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/

Eco friendly attire at ZAVI (28268732)
Eco friendly attire at ZAVI (28268732)
Eco friendly designs by ZAVI (28268692)
Eco friendly designs by ZAVI (28268692)

Talking Trends

This month we continue to shine a spotlight on key Spring/Summer 20 looks so take note and start saving

Pocket Watch

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

Stripe blazer, £100, Joe Browns (28268720)
Stripe blazer, £100, Joe Browns (28268720)
Jacket, £75, Joe Browns (28268687)
Jacket, £75, Joe Browns (28268687)

Cut outs

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

Cut outs

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

Wonder Balm

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

The Brighton Beard Company beard balm (28268656)
The Brighton Beard Company beard balm (28268656)

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

Concrete & Wax candle sets (28268677)
Concrete & Wax candle sets (28268677)

Peak Practice

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

Merrell waterproof trainer (28268711)
Merrell waterproof trainer (28268711)

Hello Tiger

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

Thomas Sabo tiger bracelet (28268726)
Thomas Sabo tiger bracelet (28268726)


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