marks & Spencer Collection Pyjama Set
As a sad passing consequence of lost youth, it’s not alright for a fully grown man to still wear Spiderman PJs. So as you tearfully throw them in the bin, pick up this rather adult set from Marks & Spencers in a soft cotton-blend as a replacement.
Gillette Disposable Body Razor
Got abs like Michelangelo’s David? You’ll probably want to manscape to show them off, then. Don’t worry Adonises, Gillette has you covered with its first disposable razor designed specifically for below the neck. It features a larger, rounded head to tackle the concave curves of your body so you can show it off like the gleaming monument you are.
A Day’s March Swim Trunks
With all these fanciful patterns of upside down flamingos and overgrown Royal Chelsea Flower Shows, it’s easy to wonder what a boy has to do to get a decent, reasonably priced pair of quality and, most importantly plain, swim shorts? Oh, just buy these ones from A Day’s March, apparently.
Universal Works Patchwork Jacket
Your nan’s old patchwork quilt will probably never make it into the style pantheon, but this mishmash jacket from Universal Works stands a good chance. In a cool Indigo tone and cut with a relaxed fit, there’s enough pattern to deem it statement, but it’s not so busy you can’t wear it as part of a smart-casual get-up.
Polar Skate Polo Shirt
In case you haven’t heard of it, Polar is the painfully hip, skatewear-turned-streetwear label that doesn’t charge you a month’s rent in exchange for a brick. This long-sleeved polo is a good entry piece, with its funky logo and effective striped sleeves – it’s a clever design worth its buck, basically.
Sørensen Dancer Sweatshirt
Soren Peder Lauritz Sorensen was a Danish chemist famous for inventing the pH scale used to measure acidity and alkalinity. Not that he has anything to do with this ice cool sweatshirt from the British brand of the same name. We just thought you’d like to know.
MVMT Checker White Caramel Watch
Some like their watches with all the bells and whistles and tooting horns. Others just prefer the simple life. And for the latter allow us to suggest MVMT (pronounced ‘movement’), and in particular the brand’s checker model. Comprising a stainless steel case framed by a leather strap in ‘caramel’, it’s one to drool over.
Adidas Continental 80 Shoes
It’s official, the 1980s are a ‘thing’ at the moment, but so far in the sneaker world it’s been all chunky trainers hogging the limelight. Bucking the trend is Adidas which has reissued the Continental 80, one of its sleeker models from the decade. Sometimes less is more.
Karl Kani College Stripes T-Shirt
The DeLorean has gone haywire this season, so much that it’s hard to remember what decade it actually is. Head to 1992 with this fresher-than-Prince-Will-himself T-shirt from hip-hop fashion brand Karl Kani, which is exactly what heatwave wear should be – freeing, fun and outrageously colourful.