1 | Something from Casely-Hayford’s AW15 collection
One of our favourite young brands, Casely-Hayford is garnering acclaim from all directions, and the new AW15 collection is testament to why. The father-son pairing's aesthetic is slim, technical and tailoring focused, and better yet, they use lots of navy blue. Seriously stylish people are clamoring for CH’s wares, which is perhaps why Mr. Porter has just started stocking their designs. It’s a small but considered collection, and our pick is this Titus ribbed blazer. It’s unstructured, so good for dressing up and down, and the cotton blend means it’s just the thing for that inter-season dilemma.
2 | A pair of Carhartt X RetroSuperFuture sunglasses
As streetwear brands go, there are few we like more than Carhartt WIP, so when they join forces with an equally cool eyewear brand RetroSuperFuture, we’re happy. It’s an ongoing joining-of-forces, but these new styles for AW15 are particularly good, especially the Dickinson in matte Havana tortoiseshell. The summer may be drawing to a close but those last few rays of sunlight should be savored. These will do a fine job of keeping them out your eyes.
3 | A jacket from the new Baracuta store
A classic Harrington is hard to beat, and few make them better than Baracuta. They’ve been around a fair old while, but they’re only just opening a flagship store… It’s on Newburgh Street (just around the corner from Esquire towers…), and nestles up amongst the likes of Redwing and Filson, so it’s in very good company. When you stop by, look out for the classic G9 Harrington, but there are myriad different variations, such as the Woven Wool, which is cut from a particularly alluring (and decidedly lumbersexual) virgin wool/alpaca mix check cloth.
4 | A pair of jeans from Patagonia
Denim is denim. Or is it? Outdoor specialists Patagonia certainly don’t think so, and they’re out to change how we make, wear and think about it. Using only 100% organic cotton – made without pesticides, fertilizers or herbicides – it’s dyed in a process that uses 84% less water, 30% less energy and emits 25% less CO2 than the regular method. They’re even empowering the workers with bonuses that can go toward things like new schools and hospitals. Ultimately, they’ll wear like any good pair of jeans, but you’ll feel a lot better about yourself when you put them on.
5 | New Dr. Martens
Oxford Street is set for another new store, but this one’s different. The three-story space that Dr. Martens has just opened will do more than sell its extensive collection – a series of wall elevations tell the story of the iconic Northampton brand; how it begun in 1901, and how it’s come to be such a household name. What’s more, the new ‘Refined’ collection of slimmer-profiled shoes will be available, of which we’re taken by this simple Chelsea boot. An A/W essential, if we ever saw one.
6 | A bespoke shirt from Roberto Revilla
Getting a shirt made bespoke is one of life’s little luxuries. Aside from fitting perfectly, it’ll give you a sense of what it’s like to have a suit made to your exact measurements, if you’re toying with the idea of an inaugural trip to Savile Row… Roberto Revilla trained on the street - so he knows what he’s doing – but he operates a travelling service that sees him visiting clients all over town. They start from £179, which is a fantastic price when you consider that you don’t even need to leave the house to get it fitted.