It’s another edition of the world’s greatest tournament and we cannot wait to binge watch football for a whole month without guilt (come on England, let’s not go out of the group stage this time… please). Whether you’re a semi-professional or simply a Sunday sports fan, an amateur or an “I only watch football during World Cup” type of person, it is always hard to ignore the World Cup fever that blazes every four years. We here at Clothes-Make-The-Man have rounded up some goodies that can get you further into the World Cup mood, so don’t spend too much on bets just yet!

Escuyer

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To celebrate this next event in style, the Belgian brand Escuyer has designed a capsule T-shirt collection highlighted in the colours of the eight countries that support the label. Escuyer has created a sober T-shirt, perfectly cut and with a subtle twist: embroidered on the heart, an iconic player embodies the colours of his country and expresses all the fervor of its fans. Eight countries are represented by their legendary players, for instance, Bobby Moore for England, Zinedine Zidane for France, Pelé for Brazil and, of course, Eden Hazard for Belgium. To portray them in the heat of the action and in all their active glory, Escuyer enlisted Matthieu Regout, Belgian graphic designer (Club Sandwich). Just like the rest of the Escuyer collection, each t-shirt is made of a superior quality cotton and is produced in Portugal.

Shop the limited collection now online at Escuyer

London Denim

For this World Cup London Denim has made a tee-shirt for every single teams participating – yep that’s for all 32 countries, each t-shirt is made of a superior quality cotton and is produced in Portugal. They’re made in partnership with the UK’s No1 Eco Fashion factory so totally sustainable, and at £24 they’re 80% cheaper than our mainline collections. They’ve also added these fantastic women’s boyfriend Tees to our eco Graphic T World Cup collection.

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Saturday Night Fever Pitch by Simon Doonan

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Author Simon Doonan has two passions in life: Fashion and Football. At one time these two obsessions would have made very strange bedfellows. But times have changed: the unapologetic and unbridled style choices of today’s soccer stars offer a fascinating window into the heart of the game. Football and fashion have fallen in love.

Looking at the beautiful game through the lens of style, writer, columnist and football obsessive Simon Doonan celebrates the magic and madness of this unique culture with his distinctive laser wit and humour. Charting football style from its very beginnings, he pays homage to the great style icons of the game, from George Best to David Beckham, before turning his gaze to the hair, the tattoos and the cars, not to mention those other style icons of the game: fans, managers and of course, the WAGs.

Doonan’s hilarious observations are complemented by more than 230 photographs, making this a laugh-out-loud read for football fans and fashionistas alike.

You can purchase the book here

Louis Vuitton

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After South Africa in 2010 and Brazil in 2014, Louis Vuitton is proud to announce its ongoing relationship with FIFA for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. The House is marking its third participation in the world’s biggest sporting event with brand-new projects.

The collection has a distinctive and playful look, created by using an innovative and highly technical embossing process on Louis Vuitton’s classic Epi leather. The collection includes new versions of Keepall and Apollo bags, two wallets, a pocket organizer, a coin purse, and luggage tags. The collection also sports a specially designed Louis Vuitton FIFA World Cup logo, while the initials “L.V”, in lettering first used on the personal trunks of Gaston-Louis Vuitton (1883-1970), are placed like a team badge. Continuing the House’s long tradition of personalization, an ingenious customization tool will give clients the chance to create original and unique flag-inspired coloured versions of the collection’s Keepall bags during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. Customers can choose from one of 35 national flags, representing the 32 nations taking part in the World Cup and 3 others that have marked the competition’s history.

 

Hublot

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Limited to 2018 pieces, Hublot presents the Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Smart Watch, the ultimate accessory that all football and Hublot fans have been waiting for. Instantly connecting you to every decisive second of the matches being played at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, a much-anticipated innovation sees the watchmaker and the footballing universe collide to create a silhouette rendered in gleaming titanium that catches the light to frame a circular digital screen, connecting to your Android or smartphone for on-the-go style and instant match updates.

UMBRO

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Back in 1966, Umbro was all set to kit out all 16 teams in that summer’s world cup. John Humphreys, son of Umbro founder Harold, had travelled the world to arrange deals with all the competing nations.

However, when the tournament started, only 15 of the teams wore Umbro. The USSR arrived with their own kits rather than the agreed Umbro designs, which were then lost to history. This story is the inspiration behind a new lifestyle collection unveiled today – Unforgotten. Ahead of this year’s tournament in Russia, the new collection uses 1960s design, sportswear style and striking graphics to create a smart capsule.

The Lev range is inspired by possibly Russia’s greatest ever player, Lev Yashin, who was always played head-to-toe in black. Known as the Black Spider, Lev is still the only goalkeeper to win the Ballon d’Or, and was known for his dynamic, athletic style of play.

Shop the collection here


Yes you’re right perfume isn’t, strictly speak, for Men. But the latest launch from The Perfume Society, just might very well be. 

The Perfume Society, was established in 2014 by two beauty and grooming Industry legends, the award winning,  Jo Fairley and former fragrance and beauty buyer for Harrods and QVC, and responsible for setting up the Liberty Perfumery  Lorna McKay. They bring deep knowledge and enviable Little Black Books of fragrance contacts to The Perfume Society, which acts as a ‘hub’ for all things fragrant. Whether it’s calls to help finding a long-lost fragrance, The Perfume Society has become the go-to fount of fragrance wisdom and knowledge.

The Perfume Society have for a number of years been offering Discovery Boxes to introduce femalescent-lovers to new fragrances. But let me introduce you to  The New Man Discovery Box – brimming with 13 male-focused scents (and an incredible ‘extra’ worth £20).  Their most bumper men’s collection yet, the sensational scents in the box include Creed Viking (winner of The Fragrance Foundation‘s Best Male Fragrance 2018!), niche offerings from Nejma, Florisand Jack (Richard E. Grant’s fragrance line) and a preview of new Shay & Blue King’s Wood (not out till September), among this far from dirty dozen.

Plus as a special treat, they are also including a FULL-SIZE Escentric Molecules 03 Body Wash (worth £20!). With so many incredible scents featured, any man will feel like a new man, with this…

This covers every grooming need – so any man can smell, look and feel amazing with the  latest Men’s Discovery Box.

Alongside the fragrances, find a FULL-SIZE Escentric Molecules 03 Body Wash,  along with a handy travel size shave gel from Ted Baker London.

The New Man Discovery Box is priced £15+ p&p* to VIP Club Members/£19+ p&p* to non-Club Members –

Goutal Bois d’Hadrien 1.5ml eau de parfum (100ml normally £130)

Nejma KoEptYs 1.5ml eau de parfum (100ml £130)

Creed Viking 2ml eau de parfum (50ml £185)

Dunhill ICON Racing 2ml eau de parfum (50ml £63)

Floris for Turnbull & Asser 1.2ml eau de parfum (100ml £140)

Issey Miyake L’Eau Majeure d’Issey 1ml eau de toilette (50ml £44)

Jack Piccadilly’69 1 ml eau de parfum (100ml £95)

Jimmy Choo Man Blue 2ml eau de toilette (30ml £32)

Michael Kors Extreme Speed 1.5ml eau de toilette (40ml £45)

Montblanc Legend Night 1.2ml eau de parfum (30ml £32)

MUGLER Alien Man 1.2ml eau de toilette

Shay & Blue Kings Wood 2ml eau de parfum (preview sample – released in September)

Ted Baker Ted’s Grooming Room Cologne 1.5ml eau de toilette (200ml £40)

PLUS! Anyone who buys the collection between now and 25th June 2018 will be entered into a draw to win a full-size of one of the fragrances or ‘extras’. Jeez !

Every man, and in fact every woman, wants that simplicity of a capsule wardrobe, consisting of classic, timeless pieces, that just go together and look effortlessly cool when put together with each other, whether that be for Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter.  You know those pieces everyone should have in their wardrobe and can then be built upon in the forthcoming seasons. 

Well M&S Menswear introduces The Foundation Edit; a curation of wardrobe essentials, highlighting timeless pieces that form the building blocks of the contemporary wardrobe, season after season.

The Foundation Edit includes eight pieces in a neutral colour palette; from key outerwear and layering separates, to classic footwear and underwear; prices include chinos and shirts at the unbelievable £15.

These great quality basics underpin the key styles, shapes and colours of the season, and are the foundational layers of every outfit; anchoring the every-day.

The Foundation Edit hero styles will be available at Marks & Spencer throughout the year; enabling every man to build a versatile wardrobe rooted in value, fit, style and quality. 

There’s a tasty new trend on the block for Summer 2018 – ‘ice-cream’ shades. Yeah we ain’t talking about your Mini Milks, Feasts, or Strawberry Spilts here.

Menswear traditionally doesn’t tend to experiment much with colour palettes, but more brands are now diving into the world of colour, with brands like M.C. Overalls . The brand launched their new Spring Summer 2018 collection with takes on a dusty pink ’strawberry’, ‘vanilla’ white and ‘blue ice’ palette with a number of their core staples, including their classic Coach Jacket, Work Trousers, Snap Shirt and Boiler.

Pink Overalls


Reflective Coach Jacket

Snap Shirt

With Father’s Day coming up this weekend we thought we’d have a look at some celebrity Dad and look how they deal with their crowning glory. So we sought the advice of leading men’s hair care brand  Fudge Urban to letting us into some trade secret service about how to achieve those key look so of Dadies of the RIch and Famous.

David Beckham

Football player, model, actor, husband and father or four – name something David Beckham can’t do! Impossible to forget some of his iconic hairstyles; his latest haircut is shorter on the sides and longer on the top, slicked back. The perfect product for him is the Fudge Urban Remouldable Paste: this paste combines flexibility with extreme hold, leaving your hair defined with a polished finish.

Bear Grylls

Always on an adventure, Bear Grylls doesn’t forget to be a loving father who has a lot to teach to his kids. His hairstyle has to be quick, easy and able to “survive” to every situation. If you feel like him in your everyday life, use the Fudge Urban Salt Spray: The Sea Salt Marine Minerals provide a raw textured feel with extra body, ideal for a casual, minimal effort look. 

Simon Cowell

The famous TV producer became a first-time father in his mid-50s – better late than ever! We’re used to his sever comments and strong attitude, but it’s been said that fatherhood has perhaps softened him! The perfect product for him is Fudge Urban Matte Head Master: The convenient spray formula means you can direct the product exactly where you want it, whilst a medium hold factor ensures hair still has natural movement. 

Tom Fletcher

The musician and song-writer has started a new career as children book’s author, following his wife’s passion for the baby’s world. His hair? A lot of volume on the top. The right product for him is the Fudge Urban Anti-Gravity Powder: this fine powder root booster is ideal to take your style to new heights. Apply to roots for instant thickening and structure. 

Andy Murray

The UK tennis champion recently revealed that his children are the motivation for his recovery from the latest injury. We are used to see him always unbreakable and focused on the pitch but not with his kids, they always know how to soften him. Andy’s hairstyle can be replicated with Fudge Urban Texture Junk: for defined and separated hair with heaps of texture, this styling paste will give maximum texture and control whilst keeping hair silky.