Eastpak x Alpha Industries Pak’r Backpack
No stranger to a well-matched collab, Eastpak has enlisted the help of bomber jacket pioneer Alpha Industries for its latest. The resulting rucksacks mimic the latter’s MA-1 flight jacket with a nylon canvas shell and signature red-tagged puller and orange lining peeking through from the inside.
Nike x Stranger Things Air Tailwind
Stranger Things mania may have died down since its release last month, but that hasn’t stopped Nike using the show as inspiration for its coolest Tailwind ’79 release of the year so far. Taking the classic runner, the American sports giant has clad the shoe in a unique textile that can be burnt away to reveal another denim dimension underneath.
Champion Centenary Cotton Terry Joggers
Marking a whole century of putting together some of the finest casual sportswear around, Champion has decided to release a limited-edition collection for its 100th birthday. This is homage-paying athleisure at its best, must-have sweats in brand’s iconic white, red and blue colourway with a huge heritage logo woven in for extra nostalgia.
Folk x Goss Brothers Cuban Collar Shirt
Working with the other Goss Brothers (the Bristolian artists, not the ’80s popstars), Folk has continued its off-kilter, artistic path with a series of jaw-dropping shirts. This stylish camp collar version is influenced by Greek mythological musician Orpheus. Maybe 3000 years from now we’ll get a Bros one?
Patek Philippe Chronograph 175th Anniversary Watch
Not just an outstanding piece of horological history, this Patek Philippe timepiece is also a piece of rock memorabilia thanks to its famous former owner, Mr Eric Clapton. Recently put up for sale by luxury second-hand retailer Xupes, the watch celebrates the Swiss watchmaker’s 175th anniversary, with a complex but grand dial contained within 18 carats worth of rose gold.
Reiss Jagger Suede Trucker Jacket
It’s been a disappointingly wet summer in the northern hemisphere, but here’s hoping it clears soon; if only because Reiss has come up with a killer trio of coloured suede jackets, designed in a trucker-style that will look ace as an extra layer in the dying sun (though less so wilting in a downpour).
Topman Long Sleeve Twill Shirt
Didn’t you get the memo? Soft pink is one of the biggest shades of the summer. Here it is in all its dusty, beautifully weighted glory, on a relaxed cotton button-down from Topman. Surprisingly easy to wear, don yours as an overshirt with a white tee slipped underneath and some slim black jeans.
H&M NASA Bomber Jacket
Looking for an out-of-this-world bomber jacket to stun this coming autumn? Look no further than H&M and this available-at-a-snip bomber jacket that neatly ties into the moon landings 50th anniversary with its stand-out NASA patches.
Adidas Originals Scarfcrew Sweatshirt
Streetwear is a tricky scene to slip into, but stick to bold yet wearable pieces and you should get let into the club. Don’t push yourself to experiment with garish colour if it takes you out of your comfort zone, instead focus on nailing those logos with throwback designs like the cool parallel signage on display here.
Creed Virgin Island Water
Founded almost 260 years ago, fragrance house Creed can count style icons David Beckham, Robert Redford, and Richard Gere among its famous fans. One of the main reasons? Virgin Island Water: a tropical cocktail of crisp bergamot, fruity lime and soothing ylang-ylang. It’s perfect for your next Caribbean venture, even if that’s just the restaurant on the high street.
Allbirds Trino Quarter Socks
Sustainable trainer brand Allbirds has been disrupting the footwear market since 2014, and now it’s expanding. Keeping its focus solely on feet, the brand has launched a new range of socks crafted from a sustainably-sourced Merino wool mixed with a yarn made out of recycled plastic bottles and eucalyptus trees.
French Connection Soft Indigo Jeans
There was a time when double denim was a sin akin to wearing socks with sandals. But just as the latter has experienced a cultural re-evaluation, everyone is attempting the Canadian tuxedo. So much so that high street label French Connection has released a series of denim co-ords that combine well-cut jeans with a counterpart shirt or jacket to sit alongside them.
Fred Perry x Raf Simons Shoulder Print T-Shirt
Continuing its long-standing relationship with Raf Simons, British heritage brand Fred Perry has just dropped its latest edit with the Belgian fashion designer. Expect yet more high-fashion-inspired dropped shoulders, achingly-hip prints and DIY additions to the brand’s classic models. Don’t forget to check out the nifty Sims-style landing page for the collection before you buy.
Kurt Geiger Kirk Monk Strap Shoes
One of the best business-casual shoes around, you be hard-pressed to put a foot wrong with a pair of these leather monk strap slip-ons from high street footwear brand Kurt Geiger in tow. Now give us a turn and let us get a good look at those shiny buckles.
Marks & Spencer Cotton Checked Pyjama Set
Sleeping is serious business and one that requires a suit to go with it. Helpfully, Marks & Spencer does some of the most stylish and affordable around, including this classic checked set with a special peached finish that feels like velvet against your skin – ideal conditions for the most important time of the day, bedtime.
AllSaints Bronson Wool Fedora Hat
The preserve of American-Italian gangsters, film noir leading men and slick rockers, this simple fedora from premium high street brand AllSaints is a decent shout for anyone looking to take their style game to the next level. Don’t wear it with sweats mind, this is a summer look made for the higher-end, so instead look to an expressive Cuban collar shirt and some dark tailored trousers to help with the leg-up.
Izipizi Square Frame Sunglasses
Getting your hands on stylish sunglasses that don’t cost the earth is made easy-peasy by Parisian eyewear brand Izipizi. Now stocked in Selfridges, the prices are refreshingly not an eyesore, and there’s no scrimping on the quality either with classic shapes cut from printed acetate to contain those 100 per cent UV protecting lenses.
BoohooMan Oversized Foil Print T-Shirt
One of the more unexpected trends of the year, neon has been the colour-popping accent du jour used by high-fashion designers with wild abandon. This tee from BoohooMan shows that the look has trickled nicely down the fashion chain, a perfect affordable statement to make, peeking through a black denim jacket.