As achingly cool a mode of transport as it is, the more sensible and level-headed among you will take a car or public transport to work rather than a motorbike. But that’s not to say you can’t still dress the part with pieces like Boohoo Man’s ribbed-detail, spray-on biker jeans.
Available at Boohoo Man, priced £12.50.
Despite only being a few seasons old, Wax London hasn’t struggled to get menswear tongues wagging about its Scandi-inspired wares. And it’s easy to see why. Ethically produced and perfectly crafted, this soft cotton-jersey T-shirt with a split hem detail shows that flowers aren’t just for girls.
Available at Wax London, priced £35.
If you assumed the Stan Smith phenomenon was finished well over a year ago, think again. At the hands of walking youth fountain, mega-producer and all round stylish guy Pharrell Williams, the ultimate fashion footwear model has been transformed into the 24th century-looking Primeknit Tennis Hu.
Available at Adidas, priced £94.95.
Swaddling yourself in corduroy in August may seem a bit nuts, but with the tricky transitional months (and fellow savvy shoppers at the ready) there’s arguably no better time to sharpen your elbows and stock up. We’re big fans of this jacket from British brand Percival’s new limited-run Uami Collection.
Available at Percival, priced £169.
There’s no way around saying it, Farer’s timepieces have been the ones to watch (sorry) since the British brand’s launch in 2015. Picking up on the prominent SS17 jewellery trend for mixing metals, the new quartz-movement Meakin model features a steel case offset by a gold crown and framed by a sleek blue leather strap.
Available at Mr Porter, priced £380.
Slick streetwear is the order of the day at New Look, which has just launched its first dedicated ‘Urban’ range. Packed with pieces like this simple cotton tee, it’s got everything you need for earning your stripes somewhere, kind of, near the half pipe.
Available at New Look, priced £9.99.
In the past, achingly cool London menswear independent Other Shop has collaborated with the likes of Grenson and denim house Lee. Keeping the momentum going, the Soho-based store has now joined forces with eyewear firm Ace & Tate to produce these tortoiseshell specs, finished with a forever-on-trend keyhole bridge design.
Available at Other Shop, priced £98.
Of all the things we’re jealous of Ryan Gosling for, that souvenir jacket from his turn in Drive is right up there. Though, we’d say this playful Mickey Mouse take on the lightweight outerwear staple by Uniqlo is one heck of a consolation prize.
Available at Uniqlo, priced £49.90.
Hats are subject to trends just as much as what we wear on the rest of our bodies. But having been seen on best-dressed bonces for some time now, we’d say a baseball cap – especially in a toned-down classic shade like burgundy – is a top (hat) move.
Available at Topman, priced £15.
Now partly under the tutelage of Mr David Beckham (a man who you could say knows a thing or two about getting dressed), heritage label Kent & Curwen is pulling on its history as a sporting outfitter to produce pieces like this simple cotton T-shirt, which features its hallmark English rose motif.
Available at Harvey Nichols, priced £80.
Just like a pair of Converse, white jeans have the ability to look box-fresh and fresh out of a mosh pit. Take the stress out of keeping yours pristine by opting for a pair in a slightly off-white shade (like H&M’s cropped selvedge example) that will only get better with each scuff and stain.
Available at H&M, priced £49.99.
Created in Cumbria, worn all over the world. Celebrating 35 years of manufacturing at its iconic Maryport factory, Flimby’s finest AKA New Balance has turned out a special anniversary pack, containing a blue nubuck and mesh version of the M991FA trainer.
Available August 5 at End, priced £165.
Sick of mates that copy your style? Try the new line-up of bold sweatshirts from Hugo Boss, which features the brand’s name in reverse across the chest. Take all the compliments, then send Barry on his way to find a shop that stocks ‘OGUH’.
Available at Hugo Boss, priced £95.
Swedish menswear label A Day’s March takes its name from an old military term referring to how far an army could move in a single day. So it makes sense that the brand’s overshirt, inspired by the M-65 field jacket worn by US troops, is the perfect piece to take you into the night.
Available at A Day’s March, priced £120.
Mickey Mouse motifs and other cool as hell things aside, occasionally fashion likes to get political. A semi replica of the war zone T-shirt worn by journalists during the 1982 Lebanon War with Israel, London-based brand Qasimi’s ‘Don’t Shoot’ design is a stark reminder of the world’s not-too-distant history.
Available at Qasimi, priced £115.
You don’t need us to tell you that chinos are a solid warm-weather alternative to jeans or throw around words like ‘wardrobe essentials’. What you might need, however, is pointing in the direction of lesser-known brands like Danish firm Only & Sons, which made its name in the denim game but also turns out expertly cut examples of this, okay fine, wardrobe essential.
Available at ASOS, priced £30.
Where his own label is concerned, Raf Simons is all about the big and the bold, but for his collaboration with American luggage brand Eastpak, the Belgian designer has taken more of a less is more than more is more route (if that makes sense?).
Available at Eastpak, priced £180.
All good wardrobes start with the basics, but that’s not to say they have to be boring. This season, Calvin Klein has upgraded the humble sweatshirt with a contrasting block panel design, all tied together in a simple monochrome colourway.
Available at House of Fraser, priced £95.
From runner-style shapes to eighties-inspired graphics, swimwear this season has a distinctly dug-out-of-a-time-capsule vibe about it. Between the athletic runner cut and the Saved By The Bell-esque print, these shorts are guaranteed to make a splash for all the right reasons.
Available at River Island, priced £18.
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