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DISCOVER JULY 2018’S COOLEST STUFF
THE MOST STYLISH PRODUCTS AND RELEASES THIS MONTH
It’s just so damn hot. Don’t get me wrong, I love a bit of sunshine but when its constantly 30 degrees every day, I soon start craving cooler weather so I can actually sleep at night. But let’s put my rather British weather complaints to one side, because there’s been some interesting wares and product drops this month that I’d like to draw your attention to. We have skincare perfect for tattoos, pocket squares that look like pieces of art and dress shoes that you can run a marathon in. So, following on from my June round-up, I’ve compiled a list of my favourite products and releases for the month of July 2018 – enjoy.
Suicoke X Clot
The new Clot x Suicoke drop brings back the Alienegra Desert Camo graphic print in the Suicoke OLAS-CLTab model. The sandals appear in two colour ways featuring the iconic Alienegra Desert Camo print in an Olive as well as a Beige tone. The campaign has been situated in the natural environment of Hong Kong’s Pineapple Mountain, reminiscent of the views of the Grand Canyon. Inspired by the contrasts found in city life versus nature, the sandals are the perfect hybrid between style and functionality. With its adjustable nylon shoelaces and Vibram soles, this limited-edition collaboration reaches new heights through its innovative design.
Rockport Winning In Style
Rockport present their 'Winning In Style' lookbook, showcasing an array of the most highly anticipated styles from their forthcoming AW18 collection. Ranging from the brand’s iconic DresSport 35th anniversary edition through to the highly anticipated Total Motion chukka boot silhouette, Rockport’s latest offering is a true testament to the brand’s rich history and industry leading approach to innovation and style. To showcase the collection, Rockport tapped three UK based creatives in the form of Oliver Hooson, John Jarrett and Darren Rowlands, each of whom leant their unique take on street style to an array of the new season’s silhouettes.
Salvatore Ferragamo Eyewear
Salvatore Ferragamo Eyewear introduces the Men’s Capsule, a new eyewear collection that combines modern design and flawless elegance in a distinctive range of sunglasses and optical styles for men. The brand’s artisanal flair and rigorous attention to detail is revealed in the sleek reinterpretation of vintage inspired shapes and classical frames fashioned from smooth acetate and shiny metal. Each model is enhanced with exclusive contrasts and refined accents ranging from striped motifs and transparent effects to the iconic 'Double Gancini' detail featured as a unique emblem of style and sophistication.
New Balance New 247
New Balance has announce the release of the new 247. As a contemporary evolution, the updated silhouette gives a nod to their heritage while further representing the intersection between where lifestyle and sport meet. The new 247 design combines the craftsmanship, technology and fit that New Balance is legendary for and offers the versatility necessary for the modern style seeker and their on-the-go lifestyle. The sneaker offers a more substantial upper design versus that of the original 247 - perfect for on-the-go comfort and ease, while remaining stylish with chunky elements reminiscent of iconic styles.
Electric Ink Skincare
When your body is a canvas and tattoos are your artwork, it’s important to take care of them. With Electric Ink Skincare, tattoo and skincare couldn’t be easier - their specialist products are packed with ingredients that keep skin looking nourished and tattoos looking fresh and vibrant. All Electric Ink Skincare products contain a mixture of oils and vitamins that work to nourish the skin and protect the tattoo, as well as improving the definition of the tattoos and keep them from looking faded. Every product can be easily incorporated into an established skin care routine.
Olivers Passage Pant
More durable than denim and as comfortable as your favourite sweatpants, this is a performance trouser you can wear on a bike ride into the boardroom. The material is like no other you've felt before, yet to look at, it appears very familiar. They feature 4-way stretch which is durable, flexible, soft, light and suitable for all weather and all purposes. Olivers are also so sure of their hard-wearing construction that they’ll repair or replace any product with a fault outside of normal wear and tear for up to 12 months after purchase.
Geoff Stocker Pocket squares
These wearable artwork pieces are this season’s shiniest suit accompaniment. Geoff Stocker’s pocket squares are all hand designed and digitally printed in England onto 100% satin silk, putting them at the forefront of men’s print accessories. His approach to design is to see each piece as an individual collectable and wearable piece of artwork that has been engineered to the 30x30cm square and they come in a monogrammed presentation box too.
Ray-Ban Clubround Wood
These slick flash gradient and advanced polar lenses by Ray-Ban sunglasses add a contemporary edge to the finely crafted profile of a distinctive new icon – the Clubround Wood. Reinventing DNA design in premium natural wood, layers of soft rubber and polished metal, retro-inspired design evolves trendsetting Round and Clubmaster icons of authentic bohemian-cool Ray-Ban style. Our favourite model is the Ray-Ban Clubround Wood sunglasses option in brown wood with gold and a green polarised lens for a refined, yet modern take on unmistakable style.
L'Estrange London x Crowdcube
L’Estrange London wants to redefine modern menswear with their modular clothing system that saves men time and hassle. Built for comfort, style and longevity, their versatile essentials are designed to be worn together in any combination and in any setting. Fewer items, fewer decisions and more time to focus on the important things in your life. Since the brand was born they’ve raised £250k from experienced investors, doubled conversion via a new website, opened 2 successful pop-ups, made key hires and seen over 140% growth each year. This month they've gone live with a Crowdcube campaign where 11.32% equity is up for grabs. They're raising funds to scale growth through proven online marketing, new product development, hire freelancers full time and expand its successful pop-up series to reach new audiences.