Native North Workmen Jacket
It’s layering season, lads. That means you need some utility pieces that can slip on, under or between your other go-to styles. A worker jacket like this one from superior basics brand Native North will top off your look whether the wind’s blowing hot or cold. So points for versatility, but bonus points for those horizontal pockets.
Adidas Samstag Sneakers
Football and fashion have been getting very cosy recently and here’s a prime example of why it works. The Samstag (‘Saturday’ in German) recalls the best of trefoil brand’s ’80s sportswear but the bright colourway means it’ll slip into any streetwear rotation in 2019.
Carhartt WIP Embroidered Sweatshirt
Few labels can stake an authentic claim on the rustproof workwear trend like Carhartt. Here the brand takes its hardy construction into retro sportswear with the Chase range. It includes this raglan-sleeve sweatshirt in a shade that will go with everything you own, every month of the year.
Grenson City Backpack
You know Grenson as an ever-reliable shoemaker that walks the fine line between fashion and tradition better than almost anyone. What you might not know is that it also does great accessories. Its latest backpack is everything you need for the city: smart storage, including a padded laptop compartment, comfortable shoulder straps and pared-back good looks for the commute.
Tom Ford Stretch-Cotton Boxer Briefs
Sometimes it pays to be a little indulgent. Sure, spending £60 on a single pair of boxer shorts can be classed as more than a little, but your old boy will thank you, probably. Breathable beige cotton, a grosgrain waistband and ‘TOM FORD’ scribbled across the front – the designer’s first foray into underwear. What more could you want? Another pair in all black, maybe.
SCRT x Izzie Hill Leon Hoodie
While we can’t imagine Leon wearing this bright orange hoodie, this homage to the 1994 cult film is worthy for inclusion in this week’s list, mostly for bringing to our attention once again just how well Jean Reno wore a beanie.
Avi-8 Hawker Hurricane Bulman Edition Watch
Heritage-inspired designs are leading the way in watches at the moment, and this AVI-8 piece is a perfect example of just why. The night-blue dial, large numerals and classic chronograph pushers combine with a tan leather strap to create a watch that wouldn’t look out of place on the wrist of a early-century pilot.
Armani Code Absolu
It’s not the high-end tailoring that makes brands such as Armani rich; oh no. It’s fragrances such as this one – Armani Code Absolu – that rake in the millions. And it’s easy to see why, with its intoxicating blend of rum, tonka bean, vanilla and mandarin that’ll make you smell damn good, even if you can’t afford the suit.
Redken Brews Thickening Pomade
Pomade has long been the choice for many men’s ‘dos, the combination of strong hold and high shine is an effective one. This new pomade from Redken adds another dimension though, promising to thicken and add mass to hair as well as fixing it expertly in place.
YMC x Elka Poncho
A poncho is a bold look, but it makes perfect sense if you want to dodge the rain without committing to a full-length trench or mackintosh. This one by YMC features a large hood too for total coverage, protecting your layers underneath with its coated PVC finish.
Arket x Apartamento 220 GSM Heavyweight T-Shirt
Swedish retailer H&M’s grown-up spin-off Arket doesn’t just do clean lines and value for money, it’s added the unthinkable to its pared-back line-up: a printed T-shirt. This volte face is part of a collaboration with Apartamento magazine with illustrations by artist Martin Fengel. So, if you want to wear ‘art’ this T-shirt, which comes crafted from 340 GSM French terry cotton, is your best bet.
Puma x Jannik Wikkelsø Davidsen Alteration PN-1
Back for a fourth collaboration with sportswear behemoth Puma, Jannik Wikkelsø Davidsen (the man behind the painfully tasteful Danish brand Han Kjøbenhavn) has spawned the streetwear kid friendly Alteration PN-1 sneakers. It takes a skilled workman to carefully tread that line between bold and tasteful, but this clean cream and white pair of kicks manage that feat deftly thanks to a forward-thinking shape pulled back from the brink by a low-key colour palette.
River Island Khaki Skinny Cargo Utility Trousers
Menswear update: the fashion revolution where practicality reigns supreme gathers momentum apace. And, who are we to swim against the tide of common sense and good looks? River Island’s khaki skinny cargo trousers provide a fine example of fashion and function working together in unison to create something that will upgrade your trouser collection while giving you plenty of space (okay, a little) to store your paraphernalia.
Topman Off White Block Stripe Revere Jumper
If you’re still wearing a pastel pique polo, you’re doing menswear wrong and you’re technically on a stag weekend abroad, no matter where you actually happen to be. The right way to do the polo shirt is ‘50s style. This monochrome design from Topman absolutely nails this approach to dressing thanks to mid-century details such as a full button through front and a Cuban-style collar.
Mango Regular-Fit Light Wash Bob Jeans
Stuck in your skinnies and looking to make the leap to a roomier fit and lighter wash? Enter Mango’s regular-fit bob jeans which are the ideal transitional style for men looking to let loose with their denim this spring. Fire fit aside, we’re struggling to think of when we last saw a light wash this good: no whiskering, rips or fussy details, just a practically perfect shade of pale.
Reiss Suede Overshirt
While we’ll concede that suede isn’t as tough as old boots, few things rival its strokability and sheer attractiveness. And, when taken in a mid-brown shade, it’s actually not that much of a pain to keep clean. Reiss’ suede overshirt errs close to peak outerwear attractiveness and is the ideal spring mid layer, though you’ll probably want to swerve the ol’ April showers.
M&S Collection Slim Fit Chinos
Once spring hits, you can basically live in chinos until October. Especially when they’re this well cut and this affordable. Extra kudos to M&S for its recent push into sustainable cotton, not to mention a rainbow of staple colours.
Gant 4-Pocket Summer Jacket
How does a preppy brand like Gant get in on the rough-and-ready workwear trend? Simple. Take a worker-style jacket but give it plush details like notch lapels that you’d normally find on a blazer and a cotton-linen blend that makes it so soft to touch that you’d wear it to a garden party as easily as you would a walk in the woods.