Every week we welcome in some of the finest pieces of design from around the world, and although it’s incredibly exciting, it’s sometimes hard to keep on track of what’s just landed. So here are five items that we’re all chatting about in the office right now.
To ease you into the transition from heavyweight cotton shirts to more lightweight styles, we’ve picked a shirt that isn’t too dissimilar to the simple Oxford-inspired shirt that you’ve been wearing all year-long. Schnayderman’s is known for incorporating tailored details into clean, modern designs, as displayed by this slim-fit cotton shirt in a indigo dyed blue colour hue. We suggest teaming the laid back shirt – complete with its simple patch pocket and button down collar – with a lightweight pair of drawstring trousers and a simple white sneaker to bring out the washed indigo pastel hue.
Part of Sunspel’s Ian Fleming collection – the all-new capsule of menswear essentials that take inspiration from the world’s greatest spy and its author – are these Sunspel Navy Tropical Wool Drawstring Trousers. Drawing on the brand’s unique sporting heritage, Sunspel’s refined drawstring trousers are cut in a cool, luxurious Italian tropical wool that is lightweight and comfortable – basically, they'll be ideal through summer.
Given how often we use our bags we need them to be especially well made, so look to a brand that you can trust and to a brand that is renowned for their use of high-quality materials. Ucon Acrobatics is one such brand, as the German label produce a diverse, functional and minimalist selection of bags defined by bespoke fabrics, notable detailing and high-quality design. Our current favourite, the simply named Grey Colin Backpack, comes complete with a dirt and repellant finish on eco-friendly silicone, a PVC coating on the inside which makes the fabric waterproof, alongside a roll-top closing system to scale capacity. It’s basically a backpack that does it all; and it looks great in the process too.
The Common Projects Achilles Low has been the subject of numerous pastel and pop colour reinterpretations over the last few seasons, yet this understated all-grey pair could be some of the best. Just look at them. Premium leather uppers, complementing tonal soles and the signature subtle gold stamp to the heel. They look the same as ever before, but just better. Get them now and they’ll be the perfect complement to any summer colour palette, from black, khaki and navy hues.
In today’s day and age, you hear a lot of different brands claiming to ‘reimagine’ this and ‘reinvent’ that. Most of them are genuinely doing as they say, but none are going to quite the extent of A.N OTHER – the independent collective who are ‘redefining how luxury fragrances are born and sold’ by giving a selection of the most exciting perfumers in the world total creative control of their range of eco-sustainable scents. Which means no briefs, no budgets, no trends to follow or market segments to please. So, each and every fragrance is something incredibly unique; especially our current favourite, the FR/18 Perfume which takes inspiration from the resurgence of classic gin cocktails. It's a clean, crisp, fizzing scent that’s perfect for spring.
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