CQP Racquet Brown Suede Shoes
Despite the rise of chunky trainers, minimalist sneakers are still some of the most hyped around. Designed in Stockholm, handmade in Portugal and cut from Italian leather, the Racquet model from Swedish footwear label CQP is proof of why less is still more.
Hanz De Fuko Face Wash
Hanz De Fuko is best known for the unbreakable hold of its hair products, but now the US grooming brand is taking aim at men’s chops. This gentle, lightweight face wash is loaded with 12 different plant extracts, each acting to rid blemish-causing bacteria. It’s basically Photoshop in a bottle.
Oakley Chenille Polo Shirt
You’ll likely know Oakley for its wraparound shades, which is why we were as surprised as anyone to see the extreme sportswear company launch a collection of pieces that are actually wearable. This soft towel-like polo, part of a line inspired by the zany patterns of nineties golf attire, is our pick of the lot.
Pop Trading Company Hoodie
Any streetwear hound looking to work a pop of colour into their next look needs to get acquainted with Pop Trading Company, pronto. The Amsterdam-based brand has just dropped its spring collection, and it’s full of the customary vibrant shades, like the fluorescent yellow on this casual, fleeced hoodie.
John Lewis Kin Chino Trousers
When it comes to chinos, you don’t need the wheel reinvented to get a comfortable ride. Hop in this slouchy, relaxed pair from John Lewis’ in-house brand Kin, which are cut from stretchy cotton to ensure all passengers can squeeze in. Wear with a turn-up to drive the look home. (Okay, we’ll stop now).
Kenzo Tomato T-Shirt
Gone are the days when dedicated followers of fashion had to wait six months for a collection to be released. French designer label Kenzo only showed its latest, archive-delving line in Paris last week and already punters can pluck their favourite pieces from the catwalk, like this tomato motif T-shirt. Saucy.
Lacoste Key West Watch
Fine wristwear isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when we think of Lacoste, but the French brand’s new Key West collection may just change that. Made from robust stainless steel and with classic looks reminiscent of vintage diving watches, it’s more than worth a spot in your watch wardrobe.
Champion Reserve Weave Satin Bomber Jacket
Is it possible to marry a jacket? If the law allowed it, we would dedicate the rest of our lives to this slick, throwback piece from heritage sportswear brand Champion. The dark colourway and striped ribbed trims make it eternally wearable, but it’s the statement Champion lettering to the back that turns it into a true preppy essential.
Orlebar Brown Resort Polo Shirt
It’s getting hot in here (or at least it will be soon), so take off all your clothes (or at least start thinking about your summer wardrobe). This debonair polo shirt from the masters of summer clobber at Orlebar Brown will enter into heavy rotation from May thanks to a tidy piped trim that will see it effortlessly sit alongside a pair of chinos.
Lee Jeans Colour Block T-Shirt
Lee Jeans might take its denim very seriously, but the US brand is not just all about the trousers. Case in point, its latest release has been inspired by eighties hip-hop and the street photography of the era, which comes through most strongly in the retro T-shirts all over the collection. Oh and there’s also some pretty fly jeans of course.
Uniqlo x JW Anderson Oxford Shirt
The long-standing relationship between celebrated British designer JW Anderson and high street mainstay Uniqlo has been one of the most fruitful in the history of fashion collaborations. The latest and most eagerly anticipated release from the pair takes on wardrobe staples, like this classic Oxford shirt, rendered in premium cotton and updated with textured ridges down the sleeves.
Arket Heavy Wash Jeans
Just when you thought the garms at Scandi-minimalist brand Arket couldn’t get any better, the store went and revamped it denim offering. These classic jeans from the renovation have some mighty nineties vibes going on and look comfier than a bean bag made out of marshmallow clouds. Guess that’s Sunday’s bottom half sorted.
Columbia Fremont Sweater
This Frankenstein’s monster of a wardrobe staple might just be the most utilitarian piece of kit we’ve seen all year. Part sweatshirt, part bum bag, it’s the work of American outerwear company Columbia. Aside from straight up looking good, it’s also a tough cookie to crack for any potential pickpockets out there.
Nike Air Max 720 Trainers
As if the iconic cushioned sole on the Nike Air Max wasn’t impressive enough, the monster sportswear brand has now bettered it with the tallest Air unit yet. And as if that didn’t make it stand out enough, there’s also a funky fresh royal blue and jade colourway to get your teeth stuck into.
Alex Mill Seersucker Gingham Blazer
Spearheaded by former J Crew alum, laid back New York brand Alex Mill is all about classic preppy style. This simple gingham blazer typifies the brand – cut from lightweight cotton-seersucker and left unlined for an easy throw-on-and-go fit.
River Island White Prolific T-Shirt
High street giant River Island is nothing if not prolific when it comes to crafting well-priced clothing. The store’s new ‘Prolific’ collection is aptly titled, then. Unlike other streetwear leaning lines, this one concentrates on looking good as opposed to wondering how much moolah it can fleece you out of.
House 99 Bronzing Gel
Having spent the last eight months hidden under bulky layers, there’s a fair chance parts of your body aren’t fit for public display. Get your pale complexion ready for the warmer months with this bronzing gel from David Beckham’s grooming brand House 99. Well, if it’s good enough for Becks.
Vans ComfyCush Shoes
It’s no secret that a pair of Vans are among the comfiest shoes a man can buy. However, not one to rest on its laurels the American skatewear has now launched ComfyCush, a range of shoes with an ultra soft foam liner, added arch support and a rubber outsole. It’s said to be like walking on a cloud. Heavenly.
ASOS Design Neon Cross-Body Bag
Neon is set to be big news for 2019. ASOS knows, and the all-encompassing online retailer has used this knowledge to splay the shade all over pieces like this anything-but-shy cross-body bag that’s got more than enough room for all your festival essentials.
Jo Malone Fragrance Combining Palette
Few guys would turn up the chance to smell sexy AF 24/7, but carrying a fragrance everywhere you go just isn’t feasible. Or at least it wasn’t until Jo Malone changed the game with its fragrance palette; two solid lip balm-style scents housed inside a case small enough to fit in your pocket.