Honestly, Summer isn’t that far away – Bluemint

Inspired by lifestyle, art, travel and photography, Bluemint’s inherent expertise within both quality fabrications and reputable craftsmanship cultivates not only a transitional façade, but a stapled mainstay to document the sophistication and affluent flair a gentleman should inhabit when abroad. Thanks to its seasonal stimuli and well-travelled aesthetic, each collection values both elegance and freedom, a combination that shares itself among demanding men who strive for wit, originality and escapism.

Driven by years of experience within design, as well as a passion for prints and fabrics, Dogu founded Bluemint in 2013. Since his childhood, Dogu has loved sailing and escaping to newly-discovered beaches that welcome a sense of freedom – a feeling that only travelling can provide. After studying at Kings College, London, Dogu spent many years in the capital working as a Managing Director for a family-run fabric business, and it was here that he decided to create his own lifestyle brand – Bluemint. With an international appeal and a timeless philosophy, Bluemint captures its Mediterranean heritage within a design where quality and fit is central to its development. Bluemint is an experience that promises to deliver exciting collections for both everyday and the extraordinary – season after season.

As a lifestyle brand that specializes in men’s swimwear, ready-to-wear, and accessories; Bluemint is an experience that promises to deliver a sought-after classicism, underpinned by a modern perspective with a concentrated detail. Mainly known for a wide range of classic swim shorts –the use of fabric interpreted with design is focused on producing garments that are tailored for both everyday and the extraordinary.

Inspired by the eternally classic, Spring Summer 2020 brings a playful twist on our popular essentials and pays homage to classic retro shapes. Mixing in sportswear detailing, this collection gets versatile where many styles can be worn across different activities, where comfort and movement at its core. Taking inspiration from the leisurely sunny days, the pallee of colours range from soft sun-bleached tones to bold hues that contrast and make a statement.

Each pair of swim shorts is constructed using time-tested methodology to ensure a water-repellent, soft-touch exterior. With a tailored fit, an elasticated waistband and contrast piping, each fully-lined swim short inhabits Bluemint’s soul to present a sought-after classicism underpinned by a modern perspective.

A collection of suitably cinematic comfort to relax to – Turnbull & Asser Nightwear collection

During the long days and nights of self isolation, some of you maybe finding yourself working from home, where you have/want to keep up one’s dapper persona. Others of you maybe be finding you have more time on your hands and have no desire to sink into a continuous state of slabbing out while watching continuous episodes of Friends. Nonetheless all of us share that one often finds solace in the immersive worlds of fiction and film.

As the year advances, the evening light starts to return, but temperatures remain cool. Perfect pyjama weather, one might say. As we emerge into Spring, Turnbull’s design team drew from this time, and upon inspiration found in the playful cinematic style of Wes Anderson, to bring a pop of colour to your night time wardrobe.

The resultant collection is a bold, playful and colourful mish mash of traditional patterns in Italian woven cotton. Kelly green gingham and yellow tattersall feature amongst bold pinks and blues. Each piece featuring a piping that off- sets the colours as a contrasting detail. Inspired by the characters and creativity of Wes Anderson’s films, and from the colourful requests of Turnbull’s customers from over the years, this capsule is owed to them.

The collection introduces six new pyjamas, all in bold, playful patterns and colours. Realised in a more contemporary fit and styling compared to Turnbull’s traditionally loose-fitting PJs, this new style introduces a revere collar, pocket details and a waistband with subtle stretch, making them exceedingly comfortable, and stylish. The pyjamas are accompanied by two colourful gowns and a small selection of boxer shorts, all of which are made in England.

Turnbull and Asser have made pyjamas, nightshirts, gowns and boxers for decades – crafted by the same skilled hands that produce their renowned shirts in our factory in Gloucester. With that level of care and attention going in to each piece, Turnbull’s nightwear continues to earn a loyal customer. All of the colourful cottons have been added to their Made to Measure and Bespoke books, so if you prefer to realise these cloths as shirts rather than nightwear, the option is there.

Clothes that Make the Man – Basic Rights Suiting

The ethical American based zeitgeist brand Basic Rights have upped the ante with their latest drop from Spring 2020, featuring their first foray into suiting, along with pleated trousers.

The brand was founded by Vaccines guitarist Freddie Cowan when they were touring around New York. The idea came into play when the band realised that they didn’t have clothes which they deemed appropriate to work in. Freddie proactively jumped onto this and got in contact with tailor David Chambers and so followed the birth of what is now Basic Rights.

They join a killer collection for this season including a freshly-launched botanical green suede biker jacket, corduroy high waisted trousers, knit tees, and short sleeved linen shirts.

The brand also released a statement in relation to COVID-19, and is offering 25% off ALL NEW STYLES with code ‘SPRING25’ as a token of solidarity and acknowledgement of the difficult times ahead.

Warehouse Party – The Launch of Warehouse Menswear

Warehouse? Menswear ! Warehouse doing Menswear !?! But it’s a Womenswear brand ? And yes my dear friends for almost, not quite, but almost 50 years Warehouse has been a regular, trusted and relied upon fashion retailer to our girlfriends, wives, partners and friends since 1976, to be precise.

But for Spring 2020 we welcome the launch of Warehouse Menswear ! Centred on contemporary pieces and unique prints, the collection creates a seasonal capsule wardrobe.

Committed to making eco-friendly choices, the range is made of sustainable fibres, including organic cotton, sustainable viscose, and recycled polyester, all sourced to lower environmental impact.

“The expansion into menswear is an exciting step for us” says Paula Stewart, Managing Director for Warehouse. “Not least because it allows the brand to prioritise sustainability but because it leads us to fill what we believe, is a gap in the market, and after 40 years of being a cornerstone of womenswear retail, Spring Summer 20 will mark a new chapter in the brand’s history.”

A nod to utility workwear mixes with wearable staples whilst a modern palette lends itself to the functionality of a capsule wardrobe. In-house designed prints on shirts punctuate clean, block colours of classic crew sweats. Tapered trousers sit alongside light-wash denim, styled up with grandad collar shirts or paired back with casual fit tees and soft work jackets.

Sundried – A sportswear brand with a conscience

Sundried is a rapidly growing British activewear brand offering everything the modern consumer wants and needs: professional quality performance wear at affordable prices with an ethical conscience. Consumers are now putting immense pressure on retailers as the world wakes up to the global plastic pollution crisis and the devastating effects of climate change. Only brands who align with consumer values will continue to thrive in the modern marketplace. The ethical market is now worth over £83.33bn and the average household spent £1,238 on ethical goods in 2017. 

Sundried is proud to offer two activewear collections made from sustainable materials – recycled plastic bottles and recycled coffee grounds – as well as a range of fitness t-shirts made from biodegradable polyester. The pioneering Eco Tech technology combines impressive performance qualities – such as moisture transport, UV protection and anti-odour – with ethical production to deliver an unrivalled product for anyone who demands more from their fitness clothing. 

On top of the professional quality of the clothing, Sundried promises to keep prices affordable for everyone from the everyday exerciser to up-and-coming Age Group athletes and aspirational professionals so that sport and fitness can be accessible to all, regardless of class, background, or financial status. Sundried® aims to remove all possible barriers from sport in order to encourage more of the population to get active and give young athletes a chance to shine on the global stage. The key sports in which Sundried specialises – cycling and triathlon – can be seen as unattainable for some due to the high prices of the technical kit, but Sundried is changing the game and proving that anyone can excel in these sports given the opportunity.

Founder and CEO of Sundried, Daniel Puddick, is a triathlete, father, and entrepreneur whose original mission was to create a brand his children would be proud to be associated with in years to come. “I’m excited about what the future holds for Sundried and continuing to deliver on our promise to keep our activewear of the highest quality, made sustainably, and affordable for all.”