A collection of our summer picks, Urban Excess highlights from top to bottom, reflecting the change in mood Spring brings through colour, lighter fabrications and an abundance of casual wear.
Summer Shirts from Portuguese Flannel
Starting with the obvious wardrobe indulgence especially this season but one that still needs to be recognised, the summer shirt! Most commonly accompanying a cocktail with a tiny umbrella on your summer jollies or watching your favourite artist at a festival. Whilst we won't be partaking in the latter anytime soon we still feel the summer shirt should be celebrated even if it is donned in the back garden with just the dog for company. This season we're championing Portuguese Flannel but there are solid choices from Carhartt-WIP and Deus Ex Machina also.
Casual Bottoms from Stan Ray and Carhartt-WIP
There are plenty of casual bottoms that fit the bill so we're celebrating two contenders; Stan Ray's fatigue pant featuring classic workwear detailing, square panel pockets, boxy fit, classic patch branding, made in lightweight cotton and at sub £80 - yes, please! Take a detour on the web store and check out Stan Ray's Box Jacket and Prison Shirt for a taste of what else the US brand is made of. Then there's the tried and tested Sid pant from Carhartt-WIP, one of our staple garments, in incredibly durable stretch fabric and cut to a slimmer fit you can't go wrong with fresh colours added to the collection this season.
Premium fabrications from the Norse Projects Travel Series
Norse Projects come through with a travel series for spring, a technical range ideal for daily wear and active travel featuring quick-drying lightweight performance fabrics. Less indulgence and more practicality, in top spot for this seasons workwear jacket, is the Jens zip packable jacket, which comes through in two colourways; camel and black. The ideal overshirt or light jacket for layering in changing conditions and unlike the festival shirt why not bring this less seasonal piece out as an overshirt throughout Autumn.
Grenson Sneakers for all occasions
A summer sneaker, Grenson's take on a vintage 1980s basketball shoe with premium fabrications throughout. We love Grenson sneakers, they're easy to wear with shorts, chinos or jeans, always madein neutral colours with the leatherwork doing the talking. Production matters at Grenson, their sneakers are "Goodyear Welted" a shoemaking technique invented in the 1800s, a time-consuming production method but resulting in shoes that last!
The Karhu Legend "Trophy" Range
The changing weather gets us out of the house more and creates space for a new runner to mix up your sneaker rotation. Look no further than Karhu, fast becoming our favourite sneaker brand, the Finnish footwear label with 100 years experience stay true to their principles of design, simplicity and running purity. A melting pot of heritage and smart design arrangements, with vibrant pop colours seamlessly mixing it up with premium pigskin uppers and interesting lace combinations.