What to Buy This Weekend

Work is over, time for a little retail therapy...

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1 | Edwin jeans from the Whistles pop up

Firmly at the core of the ‘premium high street’ movement, Whistles only started offering menswear a year ago, but its already one of the most exciting (and accessible) brands. Now, as part of the birthday celebrations they’ve constructed a very cool, very shoppable pop-up space in Protein’s Studio 2, the gallery space on New Inn’s Yard in Shoreditch. A carefully considered portion of the excellent men’s offering is on show and available to purchase, so we highly recommend you stop by before it shuts-up-shop on Sunday afternoon. The outerwear is particularly great, and we love the new ultimate crew neck tees, but for us the star is a very special pair of jeans, made in collaboration with Edwin. Cut from raw 120z Milanese selvedge, they’re a reimagining of the denim icon’s ED80 style (slim fit, slightly tapered), and they’re just what you need to see your legs through winter.

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£140 | The Whistles Men pop up runs until Sunday 25th October, 31 New Inn Yard, EC2A


2 | A pair of customizable MySwear shoes

With the plethora of luxury materials and sleek shapes on offer, the sneaker has now been officially welcomed into the brotherhood of smart dress. People won’t bat an eyelid if you swap your brogues for Stan Smiths, and nor should they. With that in mind, you need to know about MySwear, a new service on farfetch.com that let’s you design and customize your own premium sneakers. There are 16 silhouettes, a wide range of colours and over 80 possible fabric combinations (including nappa leather, suede and even ethically-sourced exotics like python and ostrich). Beyond that, you can personalise further with embossing and foiling. Prices start from £200 and run all the way up to £5500, and you’ll have your shoes within six weeks of the order being placed. Best of all though, you’ll have a one-of-a-kind pair of sneakers, which is about as cool as footwear gets.

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3 | A subscription from the London Sock Company

You might be the most organised man in the world. You might have a colour-coded filing system, specially numbered drawers or a computerized wardrobe. You might be Patrick Bateman. But no matter what lengths you go to, you’re going to lose socks; it’s a fundamental truth of life. But wait, what’s this? A comprehensive subscription service that delivers great quality socks to your door every month? Well we’ll be blown. Subscribers to the London Sock Company’s Sock Club enjoy up to three pairs a month, and if you can’t be bothered to choose them yourself, then their stylists will do it for you. A genius service, and ultimately, one less thing to worry about. Better yet, with Christmas just around the corner (sorry to remind you), a subscription would make the perfect gift for any sartorially minded chap you might be buying for.

From £10 per month


4 | A Bottle of Paul Smith Essential

Paul Smith, one of esquire’s favourite designers, has always made a point of creating things that are interesting, appealing and easy to wear. Therefore, his latest foray into the fragrance world is very much true to form. A contemporary interpretation of a traditional woody scent, Essential is packed with rosemary, clary sage and lavender, but lightened by notes of ozonic accord, yuzu and orange flower, among others. “Essential is for the man who demands the same things from his fragrance as he does from his clothing,” says Smith. “He’s gentlemanly but contemporary at the same time. He knows who he is and is confident with his sense of style, which is classic with a hint of surprise and a sometimes sense of humour.” That sounds like you, right?

£38 / 100ml


5 | Bespoke Dr. martens

A wise man once said that there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing, and that might just be the best piece of style advice ever uttered. So, with the summer now just a distant, boozy memory, you need some proper footwear to see you through to spring. It’s something of a rite-of-passage for everyone to own a pair of Dr Martens 1460 boots (first introduced over 55 years ago), but now you can go one step further with the bespoke service. Make an appointment at the Carnaby Street store and you’ll be able to choose from a plethora of leathers (including cordovan, calf, even ostrich if you want it), soles, linings, trims, laces, welts and finishes is on offer to make your DM boots truly unique. Your creation will then be crafted in the Northampton factory; first turned into a sample pair in plain black for you to test out the sizing, which are yours to keep, then in the final design. Prices start from £300 and delivery takes up to around six weeks. 

Dr Martens Store, 48 Carnaby Street, W1F

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