The Best Menswear To Buy Right Now
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Toms Leandro Trainers
Toms led the espadrille revival in the mid-’00s, but as the slip-ons slipped in popularity, the charitable footwear brand has found a resurgence with its simple sneakers. These new ones have a retro feel with varied materials and textures paired with a fairly chunky sole made fit for modern consumption by the smart navy and grey colourway.
Fat Face Straight Jeans
Throw those black super skinnies onto the fire, the age of the straight leg is here to re-balance the proportions of your outfits and stop you dressing like a stork. These ones from UK high street chain Fat Face are perfectly relaxed. Roll up the hem and wear with a pair of high-tops for some easy style.
Champion Weave Hoodie
US sportswear brand Champion is celebrating its 100th birthday, and judging by current form, the brand will be looking good for another century. Join the party with this peachy hoodie from its SS19 collection that comes with a soft brushed fleece inside and a life-saving kangaroo pocket to tuck your limbs in when the chill bites.
CK One Chinese New Year 100ml
Every year is a CK One year in our book (we ranked it ones of the best men’s fragrances of all time) but not every year is the year of the pig, well, in the Chinese calendar at least. To usher in the Lunar New Year, the fragrance has been rebooted with a special edition red and gold bottle to house that welcome, familiar whiff inside.
Rotary Greenwich G2 Watch
It’s no secret that Rotary produces some of the best value for money timepieces in the world. The latest addition to its Greenwich line of watches is no different – a skeletal offering designed by the Swiss firm’s British team that allows you to glimpse into the master craftsmanship going on under the dial.
Percival x Jim Chapman Backpack
Percival has form when it comes to killer collaborations (wink wink, FashionBeans teamed up with the London-based menswear brand at the end of 2018). Now it has joined forces with Youtuber Jim Chapman on a series of stylish backpacks rendered in premium fabrics like pebbled leather and melton wool and finished with details like quick release buckles.
New Balance 997H Trainers
Neon is currently lacing up in the wings to become one of the biggest trainer trends of the year. Rather than go full radioactive candyfloss, look for accents like the ones on these fresh revivals from New Balance that have been brought back from its nineties archive.
Uniqlo U Knitted Shirt
The seasonal Uniqlo U collection is the creme de la creme of the Japanese retailer’s offering. Designed in Paris by former Hermès artistic director Christophe Lemaire, it features pieces like this classy-as-a-well-made-Manhattan shirt, spun from a luxurious cashmere blend for smart casual wearability that’s tough to beat.
American Apparel x Keur Paris Sweatshirt
Love is in the air, which can only mean one thing – Valentine’s is coming up. Get in the spirit with this hearty collaboration between American Apparel and tres chic Parisian brand Keur, featuring kitsch but slick sweatshirts and tees using the latter’s signature heart motif.
Mr P Blouson Jacket
Ahh, Mr P, we’ve been expecting you. The hotly anticipated seventh drop from the in-house fashion label of menswear retailer Mr Porter is now available online. Our pick of the lot is this ‘60s-style blouson jacket, crafted out of hefty cotton with a white trim that’s as sweet as cherry pie.
G-Star Raw x Max Verstappen Overshirt
We’re not quite sure what zooming around a racetrack has to do with men’s fashion, but there’s no denying that Formula 1 wunderkind Max Verstappen’s tie-up with Dutch compatriot G-Star Raw is a podium finish. Inspired by the driver’s laid back, sporty style, it includes sweats, tees and this light-weight, military-inspired overshirt.
Fred Perry x Miles Kane Jacquard Polo Shirt
The ongoing relationship between iconic British clothier Fred Perry and rocker Miles Kane has been a rather fruitful one. The latest collaboration between the two is their third in total and plays up the musician’s own mod-meets-lounge-lizard stylings with louche bowling shirts and jacquard polos.
Pull & Bear Dungarees
To dungaree or not to dungaree, that is the question. The oft-derided garment is having a moment thanks to the rise of the workwear trend. These examples from Pull&Bear come in an easy to wear shade of black, and won’t break the bank should you decide the off-the-clock miner look is not for you.
Bulldog Peppermint And Eucalyptus Shower Gel
A mainstay of the men’s grooming aisle, FashionBeans Grooming Award winner Bulldog has recently been branching out from its skincare range. Last year the British brand debuted a sustainable bamboo-handle razor, and its latest launch – a range of sweet-smelling shower gels – follows the same eco-conscious manifesto with recycled packaging and sustainably sourced ingredients.
Kurt Geiger Tassel Loafers
The mid-century style revival in recent seasons has seen tassel loafers make a welcome return to the bosom of menswear enthusiasts. This pair from Kurt Geiger realises that a tassel on anything can be a little extra, so pares everything else back in straightforward black and a simple silhouette.
Edwin Japanese Sun T-Shirt
Established in Tokyo in 1947, Edwin is one of the jewels in Japan’s fashion crown that also includes Comme des Garçons, Beams and Uniqlo. This white T-shirt celebrates the homeland with the rising sun on the breast for a simple, yet effective take on the graphic tee.
Hims Hair Loss Finasteride Tablets
How do you make erectile dysfunction and hair loss, erm, cool? That’s the hefty task taken up by American start-up Hims, which hopes to break down the stigma around the two afflictions, with minimalist packaging and an easy to use process that sees you complete an assessment online and get the tablets sent directly to your door.
Zara Quilted Herringbone Coat
Fight the chill with a coat that works overtime. This slicker-than-snot-on-a-doorknob option from high street behemoth Zara comes loaded up with a solid quilt lining for much-needed insulation while the herringbone outer means it’ll slot easily over a sweatshirt or a suit.
Tiger Of Sweden Denim Jacket
Heritage menswear label Tiger of Sweden is one of the coolest around, having excelled at Scandi minimalism for well over a century. This cropped denim jacket is indicative of the brand’s style with a soft touch cotton, and a sharp, yet simple, always simple cut.
February 9, 2019 at 05:38PM