Unless you’re an actual reservist, leave the combat vests well alone and stick with functional fashion that actually makes your life easier. Breathable fabrics, sealed zips, concealed extra pockets, well-cushioned shoes and hoods that actually stay up are all worthy of the modern man’s wishlist.

Outdoor brands like Patagonia and The North Face are worthy investments because their wares work as well in the city as the great outdoors. They’re also built to last and come with more sustainable brownie points than 90 per cent of other labels.

Ian Taylor, editor-in-chief