Sandqvist Aste Bumbag
With co-signs from Chance The Rapper, A$AP Rocky and half of Instagram’s influencer crowd, the cross-body bag is officially hot stuff for SS18. Is there lasting appeal though? Swedish bag-maker Sandqvist seems to think so, already releasing an AW18 range that plays up the practicality with a water-resistant polyester outer and a two-way zipper.
Buy Now: £49.00
Marks & Spencer Parrot Printed Shirt
Buying statement pieces doesn’t necessarily have to come with a hefty dent in your bank balance. Marks & Spencer has always been well-priced, and this printed cotton short sleeve shirt is undoubtedly ‘nice’ enough to deserve a space in your ‘nice shirt’ rotation.
Buy Now: £22.50
Napapijri Rainforest Jacket
When it comes to festival season, it pays to be prepared. Tent? Check. Ticket? Check. Lightweight raincoat for the inevitable final day downpour? Oh, shoot. Not to worry, Italian brand Napapijri usually makes coats for bolting down alpine slopes in, but its range of pullover anoraks is better suited to bolting toward to the main stage.
Buy Now: £160.00
Cole Haan Grand Motion Runner Trainers
Adidas and Nike seemingly rule the roost when it comes to the knitted trainer trend. But there’s a new contender: New York-based brand Cole Haan, maker of high quality, life-changingly comfortable shoes, like this leather and knit hybrid that’s bound to give the kings of the game a run for their money.
Buy Now: £190.00
Montblanc 1858 Automatic Chronograph Watch
Celebrating 160 years of producing some of the finest watches to ever grace men’s wrists, Montblanc’s latest chronograph more than delivers on old world charm. Come for the aged cognac calfskin strap, stay for the bi-compass counters and subtle engravings that reference the brand’s long history.
Buy Now: £3,480.00
Adidas Originals Two Pack Socks In Mint
Chances are in high heat your feet aren’t smelling minty fresh, but with these handsome hoof-coverers from Adidas, they can at least look like they do. Better yet, they tick multiple trend boxes like pastel shades, tube socks and retro sportswear. Win, win and win.
Buy Now: £10.00
Maison Margiela x MatchesFashion Wool Coat
Even if the weather outside is delightful at the moment, we’re confident that we’ll soon be plunged back into the tundra-like conditions we know and loathe. Stay one step ahead with this dandy wool coat that we’ve plucked from the 10-piece capsule collection that Maison Margiela has conjured up to be sold exclusively at MatchesFasion.
Buy Now: £1,745.00
Vans Colour Theory Apricot Shoes
A bleached apricot may sound like a (very painful) beauty treatment but it’s actually one of the latest shades in the new ‘Colour Theory’ collection from Vans. The tasty hue sits alongside fruit, chocolate torte and cress green and all in five of Vans’ most classic shapes. Great, now we’re hungry.
Buy Now: £55.00
Ellesse Cotechino T-Shirt
Last time we checked, cotechino was a large Italian sausage. Obvious innuendos aside, we can’t help shouting about this glorious chest embroidered T-shirt from Ellesse. Although we still love the sports brand’s original sun logo, the neat cut and cool back-to-primary-school colouring is everything a guy could want in a summer tee.
Buy Now: £12.50
Polo Ralph Lauren CP-93 Swim Short
Minimalism may be big in 2018, but in the nineties, the idea of anything simple was downright weird. Take these swim shorts from Ralph Lauren CP-93, a collection inspired by the brand’s sponsorship of the ’92 America’s Cup. They pack a technicolour sail on one leg, with the American flag emblazoned on the other, all done well enough so you won’t feel like you’re at a political rally.
Buy Now: £174.00
Topman Red Marble Short Sleeve Shirt
Ever heard the term ‘go hard or go home’? Looking at this vibrantly patterned Cuban collar shirt that appears to have been designed exclusively for flouncing around the park in, we’re guessing Topman has. Throw it under a lightweight jacket or suit to maximise style and minimise Magnum P.I vibes.
Buy Now: £30.00
Wrangler Regular Denim Jacket
Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt broke the internet this week – leaning back and rocking a great big dollop of seventies fashion in the first photo from Quentin Tarantino’s new film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. It’s the double denim worn by Pitt that is the real star of the show so get in on the action with Wrangler’s iconic jean jacket. Devastating good looks not included.
Buy Now: £90.00
Richard James Kim Sunglasses
Savile Row was feeling a bit stuffy before Richard James set up shop in the early 1990s and gave it a shake-up. Nearly three decades on, the brand is firmly part of the tailoring establishment, so it was probably about time it set up shop elsewhere. The destination? The Sun, baby, with a new set of sunglasses that look as chic as its suits.
Buy Now: £335.00
Just for Men Grey Reducing Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
Like a superhero sworn to rid your scalp of every nuisance that can blight the hair of middle-aged men, Just For Men has released an update to its grey-reducing formula in the shape of a shampoo that also works to tackle pesky dandruff, too.
Buy Now: £8.99
Carhartt WIP Striped T-Shirt
‘Jeans and a nice top’ has become the universal uniform for girls on a night out, and we lads shouldn’t be afraid to follow suit. What warrants a nice top, though? Having cooked in a work shirt all week, it’s best to go for a T-shirt, an excellent option being this funky logo choice from workwear-as-streetwear expert Carhartt WIP.
Buy Now: £34.99
Havaianas Origine Beach Shoes
Sometimes it pays to stick to what you know, but then if flip-flop making maestros Havaianas did that we would never have these cool and breezy espadrilles to savour. An update on the classic style, the palm tree beauties come with a unique heat-resistant sole to help you walk around the hotel pool like an ooh-ahhing John Wayne.
Buy Now: £32.00
The Idle Man Breton Stripe Navy Jumper
Give us a good summer jumper and a breezy afternoon any day of the year. But don’t go silly and lug around a chunky cable-knit with you; instead opt for this light towel-textured Breton option from The Idle Man, because the boys from Brittany sure know how to regulate their body temperature when the weather is being a cruel mistress.
Buy Now: £30.00
Onia Linen Blazer
Since 2009, premium swimwear brand Onia has been on a mission to take men’s swimwear from budgie smugglers and oversized board shorts to something actually cool. And now the brand has its eyes set on conquering the rest of the male wardrobe. Its first-ever men’s blazer – cut with a relaxed, oversized fit and made out of a slouchy linen fabric – is a pretty good start.
Buy Now: £255.00
New Balance x J.Crew 791 Suede Sneakers
Throw a tactile fabric on a shoe and we’re sold quicker than Usain Bolt playing Supermarket Sweep. And that’s just what New Balance has done this week, updating its archive 791 style with an all-over suede construction for fellow US brand J. Crew, resulting in a preppy piece of footwear that’s giving us all the feels.
Buy Now: £75.00
Sif Jakobs Mariotto Croce Blue Bracelet
Most men’s experience with bracelets ends at wearing grotty Glastonbury wristbands from 2005. Make this the season to upgrade your armwear with a proper bracelet, like this soft braided blue leather example from Scandinavian jewellery maker Sif Jakobs. All the style, none of the stench.
Buy Now: £109.00
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