Nike Stars Fleece Sweatshirt
Playing up its all-American roots, Nike has taken the US flag and come out with one of the standout statement jumpers of the year. Wear yours with some light wash denim and box-fresh chunky trainers for a casual, easy to wear streetwear look that’ll keep you warm under the star-spangled spring sky.
Zara Basic Essential Jeans
Jeans will never not be in style, but certain cuts and finishes are more trend-focussed than others. For 2019, wide legs are where it’s at – think easy wearing comfort rather than blood-restricting skinny fits. Light and mid-washes aren’t going anywhere either. Look to wear these with chunky soled Derbys or retro high-tops.
End. x Diadora Lido Sneakers
British menswear store End. has a killer reputation as one of the biggest sneaker tastemakers around. So naturally we were more than a little excited to hear the streetwear haven was teaming up with Italian sportswear company Diadora on a pair of swimming pool-inspired pastel pleasures. Bellissimo.
Tudor Black Bay Bronze Watch
The Black Bay model by Tudor is arguably the perfect diving watch. All the details are there – unidirectional bezel, luminescent hour markers and numerals, screw down crown, domed sapphire crystal; you name it, it’s got it. This one is also made from bronze, which will age beautifully as it gets older, becoming unique to the wearer.
Blue Blue Japan Chambray Shirt
Most menswear enthusiasts know Mr Porter as the place to go for big-name brands, but the etailer is also where you can find cult-favourite labels. The site’s latest exclusive capsule collection celebrates Japanese style with the likes of Neighbourhood and Beams Plus alongside pieces like this chambray shirt from up and coming label Blue Blue Japan.
River Island Slim Fit Chinos
No well-edited wardrobe is complete without a pair of black tailored trousers. The issue is that the thinner fabric isn’t hard-wearing or easy to clean enough for everyday wear. The slightly thicker make-up of these chinos from River Island should solve the problem with a slim fit that will work for all.
Arket Houndstooth Blazer
After a period away from the limelight, tailoring is back in a big way. This houndstooth blazer from Arket could be the perfect re-entry back into the suiting game with its slouchy unstructured fit, large patch pockets and comfortable, half-lined construction.
Paul Smith Stripe Socks
The multi-coloured stripes of Paul Smith are an iconic symbol of British menswear to rival the Burberry check or the yellow stitching of a Dr Martens boot. Let everyone know you’re repping that UK style and slot these stripey sensations into your wardrobe – an easy way to show off your sartorial chops without having to splash out.
Gramicci Weather Shorts
Gramicci might sound as Italian as spaghetti bolognese, but the name is actually the moniker of this US outdoor clothing brand. With an aim to bridge the gap between hiking apparel and everyday gear, these polka dot shorts come with a practical belted waist and tough cotton weave construction.
Dickies Eisenhower Jacket
In an act of pure subversion, Kanye West rocked up to the Met Gala this week wearing a top layer that cost the same as a meal for two at Nandos. Even if it didn’t hit the theme, the Harrington jacket by workwear hero Dickies is proof that minimalism will always have a place in fashion.
Sure Men Advanced Protection Extreme Dry Anti-Perspirant
Worried about wet patches putting a dampener on your style game this summer? No sweat. Literally. Sure Men has launched its most effective anti-perspirant to date, using motion-activated microcapsules to turn off that leaky underarm tap for up to 72 hours and leave behind an aromatic herbal fragrance with a woody base.
Les Basics Le Peak Cap
With temperatures now firmly in double digits, it’s time to swap your beanie for a nifty cap instead. This 100 per cent cotton option from London-based brand Les Basics features a five-panel design with a slick grey and sky blue colour combo straight out of the peak summer style handbook.
Old Age T-Shirt
Charity T-shirts are almost unanimously naff. Streetwear label Old Age, however, is a dab hand at producing graphic T-shirts and just so happens to donate 10 per cent of its profits to international NGO Human Rights Watch. Which means you can look good on the outside while feeling good on the inside too.
Filippa K T-shirt
It’s not a shade you see all too often in menswear, but sustainable Swedish fashion label Filippa K has fallen in love with lilac for its latest collection. Give the hue a go, even if it’s just via a little colour pop, with pieces like this simple T-shirt slipped under a black leather jacket.
Gentleman Givenchy Cologne
A fragrance might not seem like an essential part of getting dressed, but trust us, once you’ve found your signature scent, no outfit will feel complete without it. In case you’re looking, Givenchy Gentleman Cologne is citrus-based with notes of bergamot, lemon and rosemary, and could well be the perfect everyday smell.
Topman April Shoes
Pink shoes might sound a bit extra for most menswear taste buds, but this sorbet-shaded pair is more than a little tasty. Crafted from 100 per cent suede leather by high street mainstay Topman, they’ll pair easily with chinos or jeans for an easy way to bring colour to your summer ‘fits.
Castore Flyweight Shorts
You might not be able to serve for toffee, but you can at least wear the clobber of someone who can. Premium sportswear brand Castore has called in British tennis legend Andy Murray as its doubles partner, resulting in pieces like these lightweight shorts that come with a pocket designed for your smartphone, perfect for gym bunnies and runners needing the tunes to keep them going.
Love Brand And Co Linen Shirt
Warmer months mean a change up of fabrics – out with heavy wools and in with linen and cotton. The former is ideal for shirting when things heat up, especially when applied to a linen shirt cut in a relaxed fit like this mint green elephant pattern number from beachwear label Love Brand.