If you need further proof that Supreme has conquered the fashion world, just check out Paul McCartney sporting this excellent polo with the same level of swagger as any 16-year-old hypebeast in a box logo hoodie.
Supreme striped knit polo shirt
Bucket hats are back because Miuccia Prada said so and because she made the best version out there right now, executed in her namesake brand’s iconic nylon fabric.
Prada logo bucket hat
Give your Dickies the day off and opt for these subtly patterned made-in-N.Y.C. trousers instead. They’re slightly dressier, but will pair up nicely with everything in your fall wardrobe (just like your go-to workwear khakis).
Todd Snyder houndstooth pleated trousers
It may not be summer in this hemisphere any longer but the aloha shirt still reigns supreme. Wacko Maria’s just-wacky-enough spin on the slouchy menswear staple looks great alone but even better under a black suit—as Jayson Tatum proves in the October issue.
Wacko Maria Jamaican floral print Hawaiian shirt
The watch world is going off right now, due in part to a slew of new releases hitting the market, the return of more than a few beloved silhouettes, and technological advances that are making timepieces lighter, slimmer, and bells-and-whistes-ier than ever before. This Movado falls into that latter camp but boasts a classic dressy black-and-gold design that’s as timeless as they come.
Movado ultra slim watch
It may be the Golden Age of Pants right now, but there’s still room for a great pair of jeans in every guy’s wardrobe so long as the ones in question come stonewashed and in fashion’s favorite “updated Costco dad” cut (which these very much do).
Levi’s “High Ball” slim-fit jeans
Thanks to a bouclé fabric (fashion talk for a textured yarn), slim cut, and bleach white stripes, this version from J.Crew feels more “sprezzy Italian playboy” than “corporate banker bro,” which is exactly what you want from a pinstripe suit in 2018.
J.Crew Ludlow pinstripe bouclé wool blend suit jacket
H&M teamed up with Morris & Co. to use some of the legendary house’s wallpaper and fabric designs on shirts, hoodies, pants, and more. The pattern on this button-up is equal parts folksy and psychedlic, which means you could wear it under a blazer to work or untucked and barely buttoned for a sweaty night out.
H&M Morris & Co. patterned shirt
If there’s one chunky runner that’s cut across the hypebeast, high fashion, and clueless menswear crowds, it’s undoubtedly this sneaker. It’s also the best anchor for this season’s baggier, looser trousers, especially in its all-white iteration.
Adidas Yung 1
When GQ’s Clay Skipper was on the hunt for the perfect jean jacket, he discovered the first rule of denim outerwear: Simple is best. And A.P.C.’s stock-in-trade is menswear that appears simple, despite every stitch, arm hole, and pocket has been placed with brain-surgeon-level attention to detail, which makes this the perfect simple denim jacket.
A.P.C. washed denim jacket
The chances of John Jeremiah Sullivan’s Rick Owens profile turning you into a drapey layer-loving acolyte of the designer are high, so might we suggest your first acquisition be this very Owens twist to a standard issue cargo pant.
Rick Owens cropped cargo pant
Raf Simons brings his magic touch to your favorite backpack from seventh grade and the result is something sculptural, functional, and just a little fucked up.
Eastpak x Raf Simons classic backpack
There’s a very good chance this rugby was pulled from Abercombie’s vast archives but it’s also colorful, slightly preppy, a lot street, and logo-ed out—a.k.a. everything menswear is in 2018.
Abercrombie & Fitch stripe logo rugby polo
Patrik Ervell’s first Vince collection is finally here and its stocked with the kind of ten-degrees-twisted menswear on which he built his namesake brand. The results—just like these pants—are wearable and essential without falling into too basic territory.
Vince stay pressed pants
It’s hard to find creepers that aren’t too high, too bulky, nor too extreme for everyday life. These strike the perfect balance between polish and punk, so much so that you could easily get away with sporting them at the office (I do).
AllSaints “Clay” creepers
The trick to wearing a trucker jacket as luxe as this one is to treat it like your go-to denim jacket and throw it over everything in your closet. The only difference is more people will want to pet you with this version on your back.
Club Monaco suede trucker jacket