Carhartt WIP x FPAR 6 Panel Cap
Gritty Detroit meets edgy Tokyo in this blockbuster collaboration between workwear brand Carhartt WIP and Japanese streetwear label Forty Percent Against Rights. The dual branding is slick, the FPAR logo a welcome addition to several Carhartt WIP standards, from oversized hoodies and workwear pants to this six-sided cap.
Chanel Sublimage Vanilla Seed Scrub
Last year’s Boy De Chanel men’s make-up range by French fashion house Chanel was one of the most talked-about moves in recent grooming history. Now firmly implanted in the minds of men – sorry, boys – everywhere, Chanel has released a series of unisex skin cleansers including this face-changing scrub which uses anti-oxidising vanilla seeds to exfoliate the surface of the skin and leave it as smooth as the day you were born.
Ralph Lauren Bear Logo T-Shirt
From the OG sweatshirt-wearing polo teddy bear through to the black tie, martini-sipping bear, the Ralph Lauren Polo bear logo has been one of the most enduring, fun and in-demand logos in the preppy label’s stable of recognisable hallmarks. And the latest incarnation is looking all sorts of fly, dressed in natty all-white tailoring, and standing strident, US flag waving behind. Another instant icon.
Suicoke x Aimé Leon Dore Hobbs Boots
An intriguing collaboration between ’80s-inspired streetwear label Aimé Leon Dore and cult Japanese footwear brand Suicoke, has resulted in the must-have hiking boot of 2019. Judging by the futuristic shape, we’ll likely be wearing them underwater in the year 3000 too. The toggle helpfully allows the wearer to adjust the shape while a rip-stop Cordura fabric protects the cushy shearling tucked inside.
Lacoste x Pyrenex Lightweight Puffer Coat
The second in a series of five cool jackets French sportswear brand Lacoste is working on with various in-demand outerwear brands, this puffer coat made with fellow countrymen Pyrenex is a retro beauty with its series of branded, trimming stripes. It might be a simple embellishment to a standard feather down jacket but it’s an effective one.
Champion Rochester Oversized Hoodie
A champion of retro, easy-to-wear streetwear, the clothes at Champion are less about standing out and more about just looking good. But, why not do both with this new graffiti print hoodie from its winter collection, which comes with a matching pair of joggers if you’re feeling especially brave.
Hackett HKT Corduroy Shirt
If you’re looking for the same classic British style as formalwear hero Hackett but with a more contemporary edge, then its down-with-the-kids sub-label HKT is worth checking out. This update on the corduroy shirt is sleeker and cut slimmer than more traditional versions, cast in an earthy stone that will go with pretty much any colour, it’s style done remarkably easy.
End. x New Balance CM878EN Sneakers
Sneakerhead heaven and fashion retailer End is once again enlisting one of the biggest sneaker brands around, New Balance, for an exclusive. The shoe has a strong ’90s influence and more panels than a solar energy plant, with a colour-way influenced by seagulls. Sounds odd, looks fire.
Rhude x Puma Coat
A favourite in the hip-hop scene (Kendrick Lamar is a noted fan), Rhude is streetwear with a luxury sensibility (and the high prices to go with it). An affordable collection with sportswear giant Puma is a roundabout way of coppin’ that cred without the credit card damage, featuring this jacket cut like a lab coat with lining featuring a tiled floor pattern and menthol green accents.
A Day’s March Heavy Checked Shirt
It’s ages away till March but don’t let that stop you investing in this dashing plaid shirt from Scandi brand A Day’s March, made out of a weighty flannel that feels quality and finished off with two neat-as-a-button patch pockets set in a slightly contrasting pattern. Wear with jeans and boots to bring a bit of the great outdoors to the city.
Omega Trésor De Ville Co-Axial Chromometer 40mm Watch
From the first-on-the-moon Speedmaster to James Bond’s Seamaster, Swiss watchmaker Omega has been worn on the wrists of the most important gents in history (fiction or non-fiction). The elegant Trésor, first launched 70 years ago this year, might not have the same cache as those two historic watches, but there’s real beauty in its simplicity, updated here with a delicate 40mm case, 18k white gold indices, and an ever-so-precise calibre movement
Zara Abstract Print Shirt
The high street tends to be better at basics rather than statement pieces, but sometimes it pulls up some crackers like this shirt from Spanish giant Zara which we can imagine being all over your next big Friday night. Made out of a floaty viscose, show off the modern art with just a simple pair of slim black jeans carrying the load.
Ayame Marble Yarn Sock
Sock it to the fashion crowd with this marbled pair from Japanese sock brand Ayame. The monochromatic colour palette means they won’t take too much away from your legwear while the geometric patterns throw down all the shapes, making for a cool pattern pop with a pair of minimalist white sneakers on your feet.
Edwin ED-55 Tapered Jeans
Japanese denim brand Edwin makes the kind of jeans that get passersby staring at your pins even if you skip leg day, every day. These unwashed jeans are the gold standard with a flattering taper, a relaxed fit that isn’t trying too hard and some handsome stitching across the back pockets.
River Island Ecru Borg Fleece
2019 is officially the year of the fleece. High street brands have now fully clambered on board the shaggy trend, including River Island which has gone abominable snowman with its version, clad in ice white with a wash of utilitarian zips and pockets featuring across the front.
Lavenham Quilted Scarf
Up your scarf game and keep your ruff toasty with this quilted scarf, part of the 50th-anniversary celebrations for British outerwear brand Lavenham. Set in a diamond quilt pattern with a corduroy trim at the company’s Suffolk headquarters in England, the scarf even features two handy pockets. That’s what we call working overtime.
Muji Yak Wool Sweater
Those in the know are touting the wool of the mighty yak in the same super-soft and warm breath as cashmere. Japanese homeware store Muji is doing a fine line of simple jumpers spun out of the fabric, and, well, if it keeps the yak warm in chilly Tibet it will keep you cosy on the train to work.
Matalan Corduroy Trousers
The hype around corduroy from the last couple of years isn’t showing any signs of abating. Warm, durable and with a sheen that mimics velvet, it’s a great way of adding texture into your winter wardrobe. Try the ridges on for size with these relaxed trousers from British high street brand Matalan which would look cracking with a chunky knit jumper in contrasting cream.
Zenith x Bamford x Mr Porter A384 Chronograph Watch
If you’re looking for a watch to impress, you can’t go far wrong with this special timepiece made by cutting edge Swiss watchmaker Zenith (with help from watch customisation specialist Bamford), made exclusively for menswear e-tailer Mr. Porter. Just 50 have been made to celebrate 50 years of the game-changing El Primero chronograph movement, housed within an anti-reflective sapphire crystal dome while a clear case back lets you see the oscillating famous mechanics inside.