With another week to look forward to, here’s our weekly round-up of the best of new menswear, so expect style staples and statement-making pieces from our favourite brands and makers. What’s more, by adhering to some small snippets of advice, you’ll be able to sport them with not only considered confidence but an easy air of cool. However, they’re not going to stay on the e-shelves for long…
Lavenham hooded jacket
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Lavenham has produced a succinct 12-piece, unisex collection that underlines its renowned design language of the two-inch diamond quilt. Based in Suffolk, it manufactures all of its products a mere six miles from its first ever factory, making it a true British brand that’s a little bit under the radar. It’s for that exact reason it should be on your’s. While its roots are decidedly set in the great outdoors, this hooded jacket has urban-life written all over it and the quilting not only keeps you warm, but 65 per cent of the wadding used comes from recycled materials. It’s a yes from us and be sure to check out the rest of the collection as picking one was a hard decision to make.
Mr P ‘Health in Mind’ printed melange cotton t-shirt
Last week, Mr Porter launched its Health in Mind initiative with a lot of the proceeds being donated to The Movember Foundation. Designed in collaboration with Jerry Lorenzo, the extremely cool founder of the LA-based label Fear of God, the scribble of the word ‘compassion’ was designed by his children. It’s a quality that he looks for and appreciates in others, which we, The Jackal, are right behind. We all need to be better humans to each other, and while we’ve got a long way to go, this is a small step in the right direction and also a reminder that we should all show more compassion towards each other.
Orlebar Brown ‘OB Collection’ black lightweight jacket
Orlebar Brown has just released its new collection titled ‘OB Black’. Taking inspiration from the black sands of
Sebago x Pendleton ‘Tatanka’ boots and ‘Tucson’ blanket
You might now Sebago for its boat-appropriate Topsiders, but the brand doesn’t just craft footwear for aquatic pursuits – it also crafts for the land, as seen in its latest collaboration with Pendleton. The shoemaker has teamed up with near-legendary Stateside textile manufacturer on a selection of styles that combine three of the brand’s rugged Campside silhouettes with three fabrics inspired by those of Native American communities (side note: since Pendleton was founded in 1893, the company has had a long history working together with indigenous tribes). Better yet, each of the boots has a co-ordinating blanket – good news for those already bedding down for cosy season.
Boots, £220, blanket, £225, both sebago.co.uk
Frescobol Carioco navy pyjama shirt
Feeling fed up with the weather? Can’t hack it and fancy a holiday? Go for it, just make sure you pack a couple pieces from Frescobol Carioca’s new Resort collection. The collection itself is inspired by Lygia Clark – an artist that should be on your radar – who played a central role in the Neo-Concreto movement which championed geometric shapes and believed that art was subjective and organic during the Fifties and through much of the Sixties. With a contrasting white piping running down the placket and on the pyjama collar and sleeves, this is a chic shirt to be worn on warm evenings abroad with a pair of tailored white trousers and neutral espadrilles.
C.QP ‘Atlon’ trainers
If you think the current crop of bonkers ‘ugly’ trainers is, well, just a bit ugly, don’t worry – there are still plenty of sneaker brands out there pushing the envelope while still keeping things stylish. Swedish shoemaker C.QP is a classic example, especially its new ‘Atlon’, which brings a chunkier, on-trend vibe to a silhouette that’s still superbly sleek. Of the four colours on offer, we especially love this deliciously autumnal shade of deep green.
Tod’s polished penny loafers
Tod’s celebrates its 100th anniversary next year. In that century, the Milanese brand has created many silhouettes, but the shoemaker is perhaps most famous for its ever-stylish Gommino loafer – a driving shoe that’s instantly recognisable from the small rubber pebbles on the sole and heel. However, this season it’s introduced a penny loafer that plays on the Gommino’s strengths and features a chunky sole with exaggerated pebbles in the centre. Made from a polished calf leather, it will grant you access into the most formal of establishments, but looks just as at home in a trendy East London pub with washed-out denim jeans and white socks.