In between curating the finest design products from around the world and writing about all of these new arrivals, we do like to buy them, too. There’s no fun in talking about nice shirts or new home accessories if you don’t indulge in nice shirts or interior design improvements yourself. So, that’s why this week’s summer-inspired Top 5 is full of items that all of us in the office have got our eye on, including Grenson’s latest move into men’s sandals, an essential tote bag from WANT Les Essentiels and more.
Influenced by the worlds of surf, speed and design, Edmmond Studio designs clothes that create a balance between tradition and modernity and comfort and simplicity.This classic workwear-inspired Artist Jacket is no different. The lightweight jacket is cut from a hardwearing cotton that makes it perfect for the transitional weather, while ‘The Artist’ printing on the reverse elevates the silhouette above the ordinary with a touch of added personality.
WANT Les Essentiels have only been online for a couple of weeks but we’ve already had a few arguments in the office around which bags we’re going to be reaching for first. After some deliberation, we decided, for summer at least, that we’ll be packing the O’Hare 2.0 Tote. The 2.0 in the title is an obvious nod to improvement, and this tote – perfect for commutes, travels and days out – is full of improvements. Designed with durability and simplicity, the tote features an updated interior with maximised pockets for organisation, four deep interior pull-out pockets with leather snap closures for shoes and accessories. That’s without mentioning the adjustable and detachable dog clip crossbody strap, YKK zipper and organic cotton construction that is designed to gain character over time.
Sneakers, loafers, espadrilles – there is a variety of warm-weather alternatives to boots, brogues and heavier canvas sneakers that have seen us through winter. But, if we’re all being honest, there’s nothing that beats the comfort and breathability of a good pair of sandals. As luck would have it, there’s a fair few sandals arriving online including this standout pair from British shoemaker, Grenson. The Chadwick adopts the high-quality constructed and understated, reliable aesthetic that the British brand is built on thanks to its simple double strap slip on style. Which means you can wear them as comfortably with shorts as you can a loosely tailored trouser. Plus, they’re designed so you can wear them comfortably through the day thanks to its moulded footbed and matching rubber sole.
Want more of the best new arrivals? Then here you go – check out the 6 key running essentials for your summer workouts.
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