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.
This is the first top five pieces of the week post in three weeks – I was away on holiday one week and then I covered Paris Fashion Week last week. Regular weekly top five posts should resume as of now.
Palm Tree Short Sleeve Button-Down Shirt, Stussy
Keeping it classic with this rayon and polyester shirt, Stussy give Hawaiian vibes without a busy print. Minimally printed with drawn palm trees and exotic shrubbery, the shirt is finished off with a Cuban style collar – you’d have a hard time convincing me this shirt didn’t time travel straight from the late 70s.
£79 via Urban Outfitters
Stan Smith Keith Haring Shoes, Adidas
Two pop culture icons join forces; Adidas’ classic silhouette gets emblazoned with graffiti inspired Pop artist Keith Haring’s work. If you weren’t already sold, it’s worth knowing that a portion of the proceeds from the collaboration go towards the late artist’s own charity, the Keith Haring foundation.
£79 via Adidas US
New Metal Rectangle Sunglasses, Urban Outfitters
Urban Outfitters can definitely be credited for having some very nice accessorises from their in-house label. These small lens, gold frame shades would make the perfect addition to any vintage inspired summer wardrobe.
£16 via Urban Outfitters
Grey & Green ‘Forever Fendi’ Socks, Fendi
If I were a rich man I’d definitely elevate my sock game. A very much overlooked aspect of the fashionable man’s outfit, socks are far too often treated as an afterthought. What a disgrace that is when socks like these exist, a harder flex than most trainers, even.
£90 via SSENSE
Regular Fit Shirt with Floral Print in Pink Satin, ASOS DESIGN
Silk (satin in this case) shirts are just lovely aren’t they. And with a blissful flowery print, topped off with little songbirds, this shirt is guaranteed to make you feel 100% prettier. The same shirt is also available in black, as well as many other affordable silk shirts from ASOS’ ‘on trend’ label, ASOS DESIGN.
£28 via ASOS
Reversible Vintage check Harrington jacket, Burberry
Who doesn’t love a reversible jacket? It’s like having two jackets in one, and this harrington from Burberry is wonderfully executed. It’s got a side for both sides of your personality, one for each mood, one for good days and one for bad days. Although if I had this jacket I don’t think I’d ever not wear it with the check on the outside, I must confess.
£1290 £774 via Matchesfashion
Pink Logo Bucket Hat, Gucci
I’ve said this before and I’ll never change my opinion – bucket hats are a very underrepresented menswear accessory. Why do they have to work as a trend instead of a wardrobe staple? Baseball caps never go out of fashion, whereas bucket hats seem to reappear briefly once every five years, then disappear again. If you feel like giving bucket hats the representation they deserve, this hot pink offering from Gucci would be a great place to start.
£305 via Browns
Dragon Silk Trousers, Bode
These beautiful wide leg trousers from New York label Bode are like the trouser equivalent of a Japanese souvenir shirt. This is taken from the product description on Browns, I thought it was hilarious: “If we have learnt anything from watching martial arts films, it is that the guy in the wide leg pants always wins. It is his destiny.”
£705 via Browns
Zoë Kravitz T-shirt, Saint Laurent
Like a high-end version of a Supreme photo tee, this t-shirt from the Parisian fashion house depicts Zoë Kravitz, actress and face of YSL Black Opium, along with ‘Love, Zoë Kravitz’, signed in her handwriting. Similar t-shirts are also avaibable with other Saint Laurent models, including Anja Rubik, Amber Valletta, and Kate Moss.
£290 via Saint Laurent
Gaugain Shortsleeve Shirt Multicolor, Paccbet
In a somewhat unlikely collaboration with Moscow’s Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Gosha Rubchinsky’s colourful skate label Paccbet has created a run of three shirts printed with the work of primitivist / impressionist artist Paul Gaugain.
£374 via Slamjamsocialism