Buyers Guide

Buyers Guide

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.

Friday, 06 April 2012 07:29

Buyer's Guide - Liberty - SS 12

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

Liberty London

Tuesday, 27 March 2012 10:33

Buyer's Guide - Men Of Ilk - SS 12

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


Monday, 12 March 2012 11:52

Buyer's Guide - Matches - S/S 12

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

Thursday, 08 March 2012 12:12

Buyer's Guide - Luisa Via Roma - SS 12

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."

Sircus - Silk Blend Checked Linen Canvas Jacket - £911.15

"Cardigan with laddered effect. A stand-out knitwear piece that replaces outerwear, to be worn alone."

Miharayasuhiro - Cotton Linen Knit Cardigan Sweater - £652.74

"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

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