The Men’s Room

Is that spring we see glimmering on the horizon? Embrace the new season with trend-setting togs, enigmatic scents, cult clothing and romantic gifts for your one true love


Time to make room in your wardrobe as the hottest looks from the Spring/Summer 20 catwalks hit the shops. Fashion-forward types will be sporting multiple-pockets, satin and sheer fabrics (only the brave!), double denim and sharp pinstripes. Here’s two trends to get you started. . .


Mother Nature might be bamboozled by this one: it may be almost spring, but autumnal hues are de rigeur. Think rusty, bronze, maroon, copper and burgundy

Suede Trucker jacket, £55, at Burton Menswear

Portland organic cotton chinos, £45, at White Stuff

Burgundy top, £25, at Burton Menswear

Naples Suede Derby shoes, £55, at Joe Browns


Extroverts out there, this one’s right up your alley! Reimagined by Gucci, the bowling shirt – complete with fierce print and camp collar - makes the ultimate style statement

Orban leaf print-shirt, £45, at White Stuff

Snake shirt, £25, at Topman

Patterned shirt, £12.50, at Matalan

Shirt, £25, at Burton Menswear

Cult Clothing

Rumour has it filming has started in Lithuania for season 4 of Netflix hit Stranger Things. If you fell under the spell of the cult classic set in the mysterious town of Hawkins, Primark has an array of cool merchandise, perfect for battling mind flayers and duelling Demogorgons in the Upside Down! Check out the array of iconic tees, hoodies, sleepwear and accessories at

Stranger Things range at Primark (26394720)
Stranger Things range at Primark (26394720)

Island Delight

It’s that time of year when many of us daydream about escaping the everyday and jetting off to exotic climes. If the airfare is out of reach, you can fuel the fantasy with the latest addition to Jo Malone’s London Cologne Intense Collection (which feature treasured ingredients gathered from around the globe to create opulent scents). Just launched, the delectable Vetiver and Golden Vanilla Cologne Intense combines Madagascar’s two prized ingredients, entwined along the island’s vanilla-swept coastline.

Jo Malone London Vetiver & Golden Vanilla Cologne Intense (26395268)
Jo Malone London Vetiver & Golden Vanilla Cologne Intense (26395268)

Described as ‘glowing and bountiful’ in character, it’s deliciously sensual, combining notes of aromatic cardamom, fresh grapefruit tea, earthy native vetiver, and warming vanilla bourbon. Treat yourself to a bottle to spritz yourself with – and start saving for that air ticket!

Vetiver and Golden Vanilla Cologne Intense, £122 for 100ml Cologne £78 for 50ml, at Jo Malone, Rose Crescent, Cambridge

Heart-felt Gifts

Are you an old romantic at heart? Show your soppy side by showering that special someone with Valentine’s gifts. And if they need a little inspiration, leave this page lying around and you may get to unwrap one of this stylish selection, come February 14

Player One Valentine’s Day card, £2.75, at

Leather cross body tablet bag, £49.99, at TK Maxx

Ted Baker hip flask and shot cups, £39.95, at

Nutmilk Batons, £6.50, at Hotel Chocolat

Personalised leather golf notebook, £35, at

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