Mölle Dark Brown Suede apron fronted tassel loafer, £189
Myrqvist is the fastest growing footwear brand in Sweden – and it’s making big steps into the UK market now, too. It specialises in handcrafted shoes, which combine the world’s finest leathers with Scandinavian design and innovation. Crucially, it offers these premium shoes without the premium price tag.
The majority of its collection is made with the famous Goodyear-welted construction allowing them to last for decades.
Myrqvist only uses leathers from the very best tanneries – for example, its calfskin comes from the Hermès-owned Tannery du Puy in France and the Suede from Charles F Stead in England.
The first shoe Myrqvist kicked off with was a classic Oxford (Äppelviken), but since then its line-up has grown to include everything from sneakers and boots to accessories including socks and belts.
For SS22, Myrqvist has launched the Mölle in suede – an apron-fronted tassel loafer. As with all its shoes, it’s made in Portugal in a workshop with six decades’ experience.
The Sports, £69
‘From the bin to the gym’ goes the tagline for Mr Marvis’ Sports shorts collection. It’s a neat rhyme that highlights the shorts’ previous life as plastic bottles. (They’re 88% recycled from PET bottles, to be exact.)
Eco credentials to one side, these shorts have been designed as the perfect crossover work out / lounge shorts. We’ll leave the exact ratio of working out : lounging to you. Rest assured, the four-way stretch fabric won’t restrict you in any movement or performance – from crossing mountains to crossing your legs.
The fabric is thin, quick drying and super flexible. And like all Mr Marvis shorts, they’re handmade in Portugal.
As well as the brand’s trademark hidden zip pocket, there’s also a zip pocket at centre back – just below the waistband – especially designed to carry your phone while running. But because Mr Marvis isn’t into big logos or go-faster stripes, the Sports really aren’t restricted to sport.
They’re versatile enough to see you from gym to pub, where you can undo all your hard work in style.
Hat: 7L x ARKAIR waterproof boonie, £65; shirt: 7L COOLMAX® overshirt, £175; pants: 7L workwear-style cargo pants, £165; shoes: Dr Martens Combo Tech Shoe, £109
The Extended Cold Weather Clothing System (ECWCS) was originally designed by the US military (hence the acronym). It comprises several pieces of layered clothing designed to keep soldiers warm in even the most extreme conditions. Think that ice-cold wind on the train station platform during the Monday morning commute. Yeah, that cold.
It’s also the inspiration behind British clothing brand SEVEN LAYER – or 7L to its friends. 7L has taken the ECWCS concept, merging it with the latest outwear technologies and a sharp eye for fashion.
Each of the layers come in different styles and materials, and have different uses. They can be worn as separates or together. And, above all, will keep the wind out, your skin dry, and your body warm. All of this, while you look seriously cool.
Floral patterned shirt, £159; denim overshirt, £149
Swedish heritage shirt and knitwear specialist Stenströms never falls short in the style stakes whatever the season. And for its latest SS22 collection, the brand has delivered yet again.
Stenströms is a firm believer in layering – the changeable Swedish weather not dissimilar to the UK’s own temperamental climate. So why wear one shirt, when you can wear two?
Stenströms shows us how the look can work by contrasting a detailed floral patterned shirt with a darker denim overshirt – a sweet combo for the transition from spring to summer; or Tube to office.
Portofino shirt, £140
Capturing that effortless Amalfi coast look may seem like a walk in the park – or at least a stroll by the sea – but it’s harder than it seems. The secret is ensuring you have the right staple pieces in your wardrobe.
For this, luxury menswear brand Luca Faloni has your back. The Italian brand is well-versed in making louche look easy through its collection of timeless, quality clothing for every scenario. Want to live up to your inner Dickie Greenleaf (The Talented Mr Ripley) this summer? No problem, sir.
Luca Faloni is a particular specialist in beautiful linen shirting – and this Portofino in sky blue is a great example. It’s ideal for pairing with summer linen or cotton shorts or equally a lightweight cotton or linen slim-fit chino. Cin cin!
CROCKETT & JONES
Epsom in khaki suede, £400
Yes, these new Epsom boots look super smart – and they’re exceptionally well-made. They’re Crockett & Jones, after all.
But what’s perhaps most interesting about them is what lies beneath. You see these Chelseas are fitted with a Superflex leather sole. Exclusive to Crockett & Jones, this new sole is pitched as the most comfortable leather sole deployed in English-made footwear today – ultra light and super flexible.
Its development is the result of a larger shift in consumer demand for comfort levels to match style stakes. The success of Crockett’s Unstructured collection last summer was a testament to this.
For SS22, Crockett has expanded the range to include two new colourways for its Seaton and Salcombe models alongside a brand new interlaced loafer, Southport.
In the Unlined collection, the Epsom comes in khaki suede – the only light-coloured Chelsea boot in the men’s collection – and is joined by a newly crafted horse-bit loafer, Finchley, in brown suede and black pebble grain. Giddy-up!
RUSSELL & BROMLEY
Russell & Bromley’s SS22 collection reflects the brighter days and warmer temperatures ahead, with firm favourites updated and ready to rejuvenate your footwear game.
Its latest drops are bang on trend, epitomising the shift towards what Russell & Bromley aptly term the ‘refined casual’ look.
Luxury touches dress up well-loved favourites such as the canvas sneaker, the high top and its iconic slip-on, as we see the introduction of the distinctive hourglass silhouette and a fusion of premium leathers, suedes and textures.
The white leather Bowery [pictured above] is a perfect example – treading the line between formal and casual with ease, allowing you to step up to pretty much any occasion from dawn till dusk. Hit it, DJ!
Boxers, £75; Mervyn towelling robe, £295
British menswear brand Orlebar Brown is the resortwear OG. You may not be able to emerge from the ocean with the same physique as Daniel Craig, but you can still look cool around the pool.
Alongside Orlebar Brown’s iconic swim shorts, the new SS22 collection includes super-soft cotton boxer shorts, tailored cotton pyjamas, towelling dressing gowns and towelled sweats.
OB’s original resort towelling polo was a seminal design – a cornerstone of the resortwear market. This latest collection takes that vision in an even more relaxed direction. See you by the pool.
CUTLER & GROSS
9101 Limited Edition, £550
Cutler & Gross has launched a new frame to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the 0101 – a firm favourite of the company’s co-founder, Tony Gross .
Gross wore the archived 0101 frame in crystal throughout the 1980s during his frequent trips to New York and London’s elite clubs – and it became his signature look.
The 0101 was also the first Cutler & Gross frame produced outside of London – in an atelier in the Italian Dolomites, where many of its frames are still made to this day.
The new 9101 is crafted with gold-plated hardware encased in acetate.
REISS x CASTORE
Weatherproof hoodie, £165; performance joggers, £65
You’ll most likely recognise Reiss as a label for sharp suiting, classic workwear and timeless style. But sportswear? Not so much. Until now.
Reiss has teamed up with Castore to create a new collection called ‘Engineered for Modern Living’ – fusing Reiss’s style expertise with Castore’s technical performance authority.
The collection is designed for before, during and after sports practice. (And yeah, sure, a Netflix marathon can also be considered sport.)
The collection includes a water, wind and dirt-resistant lightweight running jacket cut from a technical fabric with a microporous membrane for breathability and reflective branding.
There are lightweight and quick-drying trousers for high-intensity training that come with an adjustable waistband and are cut to a slim, athletic shape. Plus a high-stretch vest for outdoors training with zoned quilting for additional warmth.
But our favourite pick is this navy water resistant Blake hoodie designed to provide superior breathability.
Emmett C double buckle monk shoe in black calf leather, £380
Back in the First World War, Joseph Cheaney & Sons produced around 2,500 pairs per week of stitched and screwed boots and shoes to supply the military.
And still to this day, you can witness some of this history subtly trickle through into its latest designs.
In Cheaney’s Emmett, the classical double monk is given a rugged upgrade courtesy of a robust double commando rubber sole and distinctive brogueing.
The silver hardware strap fastening and black calf leather complete a shoe that suits the city, the country and even the catwalk.
Martin suit in fine brown herringbone jacket and trousers priced £285 and £125 respectively; Shelby silk scarf priced at £95; navy Reid V-neck at £240
For more than 30 years Walker Slater has produced some of the finest contemporary tweed garments and accessories. Today, the brand’s focus on dark academia and modern approach to how tweed can be versatile in its wearability makes it one of THE ‘go-to’ destinations to get that edgier, refined aesthetic.
Matching tweed tailoring with denim, T-shirts, or open collar shirts with a neck-tie is entirely up to the individual, making tweed one of the most playful fabrics available. Walong with the Shelby silk scarf priced at £95 and the navy Reid V-neck at £240.
Gala ‘Savoy’, £850
With award season in full swing and a return to the red carpet long overdue, EB Meyrowitz has designed a selection of pieces more than worthy of the spotlight.
The limited edition boasts bold rims, elaborate triple pinning and dark hues to match your best dinner suit.
Handcrafted in Meyrowitz’s UK workshop, the Gala collection comprises six styles, each named after a famous London theatre: The Aldwych, The Garrick, The Gielgud, The Donmar, The Wyndham and The Savoy.
The latter style is pictured, with all available from March online and in store.
Few logos can get a camera geek more excited than Leica’s little red dot. It symbolises the best in the business – a camera that has more history than most countries and the technical prowess of a Silicon Valley stalwart.
But like all the best specialist brands, it has long since crossed over from cult to mainstream where its iconic looks have elevated the Leica rangefinder from camera to icon.
Its latest M11 is its most technically advanced yet – 60-megapixel sensor; Triple Resolution Technology; a base ISO of 64; all wrapped up in a scratch-resistant aluminium body.
EMPORIO ARMANI / CP COMPANY
White diagonal fleece hoodie, £253, navy blue Jersey graphic T-shirt, £90, cotton knit beanie, £97
In 1971, Massimo Osti, the revolutionary designer recognised as the ‘godfather of sportswear’, founded CP Company.
In December, the brand celebrated its 50th anniversary by announcing a new collaboration with Emporio Armani.
Theirs proved a serendipitous partnership, as at the same time, Emporio was celebrating its 40th anniversary. The result is a winning combination: the distinctive elements of CP Company – such as garment dyeing, which gives warmth and depth to the fabrics and colour, and shapes often inspired by military clothing – are contextualised within the Emporio lexicon of style. Think: pure lines, essential design and neutral, metropolitan colours. Pure class.
Emporio’s iconic garments – such as the bomber jacket, the raincoat and the stand-up collar jacket – merge with the CP Company goggle parkas, blousons and anoraks, all in an Armanian palette of deep blues and whites.
In a world of collabs, this one was clearly destined to happen.
Wentworth long-sleeve shirt, £75
With industry experience running through the veins of WEAR London, the brand is making waves for its brilliant Made In London menswear collection.
A team that manufactures for big UK and overseas brands, WEAR is Alex Hayes' and Matt Lea’s first own label venture, and already receiving the right sort of attention.
Subtle and stylish menswear pieces that utilise luxury limited edition fabrics from some of the best mills in Italy and the UK, WEAR London provides a one-stop shop for men to get truly kitted out, without any fuss.
Cotton cashmere hoodie and pants priced £245 and £220 respectively.
For more than a decade Ron Dorff has been at the heart of a sophisticated sports-led style that has been accepted across the globe as one of the very best.
Lorded for its swimwear and underwear as well as apparel, the Ron Dorff brand name is synonymous with the high end and aspirational
This SS22 collection sees them combining that retro 70s-80s heritage with an aesthetic fit for the old school tennis courts, beautiful cashmere loungewear and fashion-forward sweats. It’s time we took notice again.
Coppo Orange Wool cap, £70
Widely recognised as one of the finest cap specialists across the globe, Varsity Headwear takes the simple act of wearing a cap to a new level through immaculate design acumen and an unrivalled attention to detail.
Creating pieces that can take you from a summer by the sea through to the ski slopes and anywhere in-between, Varsity partners with some of the finest fabric-makers across Europe including Loro Piana in Italy.
Grey long sleeve Weekender T-shirt, £79; lambswool Beanie in blue, £30
Following on from the success of their London store opening in December 2021, adding to their Edinburgh flagship, Meander is a performance lifestyle brand with sustainability at its core.
Aimed at the active, whether out in the elements or in the city streets, Meander’s products and partnering brands all align to a community of stylish people that care about their surroundings.
With a distinct Scandinavian clean-line style, Meander achieves quality and wearable pieces that can be worn over again, with a timeless, natural appeal.