Belstaff Introducing Collection Marine Roll Neck
Throw everything you’ve got at us winter – we’re ready. Or at least our necks will be with this naturally soft and insulating virgin wool roll neck from Belstaff; part of the brand’s new Introducing capsule collection which celebrates almost a century of heritage. Stick under a navy peacoat and sail that winter style boat safely to the other side of March.
Polo Ralph Lauren Embroidered Oxford Shirt
To celebrate turning the big 5-0 in style, Ralph Lauren has just dropped an exclusive collection at Mr Porter. Comprising 83-pieces from all three of its sub-brands — the preppy Polo, the plush tailoring of Purple Label and the western vibes of RRL — we’re particularly fond of this natty blue Oxford shirt, which has been embellished with the brand’s crest.
Orlebar Brown Campbell Chinos
British clothier Orlebar Brown is the undisputed king of the swim short, but recently the design team had a peak down and realised there’s still a whole lot of leg left to be covered. Rise, then, these grey chinos, cut from block of fabric as the brand’s classic Bulldog shorts, so you’re guaranteed a tip-top tailored fit.
Montblanc Summit 2 Stainless Steel and Leather Watch
Following up on the avalanche of success that came with its first smartwatch in 2017, Montblanc has launched an update to the Summit model that now includes four cases, 11 strap options and over 1,000 watch faces to choose from. The crowning triumph, though, is the touted one-week battery life, which puts the German firm at the top of the luxury smartwatch mountain once again.
Baxter of California Beard Oil
In the words of Shakespeare, “a beard with oil is one that shall not spoil, where the other half can never recoil.” Okay, maybe we made that up, but seriously – if you have a beard then you should invest in a vitamin-rich formula like this one from Baxter of California, as it’ll promote growth, condition the hair and moisturise the skin underneath.
Peregrine Preston Shirt
The peregrine falcon is officially the speediest member of the animal kingdom. That has nothing to do with this ultra-soft brushed cotton shirt from the brand of a same name (of which Tom Hardy is a big fan), we’d thought we’d just tell you. Granted, it’s a bit of an investment piece, but if you pay the buck, you won’t have to chuck.
Tommy Now EDT 30ml
We always imagined Tommy Hilfiger smelling like somewhere between ocean spray, an Ivy league campus and mid-90s hip-hop, but turns out the fashion legend’s aroma is a far sweeter concoction of crisp geranium, spicy ginger, and sweet cardamom. Exclusive to ASOS, Tommy Now fragrance is clean, crisp and perfect for every day, just like the brand’s clothes.
Percival Desert Gold Velvet Cap
How do you pull off a hat? With two hands, obviously. Okay, dad jokes aside the other answer is to buy an option like Percival’s velvet baseball cap, which comes in a bright but seasonally appropriate shade of desert gold. Ideal for punctuating a neutral knit on crisp (or bad hair) days.
Falke Heritage Cotton-Blend Hoodie
Good news, men with upper bodies, renowned hosiery brand Falke is no longer confined to your sock drawer. Part of the label’s debut ready-to-wear collection, this flight hoodie is spun from a soft cotton-blend and designed for optimum comfort when you’re squashed between a rock and an aeroplane seat.
Trapstar x Halloween OG Tee
Put the Pritt Stick, fake teeth and sachets of fake blood down, this Halloween there’s no need to go all DIY because streetwear brand Trapstar has got you covered with a collection of spooky tees, honouring the day and the 1978 film of the same name.
New Look Men Plus Size Tartan Puffer Jacket
It might still have a way to go, but the fashion industry has come along way since the catwalk waifs of the 1990s. You only need to look as far as the high street to see that inclusivity is on the up, with stores like New Look launching a dedicated plus size range that goes big on the the classics.
River Island Style Staples Side Stripe Joggers
Keeping your wardrobe stocked with all the essentials for the season ahead is pretty much a full-time job, so you have our permission to call in sick on Monday. Or, if you’d rather not receive your P45, you could just skim through River Island’s Style Staples collection, which brings all the must-have pieces into one handy, shoppable place. You’re going to need that next pay cheque.
Allbirds Wool Running Shoes
Chances are you’ll already have dusted down those wool jumpers in prep for the big winter freeze. But downstairs, our toes often don’t get a look in. Enter environmentally friendly footwear brand Allbirds, which has just stocked its first UK store with these wool runners, utilising the wonderful winter fabric for a shoe that is both light and cosy.
American Vintage Leymond Cardigan
Unlike Ronseal, American Vintage is kind of the opposite of what it says on the tin. Founded by French entrepreneur Michaël Azoulay, the label takes a clean, simple and almost futuristic approach to design, as exemplified by pieces like this utilitarian, zip-up cardigan. It was, however, inspired by a trip to the US, so we guess we’ll give them that.
Ashley Williams Graphic Print Jacket
Young British designer Ashley Williams has forged a formidable path in womenswear circles thanks to a look that bridges Day-Glo raves, punk and ’80s kitsch. Making her first foray into menswear with an exclusive capsule collection for Browns, Williams continues this space-hopping between genres with bold streetwear pieces that stand tall among the high-fashion pack.
Folk Fraction Socks
Fractions – you hated them at school, caught in a mind swirl among all those horizontal lines. You’ll love them now, though, as they form the inspiration for a new collection from British brand Folk which features patchwork jackets, shirts, chinos, and these fetching spliced up socks.
Base London Patridge Grain Boots
The puddles outside are starting to become ponds, and before you know it, you’ll be stepping out the front door into a bog the size of Timbuktu. It’s time to get some boots – proper, hardwearing, winter boots with a warm faux fur lining that also look sharp from the outside like these chunky rubber soled examples from Base.
Uniqlo x Roger Federer Polo Shirt
In the biggest fashion transfer since Virgil Abloh went to lead the attack at LV-FC, tennis legend Roger Federer recently left Nike to make Uniqlo his main sponsor. And now you can play tennis like the star, sartorially speaking at least, with this performance polo shirt worn by the Swiss champ at the 2018 Shanghai Masters.
Eastpak Gold Mist Body Bag
Eastpak has taken the sprinkling of gold dust quite literally with this bum bag/cross-body/whatever-you-bloody-want-to-call-it, from its new AW collection. Wear on an all-black outfit, for a starry night so lit, you’ll have three wise kings trying to bestow all manner of frankincense on you.
French Connection Mohair Jumper
We’d say this jumper from French Connection was a tad Jekyll and Hyde, but for the fact that both sides are the goodies in this novella with one a hardwearing cable knit and the other furry mohair. Talk about two for the price of one.
Basic Rights Long Sleeve Camp Collar Shirt
The short sleeve Cuban collar shirt was a mainstay of summer fashion this year, but it doesn’t look like the style is going to catch a cold death judging by this long-sleeved version, which will keep you in the Tony Montana life you’re accustomed to through the colder months.