We’ve asked the top buyers at Britain’s best retailers both online and off-line their top picks of the season. These are the must-have pieces from the people who decide what you get to buy.
Ben Andrew, Junior Buyer – Menswear, Liberty
"Prints are a key trend this season and this irreverent Liberty fish print shirt is perfect for the summer months."
Liberty London - Red Fish Print Short Sleeve Shirt - £85
"Inspired by Aboriginal artwork this great Folk tee is a fresh alternative to a graphic T-shirts."
Folk - Grey Circular Dots Print T-Shirt - £65
"Tailoring was all over the catwalks for AW12 so get a head start on this trend with this Our Legacy double breasted blazer. The textured wool and slim fit provide a sharp sartorial look."
Our Legacy - Navy Double Breasted Barre Blazer - £380
"Incotex are considered by many to be the definitive chino – this slim fitting navy style is classic wardrobe staple."
Incotex - Navy Inochino Trousers - £215
"Backpacks have a had resurgence recently but with smarter trends coming through you need to accessories to match and this Ally Capellino satchel is a smart piece that is more cool than corporate."
Ally Capellino - Brown Richard Leather Satchel - £450
Steve Tierney, Co-Owner & Buyer, Men of Ilk
"A classic chukka boot from Clip & Rope. Made by hand in Portugal in exclusive quantities. We fell in love with these boots as soon as we saw them, they are unique and the quality is fantastic."
Clip & Rope - The Rowdy Boot - £170
"The Painter's Pocket linen shirt is typical of DS Dundee's attention to detail, cut and quality craftmanship."
DS Dundee - Painter's Pocket Shirt Indigo - £175
"As with the Painter's Pocket shirt, the craftmanship on this jacket is of the highest standard. A truly great lightweight and water resistant parka."
DS Dundee - Robert John Parka Jacket - £375
"Gant have excelled themselves with their 'Rugger' range Summer chinos this season. Lower waist, slim leg Soho fit. A slight that makes them extremely comfortable. We are also stocking these in cobalt blue and light blue."
Gant Rugger - Summer Chino - Mole Green - £95
"Premium quality shirt from Lee 101. Reg fit. 5.125oz Indigo Pique Selvage Japanese Denim from the Kuroki Mill, Okayama that will wash down like a pair of your favourite jeans. Lee 101 are really stepping up with their shirts this season."
Lee 101 - Rider shirt Dark Blue - £115
Stacey Smith, Head of Menswear, Matches
"Embrace colour with these bold and bright chinos from Piombo which will liven up any spring wardrobe."
Piombo - Cotton Trouser - £208
"These chic tortoiseshell sunnies from under the radar brand LGR are the must-have summer accessory."
LGR - Luanda Sunglasses - £195
"These tri-colour trainers,with contrasting textures from Balenciaga stand out from the classics."
Balenciaga - Low Yellow Trainers - £315
"This double-breasted jacket from Rake makes the perfect travel jacket, a versatile addition to a gentleman’s wardrobe."
Rake - Linen Jacket - £1008
"This old school, luxe sports cashmere knit is pure comfort for the weekend."
E Tautz - Letter 'E' Cashmere Jumper - £695
Luisa Via Roma, Men's Buyer, Monica Pascarella
"For an informal look, this jacket is characterised by extreme attention to detail typical of Japanese tradition."
"Cardigan with laddered effect. A stand-out knitwear piece that replaces outerwear, to be worn alone."
"Classic trench coat, to be worn with a kaleidoscope print T-shirt for an updated statement look."
Burberry Prorsum - Shower Proof Cotton Trench Coat - £1295
"Leather jacket. An essential unmistakeably stylish piece that transforms the wearer into a sophisticated urban warrior."
Rick Owens - Boxer Leather Jacket - £1770.45
"These lace up shoes with a vintage style go well with the pieces selected."
Officine Creative - Vintaged Leather Lace Up Shoes - £323.85