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.
Valais Relaxed-Fit Poplin Shirt, Allsaints
There’s something so visually pleasing about the right shade of creamy off white, and this shirt captures just that. It’s almost like a warm and cool colour at the same time; it can be whatever you want it to be. Complimented by a summery shade of mid-blue, this camp-collared shirt will be a welcome addition to your summer wardrobe.
£85 £59 via Selfridges
Originals Supercourt Trainers, Adidas
Adidas are really trying to push these at the moment with countless runs of their advert shown seemingly everywhere, so I thought I’d include them in this week’s post. They do feel like a mashup of Nike‘s Air Force One and Reebok‘s Club C, but nonetheless they are a 40 year old silhouette from Adidas‘ archives.
£70 via JD Sports
Wrap Around Shirt in Palm Print, ASOS DESIGN
Another daring shirt from our favourite fast fashion label – this time really bending the rules of men’s shirting. Taking Japanese influence, this tropical printed shirt wraps around the body, fastening with a bow. With no collar, it would be ideal for hot summer days, without compromising on style.
£28 via ASOS
Originals X Bristol Studio Crew Jacket, Adidas
California-based sports design label Bristol Studio prides itself on its focus on the track suit, warm-ups, and sweats. This distinction is exhibited in their latest collaboration with Adidas, in which the stand-out item for me was this silky looking tracksuit, in its soft neutral pastel shades. Matching tracksuit bottoms available here.
£95 via HBX
X Stranger Things Lightning Logo Tee, Levi’s
Now I don’t even watch Stranger Things, but this t-shirt caught my attention straight away. The subtle worn-out look of the faded black gives it a real vintage feel, and the lightening is done so well. Probably caught my eye as it looks like a red version of a vintage shirt Playboi Carti once wore.
£35 via END.
Galaxy Silk Teddy Jacket, Saint Laurent
80s retro gaming meets synth pop in this galactic varsity style bomber jacket from Saint Laurent. Multicoloured paint splatters against the sheen of the black viscose shell look like stars and planets in the night sky, whilst the stylised logo on the back is a nod to 80s arcade games.
£1725 via END.
Shawl-Collar Cashmere Cardigan, Tom Ford
Keeping it simple yet oh so effective, this dreamy cardigan from Tom Ford is knitted from the finest cashmere threads, for a level of luxury most men cannot fathom. With a handsome shawl collar, five buttons and two handy pockets, what better uniform for a lazy Sunday afternoon in than this?
£1640 via Mr. Porter
Logo-Print Aviator-Style Gold-Tone Sunglasses, Fendi
Running out of surfaces to plaster with monograms? Crippling insecurity means you can’t look anyone in the eye? I may just have the thing for you. Finally some monogram printed sunglasses that don’t look *absolutely* ridiculous.
£265 via Mr. Porter
Logo Embroidered Tech Bomber Jacket, Burberry
I do love Burberry check. In a marriage of the old and new, this bomber jacket from London’s finest features just the right amount of archival beige check, and is embroidered with Ricardo Tisci’s new Thomas Burberry monogram on the chest.
£890 via LUSIAVIAROMA
Tie-Dyed-Pattern Straight Jeans, Dries Van Noten
Also recurring throughout the Antwerp Six designer’s Fall 2019 collection, tie dye brings these black straight leg jeans to life. In all sorts of colours, the psychedelic motif calls to mind the rainbow, maybe these aren’t so straight-cut after all.
£517 via Barneys New York