Balmain Creative Director Mr Olivier Rousteing respects the traditions of the Parisian house – this double-breasted coat is detailed with polished gold buttons that are encrusted with the label’s signature crest. Expertly cut in Italy from tactile shearling, it has functioning buttoned cuffs that can be adjusted to accommodate gloves ($6,785).
As professed by The Journal, “The camel-coloured coat is a timeless classic, which lends the wearer a patriarchal authority.” Marc Jacobs’ double-breasted version has been made in Italy from soft camel hair and finished with sharp peak lapels and a ticket pocket on the right side – a debonair detail more commonly seen on bespoke suit jackets. A true investment piece, it has a full satin lining to ensure a smooth and comfortable fit ($2,995).
Basketball player Mr Chuck Taylor took Converse’s high-top sneakers from the athletic field to the military arena when he recommended that soldiers wear them during fitness training. This army-green canvas pair is a nod to their rank-and-file roots.
Saint Laurent subtly incorporates its ‘YSL’ monogram into this coated-canvas backpack. Made in Italy, this sturdy design is the perfect piece to refine your streetwear contingent – the leather trims and gold hardware lend it a polished finish. It’s fully lined in pocketed faille to protect your belongings, and you’ll find it spacious enough to easily hold a tablet, sneakers and a spare jacket. Adjust the shoulder straps for a comfortable fit, or carry it by the top handle ($1.150).
The lightly cropped shape of these Gucci jeans gives them a cool retro vibe. Made in Italy from stretch-denim, they’re designed to age and wear in handsomely over time. Try styling them with the cuffs rolled up to showcase the brand’s signature green and red striped trims down the outer seams ($620).
Nodding to Gucci‘s current penchant for bloom prints, the geranium pattern on this bomber jacket is reminiscent of 19th century botany illustrations. It’s been impeccably crafted in Italy from lustrous silk-twill and reverses to offer a light-blue satin side when a more low-key look is required. Let the eye-catching palette take focus and style it simply with dark denim and white sneakers ($2,250).
Master & Dynamic touts its MH40 over-ear headphones as the ‘modern thinking cap’, designed to help you focus on work and cancel out all noisy distractions. Tuned for a warm and rich audio profile, they’re equipped with custom 45mm neodymium drivers and offer an expansive soundscape, no matter the genre. Built with the creative workspace in mind, they’re far too cool to leave hooked up to a home stereo – stow them on your desktop, workbench or wherever else you find inspiration ($400).