Fashion & Grooming: The Men’s Room
This month we present nourishing beard balms, eco-friendly fashion, flaming hot spring trends (mega pockets and super stripes) plus concrete candles and fierce bangles
Planet Savvy ZAVI
Traditionally, eco-friendly fashion has been typecast as dull and style-deficient; we’re recalling beige boxy creations made from hemp and such-like. But, take a look at sustainable menswear brand ZAVI and it’s obvious that ‘slow-fashion’ is far from behind the times. ZAVI’s ready-to-wear collection of timeless wardrobe staples, from suave shirts and tailored shorts to stylish joggers and smart jackets, is bursting with bright hues and packed with designer detailing.
Founded by Vibhuti Vazirani, who was concerned at how the fashion industry was impacting our health and environment, ZAVI’s range is crafted in organic and sustainable fabrics, and also features a womenswear line.
Get shopping at shop-zavi.com/
This month we continue to shine a spotlight on key Spring/Summer 20 looks so take note and start saving
There’s no excuse for losing your keys as pockets are literally everywhere, as illustrated on the runways by Prada, Fendi and Dolce & Gabbana. Sophisticated safari jackets and nineties cargo pants are the order of the day
Model shot: Easy Joe jacket, £75, at Joe Browns
Borg lined jacket, £89, at M&S
Cargo pants, £45, at Joe Browns
Grey Chore jacket, £55, at Topman
Beige jacket, £55, at Burton Menswear
Stars in Stripes
Big stripes, little stripes. . .yep, all types of lines are mighty fine. Think pinstriped suits (move over city bankers and businessmen) and bold rugby shirts, preferably featuring clashing colours
Model shot: Top, £20, at Burton Menswear
Sensational Stripe blazer, £100, at Joe Browns
Vouch boot, £90, at Dune London
Funnel jacket, £35, at M&S
Crossfield rugby shirt, £49.95, at The White Stuff
If you’ve been fanboying Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo in GoT) for his practically perfect beard, we’ve found a wonder product to help you emulate his facial hair finesse. This leave-in conditioning treatment, formulated with shea butter and jojoba oil, promises to repair, tame and smooth. Created by The Brighton Beard Company, who champion both style and nourishment for the urban beardsman, it’s available at Joules.
Ylang Ylang & Sandalwood Beard Balm, £12, at joules.com
Cement Your Style
Truth be told, we’re a bit obsessed with candles; they give a room a cosy glow, are mood-enhancing and can make you feel calm and centred after a hectic day. This modular, stackable collection of concrete holders and natural wax pillar candles are handpoured in Suffolk. Simple in design, yet with an air of luxury, the soy wax candles come in four fragrances; Lime, Basil & Mandarin; Tobacco & Oak;
Sandalwood & Black Pepper; and Amber Noir. Delicious.
Prices start at £35 for the slim white set. Find out more at concreteandwax.com
If you’re planning a jaunt up Ben Nevis, or have Snowdon in your sights, these all-weather trainers by US outdoor pursuit shoe specialists Merrell would be an excellent purchase. Featuring a GORE-TEX® waterproof membrane, and created with bonded InvisibleFit construction for lightweight breathable protection, they’re perfect partners whatever elements you endure on the trek to the summit.
Merrell MQM Flex 2.0 GTX, Burnt Granite Men’s shoe, £120, at blacks.co.uk
Follow the lead of Shawn Mendes, who sported a necklace and matching bangle at the Met Gala, by investing in striking accessories. If you’re not quite ready to brandish a ring on every finger Johnny Depp-style, start off with a cool cuff. This black leather strap bracelet by Thomas Sabo symbolises unbridled power, with two tigers flashing black zirconia eyes at each other. Be fierce!
Leather strap tiger bracelet, £198, at Thomas Sabo, Cambridge, or thomassabo.com
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