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Killer items

Five tastemakers tell you the one piece you should invest in this month. 

Camostar Valentino backpack flannels ()


Carl Julian

Menswear Buyer, Flannels

“The back pack has undoubtedly become a key accessory in recent seasons and this statement piece would accentuate any outfit. This season’s backpack from Valentino, the Camostar – which is my key piece for SS17 – puts a twist on the classic camouflage that has become synonymous with the brand with a star pattern.”

Backpack £1,310 Valentino at Flannels



Kahana Hawaiian shirt All Saints ()


Chris Morrall

Head of Product Merchandising, All Saints

“Our Hawaiian inspired shirts have become a seasonal staple for our customers, and this season we’ve introduced the Kahana Shirt. Inspired by vintage Kimono prints, the shirt also features a signature 1950s reference with its relaxed contrast collar detail. A standout piece for the season.”

Print Shirt £85 All Saints



Nike Air Max 97 OG ()


Ryan Barr

Co-founder, The Drop Date

“ This year sees the 20th anniversary of this iconic shoe. These actually dropped in very limited numbers last year on 14 December, more as a marketing exercise, ahead of the big drop which takes place in April, a guaranteed sell out.”

Nike Air Max 97 OG £229.99



Penfield Woods jacket ()


Gene Chui

Head of Marketing, Penfield 

“One of the hero pieces from the new collection is definitely the new style Woods jacket. It’s a lightweight Penfield take on a classic track jacket that fits in nicely with the current sportswear trend and is easy to wear.”  

Woods Jacket £120 Penfield 



Whistles Tan suede overshirt ()


Nick Passmore

Design Director, Whistles 

“This item can be worn as a shirt or a jacket and will sharpen even the most casual outfit. The combination of minimal metal details and high quality suede make it feel modern and timeless.”

Tan suede Overshirt £295 Whistles

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