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.
X Alyx MMW camouflage T-shirt, Nike
ALYX for under £100 is always exciting – this Matthew Williams designed long sleeve t-shirt features a digitalised woodland camo all-over print, offering a tasteful splash of warcore to your sportswear collection.
£90 via Farfetch
NY Yankees Cap, MoMA Design Store
Itching to let everyone know you’re a modern art fanatic? Can’t afford Gucci’s NY Yankees collaboration? This may be a dream come true for you. Available in nine tasteful hues, this cap from New York’s Museum of Modern Art is the subtle flex we didn’t know we needed.
$30 via MoMA Design Store
Nova logo-print canvas trainers, Veja
Cheap alternatives to Rick Owens will always have a place in my heart. These low-top canvas trainers from French footwear brand Veja have the added bonus of being made following fairtrade and eco-friendly practices, what’s not to love?
£80 via Matches Fashion
Ankle Socks with Snake Print, ASOS Design
Want to jump on the animal print trend bandwagon but don’t want to go all-out reptile cosplay? These socks may be what you’ve been looking for. Add a venomous touch to your outfit with these, they’re sure to give your style some extra bite.
£3 via ASOS
Off White Stripe Roll Neck Jumper, Topman
I feel short sleeve jumpers are a very much underrepresented gem of menswear. Reminiscent of a vintage cycling jersey, this ‘roll neck’ (it’s a mock neck, fire your copywriter) offering from high street label Topman will give you that 20th-century sporty casual look.
£25 via Topman
Diamond-frame sunglasses, Gucci
A grandchild of the classic cat-eye, diamond-frame sunglasses hail from the 50s, as most of today’s on-trend eyewear seems to. These acetate frames from Gucci take a retro-futuristic approach on the glasses, coming in three eccentric unisex colourways.
£270 via Gucci
Striped Tech-Jersey Track Jacket, Y3
Yohji Yamamoto’s Japanese craftsmanship at Adidas never fails to please – this wonderfully tasteful spin on Adidas’s iconic three stripe track jacket almost looks like formalwear. Would you wear this to the gym or the red carpet?
£280 via Mr Porter
Logo-Appliquéd Printed Neoprene Track Jacket, Prada
It’s fair to say that Prada has been on fire their past couple of seasons. This track jacket is printed with an Italian dreamscape – imagery of Renaissance sculpture superimposed over the country’s beautiful coastline and mountain ranges, all in a psychedelic colour palette.
£1020 via Mr Porter
Stan Smith Bt, Adidas Originals
Yet another iteration of the timeless tennis shoe, this version takes a more premium spin on the classic trainer. Featuring Italian leather uppers, the Stan Smith Bt draws inspiration from luxury footwear, replacing the portrait of Stan Smith on the tongue with a simple gilded logo.
£139 via Sneakersnstuff
“Speed Hunters” Cotton Fleece Shrunken Hoodie, Balenciaga
Keeping in theme with their bizarre SS19 campaign video, this hoodie from Spanish heavyweight Balenciaga features a graphic inspired by the 90s cult classic movie, The Matrix.
£799 via Barneys New York