Beer gardens, portable fans, holidays; we pretty much know where most of your money has gone over the last few weeks. So we thought we’d pack out this week’s Top 5 with a few alternate items that you’ll still get an awful lot of use out of over the next few months. Including Filling Pieces’ brand-new sneakers, a dependable pair of understated summer sunglasses from YMC and the latest new wave lighting from Flos.
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We’re all a little guilty of seeking inspiration from all different avenues; be it Instagram, magazines, adverts or hotels, and not doing anything with it. Rather than wandering aimlessly trying to find that specific bike or looking to replicate that particular café racer, it pays to invest in an all-encompassing coffee table book that you can use as a reference point to any bike build. The ‘Vintage Bike File’ offers just that; as it represents an in-depth insight into some of the world’s finest bikes. It’s essentially, everything you’ll ever need.
By nurturing their imagination for over 50 years, Flos have placed themselves at the forefront of lighting innovation and in the hearts of many as one of the world’s finest homeware brands. One look at the all-new Piana Table Lamp and that all makes sense, really. The statement table lamp provides a wonderful diffused light and it features an injection printed lamp body in a high-shine red finish. It’s pretty much the epitome of classic design done right.
Remember when we all wore hoodies? Or any other item of clothing that wasn't a t-shirt? That was long before the amber weather warnings and the record temperatures that we’ve been besieged with for a couple of months now. Don’t worry, though, there will soon be grey days, snow, rain, sleet, all other weather conditions, that you need to be prepared for. That’s where this new Organic Cotton Hoodie from Unrecorded comes in. Crafted in Portugal from a luxurious 360g French Terry Knit cotton, it’s a lot more comfortable than your ordinary hoodie and it looks an awful lot better too courtesy of its slightly relaxed shape and classic melange grey colour hue. Buy it now and in a couple of months you’ll feel the benefit. The truth is, you probably won’t be out of it for the six months following that, too.
You can get a bit bogged down looking for sunglasses especially with the variety of colours, shapes and sizes on offer. So, sometimes it pays to look beyond all the distractions and opt for a good-looking, well-made and understated pair of sunglasses like these YMC Frida frames. Featuring an understated slim-line design, the vintage-inspired Frida is defined by its round-based acetate frames that provide a lightweight and comfortable fitting pair of sunglasses that are guaranteed to see you through this season and beyond.
Taking inspiration from both tactical desert boots and vintage sneakers, the Filling Pieces Low Plasma has been handed a slimmer, pointier toebox for the new season cuts an aggressive side profile in comparison to the brand’s other sneakers. Not to mention the layered leather uppers that manage to elevate the premium nubuck to a new athletic-military look courtesy of its mix of textures, colours and layered shapes. Plus, it sits on Filling Pieces subtly rippled rubber sole that is a lot more comfortable than most.
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