My top five menswear items of the week, under and over £100

W/C 11th March 2019

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. 

Under £100

Workwear Chest Rig, PacSun

A budget alternative to ALYX‘s iconic chest rig, this PacSun offering isn’t made of the same premium materials, but it will give you a similar look for a fraction of the price.

£29.30 via PacSun

Spliced stripe shirt, Reclaimed Vintage

ASOS back at it again with the fast fashion alternatives to high-end pieces, this patchwork shirt is reminiscent of designs from Maison Margiela and Comme Des Garcons, among others.

£35 via ASOS

Motus Phasic SL Cap, Arc’teryx

In a striking shade of safety orange, this four-panel cap from Canadian hyper-technical outdoors gear brand Arc’teryx is perfect for making a bold fashion statement anywhere from the Canadian Rockies to the streets of Soho.

£35 via Mr Porter

Logo Sock in Black & Orange, Cav Empt

Costing just a third of the price of a pair of infamous Off-White socks, these Cav Empt socks will keep your feet just as warm, and of course, provide just as much street credibility.

£19 via END

Spring ’19 Campaign Tee, Stüssy

A lighthearted tribute to the legacy of the recently deceased Karl Lagerfeld, this t-shirt from streetwear label Stüssy is a play on Chanel’s classic beauty ads, the interlocking double C monogram also being the original inspiration for Stüssy’s similar interlocking S logo.

€49 via Stüssy

Over £100

Reversible Printed Crepe De Chine And Jersey Jacket, Blue Blue Japan

Inspired by the serene view of cherry blossom outside Blue Blue Japan founder Mr Kenji Tsuji’s office, this drapey jacket is printed in cool pastel colours onto silky crepe de chine. If you’re looking to add a kimono to your summer wardrobe this year, look no further.

£515 via Mr Porter

Patchwork Printed Striped Cotton-Poplin Shirt, Loewe

Like the slightly more Apollonian older brother of the Loewe patchwork shirt notably worn by A$AP Rocky to Dries van Noten’s SS19 show in Paris, this beautiful offering from the Spanish fashion house is difficult not to love.

£495 via Mr Porter

Beige Cropped Asymmetrical Trench Jacket, Xander Zhou

This experimental ‘Trench Jacket’ from Xander Zhou, the first Chinese fashion designer to present at London Fashion Week, is the perfect choice for those of us who simply can’t let go of our trench coats as winter starts to wane. 

£415 via SSENSE

Leather Cigarette Box, Saint Laurent

It’s as if the Parisian fashion house has become self-aware of the cult following its menswear line has garnered since the Hedi Slimane revival.  This lovely little accessory doesn’t come cheap, but it’d be the cherry on top for any Saint Laurent skinny outfit.

£520 via Luisa Via Roma

Leather belt bag, Aries

A more formal take on one of menswear’s favourite bags right now, the side bag, this offering from Aries brings a streak of London cool to the skater’s wardrobe. 

£280 via Matches Fashion

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