The Best New Menswear Pieces -Men’s Grooming TipsAugust 25, 2018
Credit to: The Best New Menswear Pieces To Buy Right Now BY RICHARD JONES
Mankind The Strength Edit Grooming Box
We’ve been going to male grooming e-tailer Mankind for all our clay masks and matte fibres for some time now, so whenever it puts out a bargain box of its best products you better believe we’re on it. This one condenses £130 worth of cosmetic goods into a tidy 40 quid, with products that cover everything from your hair (thickening shampoo) down to your armpits (ginseng body wash).
Kurt Geiger Frederick Chelsea Boots
It’s unsurprising that those well-heeled folks down in Chelsea, London know a good boot when they see one. The Chelsea boot should be a staple of every man’s autumn and winter wardrobe and this pair from Kurt Geiger is particularly handsome in a cool grey suede and with a sharp chiselled toe.
Abercrombie & Fitch Long Sleeve Polo Shirt
You probably remember Abercrombie & Fitch as the badge of honour all the cool kids wore on mufti-day but its style has matured recently. Case in point is this old-school long sleeved polo which would make a great smart-casual alternative to a button down shirt slipped under a tidy blazer.
Penfield Ringold T-Shirt
More renowned for its outerwear, we’re loving the hanging-at-the-mall in the 1990s vibes on this Penfield logo tee, largely down to those funky stripes on the sleeve. And let’s not ignore the statement Penfield logo – simple but pronounced typography with a bear snuck in there for good measure.
The Simpsons x ASOS Jumper
Who needs the Kwik-E-Mart? We do, so much so, that we’re filling up our cupboards with as much of the new The Simpsons capsule collection from ASOS as we can get out grubby mitts on (mind you they’re selling out quick). Expect lots of yellow like this Bart jumper. Cowabunga.
Trapstar x Street Fighter Hoodie
Trapstar, one of Britain’s leading streetwear labels, has channeled the power of the hadouken for this new collection hooking up with one of the most beloved video games of the 1990s, Street Fighter II. Bold and pulpy the video game’s graphics combine well with its monochrome streetwear offering.
Baracuta x Engineered Garments G4 Daiki Jacket
The Baracuta Harrington jacket is one of those menswear pieces that is so close to being flawless you couldn’t imagine it being improved upon. That’s not stopped Engineered Garments’ head honcho Daiki Suzuki having a good go, but rather than tearing into the design he just embellishes what made it so great in the first place, mainly the plush tartan lining, waterproof outer and an umbrella-inspired back vent.
Napapjiri Hala Back Pack
Hey kids, you picked up your exam results and now it’s time to think about getting back to studying for more of them hey? Well, even if you’ve broken free from that never-ending chain, it’s never a bad idea to invest in something that will bring order again to your life – mainly a Barney the dinosaur purple backpackwith an inner padded compartment to keep your laptop safe and that famed Napapjiri outdoor ruggedness.
Bolin Webb UV Metallic Razor
The shaving world has come on leaps and bounds since the throwaway Bics your dad taught you to whip the bum fluff off your chin with. Leading the charge has been luxury men’s razor brand Bolin Webb with this: its latest razor and arguably the best they’ve put out. Suitable for Gillette Mach3 blades, it’s ergonomic design is so good looking we want to frame it. Shan’t be throwing this one away.
Stan Ray Taper Fatigue Trousers
If you’re having jeans problems we feel bad for you son, so let us recommend these olive green trousers from American workwear makers Stan Ray as an alternative. Bringing a bit of colour to your trouser department without going all red chino brigade, they can be smarted up or dressed down. Problem solved.
Topman Stripe Short Sleeve Shirt
Camp collar season is coming to an end, but surely there’s enough time to get another one in the wardrobe before the summer is out. You could even save it till next summer rolls around especially when it’s an eye-catching stripey dreamboat like this one from Topman.
Reserved Faux Suede Jacket
If you’ve not heard of Reserved yet, get yourself acquainted quick. The Polish clothing store chain is breaking into the worldwide market at a rate of knots providing stern competition for the likes of H&M and Topman. How do they do it then? Well, by producing affordable but incredibly stylish pick-ups like this faux suede jacket cut to nip in slightly around the waist.
TRIWA x Oliver Cabell Watch
When you see something a little bit special in the watch world it’s rarely south of a grand. So imagine our surprise when we clock this outstanding effort from Swedish watchmaker TRIWA and American sneaker brand Oliver Cabell. With an icy blue suede strap and a brushed silver dial, it’s one of we’ve seen this year.
Stella McCartney Loop Sneakers
Sustainable fashion is a worthy case, and one we couldn’t be more behind if we had a hot poker to stick into the back of fashion. Stella McCartney knows this and has launched four new sustainable sneakers which use specially designed hooks and stitching to replace the conventional gluing methods of trainer-making, with the new shoes haven taken 18 months to design. Could slow, mindful and sustainable fashion be the way forward?
Quay Australia Come Around Sunglasses
Make a statement in the sunny pub garden without having to resort to taking your top off (too far, Dave, too far) with these sun protecting peepers from Quay Australia. These sunglasses would especially suit those with rectangular faces as the oversized frames will add width to your face.
BoohooMan Skinny Fit Striped Jogger
How do you solve a problem like sloppy joggers? The answer is you have to shape up. Not in the gym but in the actual joggers, with slim, tapered fits sharpening up the whole look that, until this decade, was still dominated by baggy pants. This pair from BoohooMan fits the bill perfectly and in a rich royal blue, they’ll stand out too.
John Varvatos JVxNJ Fragrance
Nick Jonas can sing, act, create clothing lines, marry Priyanka Chopra and now conjure up a killer fragrance with the help of menswear legend John Varvatos. We’re still wondering how to get our tax returns in so excuse us for feeling a little jaded. But do you know what has cheered us up? Catching a whiff of this dusky dream with seductive notes of sandalwood and lavender.
Kiehl’s Eye Fuel
When the body needs fuel we feed it; when the mind needs a pick me up we down a cup of coffee, but what about the poor sagging bags under our eyes? Give them a boost with this eye cream from Kiehl’s, which is crammed with caffeine and vitamin B3 to tackle those pesky dark circles.
Oliver Spencer x MatchesFashion Eltham Corduroy Overshirt
Two of the biggest names in the London fashion scene, menswear designer Oliver Spencer and luxury retailer Matches have made bed with each other for an autumn/winter collection of practical, high-quality pieces like this soft-touch corduroy shirt. Wear simply under a denim jacket with black jeans for an autumn night on the town.
Vans x Van Gogh Long Sleeve T-Shirt
The Vans Gogh collection released earlier this month was one of the savviest collabs of the year and not just for the play on words, with the classic Vans shoe providing the perfect canvas to host the artwork of one of the greatest that ever lived. Predictably, the drop got snapped up pretty quickly but you can still grab this masterpiece T-shirt with the artist’s piece ‘Skull’ printed on the back.