1/ Russell & Bromley navy brogues
A magnificent alternative to black patent evening shoes, and not so dandy as to hog the dancefloor too ostentatiously. Will work splendidly with white jeans and/or slacks as the silly season unfolds. £155
2/ Louis Vuitton segmented
As wary as we normally are of beads and other male accoutrements, these modernist adornments got the seal of approval. Equally LV’s craftsmanship is second-to-none, so it’s certainly a brand you can trust with heirloom pieces. £150 the pair
3/ Margaret Howell Tweed Blazers
Our favourite design house right now is on point yet again with these two tweed jackets. The darker number comes via Irish Tweed mill Magee and the brown from Scots Lovat. Still just about in stock and will see you through the Spring. From £395
4/ 6876 for Lynx carry case
Admittedly we’re struggling to part with our classic wallets stuffed full of receipts and car park vouchers, but this mini carry-all – limited to 200 and only available from hanon-shop.com – also holds our Patagonia lip salve and emergency Lynx bullet deodorant! £30
5/ Lois Corduroy
Vintage pieces only available from 80scasualclassics.co.uk! A favourite with the terrace set in the ’80s, these straight-fit cords appear in director Nick Love’s remake of The Firm, out later in the year (cords available now). In burgundy, mustard, black and navy. £65
6/ Adam Kimmel thecorner.com
New menswear website brings one of FHM’s top-rated New York designers to UK customers. Naturally Kimmel’s designs are terribly expensive – such as this coat for £1,350 – but these new NY types are where it’s at.
7/ Double M Denim
Boutique denim ranges are ubiquitous right now, but this one seems more than worth a mention. Put together by the man behind Levi’s Vintage, the cuts are ideal, with slightly larger thighs than has become fashionable. The high-end pairs clock in at £250 but the range starts a more modest £95.
8/ Tartan ties
Fred Perry’s relatively-skinny silk Tartan-print ties are perfect for wearing with a smart-casual outfit, under a knit for example. Drakes Of London have a selection too in silk (£75), and DS Dundee’s Tartan trousers (£140) will really separate the men from the boys.
9/ Adidas Vin Weave bag
Readers say, “Dear FHM, my girl says I look good with those ‘shopper’ style bags but I suspect they conflict with my masculinity. What to do?” We point them towards this re-release from Adidas. The ’80s ones go for bundles on eBay. £75
Cardies! Slacks! Brown suede desert boots! Smoking a pipe! Nationalising financial institutions! If you stick to your guns fashion comes round to you, as the likes of ‘old Labour’ politician Tony Benn and lefty novelist Will Self are currently finding out.