John Lewis Marble Wave Print Swim Shorts
The Taj Mahal, Michelangelo’s David, these swim shorts from John Lewis: all examples of marble’s association with refinement and class. Now, of course, these shorts aren’t made out of crystalline limestone (probably the worst material you can swim in), but they’ll be no less worth their weight come beach time.
Calvin Klein Warhol Portrait Foundation Denim Jeans
Andy Warhol made a career out of creating art from the iconic, but two can play that game. This season Calvin Klein has taken the legendary artist’s likeness and plastered it all over pieces like these jeans, which feature Mr Soup Can himself hiding on the back pocket.
Mundial x YMC Shirt
As if we weren’t already hyped for a summer of the beautiful game, London-based brand YMC had to go and drop a collaboration with football magazine, Mundial. The man of the match is this minimalist take on the classic Soviet Union 1966 World Cup kit that’s pure back of the net stuff.
Herschel x Hoffman Fabrics Roy Wallet
Taking influence from the state’s big wave surf culture of the 1980s, the result of Herschel’s latest tie-up with Californian textile firm Hoffman Fabrics is a throwback to when Will Smith had to go live with his auntie and uncle in Bel-Air. Think jackets, caps, bags and wallets with a splurge of Aztec print squiggles and hyperactive Day-Glo.
’47 New York Yankees Mint Green Cap
More synonymous with bleary-eyed celebrities getting papped than anything to do with actual baseball, the standard-issue Yankees cap has been given a new look for the season. Yes, the tasty mint shade might be the same as a dentist’s overalls, but the pastel tone can work wonders in small doses during summer.
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Garbstore x Keen UNEEK Sandal
Is it a trainer? Is it a sandal? No, it’s a traindal (or a sainer, okay, the name needs work). What we do know for sure is that this hybrid shoe from British menswear brand Garbstore and US outdoor footwear firm Keen is unlike anything we’ve seen before. Made from premium leather and tied together with purple and blue laces, the deconstructed gaps are one way of getting air to those overheating toes.
Uniqlo Airism White T-Shirt
Puddles of sweat collecting in every crevasse of your body have a grim tendency to rob you of a great look. As such, we could not thank the boffins at Uniqlo HQ enough for the retailer’s AIRism collection of basics, which utilise a specially engineered fibre to wick away trapped heat while claiming to be 1.2 times more breathable than your other bog-standard white T-shirts.
Adidas I-5923 PRIDE Trainers
Never one to miss out on a good party, Adidas has added a sprinkle of colour to its signature shoes ahead this month’s celebrations of all things LGBT. Not too overstated, and with that classic Adidas construction, you’ll undoubtedly be bouncing around summer with Pride in these.
Richard Biedul x King & Tuckfield Merino Ribbed Polo
Oh the roll neck, how we miss you so. Our necks have been bare for months, awaiting your return and tender embrace. Thank goodness then that it forms part of the AW18 capsule release from King & Tuckfield, done in collaboration with male model Richard Biedul. Only thing is we should probably wait until autumn till we throw you on.
Golf le Fleur x Converse Crew Sweatshirt
It seems US rapper Tyler the Creator and Converse can’t get enough of each other. Teaming up once again, the pair has put flower power front and centre, with pieces like this black sweatshirt made in uber cushy French Terry cotton.
New Balance x Paul Smith Furon Destroy Football
Supreme already gave us a designer shovel, so it’s not too much a stretch to have Sir Paul Smith put his name to a football. Working with New Balance, the legendary designer has applied his signature stripe to the 18-panel configuration. Still, we’re still not sure we’d want to kick something so beautiful around during Friday 5-a-side.
Orlebar Brown Griffon Linen Trousers
Not satisfied with just kitting out the top half of our legs, luxury swim short maker Orlebar Brown now wants to take over the territory below the knee. This pair of linen trousers is a fine opening deployment, utilising the British brand’s expert tailoring to create an elegant straight silhouette with a mid-rise waist and logo engraved buckles.
Jigsaw Tonal Flyweight Jacket
British label Jigsaw has rolled out a new seven-piece capsule collection for the summer in feathery light Italian cotton blends. Which is precisely what we need when climate change has decided to turn the roasting levels up to 11. The fit is loose and carefree, like this sky blue jacket which is perfect summer wedding material.
Base London Tan Clipper Shoes
Blisters, foul stenches, the horrors of mangled man-hooves — it’s not hard to see why it pays to pay attention to your feet in summer. Base London have got warm-weather footwear down with models like the Clipper, a smart slip-on suede sneaker that will look just as good with a suit as it will shorts.
Grenfell Merino Grey Overshirt
Summer layering doesn’t have to be rocket science. Just swap out all that confusing talk of weights and aerodynamics, and focus fabrics like linen, cotton and temperature regulating Merino wool. This overshirt by Grenfell has the look of a very traditional coach jacket without the need to wait until September to crack out.
Alex Orso Gold Komodo Claw Pendant
Before you run away, these pendants by London jeweller Alex Orso and minimalist menswear retailer Opumo are a far cry from gaudy Scarface medallions. Just look at this Komodo claw pendant, cast in brass and plated in 22 karat Gold.
Schwarzkopf Got2b Phenomenal Beard Oil
If not properly cared for, it doesn’t take long for facial hair to resemble a badger’s backside. That’s where a beard oil comes in, as well as whipping whiskers into shape, formulas like this one from Schwarzkopf also nourish the skin underneath.
Topman Navy Textured V Neck Jumper
What do you get if you merge two of the biggest fashion comebacks — the V-neck and the 1980s — into a single jumper? Well, an 1980s-inspired V-neck jumper, really. Doesn’t need much more selling than that. This example by Topman is a little bit showy without having to resort to jazz hands.
The Idle Man Classic Tortoise Shell Wayfarer
The Wayfarer is a classic sunglasses style, but brought from big name brands it’s also one that comes with a substantial investment. If you’re a clumsy clutz who has the capacity to squash or accidentally drop things into an endless void, we suggest you cheat the system and just pick up these much cheaper carbon copies from The Idle Man.
Troubadour Leather Tote Bag
Until recently, the modest tote bag was primarily utilised by the wise fairer sex. But gents have now woken up from this tote-less slumber, and luxury options like this plush leather number from Troubadour have invaded the menswear market. Best of all, you just need to just throw your clothes in rather than have to deal with any time-consuming zips.