We know you’ve been itching for it all weekend, just wishing for Monday to arrive more quickly; your friends might say it's odd, but we understand. We recognise that you’ve just been waiting to see the top 5 items to drop this week. For those who are new to this feature, each and every Monday we round up our favourite items to hit OPUMO that week. The selection ranges all categories from furniture to underwear, but this week we’re focusing on kitting ourselves out for summer. We’re talking natural, muted hues and relaxed tailoring from brands like ETQ Amsterdam, YMC, Mismo and more.
Cut from an Italian-woven cotton-linen blend, YMC’s Hand Me Down Trousers are a lightweight, breathable option for warmer climates. Featuring cropped ankles, they instantly instil an outfit with a laid-back, bohemian feel. The washed-out olive hue of the trousers is thanks to the garment dying process which lends them a deep, overdyed colour. Boasting YMC’s signature premium detailing in the form of corozo buttons and subtle tailoring, these may well be the ultimate summer trousers.
As great as the widely-used and widely-adored tote bag is, it comes with a set of issues: often made of cheap canvas, you may be left strapless in the middle of a busy day. Mismo tackled this problem head on by crafting their M/S Seaside bag from durable cotton & nylon canvas complemented by dark brown, vegetable-tanned, full-grain bridle leather straps. The tightly-woven nylon straps that form the short handles are reminiscent of sailing rope, making no mistake that this practical, casual piece is ideal for beachside getaways.
Nikben has had enough of plain shirts. Aiming to imbue all of its products with bold personality, the label specialises in playful all-over motifs as exemplified by the La Cucaracha Shirt. Crafted in a lightweight 100% viscose, this piece features Mexican-inspired imagery in dark green that sits tastefully on an ecru backdrop.
KAMO’s Continental style features a half-rimmed lens characterised by vintage tortoiseshell Mazzucchelli acetate brows. As with all of KAMO’s sunglasses, lenses are provided by Carl Zeiss for maximum protection. The subtly updated frame shape gives this retro-inspired style a modern edge and a whole lot of style.
ETQ Amsterdam’s popular LT 04 Sneaker makes an emphatic return with a coloured sole, panelled sides, coloured heel tab and contrasting suede toe cap. Boasting extreme comfort thanks to the padded ankle collar, tongue and layered leather insoles, this silhouette provides a strong and stylish foundation on which to build your summer outfits.
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