Sartorialee Approved Early Spring 2016
NEWS / BRANDS / SARTORIALEE APPROVED / EARLY SPRING
ABC of Mens Fashion, £9.99, Hardy Amies
It’s an oldie but nevertheless a tome no man’s bedside table should be without. As relevant to menswear etiquette today as it was back when Amies ruled the Row.
Plain tricotine tie, £39.95, Massimo Dutti
What better way to herald the start of spring with a tie you can see the light of day through? This Linen/cotton blend knitted number offset against a crisp white shirt, passes muster.
John Lewis Holmes leather medium holdall, brown, £189, John Lewis
A leather holdall should be a mainstay of any man’s armoury, and this neutral brown offering from John Lewis represents an astute buy at under £200. Will get better with age even if you don’t!
Mr Natty Emergency Flair Kit Shave Set Gift Tube, £25, John Lewis
No point in looking the part if you appear unkempt. Mr Natty’s travel sized kit will tame that five o’clock shadow in no time.
Maurice Lacroix X FC Barcelona, Squelette Masterpiece, £4,000, Maurice Lacroix
Even if you don’t make the grade on the pitch, you can look like Messi, Neymar and co off it. Shrouded in 43mm of stainless steel casing revealing its inner workings, the iconic FC Barca shield is subtly concealed on the watch’s reverse.
Tobacco monk straps, £99.99, Mango Men
Make stylish Spanish steps in these Italianate suede monks from Mango – perfect paired with a camel blazer and dark grey flannels for full tilt sprezzatura.
Slim-fit textured weave shirt, £59.95, Massimo Dutti
This blue fleck-patterned cutaway, crafted from an Italian linen-cotton blend will add a dash of suave to your summer wardrobe, whether worn with a navy grenadine tie or more casually open-necked with slim cut chinos.
Byron Burgundy sneakers, $449 AUD, Christian Kimber
Conceived in Byron Bay (note the wave pattern) by a Brit based in Melbourne, these leather and suede killer kicks, handcrafted on the outskirts of Florence should be at the forefront of your sartorial wish list this summer.
Paradise Pocket square, £89, Aaron Hales
It may still be cold and grey outside, but you can still dream of Paradise. Emanating from the old Iranian meaning ‘closed garden’, paradise is elucidated here in 90cm2 of finest English woven silk. Intertwining flowers and filigree windows surround a dome of infinite chrysanthemum, offset by pops of Persian blue and old gold.