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6 MUST-HAVE MEN’S FASHION STAYCATION BUYS
There’s a boom in people planning staycations right now. With a global pandemic showing no signs of going away anytime soon we’re not surprised to see this trend going strong. Camping sites are now open in the UK, and while new car sales are down 89 percent, motorhome dealers are seeing huge demand in recent weeks. With this in mind we’ve spoken to a few Atterley boutiques to help us pick out some staycation menswear picks to help get you kitted out.
Idioma is informed by research in cinema, music, poetry, and history to propose a unique point of view through Latin American culture. The first letter in the brand name is placed upside down to symbolise the founders’ attitude towards fashion. "This colourful screen-printed t-shirt is ideal for a staycation. The relaxed, comfortable and fun design all hint towards the holidays."
Picked by Sam from Found Hea
Monokel Eyewear is a sustainable unisex eyewear label based in Stockholm. The main material in their frames is a premium plant-based acetate, and all black frames are made with recycled acetate. "The Modern Draper is a big fan of a pair of sunglasses such as Monokel for making every day feel like a holiday. A great pair of statement frames means that you can dress up an laidback casual outfit - plus they are an investment for years to come. So, you can daydream about forthcoming trips to Barcelona or Barbados when you are simply snoozing behind your specs in your back garden."
Picked by Chris from The Modern Draper
Hartford may not sound like a Parisian brand, but its precise offering of effortless, unstudied chic is the clothing label’s French give-away. "With socially distance gatherings becoming the new norm, what better than the jungle print shirt from French brand Hartford. Its colourful and fun, but at the same time, understated and can be worn with chinos or dressed down with shorts."
Picked by Tony from Merchant Menswear
Humans Are Vain Sneakers
Humans Are Vain is a contemporary slow fashion footwear, accessories and apparel brand that believes in sustainability now not tomorrow. These vegan summer kicks are made from Hemp which is highly durable and antibacterial. The sole is made from recycled rubber, and the insole padding is made from a high-density recycled cork. A perfect style for a day at the beach.
Deus Ex Machina Shorts
Deus ex Machina, meaning ‘god from the machine’ is a fiercely individualistic Australian brand with a passion for custom motorbikes. They’re all about authenticity and honesty, and welcome fans of skateboarding, surfing and music alike, despite each being notorious for rejecting those they consider outsiders. These sandbar 16 inch leg elasticated board shorts feature Deus Ex Machina patch branding, side entry pockets, and button closure rear pocket.
Founded by Bernard Gantmacher in 1949 as a shirt-making company, GANT was instrumental in the development of a colourful, smart-yet-casual menswear look known across America as the ‘Ivy League style’. This sporty cap will make a great practical addition to any active man's summer staycation wardrobe.