We know that the sun is trying its hardest to usher in a season of productive mornings and long, relaxed evenings, so this week’s top 5 items are decidedly summer-tinged. We have you covered whatever the coming months hold: if it’s a laid-back day by the sea, look to the Nikben swim shorts; perhaps a less laid-back day of travelling is on the cards, in which case head to Floyd for luggage done correctly. No matter how the next few months are shaping up, here are 5 items that are guaranteed to come in handy.
While many brands look to expand their ranges to the broadest that they can reach, Schnayderman's works for depth. With an aim to create the perfect shirt, to update the world of men’s shirting, the Stockholm brand returns each season with a renewed eye for tailored formal and casualwear. As the weather gets warmer, many shirts fade into obsolescence, too thick or too tightly tailored for the temperature. Look to Schanyderman’s Linen One shirt for a relaxed fit, lightweight, breathable construction and a strong summer colour palette.
Founded in Stockholm, Nikben aims to shake up the swimwear world; gone are the days of all-black Speedos, thankfully. Instead, the Swedish label create swimming gear with attitude, characterised by statement-making, all-over prints. One of their less striking offerings comes in the form of the Benedict swim shorts. Instilling your off-duty wardrobe with a touch of breakfast-inspired humour, the egg motif is complemented by the less playful premium construction which dries speedily and features a mesh lining for comfort.
One of OPUMO’s newest brands, Floyd is inspired by the world of skating, hence the polyurethane wheels that ensure the smoothest of rides. Combine the quality of the wheels with the premium hard shell and you’ve just made your journey a whole lot easier, and if you're not convinced, read our review here. Lightweight, secure, full to the brim with useful compartments and it boasts a beautifully deep orange shell, inspire travel envy this holiday season.
Take a trip to ‘60s and ‘70s Marrakech with 19-69’s Kasbah eau de parfum. Mick Jagger, Veruschka and YSL host parties in the warm evening air while revellers discover the exotic sights, sounds and–most importantly–smells of the city. A woody base gives way to top notes of soft oriental spices, sweet vanilla and honey resulting in a full-bodied fragrance that comes into its own during the summer months.
Whatever your seasonal plans may be, there is always time for breakfast. While the meal is arguably the most important or the day, it’s often overlooked for less practical ensembles when it comes to cookbooks. Luckily, Phaidon is here to rectify this injustice. Containing hundreds of home-cooking tips for breakfast, and meals from around the world from Chinese buns to American scones, this is a must-have for any self-proclaimed chef.
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