Gloverall x John Lewis Full Monty Duffle Coat
What do Paddington Bear and the WWII-era Royal Navy have in common? Not much, granted, but they were both early advocates of the same coat – the duffle. Make like both and invest in this mighty version, which has been born from an exclusive new collaboration between department store chain John Lewis and British brand Gloverall, which helped popularise the coat style in the 1950s.
Christopher Raeburn X Finisterre Insulated Shirt
Christopher Raeburn has been pulling out all manner of intriguing collaborations this year. Following his spliced-up creations for Umbro, the British designer has taken on the challenge of re-interpreting the sustainable functionality of outerwear brand Finisterre. The resulting collection includes this simple but effective insulated overshirt padded without down, so you don’t have to worry about breaking into a guilty sweat.
Bulldog Original Shower Gel 5L Refill Kit
Champions of sustainability in the grooming industry, Bulldog Skincare has ingeniously created a five-litre refill pack for best-selling its Original Shower Gel, which reduces packaging waste by 85 per cent. That’s one less piece of unnecessary plastic, and one less pit stank, to worry about.
Malle The Silent Glider Jersey
Although best known for its motorcycle gear, London-based lifestyle brand Malle has instead picked up some cotton yarn to produce this softer-than-a-cushion-made-out-of-clouds sweatshirt with a badass fairy lady riding a giant bat on the back. It sounds mad, yet looks class. Click and see what we mean.
Wildsmith Kennedy Loafers
Give us a well-made loafer and we’ll give you a significant portion of our pay cheque any day. One such example is the Kennedy model from British shoemakers Wildsmith, which has been named after famous former wearer of the brand John F. Kennedy. All-American style penny loafers complete with ‘beef-roll’ stitching, they boast a Goodyear welted leather sole and come in either top-grade calf leather or a fine suede – perfect for formal or casual attire.
Reserved Denim Jacket
It’s no accident that hardy denim was the uniform of ranchers, miners and railroad workers before being adopted by the masses. With a faux sheepskin lining and collar trim, this tough as nails jacket from Polish clothing store chain Reserved will be your best pal right through to next April.
House 99 Truly Brighter Eye Balm
An evil witch once told us that if you bottle up the tears of evergreen former footballing superstar David Beckham, you’ll have the elixir for everlasting youth. We’ve yet to try it, but in the meantime online men’s grooming retailer Mankind has just started selling Becks’ grooming line House 99, including this magical balm set to rejuvenate those eye bags.
M.C. Overalls Navy Twill Overalls
In a look we’re going to herald as mechanic-chic, boiler suits are seriously en vogue in both womenswear and menswear at the moment. Well-named British workwear brand M.C. Overalls unsurprisingly does a fine line in the all-in-one garb, which is more ‘debonair air pilot’ than ‘quick-fix Kev’ down the garage.
Zara Purl Knit Sweater
You probably don’t need us to tell you that mauve is a hard colour to pull off. However,the fact so few guys are willing to risk it is exactly what makes it so special, especially when it’s in a 100 per cent cotton turtleneck that is going to keep you toasty as can be during the autumn and winter.
Puma x Polaroid RS-0 Trainers
The latest sneaker releases from Puma have been flying off the shelves faster than well, a big cat, so get in there early for its latest – a collaboration with instant camera makers and 1980s icon Polaroid. The resulting shoe is as expected – a retro delight that will last you far longer than an instant.
Lorenz Chen Ding T-Shirt
The menswear gods have called down from their fashion week after party and said “give us a solid white T-shirt with a story” – a call that has been duly answered by new British menswear brand Lorenz with this ode to 2012 Olympic race-walking champion Chen Ding. It even has his Olympic world record time embroidered on the bottom – talk about thinking outside of the box.
Casio G-Shock GMW-B5000 Watch
The iconic Casio G-Shock is celebrating its 35th birthday this year, and rather than re-invent its impressively formed wheel the Japanese watchmakers have instead decided to just give a little tweak to its original model, now cast in stainless steel and with a Bluetooth smart link for a contemporary upgrade.
H&M Slim Straight Cord Jeans
There isn’t a day of the week that wouldn’t be made better by these cushy corduroy jeans from H&M. Monday morning blues? Brighten your day up with some cord. Gearing up for Friday post-work drinks? Cord us up, baby. Wear them styled up with a pair of Derbies or down with sneakers. We don’t mind as long as you get some of that sweet, sweet texture into your ‘fit.
Acne Studios x Fjällräven Micro Bag
Another day, another kick-ass collaboration. This time around it’s a best-of Sweden affair with Stockholm design collective Acne teaming with outerwear brand Fjällräven for a range of high-fashion coats, trousers, caps and bags complete with a co-branded logo.
A Day’s March Miles Davis Oxford Shirt
Jazz legend and prince of darkness, Miles Davis is the inspiration for A Day’s March new button-down Oxford shirt. The Swedish menswear brand has taken the green shirt Davis wore on the cover of his classic Milestones album and re-interpreted it with a generous fit and a dinky trumpet logo on the placket.
The North Face CYMK 1996 Nuptse Jacket
Outerwear brand The North Face has become an unlikely streetwear icon this decade, and its latest drop is sure to get the fashionistas excited. Updating its 1990s Nuptse style, TNF has opted to produce the jacket with a textured jacquard and in the CYMK colours found in printers. Grab one for yourself while they’re still going.
Mr Porter x Brunello Cucinelli Printed Wool Pocket Square
A 60-piece day-into-evening transitional wardrobe is less capsule collection and more whole stupefying saga. This colossus is the work of luxury fashion house Brunello Cucinelli and Mr Porter, and features this dandy pocket square which is almost too nice to keep tucked away in your blazer pocket.
Topman Gold Respect T-Shirt
R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me, all we want is this bright yellow tee. Rendered in cotton, we’re not sure if Topman meant it as an ode to the late, great queen of soul Aretha Franklin, but we’ll wear ours like it is.
Sorel Ankeny Waterproof Leather Boots
In another addition to Mr Porter’s formidable roster of brands, the online retailer has started selling Canadian footwear brand Sorel, including these waterproof leather hiking boots that will look as stylish stomping down the high street as they will up Everest.
Charm’s Leopard Print Sweatpants
A couple of years ago a pair of statement joggers would have seen you pulling a long, hard stint on some reality TV show. But now no self-respecting streetwear god should be spotted without them, so pick up this leopard print pair from Korean streetwear brand Charm’s and expect the Instagram likes to come flooding in. Just wear them with a plain white tee though for the mercy of all that is fashion (and our eyes).