FASHION Menswear

SUMMERTIME MADNESS.

Aah, the good old British Summer. One day it’s glorious sunshine and scorching hot – then for the next two weeks the heavens open and torrential rain hits! It makes choosing what to wear slightly trickier. Sunglasses or Umbrella? Jacket or Jumper? Here are a few top picks to keep you looking cool and dry…

Jigsaw Technical Raincoat – £229

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Jigsaw’s high performance raincoat is made from pure cotton with a mesh lining, meaning it will keep you feeling cool on those wet and humid days! The concealed zip and press studs give a formal look making it easy to wear for all occasions.

COS Lightweight Mac – £89

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This Mac from High Street favourite COS, is made from crisp technical cotton, has rubber-coated press studs and is fully lined. Being both practical and stylish never looked so effortless!

Reiss Zinadine Technical Hooded Jacket – £195

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Crafted from a durable, technical fabric, the Zinadine black hooded jacket is ideal for staying stylish while fending off raindrops. The jacket fastens with a zip and features a netted lining, a piped welt pocket to each hip and a zip to each sleeve cuff.

All Saints Codeine Sunglasses – £148

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In collaboration with Archibald Optics, each pair of sunglasses benefit from over a century’s worth of crafting experience. Each frame is handmade in Japan with over 200 processes resulting in a truly unique piece.

Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses – £135

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You can’t get any more classic than a pair of Wayfarer’s from Ray-Ban. Iconic and perfect for both casual and formal outfits. I love the distressed look on this seasonal pair, it looks as if you’ve been using them for years!

WANT Les Essentiels De La Vie OHare II Shopper – £430

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I love WANT Les Essentiels bags. I am always instantly drawn to them from across Liberty/Selfridges – they are always so beautifully crafted from the finest materials and always look chic and timeless. This new addition to the O’Hare range features a quilted texture with leather trim, goldtone hardware and contrast-colour stitching provide polished finishing touches, while internal pockets and shoulder strap ensure easy travelling.

Rains MSN Backpack – £60

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Rains have been defying Danish weather – that’s an average of 121 rain days a year – since 2011, starting with outerwear. This backpack is sure to keep your belongings bone-dry with it’s smooth rubber outing. The backpack has a minimalistic design making it an easy grab-and-go bag!

Herschel Retreat Backpack – £70

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Producing quality built backpacks inspired by vintage mountaineering equipment, American heritage and world travel, Herschel always delivery practical and appealing products. I love the thought that has gone into the retreat backpack – A drawstring close, flap top and pin buckle straps to make sure your belongings are both safe and dry!

Hunter Norris Field Wellington Boots – £110

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What could be more English than a pair of Hunter Wellies? (The Queen walking her Corgi’s in a Barbour jacket and Hunter Wellies whilst eating a sausage roll maybe?)
This adjustable, 3mm neoprene-lined rubber boot offers enhanced resistance against cold weather. Forming an insulating barrier, the neoprene lining safeguards against windy conditions.

Dr. Martens Dante Shoe – £85

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The 6- eye raw Dante shoe has no toe puffs, no heel stiffeners, no linings – just simple style. The classic monotone all-over colour scheme and matching flat, waxed laces are lifted by subtly raised eyelets in a deliberately de-constructed and raw statement.

Grenson Fred Grained-Leather Brogue Boots – £220

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Grenson’s brogue boots combine classic detailing with a tough footwear silhouette. Expertly crafted in England using the brand’s signature Goodyear welt construction, this durable pair has rubber soles for added traction. I do believe I’ve found my winter boots!

London Undercover Oxford Striped Umbrella – £125

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Traditionally handmade in London, this traditional Oxford Stripe Umbrella features a curved malacca wood handle and is going to keep you looking both suave and dry!

Burberry London Landmarks Umbrella – £135

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Inspired by vintage drawings, the design is developed from hand-drawn artworks by the Burberry design team – The bold colour is sure to catch the eyes of passers-by and brighten their day. The umbrella has a maple wood handle with polished metal detail and a protective case.

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