YMC x Hawksmill Denim Co. Jeans
American and Japanese denim brands dominate the jeans landscape, but the Brits are putting up a fight, thanks to independent label Hawksmill Denim Co., which has just teamed up with another bulwark of British fashion, You Must Create. The collab has resulted in two pieces – a tidy denim jacket and these slouchy jeans. Made out of top-notch raw selvedge denim it’ll be tough to find better quality.
Marks & Spencer Autograph Jacket
Hurrah, winter is behind us so unsheathe yourself from that monster coat and slip into something far more weather appropriate like this lightweight shacket from the premium Autograph collection at department store Marks & Spencer. It’s also got four pockets so you’ll never be without a spot to keep your keys.
Mollusk Printer Jumper
San Francisco surfing institution Mollusk makes surfwear that doesn’t try too hard to pander to the edgy fashion crowd. The result is plain sailing clothes like this easy-to-style sweatshirt made out of a cotton and hemp-blend jersey that’s exactly what you want to slip into after a plunge in the freezing water.
Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 FlyEase Sneakers
Too eager for a run to mess about with laces? Grab yourself a pair of these fresh running shoes from Nike that come with lace-free FlyEase technology so you can slip the kicks on and off at will, and a very handy indeed full-length Zoom Air cushion on the sole, for a smoother, more natural stride when you’re running your next PB.
NICCE White Label Studio Jacket
Rather than bombard you with puns riffing on the name of British streetwear label Nicce, why don’t we just introduce you to its brand spanking new White Label capsule collection. It takes functional pieces like this hooded technical jacket and splices them up with asymmetric colour blocking and pockets galore. It’s well, don’t say it, don’t say it, nice. Damn.
Stan Ray School T-Shirt
Stan Ray might fly under the radar a little when compared to its workwear-meets-streetwear rival Carhartt WIP, but don’t doubt its standing as a prime destination for lovely looking, durable garments you’ll want to spend a lot of time in. Take this simple take on the logo tee with its off-kilter, multi-coloured branding on the back that’s got summer 2K19 figuratively written all over it.
Crockett & Jones Suede Loafers
A well-crafted tassel loafer is a lovely thing, but that flying tassel can be a tad distracting. Enter the new tassel-less tassel loafer from Northampton shoemakers Crockett & Jones, which brings a new versatility to the oh-so-fancy loafer with a minimalist, sleek shape in three neutral shades that make them a whole lot easier to pair with the rest of your outfit.
High street store and little sister to Zara, Pull&Bear is tipping its hat to the great nation of South Korea with this cap that comes with an embroidery of its flag on the side. As for what the script on the side means is anyone’s guess. Let’s just hope it’s not offensive.
Uniqlo Sakagura T-Shirt
There aren’t many times when you’d want drink all over your top. Uniqlo’s latest collaboration with the world’s most prestigious breweries, however, is the exception. This one, designed with Japanese sake manufacturer Sakagura distils the trending tipple into an expertly cut T-shirt.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo Blemish Treatment
Spots – we all get them even if we wished they’d just hobble off to Spain along with the rain. French skincare company La Roche-Posay is here to help though with a new blemish treatment exclusive to high street chemist Boots, that acts as a daily moisturiser while also tackling and reducing those spots, controlling face shine and helping to reduce the appearance of pigmentation marks so you can wave goodbye to bad skin for good.
Lacoste Live Paisley Shirt
For the still-to-be-fully-initiated, there’s a whole lot more to heritage French sportswear brand Lacoste than the polo tee. This boxy paisley shirt has got some serious mod stylings going for it for one, the only thing seemingly linking it to the sporty Lacoste polo being that outrageously good croc logo.
Dickies Bossvale Shirt
Skulls on clothes is a bit too emo-phase-in-high-school for our usual liking, but we’ll set up a pass for the Day-of-the-Dead stylings on this strangely summery shirt from the new spring-summer collection at workwear label Dickies.
Farnol Collared Jacket
British independent brand Farnol has had a re-think for its latest drop. The brand previously operated at a cheaper price point, but a new eco-conscious approach of using end fabrics to reduce waste and carbon footprint has raised prices. The result is sustainable and well-designed pieces like this simple, but statement jacket that will hopefully encourage people to think twice about their clothing consumption.
Cote&Ciel Cross-Body Bag
If you’d asked most people a few seasons ago whether they thought the bum bag would one day be back, the answer would have probably been a firm no. But, you know, fashion. This version of the cross-body bag from Parisian brand Cote&Ciel is cut slightly bigger, so you’ll have no problem stowing all the daily essentials.
Breitling x Bentley Centenary Watch
Breitling and Bentley – two brands that purr with sophistication and class – have teamed up to celebrate the latter’s well-earned 100th birthday. The resulting timepiece has been crafted out of a ritzy 18k red gold with a brown quilted calfskin strap and a brown elm dial that’s inspired by the wooden dashboards on early Bentley motors.
Adidas Nite Jogger Sneakers
There’s no getting lost in the darkness of night when you’re out and about running in these sneakers from Adidas. Created exclusively for sneaker retailer Size? they use the fluorescent touches of the original 1979 nite jogger sneaker but with an on-trend chunky shape and suede panels that’s as much for the Insta hypebeasts as the local park runners.
Levi’s Wellthread x Outerknown 511 Slim Fit Jeans
Sustainability is a buzzword in fashion at the moment, but one that’s got really good work going on behind the scenes. Take sustainable-led surfwear brand Outerknown which has teamed up with the sustainable-led arm of denim brand Levi’s Wellthread for a collection spun out of a ground-breaking hemp fabric that feels like cotton but uses significantly less water than normal cotton production.
Maison Labiche Carroussel Sweatshirt
High street department store John Lewis has brought in some seriously tasty independent menswear brands onto its books. The list includes tres chic Parisien label, who specialise in simple, but off-kilter slogan tees like this sweatshirt inspired by the abstract paintings of Spanish artist Juan Miro.
Bulldog Soap Bar
British skincare hero Bulldog has been setting standards in men’s grooming since 2005. So it makes sense for the brand to continue raising the bar, quite literally, with the launch of this refreshing soap block that’s loaded with aloe vera, camelina oil and green tea.
Armor lux X United Arrows Striped T-Shirt
Japanese fashion label and retail giant United Arrows unites with independent French brand and one of the main purveyors of the OG Breton tee this week, for a lively spin on the classic. We’re taken by the yellow version which will certainly provide an eye-catching colour pop under a navy jacket before you whip it off to glimmer and glean in the summer sun.