1/ Burberry ‘wrap strap’ watches
Great example of a brand reflecting its heritage (Burberry designed the first ever military trench coat worn by Tommies in the Great War). The opposite end of the style spectrum from wearing a retro digital, the antique finish has never been used on a watch before. Palladium £325, gold £395.
2/ Patrik Ervell at Oi Polloi
New York’s young menswear designers are currently knocking London’s supposedly ‘edgy’ bunch into the long grass – now you can pick up pieces like this Harrington by FHM’s NY fave Patrik Ervell thanks, once again, to Manchester’s talismanic store. Oipolloi.com
3/ Nike Air Structure Triax 91
Our top trainer nerd site crookedtongues.com simply owns the limited edition market – the Adidas ZX 9000 collaboration with Wood Wood is fantastic, too. (Triax £80, Wood Wood ZX £105)
4/ Return of denim jackets
Did they ever go away, you ask? At least now thanks to, amongst others, Pharrell Williams and Kanye West, you can sport your denim with pride. Best worn with chinos to avoid the ‘all over’ look that killed it off last time around.
5/ Dunhill Camdeboo blazer
Dunhill call it the “ultimate travel blazer” and we’re inclined to agree. Made from a particular type of South African mohair wool, Camdeboo, it is crease- and wrinkle-resistant and the double-breasted shape means it looks sharp, too. £795
6/ Winter brands do summer
Daiki Suzuki’s Woolrich Woolen Mills show they can take the heat with their Breton-style tops, and outdoor-inspired favourite Penfield proves it’s not just for keeping out the cold with these checked numbers in super-comfy, ultra-stylish, fabric. Shirt £109 and shorts £55
7/ Customer service
Dr Martens’ For Life range of seven exclusive styles comes with a lifetime guarantee of repair. Buy an Eastpak rucksack and they’ve got your back for 30 years. And don’t forget that 150-plus-year-old artisans Louis Vuitton have always offered lifetime free repairs on their bags.
8/ Patagonia Rainshadow II
Now a tabloid smash thanks to ‘that’ picture of Robbie Williams wearing shades, a balaclava and black Patagonia quilted jacket, the outdoor brand updates a classic for this shower season. It’s got a ‘helmet compatible’ hood for when you actually do hit the wilderness. £100; hanon-shop.com
9/ M&S chino shorts
M&S come up trumps again for summer with their selection of smart chino shorts. Bang on trend and perfect for looking like you’ve just come from the marina, and at under a tenner you can stop fretting about mooring fees. In a variety of styles, and beige or navy. £10
10/ Gieves & Hawkes tie bars
A tie bar really separates the men from the boys, but there aren’t a great many out there. Step into the breach Gieves & Hawkes – theirs come with matching cufflinks. In onyx and mother of pearl designs for now, let’s hope for a smooth plain edition. £75