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.
Adidas Originals by Alexander Wang Socks, Adidas
As part of the second drop of the fifth season from the long-time collaborators, Adidas and Alexander Wang, these socks are the cheapest-ticket item you can get your hands (or should I say feet) on for the upside-down trefoil flex.
£18 via Adidas
X Russell Athletic Sports Sweat, Paccbet
Russel Athletic, a brand I’ve only encountered amidst the jungle of Sports Direct, makes a seemingly unlikely collaborator for Gosha Rubchinsky’s Paccbet label. Nevertheless, the result is quite attractive; a nylon sweatshirt with an attached roll neck insert.
£95 via END.
Black Chalk Shorts, Cahartt WIP
Carhartt Work in Progress is Carhartt’s sub-label for its European audience, producing garments at a higher quality than its main label, and often collaborating with other brands and artists. I’m not much of a shorts person, but the contrast stitching on these is hard to pass up. Also pretty in white.
£65 via SSENSE
Sound and Fury Tie Dye Hoodie, 10 Deep
Another wonderful example of tie dye, this hoodie is designed by 10 Deep, a New York based streetwear label which describes itself as an ‘independent heritage street fashion brand and self-contained creative collective’ founded by Scott Sasso in 1995.
£70 via 10 Deep
MKI Padded Nylon Sweater, MKI Miyuki Zoku
Bring a bit of space age style to your wardrobe with this polyamide shell sweatshirt. Zipped at the neck and with a drawstring hem, its almost like a pullover track jacket. Notably similar to the sweatshirt in Adidas and Alexander Wang’s latest collaboration.
£79 via END.
Logo Snakeskin Print Shirt, SSS World Corp
An interesting take on the snakeskin print trend, this shirt from SSS World Corp features an allover logo print. The label produces many loud, but not kooky, pieces; its founder, Justin O’Shea, said himself “I feel like a bit of an alien on our own planet”.
£177 via Farfetch
X Sacai Blazer High Blue, Nike
In collaboration with Japanese luxury fashion label Sacai, cited by Vogue as ‘influential in breaking down the dichotomy between casual and formal clothing’, Nike has released this mashup of two classic silhoettes: the Blazer and Dunk High. Also available in the ‘Snow Beach‘ colourway. Retail price was $140.
£710 via StockX (Price at time of writing)
Topstitch Detail Cotton Gabardine Car Coat, Burberry
Coincidentally making a great pairing for the Carhartt WIP shorts previously in this post, this contrast stitch trench coat is an example of how Ricardo Tisci is taking what makes Burberry great and giving it a breath of fresh air. Here he’s shown his own updated take on one of Burberry’s iconic outerwear silhouettes.
£1690 via Farfetch
Chunky Gauge Wool Sweater, Bottega Veneta
Nothing looks comfier than some of Bottega Veneta’s exquisitely crafted cold weather staples. This chunky sweater is knitted in Italy from Italian wool, with dropped shoulders to make it drape loosely over one’s torso. Not to mention, beige is on trend this season, do you need a better excuse?
£540 via Matchesfashion
x Raf Simons RS Ozweego Cream White / Silver Metallic, Adidas
The classic partnership between the Belgian fashion designer and German sportswear label returns for let another capsule of Raf Simon Ozweegos. My personal favourite Ozweegos of the last couple of years, I feel these have the spirit of uniqueness and luxury that first sparked my interest in the collaborative trainers.
£329 via Sneakersnstuff