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 July; I was on holiday! As I had already gathered a few favourites meant for that week’s post, this one is somewhat of a mashup of both w/c 15th July, and w/c 22nd July.
Trainer Shoes in Black Faux Leather with Chunky Sole, ASOS DESIGN
When I’ve been on ASOS looking at their new collections for these posts recently, these ‘trainer shoes’ have always caught my eye, yet for some reason I never ended up posting them – so here they are. Aptly named, they’re a fascinating middle ground between trainers and formal dress shoes.
£45 via ASOS
Men’s Tennis Polo, Nike Court
My friend is working at the Wimbledon Championships over the summer, and saw tennis players wearing this polo from Nike‘s new tennis range. She bought me one, and I’ve grown to very much like it. I couldn’t find any specific information on the design, but it depicts skeletons engaging in a range of summery activities, of course including tennis.
£43 via Nike
Club C Revenge Sneakers Chalk / Mars Dust, Reebok
I’ve always been a fan of Reebok‘s Club C silhouette, perhaps even over Reebok Classics. Adidas‘s recent re-launch of their similar trainer the Supercourt has tipped Reebok off to release the Club C in a couple of new colourways, and they’ve definitely proved their worth. Also available in grey.
£90 via Slamjamsocialism
X Chinatown Market PVC Tote Bag, Puma
If he weren’t in jail right now, I’d bet A$AP Rocky would be all over this – it could even pass as merch for his Testing tour. Collaborating with the brand inspired by New York’s Canal Street (Funnily enough, also the title of a song by the man himself), Puma have released a capsule of *interesting* clothes and accessories.
£71 via HBX
Floral Printed Swim Shorts, Timo Trunks
It’s summer, we’re all going abroad, the sun is shining – I thought it would only be right to include a pair of swimming trunks in this week’s post. With floral prints seemingly everywhere you look these days, Timo Trunks‘ painted flowers are a refreshing take on the classic summer print.
£95 via Farfetch
X Clothsurgeon Script Logo Tartan Track Top, Champion
Classic American sportswear meets tasteful British tailoring in this somewhat unlikely collaboration. Who would’ve thought a brand known for their big logos and brightly coloured hoodies could produce a track top that looks like it’s come straight out of 40s Scotland? I’m also a fan of the utility vest from the collection.
£245 via END.
Reversible Tan Leather Zip Blouson Jacket, Loewe
I do like my reversible jackets. This one side tan lambskin, one side checked cotton twill jacket from Spanish fashion house Loewe gives off strong Jeff Goldblum vibes – and that’s certainly a good thing.
£2350 via SSENSE
New Future Low Top Sneaker, Maison Margiela
Margiela have updated their classic 22 Future Low silhouette with a new, shark toothed sole unit. I do love this new updated spin on the shoe, but I must admit the midsole gives off strong vibes of a certain Fila trainer I won’t name. Nevertheless, with buttery smooth leather uppers, the 22 Future Low has successful been improved upon.
£585 via Sevenstore
Leopard Shirt, Sacai
This shirt first caught my eye due to its strong resemblance to the green leopard print nuptse from Supreme x The North Face F/W 2011. It then retained my attention as I’ve never seen a shirt so stuffed with lining that it actually has the potential to be mistaken for a TNF puffer jacket. Nevertheless, a very handsome garment.
£580 via Totokaelo
X GOLF le FLEUR* Varsity Wool Jacket, Lacoste
I am a Tyler, the Creator fan, but I’ve never quite been able to call myself a fan of his GOLF le FLEUR x Converse All Stars, so it was to my utmost satisfaction hearing he’d collaborated with Lacoste. With my love for varsity jackets, this classic looking piece is right up my street, perhaps except for the price tag, unfortunately.
£923 via HBX