By blending all the best parts of a cardigan and a blazer, British designer Oliver Spencer has come up with one hella comfy jacket. Rendered in a soft cotton fabric and cut loose to accommodate layers, it’s enough to make us want to skip dad fashion and go straight to grandpa style.
Superdry Surplus Goods Lowrider Chinos
For days when trousers are too smart, but jeans are too casual, it always pays to have a pair of chinos to hand. We’re particularly fond of these ones from Superdry, which are cut slim for a flattering (but not circulation-ending) fit, and will look great pinrolled with trainers.
Arket Nylon Helmet Bag
The menswear world owes a great debt to the military. Just take this tote: developed from an original 1960s flyer’s helmet bag. Not only is it smart, water-resistant and packing plenty of vintage cool, it also has an abundance of handy pockets. Handsome. Utilitarian. Tick, tick, boom.
The North Face Traverse TR Nylon Trainers
There’s no escaping it, fashion inspired by your old man is officially a ‘thing’. Even The North Face (every dad’s puffer coat of choice) is getting in on the action with these on-trend retro trainers designed to tackle both town or trail with ease.
Reiss Nate Slim Fit Pique Shirt
Even if you’ve had to buy an additional wardrobe for them, we still maintain you can never have too many white shirts. The tactile cotton pique body of this one from Reiss means it will look just as good with jeans and sneaker as it would worn sans-tie under a blazer. Buy two.
Levi’s x MLB Collection
Even if you don’t live stateside, celebrate the start of baseball season with Levi’s new collaboration with the MLB. There are denim jackets, casual coats and sweatshirts emblazoned with famous teams’ logos. Best of all, you don’t even need to know what MLB stands for to wear them (it’s Major League Baseball, by the way).
BoohooMan Smart Checked Joggers
There are few things more satisfying than tricking your boss into thinking you’re wearing a smart pair of trousers when you’re actually comfy AF in lounge gear. Try it out for yourself with these crafty joggers from BoohooMan, which are finished in a basically-a-suit check pattern.
Wilkinson Sword Hydro 5 Sense Energize Razor
Having used up the world’s supply of metal producing 48-blade razors, grooming brands are now looking for new ways to help men get a closer finish. Enter the Wilkinson Sword Hydro 5 Sense Energize model, which features a built-in shock absorber that auto-adjusts to your skin for a customised experience. Sorted.
Converse Black College Hoodie
Every man owns a least one pair of Converse (if you don’t, please make amends immediately), but there are other ways to show your love for basketball’s most stylish export. This Converse College hoodie is the easiest way to school others in off-duty dressing.
Nike Air Max 270
Taking its cues from the mighty Air Max 93 the Air Max 180, Nike has just dropped the Air Max 270. The sneaker is the first Air Max to be designed completely as a lifestyle runner and features the iconic model’s tallest ever air heel unit. Breathe it in, and buy.
Uniqlo U Short Sleeve Sweatshirt
It may not feel like it right now, but 2018 is the year of the short sleeve. First the short-sleeved Cuban collar shirt became cool, now it’s the turn of the short-sleeved sweater. This Uniqlo version has all the simplicity the brand’s ‘U’ line is renowned for, but the double layered design and contrast lining make it anything but boring.
L’Oreal Men Expert Vita Lift Anti-Ageing Eye Cream
Few of us intend to be hungover at work, it kind of just, well, happens. Cleverly, L’Oreal has flipped the effects of booze on its head and packed its new eye cream with French vine to fight wrinkles, fine lines and those dreaded bags. So you can roll into the office without anyone knowing what you got up to the night before.
Samsoe & Samsoe Mirsh On 9679 Jumper Navy
For those days when you just don’t know what to wear, it’s always worth having a fail-safe striped top to throw on. This Samsoe & Samsoe jumper isn’t short of nautical vibes, but also packs in a slightly extended neckline, just in case anyone else was having the same morning.
River Island Cream Sid Ripped Skinny Jeans
Providing you can deal with all the ‘hilarious’ comments from elderly relatives asking if you tripped, we can’t think of a single reason not to buy these ripped jeans from River Island. That’s chiefly because the cream colourway means they’ll switch between seasons far better than a white pair. Who’s having the last laugh now?
Holiday Bouleau Printed Fleece-Back Cotton-Jersey Sweatshirt
Summer is coming, we promise. Get ready to hit the beach with this crew neck sweatshirt from travel-magazine-turned-menswear-brand Holiday Boileau. The bold orange hue and fleece-back cotton jersey will evoke the holiday spirit even if the sun’s not out.
Paul Smith Globe Cufflinks
Let everyone know you’re a man of the world by wearing these quirky cufflinks from Paul Smith. Made from brass and copper, the globes will pep up any boring shirt, and when you get bored in meetings, they’re a great distraction – how many countries can you name?
Pretty Green x Katie Eary Toria Polo
Part of a killer collaboration between London-based designer Katie Eary and Liam Gallagher’s brand Pretty Green, this soft cotton polo shirt with an embroidered bug motif has got us buzzing. The updated wardrobe staple is kitted out in a bold green colourway and even comes with a limited edition pin badge.
Richard James Mayfair 3D Square Silk Tie
If you’re going to all the effort of knotting yourself into a tie, you may as well make sure people notice it. This one from Richard James Mayfair will steal the show without being too ostentatious thanks to its silk material and monochrome print that is sure to add some personality to your work attire.