To celebrate the new season, we have worked on a definitive list of everyday wardrobe staples as part of our ‘essentials’ offer on site. These are items every man should have in his wardrobe in the transitional season ahead. Mackintosh was founded in Glasgow in 1832, and the label’s first-class weatherproof outerwear has proven so popular that it’s now a byword for raincoats. What sets their work apart is the unmistakable attention to detail and quality, as demonstrated by this water and wind-resistant design that’s been handcrafted in Scotland from sturdy cotton. Wear it with the collar popped up to show off its dapper black and white polka-dot underside, this piece is practical and versatile.
Refined Italian label Boglioli cements its reputation for being at the top of the tailoring game with this tactile ‘Dover’ blazer. Cut from a soft hopsack wool cloth, the unique texture of this piece gives it an artisanal feel that’s further enhanced by the unstructured shape. Off duty cool.
Gitman Vintage has been producing Oxford shirts in its USA factory since the ‘40s, and this version has been created especially for Mr Porter in celebration of our fifth birthday. The button-down collar, neat chest pocket and slim fit all demonstrate the brand’s tailoring expertise.
Incotex has specialised in the production of high-quality trousers for over 50 years, and its chinos have risen through the ranks to become a perennial favourite. This pair comes in a timeless sand hue. Cut slim, crafted from lightweight cotton and partially lined in black and white striped fabric, they balance classic style with a modern shape.
Setting out to design its now iconic ‘Original Achilles’ sneakers, Common Projects was inspired by the elegant simplicity of paperclips, staplers and army gear. The brand has updated this pair by rendering their signature gold serial number stamps in black for a striking point of difference. Wear this clean-cut style with everything from soft tailoring to sweats.
This article was published in The Produktkulturmagazin issue Q1 2016. Picture credit © Mr Porter