1 | The Boxfresh Bag
Boxfresh, the brand known for its London-inspired streetwear, was 25 last year. To celebrate, there were a series of events (25 to be precise) across Europe that looked to illustrate the brand’s bold, graphic-heavy aesthetic and impressive footwear collections. We could have picked something from the limited edition 89 capsule collection (the year the brand was launched), but we though this duffel was as good as anything to illustrate Boxfresh’s aesthetic. It’s simple, tough and a hefty statement of urban intent.
Boxfresh Mortar Duffel Bag, £80, boxfresh.com
2 | The Goodordering Pannier
There was a time when wearing cycling kit meant looking like a tit. It was almost inescapable. But now, thanks to specialist brands such as Rapha and Vulpine (and even big players like Levi's and Stone Island) cyclists are just as well equipped, but better dressed than ever. Following suit, Goodordering’s Market Shopper pannier bag is as versatile as it is handsome, because it can be strapped to the back of your bike, and then carried via the backpack straps once you’ve dismounted. It’s hardy, water-resistant and features a padded interior laptop pocket, which is just what you need for the journey into work.
Goodordering Market Shopper, £60, goodordering.com
3 | Something From Kin At John Lewis
Long the go-to outfitter for men who weren’t sure where to go, John Lewis has been a stalwart style companion for many years. Now though, it seems that faith is deserved more than ever, because the department store’s Kin collection is really rather fantastic. There’s lots of blue, grey and white (three colours we love at Esquire) and the collection has a distinctly Scandi vibe. Check out this double-breasted jacket in navy hopsack; it’s just the sort of versatile separate you need to make it through the summer with style. And this simple two-button suit in grey flannel will look the nuts worn with a pair of black Chelsea boots, as you can see.
4 | The Brooks Saddle
Brooks, the British company known for making the best saddles in the world, recently teamed up with Levi's to create a limited edition version of its Cambium saddle. The denim used was donated by members of the public at the Levi’s Commuter Workspace events in London, Brooklyn and LA, which all took place last year. The C17 saddle itself is crafted from vulcanized rubber, so it’s waterproof, supple and super comfortable. The 100-piece collection, of which each is numbered, will be sold exclusively at the B1866 store in Covent Garden and the Brooks website.
Cambium C17 Denim Limited Edition, £180, brooksengland.com
5 | Something from the new grooming range at ASOS
Just when you thought there was nothing more you could get from ASOS, it introduces a range of grooming products, and it’s really rather good. They’ve no doubt realised that men are more preened and pressed than ever, so they’ve filled their electronic shelves with a host seriously manly moisturisers, pomades, waxes, gels and serums. There’s even a ‘bicep-enhancing gel’, which if we’re honest, we’re not sure about. The hair product range is particularly good, and of that, Esquire recommends Uppercut Deluxe. We’ve been using the pomade all week and it hasn’t let us down yet. If you’re all set for goop, there's bound to be something in their range of brushes, combs and washbags for you.