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.
Logo Heel Tab Sport Sock, Alexander McQueen
These socks are very interesting because, in their shape, colour blocking, and logo placement, they almost identically replicate Alexander McQueen‘s infamous oversized sneaker. They’re also the perfect length to have the logo just pop up over the back of your shoe too, for that added flex. Also available in black & white.
£65 via END.
Seaweed fiber t-shirt, Pangaia
Pangaia is a ‘worldwide’ brand that uses only recycled and renewable textiles in their clothes, not to mention donating 1% of revenue towards a charity which cleans up the ocean. This t-shirt is made from a mix of cotton and seaweed fibres, then treated with peppermint oil, for a natural antibacterial effect.
£67 via Pangaia
Chuck 70 Ox Egret / Bold Lime, Converse
What’s better than a cheap alternative to high fashion? I’m really not sure. These leopard print (and not cheetah print, the two aren’t to be confused) Chuck 70 low tops share a likeness with Saint Laurent Babycats, which certainly drew my attention to them.
£70 via Très Bien
Pizza Cap, Reebok
From END: ‘Serving up a slice of true Neapolitan style this summer, Reebok delivers its ‘Pizza’ cap in a crisp cotton build. Deliciously garnished with red and green logo embroidery, the six-panel piece is just the ‘oven-fresh’ headgear style that your casual wardrobe has been craving.’ 10/10 copywriting right there. Socks and tote bag in the same style also available.
£29 via END.
Bodega Can Crew Sweat, Adidas Originals
A bodega, in the context of this sweatshirt, is a small grocery shop, similar to an off-license or corner shop here in the UK. The design on this sweatshirt plays upon the design of a can of tomatoes found in a bodega; quite vetements-esque if you ask me – great stuff from Adidas.
£58 via Novoid Plus
X Ader Error Crew Knit, Maison Kitsuné
Parisian and Korean style join forces for the second time, in a lovely collection of fox-themed clothing. This was my favourite piece from the two label’s second collaboration; graphic knitted sweaters always have a place in my heart.
£335 via END.
X Palm Angels Travel Bag, 8 Moncler
Moncler has been on fire with its collaborations recently, going from strength to strength – Fragment Design to Palm Angels. This collection is inspired by Pop art, in case that wasn’t obvious enough to you looking at this canvas travel bag, screaming Warhol. Honourable mention from this same collection goes to this punk-inspired raincoat.
£820 via Moncler
First Fashion Choice Oversized Tee, Maison Margiela
Now I know Margiela is a fashion house built on subversiveness, but this one still caught me off guard – ‘To prevent contamination’ really takes the cake, this t-shirt is the medication to cure you of contamination from your most swagless homie. Brilliant.
£245 via Farfetch
Silk Shirt Sorayama Print, Dior
This spring/summer season, Dior has collaborated with retrofuturistic artist Hajime Sorayama, and the outcome has been wonderful. Just look at the statue erected for the pop-up shop in Hong Kong! And yes, these are the highest resolution pictures available, unfortunately.
£930 via Dior
Two-Pack Oversized Printed Cotton-Jersey T-Shirts, Vetements
T-shirt multipacks from high fashion brands have always amused me, but this one well and truly takes the cake and the cheese. Who knows what Demna was getting at here, with Remy from Ratatouille gracing one shirt, and Spongebob Squarepants (in the form of a wedge of cheese) exhibited on the other. I don’t need to know. I love it.
£425 via Mr Porter