We get to see the coolest products hitting the menswear market before anyone else – and of course, as committed clothes fans, we have our favourites. Here are 10 of the very best items launching this week that we think you should add to your wardrobe ASAP.
Canali blue suede double monk straps
Elvis was so physched about his blue suede shoes that he felt the need to record a song about it. Over half a century later and, trust us, you’ll feel exactly the same in these.
Le Specs Thunderdome sunglasses
These squared-off tortoiseshell aviators hit the throwback-modern crosshair right in the centre.
Dior diamond camouflage jumper
Woven from a breathable half-and-half wool and cotton mix, this superb camo-Argyll jumper is the only item you need to both stand out and keep cool this summer.
J Crew x Marcel George pocket square
The American prepmaster has teamed up with the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation – a charity dedicated to the conservation of insects – to help reverse the world’s rapidly declining bee population. Designed by artist Marvel George, this silk pocket square is a superbly stylish way to both look good and do good.
£39.50. Available in store at J Crew, 58 Redchurch St, London E2 7DP. jcrew.com
Kartel Tarbert watch
Bring some serious #heritage vibes to your wrist with this watch from Scottish watch company Kartel, with features a handmade strap made from the country’s legendary Harris Tweed, crafted in the Outer Hebrides.
Frescobol Carioca Tijuca skateboard
It might be named after the Barra da Tijuca, a neighbourhood in the west of Rio de Janeiro, but the Brazilian brand’s new skateboard will look equally at home on the streets of any less-sun drenched British city.
£650. Available at matchesfashion.com
Le Slip Francais scented briefs
The french brand’s briefs just got even better. Now not only do they provide excellent support, but these new pants are infused with a scent that activates when it comes in contact with sweat. And, before any lazy guys ask, no this doesn’t give you a free pass to wear them continuously for a month at a time (the fragrance will last for up to 20 washes).
£36. Available to buy now at selfridges.com
Gucci striped jumper
While this might look like a straighforward striped jumper from the front, the real beauty is on the back. There you’ll find embroidery of the phrase “Mare Gothicum” – an early name once used to refer to the Baltic Sea during the reign of Elizabeth I of England.
For socks that are business at the ankle but party down below, check out these supersoft models from new British company Quiet Rebellion (or QR). They’ll look navy when you wear them with a suit as all the pattern is limited to the top and foot-section of the socks. We particularly like the iteration with a design inspired by legendary artist and Jay Z favourite, Pablo Picasso.
Dr Martens x Norse Projects Steed shoes
Copenhagen-based streetwear fan favourite Norse Projects is teaming up with Dr Martens on a collaborative new version of the brand’s time-tested 3-Eye Steed shoe. Made in England and available in three colours (white, black and dark red) the new features include a water-resistant Repello suede upper, a custom padded tongue in ripstop nylon and a slimmer, sleeker Goodyear-welted “bouncing” sole. Bookmark the Norse Projects website now – they launch this Friday.
£200. Launching on Friday 29 April at norsestore.com