Carhartt WIP x Fela Kuti T-Shirt
Nigerian multi-instrumentalist Fela Kuti was renowned for his punchy, charismatic and animated performances. Workwear purveyors Carhartt WIP have tapped into the energy of the legendary performer for a new collection of merchandise tees, sweats, shirts, bucket hats and trousers as bold and unapologetic as the man himself.
Levi’s x Justin Timberlake Jacket
Justin Timberlake’s last collaboration with denim powerhouse Levi’s was one of the best collabs of last year, proof that big-name team-ups don’t necessarily have to come with the big-name price tag. The latest instalment follows the same path, stand-out variations on classic pieces from the Levi’s archive, including this camo print trucker jacket, which will do anything but blend in.
Pull&Bear Chambray Trousers
Free yourself from those denim jean chains and slip your limbs into this pair of comfortable summer trousers from Spanish high street brand Pull&Bear which you’ll be surprised to find are also curiously made out of denim. Make them a staple of your summer wardrobe, easy and versatile enough to go with anything you dare to chuck at them.
Nike x Atmos Cap
If you like your streetwear loud and proud you’ll certainly be sweet on this 90s throwback. This collaborative cap made by American sportswear giant Nike and Japanese boutique Atmos takes after the Nike x Atmos Air Max 2 Light shoe, which is coming soon. A novel splicing up of vintage Nike apparel.
John Smedley Bud Green Polo Shirt
British knitwear king John Smedley has come up with a new shade of green to welcome in the spring. Bud green’s pastel haze will look smashing in the pre-summer sun especially on this lightweight cotton polo which will pair well with some crisp white trousers down below.
Rag & Bone x Grenson Brogues
British shoemaker Grenson and slick American fashion label Rag & Bone are two brands that take attention to quality very seriously indeed. So it’s no surprise that a collaboration between them has produced a stellar pair of brogues – those intricate details all crafted out of French calf leather on a hard-wearing Goodyear Triple welt sole.
Tissot Chemin Des Tourelles Powermatic 80 GMT Watch
Made and named in honour of the Swiss street where watchmaker Tissot has had its head office since 1907, this timepiece is a retro beauty with its rose gold coated case and intricate dial the perfect foil to any classic mid-century looks you might be concocting.
The Kooples x Puma Cardigan
When it comes to chic, rock and roll style it doesn’t get much better than Parisian brand The Kooples. In a clashing of menswear tribes, the label has linked up with German sportswear colossus Puma for a collection of pieces that purr with a modern glam aesthetic. Case in point: this plush velvet track top.
Dr Martens x United Arrows Loafer
Japanese menswear brand United Arrows has slowly been making its way into the wardrobes of western men thanks to a wide net of wise collaborations and just darn good clobber. There’s a bit of both here, with a new set of fly loafers made with Dr. Martens fabricated out of top-notch suede with a naughty little gold snaffle buckle toping it off.
Tommy Jeans X Coca-Cola Sweatshirt
If you enjoy the sweet taste of Coca-Cola, then do some brand repping as you sip with this drop from the drinks brand and streetwear-leaning prepsters Tommy Hilfiger. Guess the logo trend isn’t dead yet then.
Champion Basketball T-Shirt
In a reconfiguring of its classic logo tees, retro sportswear brand Champion is taking inspiration from vintage basketball jerseys with a mesh design and a simple red and white trim that looks like it has stepped right off the set of Stranger Things.
Jean Paul-Gaultier x Supreme Perfume
Here’s one of the year’s big fashion hook-ups, as fashion wild-child Jean Paul-Gaultier joins forces with the undisputed champions of streetwear Supreme. For a while now the jewel in JPG’s crown as been its seductive fragrances and it’s no different here, with the streetwear brand taking its turn to logofy the Frenchman’s classic Le Male scent. Unsurprisingly the fragrance has sold out online but you can still try and rummage around the store to find one, or take the inevitable trip to eBay.
Veja x Lemaire High-Top Trainers
You may have seen the V logo of French sustainable and vegan sneaker brand Veja about the place recently. The shoemaker has risen to become one of the most in-demand trainer brands on the planet, and its stock will only rise further by getting big names on board like French high fashion hawkers Lemaire for a series of striking, monochromatic kicks.
Zara Double-Breasted Jacket
The double breasted suit jacket, worn lax and loose, is one of the biggest upcoming trends for the season ahead, a warning that tailoring isn’t quite dead just yet. This sharply cut version from Zara is inexpensive enough to give the style a try without committing to Savile Row prices.
H&M Conscious Suit Trousers
Despite being world leaders in the sphere of fast fashion, H&M has long had its sustainable thinking cap on and its latest collection follows through on its eco-conscious pledges with recycled components and fabrics that are the anti-thesis of the fast fashion mantra. All menswear styles are covered including these smart suit trousers for the high-low style lovers out there.
The Hundreds x Never Made Hoodie
LA streetwear brand The Hundreds and fellow tinseltown native, graphic artist Francisco Reyes Jr. (better known by his alias Never Made) have provided an education in how to do streetwear right with this alliance. The collab takes favourites of the genre like this hoodie had decorates them with Reyes’s characteristic counter culture messages.
Lavett & Chin Daily Conditioner
Change our daily conditioner? Not by the hairs on our chinny chin chin. But what’s this? A nutrient-rich conditioner from an artisanal Brooklyn-based grooming brand that’s formulated for a light touch on your locks. It’s also easy to wash out while it bolsters damaged hair with vital anti-oxidants and amino-acids. Maybe a change wouldn’t be so bad after all.
Weekday Squared Sunglasses
Sun’s out guns out. But while you’re busy showing off your hard work spent in the gym this summer, spare a little thought for your peepers and make sure you drop some pocket money on some uber-fash shades like these ones from high street sanctuary Weekday.
It’s a good time to be a retro sportswear brand. Champion, Ellesse, and Fila have all had recent career blooms and another one rounding up the rear is Italian brand Kappa whose striking, and dare we say it, sexy logo is a perfect match for current streetwear trends. Reconnect with the brand (and that logo) with this chunky back-pack to house all those recently copped wavy garms.
Clark’s x Kent & Curwen Wallabee Shoes
One of the classic shoe designs of the last 30 years, Clark’s Wallabee has been given a not-strictly-necessary but certainly welcome facelift courtesy of British heritage brand Kent & Curwen. The Becks-backed brand has reproduced the 90s stalwart with technicolor suede, chunky soles, and a show-off logo badge.