As a plethora of new menswear items drop every week, what can we do except add more and more of the latest in fashion to our wishlists? (Or in the most fortunate of cases, to our shopping lists). Here are my personal top ten standout pieces of the week, five under £100 and five over.
Apologies for having missed last week’s post, week commencing 15th April; I was on holiday!
Knitted Jumper with Flame Design, ASOS Design
Knitwear with loud designs is often difficult to find outside of the high end market, from brands such as Raf Simons and Comme des Garcons. This piece from ASOS will have you looking like you’ve raided Lil Uzi Vert’s wardrobe, for less than the price of a ticket to one of his shows.
£25 via ASOS
Desk Scribbs Sock, Stance
Looking past the somewhat corny nature of the writing itself, the scribbles are very well executed on these socks. Something of a trend over past seasons, scribbling has been seen on many an haute couture garment, but it doesn’t always work as well as it does on these socks from underwear label Stance.
£13 via Urban Outfitters
X Atmos NRG AW84 Baseball Cap, Nike
Nike’s retro AW84 baseball cap has been remixed by Japanese streetwear boutique and label, Atmos, in the sportswear brand’s latest collab. Featuring loud colours, embroidered logos and a zip pocket at the side, it’s no surprise the cap sold out from most retailers as soon as it dropped.
£30 via Selfridges
X Fela Kuti Viscose Shirt, Carhartt
As part of a colourful collaboration with Nigerian Afrobeat artist Fela Kuti, Carhartt has released this viscose bowling shirt. The all-over print features the artist’s name, in a style reminiscent of the cover of Kuti’s album, Live in Detroit 1986.
£100 via Caliroots
X Yu Nagaba printed T-shirt, Asics
In honour of the one-year anniversary of the Asics Tiger Shibuya store, the Japanese footwear label teamed up with artist Yu Nagaba, displaying the creative’s signature hand-drawn artwork on this white t-shirt.
£30 via Farfetch
Ball Star Distressed Suede and Leather Sneakers, Golden Goose
Golden Goose Deluxe Brand is a luxury footwear label founded by a Venetian husband and wife. Specialising in hand-distressed footwear, no two pairs are alike. These distressed Ball Stars may have been inspired by a 1985 pair of Air Jordan 1 Chicago’s.
£290 via Mr Porter
X Raf Simons Peach Stan, Adidas
These shoes are a wonderfully simple yet innovative idea, and I think it works fantastically. An Adidas Stan Smith, Raf Simon edition, printed with the silhouette of an Adidas Peachtree. The tennis shoe is also available in four other variants of classic Adidas trainers: L.A. Trainer, Micropacer, Samba, and Torsion Conquest Super.
£249 via END.
Coach Pleated Jacket, Homme Plisse Issey Miyake
Issey Miyake, Japanese designer born in Hiroshima, is widely known for his heat-pressed pleating. Who would’ve thought this signature fabric corrugation would work so well in tailoring? Also available in black for an even smarter finish.
£415 via Selfridges
Jacket Intarsia Cotton Knit Sweater, Moschino
Ever wanted to wear a jacket out but it’s just too hot for the extra layer? Ever wanted to look like you’ve come out of an early 90’s video game? Thankfully Moschino has collaborated with none other than EA’s The Sims, to create this tasteful sweater, along with many other bizarre and wonderful pieces.
£370 via LUSIAVIAROMA
Cuban-collar striped cotton-blend shirt, Marrakshi Life
Not to be confused with Maharishi, Marrakshi Life is a brand launched in 2013 by New York photographer Randall Bachner. It takes inspiration from traditional Moroccan dress, producing simple yet beautiful menswear staples such as this striped Cuban-collar shirt.
£245 via Matchesfashion