Levi’s Folk City T-Shirt
Levi’s latest vintage collection, Folk City, is influenced by the musicians and beatniks of Greenwich Village in the early 1960s (think Bob Dylan and Jack Kerouac). It’s a stylish touchstone – understated and relaxed but with just the right sprinkle of rock and roll – perfect if you’re on the road or just rolling around town like a ‘stone.
E. Tautz x Gloverall Smock Jacket
E. Tautz, the heritage British menswear brand with Patrick Grant at the helm is linking up with fellow British icon Gloverall this August for a trio of military-inspired waterproof jackets. Of the three, this camo cagoule stands out despite its best intentions with contrasting sleeves, a giant kangaroo pocket, and a concealed half-way zip.
Mango Man Colour Block Sweater
If you’re looking for a safe jumper to wear around the office that strays from the plain navy and grey, then you can’t go far wrong with this classy colour-blocked number from Mango. Ribbed, contrasting hems, and a textured, cable knit construction add further interest on top of the central stripes.
Zara Striped Shirt
We do harp on about it, but the Cuban collar is truly the quintessential summer shirt. If you haven’t picked up yours already this season then here’s an easy one to slide into your wardrobe from Zara with some fantastic faded stripes adding to the character of the design.
Maison Kitsune Hidden Placket Shirt
Part-fashion label, part-record label, ice-cool French brand Maison Kitsune makes some of the slickest wares on the planet. Case in point is this fresh office-ready shirt which comes complete with high fashion touches like a hidden placket, double utilitarian chest pockets, and a suitably oversized fit.
Asics x Vivienne Westwood Trainers
When we heard doyen of British fashion, Vivienne Westwood, was continuing her work with sneaker brand Asics we just knew it was going to be loud. Westwood hasn’t let us down either, with three pairs of angelic sneakers inspired by the late Baroque works of French artist François Boucher, that are a whole lot of art gallery chic, less park run fodder.
Urban Outfitters BDG Pink Corduroy Shorts
Pink shorts might sound a bit too ’90s Miami go-go dancer for your man on the street to comprehend, but tone that shade down to a dusty hue and clad the shorts in a hearty corduroy like Urban Outfitters has done here and you’ve only gone and got yourself a set of summer shorts ready-made for the people.
Certina DS Action Diving Watch
For our money, Swiss watchmaker Certina makes some of the best sub-£1000 diving watches around. It’s latest is a moody monochrome number with a cutting azure seconds hand and substance backing up the handsome looks thanks to a power reserve of up to 80 hours, an illuminating hour markers for top-notch visibility in the dark and a strong-as-you-like titanium bracelet.
Men With x H&M Leather Jacket
Digital collective Men With is one of the most influential menswear voices on Instagram and its this expertise that has led to a big-ticket collaboration with H&M for a set of eternally stylish pieces that will last season after season. This cropped, pile-lined leather jacket is a highlight.
Palace Skateboards x Reebok Pro Workout Sneakers
The sole Brit in the skatewear meets streetwear triumvirate (alongside Supreme and Stussy), Palace has teamed up with compatriot Reebok for its latest drop. The updated take on the Pro Workout is tackled in three different colours that are perfect for kickflips or just impressing your mates at the pub with your hypebeast hawking knowledge.
Arket Japanese Selvedge Denim Jeans
A true litmus test for quality on the high street, Arket is casting its eye on jeans for the coming season with a selection of pieces crafted out of Japanese selvedge denim, the gold standard for the fabric, or should that be indigo standard. This pair come in a loose fit, with a slightly tapered leg.
Marks & Spencer Cross Body Bag
The crossbody bag has become such a monolithic sartorial concern now, that even brands which have existed for 135 years are given the trend its dues. The version at Marks & Spencer is more practical than other choices out there thanks to an all-black, scuff-resistant design that should see it withstand the trials and tribulations of your next festival weekender.
G.H. Bass Harris Tweed Weejuns Shoes
Like Champagne and Parma Ham, you can’t actually make Harris Tweed anywhere outside of the islands of the Outer Hebrides in north Scotland. Taken by this dedication to craftsmanship, tip-top shoemaker G.H.Bass has dolled up its iconic Weejuns shoes with the fabric for some of the fanciest shoes man can wear.
Quiksilver Corduroy Hoody
We’ve seen corduroy all over the menswear shop this year from straight leg trousers to overshirts, but the modest hoody has stayed relatively cord-free. That is until surfwear brand Quiksilver came along with its corduroy capsule and showed us what we’ve been missing, namely a velvety piece of menswear that will turn heads, whether you’re kicking it back on the sofa or the front row at fashion week.
John Smedley Merino Wool Shirt
Maker of some of the best knitwear known to man, John Smedley has continued its high standards with its AW edit. We’re particularly taken with this moisture-wicking merino wool knitted shirt, that’s designed to be completely buttoned up thanks to a formal stand collar.
Braun 8390cc Electric Shaver
The Braun Series 7 electric shaver is one of the most popular around, but the German conglomerate isn’t one to rest on its laurels. This new shaver from the series comes with 20 percent more battery power, a handy and hygienic cleaning and charging station, and a nifty foil head that adapts to your beard density. Everything you need for your closest electric shave yet.
New & Lingwood Silk Tie
Handmade out of silk, this fine neckpiece from New & Lingwood is a real old-school beauty with an elaborate print that looks like it has come straight out of a 1950s smoking room. It’s proof that if you want to dress up, there’s no stylish statement quite like a knock-out tie.
Quay Australia Sunglasses
Heading to warmer climes this summer? Channel the ’60s and style icons Michael Caine and Jack Nicholson with these chunky square sunglasses from Quay Australia. Just make sure you’re prepared for the envious glances around the resort.
The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid And B5 Hydration Formula
Hyaluronic acid is the not-so-secret weapon you need to bring into your grooming routine. It’s skin-smoothing and hydrating powers are unrivalled, made even more effective when combined with vitamin B5, as in this formula from The Ordinary which should plump up your skin and take years off your face. To use, just squeeze a couple of drops into your daily moisturiser and be on your way, younger-looking face in tow.