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Clothing brands are a dime a dozen. So, too, are grooming ones. Sneaker makers and boot manufacturers aren’t few and far between either. As such, it can be hard to keep up with each one’s releases, even if you consider yourself a fan.
Are you supposed to check their online stores each morning? Dedicate yourself to their social media pages? Beg the buyer at your local menswear store to tell you when the next season arrives? It sounds strange, but shopping is unnecessarily hard.
That’s where we come in — each week, we round up the best style and grooming releases here, in our guide to the best of them thus far this year.
Rimowa Cabin Luggage Harness
For as much as a carry-on from a cheaper brand, you can get a harness for your….suitcase. It’s perfectly sized for one of Rimowa’s Cabin suitcases, although you could probably get it to fit on your Away or July bag, too. When you have to put your suitcase in the overheard bin, it slides right off and turns into a mid-sized briefcase. Smart? Yes. Excessive? Probably.
Levi’s x Universal Monsters Stay Loose Carpenter Jeans
Halloween is near… and if you’re late on a costume, why not wear horror-themed gear? Universal Monsters’ subdued collab with Levi’s looks just spooky enough, but it isn’t over-the-top. It’s timely in the best way.
Garbstore x Bodega FO Jacket
A collab between Garbstore and Bodega, the FO Jacket is a versatile piece of outerwear made from waxed Japanese cotton twill with velcro places for patches, tartan inlays, a corduroy collar and Goose down. It’s stylish, but it’ll also keep you super warm.
Vacation Ball Boy Candle
Although peak tennis season has passed, Vacation wants you to relive memories of mid-summer, with notes of new tennis balls, sunscreen, sweatbands and cucumber sandwiches. Beyond its aroma, though, the candle itself is cool and so is the box.
Goshi x FWA Exfoliating Towel
Goshi is the go-to exfoliating towel for so many — it’s handy, works super well and stays clean, all without needing to be washed. This one with Friends With Animals is a cute purple color, a departure from its usual dark blue.
OFFHOURS Boa Vest
Although it isn’t a full jacket, OFFHOURS’ Boa Vest is a serious jacket, albeit without sleeves. It’s kind of a long-ass blanket for your body. It has an elasticated waist to accentuate your silhouette, no sleeves for improved mobility and a filled with high-efficiency recycled polyester quilting, which keeps your core warm.
PANGAIA Food Dye Hoodie
PANGAIA is, beyond being an apparel brand, is a materials and dyes technology company. What does that mean? Well, they make clothes from nettle and dye them with waterless dyes. This hoodie in particular, though, is a departure still. It’s made from 100 percent cotton and dyed using food waste. This light green comes from matcha, which is Japanese green tea.
Oura Ring Horizon
The Oura Ring has long has a flat edge, which needed to face upwards in order to work. Now, though, the ring is fully rounded… like a regular ring. It looks more natural, but it still offers the same impressive tech.
To learn more about the Oura Ring Horizon, read our review.
AIR Eau de Parfum
Although a cologne made from captured carbon emissions sounds too good to be true, it isn’t — this cologne by AIR Company, the makers of AIR Vodka and a new carbon-based commercial jet fuel, is made using proprietary machinery — a patented system called the Carbon Conversion Reactor — manned by their chief scientist that transforms captured CO2 and green hydrogen into impurity-free ethanol, methanol and water, in a process that “mimics photosynthesis.” From there, they distill the liquid, which separates the three elements. Then, the ethanol and water are mixed with the scented oils, creating AIR Eau de Parfum.
Taylor Stitch Sheffield Sportcoat
You can wear a blazer with pretty much anything, especially if it’s textured, like this one from Taylor Stitch. It’s made from mostly wool with a gun check pattern. It’s a little proper professor with a splash of legacy prep.
Nick Fouquet Vitaliano Duvet Jacket
Nick Fouquet is a hat maker first and foremost. His eponymous label sells numerous wide-brim hats handmade by Fouquet himself. This jacket isn’t, but it’s proof that his brand is growing, and hats aren’t all he’s destined to sell.
Stefan Cooke Martlett Derby Shoes
I’m historically anti square toes. They’re unflattering, clunky and generally a style I tell men to avoid. Designer Stefan Cooke has changed my mind, though, with his embellished Martlett Derby Shoes, which definitely have square toes.
Banks Journal 70s Floral Zip Sweater
Banks Journal’s zip-up sweater offers the softness of a sweater with the versatility of a zip-up hoodie. It’s truly hard to beat, even if there is no hood. It’s one of those pieces that’s super easy to wear but looks put together.
Soft Services Theraplush
Theraplush is Soft Services’ new overnight hand cream. It works while you sleep to repair chapped, cracked, discolored or simply irritated skin. The retinol and colloidal oatmeal mix comes in an airless pump system housed in a stylish ribbed vessel. It’s meant to be stored beside your bed, not your bathroom sink.
END. x Adidas Superturf Adventure ‘Ibex’
Borrowing its name from a goat native to the English countryside, END and Adidas ‘Ibex’ Superturf Adventure shoe is meant for tough terrain. It also has a zipperable front tongue to keep the elements out.
OffCourt Body Wash
OffCourt launched prebiotic body sprays first, an updated take on Axe, if you will. Now, the brand is dropping a trio of body washes in scents designed to match the deodorants. They’re just as proactive, with glycolic and lactic acids safely exfoliating the skin and balancing its pH, which lessens the likelihood of body odor.
Clarks Originals x Goodhood Wallabee
To commemorate 15 years of being open, London streetwear and home goods store Goodhood collaborated with Clarks Originals on its own version of the venerable Wallabee, a boot-height kind of chukka with two rows of laces, a moc toe and a thick crepe sole. This special edition iteration is black on black but there are foil stars that catch light and illuminate.
Loewe Earth Eau de Parfum
It’s not often that you find a fragrance infused with the essence of black truffles, but Loewe’s Earth Eau de Parfum certainly is. It’s potent but not in a “I must eat this” way. There’s complexity — pear, violet — and someone probably wouldn’t notice your umami aroma unless you pointed it out.
Moon Juice G Pack
Moon Juice’s first skincare product in four years is a new antioxidant powder you mix into a serum — like Moon Juice’s Plump Jelly. It’s effective at delivering doses of Vitamin C, Glutathione, and Ferulic Acid, which, when combined, help the skin stay tight and elastic but also improve its defense against environmental toxins.
Adidas Samba Spikeless Golf Shoes
The Samba has had quite the calendar year. Now, the iconic sneaker takes to the links. Adidas added a new outsole and rear logo and dyed it three different putting game-friendly pastels: Halo Blue (seen here), Clear Pink and Pulse Yellow.
Book Works Giants of Jazz Tee
Book Works isn’t a book shop, although they do publishing for some musicians from nearby school music programs — mostly specialized ones, like The New School’s Jazz Program. Instead, it’s a graphic-based clothing brand from two NYC-based friends. The Giants of Jazz Tee ties together their work in music with their clothing line — and, to be honest, I just like jazz.
Le Domaine The Cleansing Emulsion
Brad Pitt probably isn’t the first person that comes to mind when you think skincare. Sure, he has great skin, but he’s famous — and rich. And starting a beauty brand? Seems impossible with his busy schedule. However, he did it, albeit with close friends to help: the Perrin family, the winemakers Pitt partnered with to make his Château Miraval Côtes de Provence Rose. They also use grapes in his line of skincare products, citing their ability to slow aging as the main reason.
Manresa The Cranbury Cardigan
Everything Manresa designer Mike McLachlan puts out is worth checking out, but this cardigan? It’s a can’t-miss. A nod to a neighborhood in Norwalk, Connecticut, it’s soft and warm and made from 15 percent wool. As McLachlan poetically puts it, it’s just right for early risers: “The water boils and the beans grind. As you grab your mug and head to the porch you grab your trusty cardi off the back of the chair near the door. Breathe in breathe out. The sun rises and so do you.”
Fear of God 59Fifty Mesh Hat
Most trucker hats have a fabric front, meaning the back panel is the only part you see through. Fear of God’s New Era Mesh Hat, however, is completely transparent. It’s mesh all over, a nod to a ’70s era cap of the same style.
WP Standard Passport Wallet
Traveling soon? Try carrying your necessary travel documents — Passport, wallet, boarding pass, etc. — in WP Standard’s new Passport Wallet, which is not only simpler than most other passport wallets but better-looking, too. Most travel wallets are unnecessarily thick or even tricky to open, which is a problem when you’re rushing through security.
The Original Equipment Keystone Hoodie
I tipped readers off to Camber, a small trade company in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia, last year, when they collaborated with Sneakersnstuff on a few exclusive colors of their famous hoodie, a heavyweight pullover that fits perfectly. Beyond that collab, and a few random menswear stores in London, Camber hoodies are hard to get. The company doesn’t just sell its hoodies — you have to wholesale them. That was until American Trench asked them to manufacture a signature hoodie for its sportswear line, Original Equipment. These are them, made by Camber USA in Norristown, Pennsylvania.
Buck Mason PCH Jacket
A good leather jacket is expensive — and often fairly heavy. Buck Mason’s new sheepskin PCH Jacket is neither. For a fair $548, you get a lightweight leather jacket with an iconic look to it. Small zipper details make the side pockets stand out, even if they don’t compete with some Japanese-made grails.
Universal Works Bakers V3 Tweed Chore Coat
Universal Works is known for its Bakers Jacket, their take on a classic chore coat. This version is totally new, though. Instead of standard cotton or lightweight linen, Universal Works used tweed, a warmer fabric built for the cooler weather. There’s also a neck strap to keep the collar shut when the wind picks.
New Balance 574 Legacy
The New Balance 574 Legacy first appeared, at least here in the US, as a collab with Bodega. Now, though, it’s available in more run of the mill New Balance colorways, like this burgundy rendition. They have the same improved insoles and added comfort, all in a more original tone. I loved the original yellow and blue pairs, but these are more true to the brand.
Gant x Wrangler Leather Belt
“In 1950s America, Wrangler and GANT were at the forefront of the emergence of casual Americana design. While Wrangler was embracing the western lifestyle, with pioneering products such as the western jean, jacket and shirt, GANT shaped preppy style with their definitive button-down shirts. The stories might be different… but both created a lasting cultural impact,” Sean Gormley, Wrangler’s Global Concept Director, Modern, says. This shared history informed their latest collab, a collection of apparel, footwear and, as seen here, accessories.
D by Diesel
Diesel’s new unisex fragrance combines sustainably sourced ingredients like vanilla bourbon oils and lavender, which play with traditional gender poles. The bottle itself feels like it was crushed by constant use, creating negative space for your fingers when you hold it. Best of all? It can be refilled.
Mr P. Color-Block Polo Shirt
Mr Porter’s in-house brand, Mr P., sells a number of basics but also more adventurous designs, like this Color-Block Polo Shirt. It’s made from an ultra-soft mix of cotton and TENCEL Lyocell, making it something you could wear on red carpets and to a friend’s birthday dinner just the same.
Bridge & Burn Lightweight Wool Sweater
It’s almost sweater season. But, before we get there, we trudge through dreaded “transitional” weather, when it’s hot during peak hours but pretty pleasant at night and in the morning. This lightweight wool sweater is perfect for this in-between period.
Globe-Trotter x Casablanca Carry-On Suitcase
Fancy luggage? Yes, this is fancy luggage. It’s a limited-edition Globe-Trotter carry-on from the luggage company’s collaboration with fashion brand Casablanca. It’s made entirely from ribbed aluminum but finished with black metal accents, gold hardware and bamboo handles.
Wallace & Barnes Corduroy Collar Duck Canvas Jacket
J.Crew’s first big fall drop happened this week, and while we’ve seen much of it before, this Wallace & Barnes jacket is new. It’s cut from duck canvas and finished with a contrasting cord collar.
Aesop Eidesis Eau de Parfum
Aesop’s newest scent recalls the rich aroma of an open fire. Notes of amber and allspice contrast dark char and dim bars.
North No Name ‘Memory of Japan’ Patch
Patches are back, a la Bode. Put this one from North No Name on your denim jacket, chinos or tote bag.
Buzz Rickson’s x Peanuts Astronaut Tee
Whenever Peanuts is licensed for a new product collab, most folks can guess what it’ll look like. But even when the characters feel overused nowadays, Buzz Rickson’s manages to make the concept feel fresh and new.
Camper’s Junction dress shoe features a removable toe cap in a contrasting color. On, these are wild, with a splash of avant garde. Off, these are your usual dress shoe, but better.
Air Force 1 Low Retro (COTM)
The Air Force 1 almost met its end in the early ’80s, less than three years after they first launched. But three Baltimore retailers brought the silhouette back to life by negotiating a “Color of the Month” plan, where they’d produce a new colorway each month until the collab ended. This turned the AF1 into the ideal blank canvas. Bodega’s COTM Air Force 1 Low Retro pays homage to this marketing effort. Their color? Brown.
Bodega x Suicoke Kaw “One of One”
Made from denim, not nylon or polyester, Bodega’s collaborative Suicoke sandals will break in with constant wear, creating distressing and stains you’d typically only see on jeans. They’re an alternative take on a style we’ve seen a number of times before — refreshing.
Rowing Blazers Racquets Polo
With the US Open in full swing, it’s hard not to want to look like you’re following along, even if you aren’t. (It’s Serena’s last tourney!) Rowing Blazers’ Racquets Polo is a simple polo you can wear on the courts or to work.
Fear of God Oversized Cable Knit Sweater
A departure from the brand’s usual sweatshirts and sweatpants, Fear of God’s new cable knit sweater is an affordable cotton-blend knit with an oversized fit and a small logo at the top of the back.
Unmarked Archie Boot
Although Unmarked’s Archie Boot isn’t new, this version, which has a Biltrite Sole an glazed pull-up leather uppers, of it is. Although I’ve always liked the black or more basic brown iterations, this one really commands your attention.
Viberg Loden Janus Calf Suede Chelsea
It’s an annual tradition: awaiting Viberg’s fall/winter drop and drooling over a number of boots I’d pinch pennies just to purchase. This year’s prize? The Loden Janus Calf Suede Chelsea, a sleek boot that’d look at home with a suit or work pants.
Hiro Clark The Big Tee
Some tees are just too tight. Not Hiro Clark’s aptly titled The Big Tee. It’s oversized but not in a childish way. It’s roomy without being unflattering.
NikeCraft General Purpose Shoe
Tom Sachs says his original NikeCraft collab, the Mars Yard, helped usher in the new era of sneakers, where hype is king and quality comes second. Now, though, with his new General Purpose Shoe, he wanted to take the “idea of ‘your favorite pair of jeans’” and “make shoes that have that workwear quality,” he told Esquire. They’ll eventually be available in a bunch of colors and mass quantities.
Palmes Love Zip Jacket
Did I mention there’s tennis on this week? Popular tennis-inspired brand, Palmes Society, worked up this Western work jacket with a few nods to the simple sport.
Our Legacy Sonar Roundneck
Cherry season might’ve passed, but Our Legacy wants it to live on through its Sonar Roundneck, a pink sweater with a wide neck, chunky cuffs and a big graphic printed onto the front of it.
Supreme FW22 Overshirt
It’s funny to watch Supreme copy a style beloved by folks who don’t care about streetwear: the Wax London Whiting Shirt. Supreme’s is a little more luxe, sure, and it comes in a unique colorway, but it’s pretty close, right?
Hermés H24 Eau de Parfum
Hermés’ iconic H24 scent has long been available as an eau de toilette but it’s bottled as an eau de Parfum now, too. It’s stronger and longer-lasting.
Hollywood Trading Company Birkenstock Boston
Sure, these are just your regular Birkenstock Bostons with studded designs, but where else will you find a pair like this? You could try to do it yourself but they won’t look this good.
Rogue Territory Tanker Jacket
Rogue Territory is known for its canvas jackets. Hell, even James Bond wore one. That’s not why the Tanker Jacket stands out, though, despite it being a part of a strong lineage of jackets just like it. It has low profile pockets, a straight shape and a simple collar. It’s easy to wear and plenty protective.
Walden Eyewear River
Huckberry has a new house brand: Walden Eyewear. The new sunglasses label sells two styles in a few different colors. The frames are made in Italy with custom diamond rivets.
A Ma Manieré x Jordan Brand Air Ship
A Ma Manieré’s Jordan collabs are always a sight to behold. They’re typically beautiful, of course, but also simple and with a story to tell. The Air Ship is no exception, but it’s limited to 2,300 numbered editions.
Stüssy x Converse Chuck 70
Stüssy and Converse are back again with another version of the enhanced Chuck 70. This time, the usual Converse logo is swapped for a sleek surfer in a circle, an example of a type of flexibility Converse has offered few brands.
Price: $110 (Out Friday August 26th at 1 PM ET)
Vacation Classic Whip SPF 30
Vacation’s proprietary sunscreen whip comes in a familiar-looking vessel. Similar to real whipped cream, you spray it on with a classic pointed nozzle.
Ballaholic x Asics GEL-1130
Part of a collaborative collection from Japanese streetwear and basketball brand, ballaholic, and Asics. The duo came up with a new colorway for the GEL-1130, a standard lifestyle sneaker someone probably shouldn’t wear on the court but could totally wear to games. There are matching shirts and shorts to boot.
Buck Mason Campus Oxford
Buck Mason’s all-new basic Oxford is made from 7 ounces of yarn-dyed Oxford knit, which means it’s small, the classic Oxford color and easy to break in over time.
Saturdays NYC x Porter Yoshida Tote Bag
New York surf brand Saturdays collaborated with Tokyo-based brand Porter Yoshida on a tote bag that actually protects what’s in it. The top has a drawstring closure to keep your laptop out of the public eye and protected from the rain. Plus, with it closed, nothing will far out if the bag topples over. It’s plenty tall, too, which means you can fit a lot in here — and in its exterior pockets.
Alex Mill Corduroy Popover Shirt
Alex Mill’s new fall collection features a number of corduroy garments. This popover shirt, though, is the best of the bunch, with its simple shape, unique pocket configuration and noticeable cuffs.
Corridor Pom Pom Beanie
I know, I know. It’s not beanie season. How dare I? But Corridor’s new Pom Pom Beanie just dropped, and it’s the type of standout accessory you need to snag now before it’s gone by the time snow arrives.
Dad Grass “Grass” Collegiate Tee
Collegiate tees are almost always a solid color with a contrasting oversized text logo. Dad Grass, as much a CBD brand as it is a merch company, made its own version of one, covering the front of a standard blue tee with the word “Grass.” It’s clever, a little cheeky and better than a tee that says “Dad.”
Briefing x 2nd Magazine Draw String Tote Backpack
Preppy Americana Japanese men’s publication 2nd Magazine collaborated with American bag maker Briefing on a backpack that can be carried like a tote. The center panel is a faded camo that almost looks like an animal print, and the top closes with a drawstring top and clip fastener.
Mister Green World Piece Hemp Oxford
Mister Green is branching out from T-shirts and Bong Water mugs to offer a collection of hemp-based smart apparel called World Piece. The Oxford is considered medium-weight; it has an incredible tag inside; and the 55/45 hemp-cotton blend fabric boasts workwear-level durability.
Barebones Neelum Duffel Bag
Duffel bags aren’t cheap anymore. And most don’t last more than a few seasons. Barebones’ new Neelum Duffel is both affordable and built to withstand actual wear and tear. It’s made from waxed canvas with a full-grain leather logo badge. It’s a pretty good size, too: 21.75 x 10.25 x 11 inches.
Filson x Xtratuf Legacy Lace Boots
Filson and Xtratuf’s best-selling lace up boots are back. Combine the outdoor prowess of Filson with Xtratuf’s workwear expertise and you get a boot that’s as hard-wearing as it is protective. It’s slip- and chemical-resistant, waterproof and built with enhanced arch support.
J.Crew x New Balance 997H Sneakers
J.Crew and New Balance have worked on a number of sneakers together over the years, and their latest collab is a fall-friendly version of the 997. Perfect for late August and all of September and October, there are earthen tones throughout contrasted with pops of color.
Ebbets Field Flannels Los Angeles Angels Hat
Baseball season is in full swing, and there’s nothing better than backing your hometown team with a well-worn cap with its logo on it. Ebbets Field Flannels’ Los Angeles Angels Hat looks decidedly vintage, with its true felt logo atop a faded cotton exterior.
Sun Surf Oahu Garment Co. Palaka Plaid Hat
Perfect for the high heat, Sun Surf’s Oahu Garment Co. Palaka Plaid Hat pays tribute to a brand that once served as a contracted military manufacturer. Made in Japan, “It is the reproduction of PALAKA hats made using a hat pattern adopted by the U.S. Army by Oahu Garment Co. for Japanese immigrants working on farms,” the brand explains.
Palm Bay Skates Denim Baseball Jersey
Palm Bay Skates builds on the baseball theme with its Denim Baseball Jersey. Perfect both unbuttoned like a camp collar shirt or done all the way up like a T-shirt, the jersey is comfortable, breathable and designed to fade with time. The shape itself is a nod to jerseys from the ’50s and each one is assembled by hand.
PAA Ball Cap Three
PAA’s near-perfect Ball Cap is made from 14 oz. Japanese selvage slub denim with a 100 percent goat suede bill. It’s a six panel hat with a high crown — like professional baseball players wear.
William Ellery Conch Beachcomber Bag
William Ellery’s forthcoming summer collection drops on Sunday, August 14th, and it features this standout tote, the William Ellery Conch Beachcomber Bag. Each one is handmade using mesh, leather accents, orange roping and green canvas.
New Balance x BEAMS x Paperboy M920PPB
A collaboration between Paris-based café and lifestyle label Paperboy, Japanese brand BEAMS, and New Balance UK, the M920PPB is a playful take on NB’s base model. The shoes are mismatch, meaning the colors flip-flop instead of staying symmetrical.
Astorflex specializes in comfortable footwear. But not just any footwear; smart footwear — stuff you can wear to the office or a wedding. Case in point? The Lobbyflex, a loafer that’s exclusive to Huckberry. They’re made in Italy from full-grain roughout calf leather with a soft memory foam insole.
Candice Herringbone Painter Pants
Workwear has never been more popular, and there are plenty of new brands eager to pay homage to the cheap trousers their founders grew up on — and still wear to this day. Take Candice, for example, a lifestyle label based out of Melbourne, Australia. They made a pair of work pants with pops of the color blue on the tag and right pocket.
Ronning Lace Shirt
On the hottest of days, although they might’ve passed, a lace shirt can keep you cool. You can wear yours over a T-shirt or a tank, buttoned all the way up or completely undone. This one from Ronning is slightly cropped and it has mother of pearl buttons.