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.
Lonely Kurt Graphic-Print Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt, Kurt Was Here
In a collection curated by the late rock legend’s daughter, Kurt Was Here incorporates sketches and doodles from Kurt Cobain’s notebook into designs printed onto t-shirts. This one is probably my favourite, reading ‘lonely Kurt’ across the chest, and an ominous drawing of a man in the middle of a city street.
£100 via Selfridges
Bellas Artes Desert-Print Cotton Pyjama Shirt, Desmond & Dempsey
This Cuban-collared, dropped shoulder shirt from London-based pyjama label Desmond & Dempsey is hand painted with a graphic Bellas Artes Desert illustration. Too pretty to only wear in bed, this shirt is definitely a good excuse to wear pyjamas all day long.
£80 via Matchesfashion
Face Rib Sock, Acne Studios
If I ever find myself in a point in life where I have more money than I know what to do with, I’m definitely going to buy a load of expensive designer socks. This sweet pair from Swedish label Acne Studios features their signature face applique, and is also available in green and blue.
£36 via Totokaelo
Boonie Bucket Hat, Oakley
As part of the collection designed for Oakley by A-COLD-WALL’s Samuel Ross, this boonie bucket hat would be the perfect accessory to look like a fisherman in style. Features Oakley and Samuel Ross branding along the rim in 3M.
£73 via HBX
Dropped Shoulder Jumper in Landscape Knit, ASOS WHITE
ASOS WHITE is ASOS’s premium in-house label, claiming to offer investment pieces which don’t compromise on quality or individuality. This crew neck jumper certainly meets the individuality claim, with a knitted abstract pastel landscape motif.
£60 via ASOS
X Nike Six Panel Baseball Cap, ALYX
When the £20 regular Nike cap isn’t enough for you, here’s one 8 times the price – and what do you have to show for the extra cash? A lovely little 3M ‘1017 ALYX 9SM’ on the side. Money well spent. Joking aside, it is a very nice cap, and will fit even your huge head with its adjustable strap at the back.
£146 via Nordstrom
Zip-Up Ribbed Wool Neck Band in Brown, JW Anderson
Arguably the most iconic piece from the London fashion house returns for Fall / Winter 2019 in a pleasant shade of cream, with brown stripes and an off-white zip pull. There literally isn’t a more stylish way to keep your neck warm, so what are you waiting for?
£120 via LN-CC
Wool Rollneck Sweater, Undercover
In case you didn’t realise, this is a Jun Takahaski stan blog in disguise. This fantastic turtle neck jumper shows a wonderful application of Undercover’s medieval theme for its FW19 collection. Look at the ruffled neck and cuffs, the embroidered red rose; simply beautiful.
£370 via Mr Porter
Harky Pr T-Shirt in Grey, Dries Van Noten
I loved Dries Van Noten’s whole Fall / Winter 2019 collection, I even sung its praise in my report of Paris Fashion Week Men’s. There were plenty of abstract, colourful patterns, and some masterful uses of tie dye, a great example being this t-shirt.
£142 via Slam Jam Socialism
X Nike Air Jordan I High (Black), Comme des Garçons Homme Plus
Wild punk rock Jordan 1’s, something I never imagined we’d get, yet here they are – and I’m certainly happy about it. First seen at CDG Homme Plus’ Paris men’s show back in June, many thought it was just a custom model made for the runway, and wouldn’t be released. Also available in white.
£280 via Dover Street Market