We’re taking this month MR PORTER Finds to the next level with a host of elevated classics that are sure to enhance your wardrobes appeal. Offering everything from T-shirts and loafers, to watches and coats, any piece on this list takes things up a notch. Starting with the Loewe t-shirt and moving all the way to the Scartola watch winder there isn’t a bad option insight so check out our MR PORTER Finds for this month and your closet will thank us later.
1. Loewe Paula’s Ibiza Printed Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt
Kicking off our list of elevated classics is this black t-shirt from Loewe. Inspired by the brands boutique archive this is another collaboration with Paula Ibiza. Constructed in a cotton jersey material the highlight of the piece has to be the airbrush-style prints depicting cosmic sea and landscapes. We recommend pairing this loud tee with some eye-catching trousers of the denim variety.
2. Polo Ralph Lauren Button-Down Collar Shirt
A classic white button-down is a classic piece that every man needs in his wardrobe. This piece from Polo Ralph Lauren will step things up a notch with a crips cotton-Oxford material, tailored with a tidy button-down collar. Our favourite aspect of the design lies in the embroidered oversized logo across the heart. We recommend pairing this with some classic straight cut denim jeans for a quintessential 90s look.
3. A.P.C. Cotton and Linen-Blend Shirt
A more casual take on the button-down look, this piece from A.P.C. is a versatile option all year round. With a tailored design and premium cotton and linen-blend material it perfectly matches weekend activities. A convenient chest patch pocket is one of few details on the design, but the materials and cut really speak for themselves and scream premium Parisian design.
4. SAINT LAURENT Teddy Logo-Appliquéd Bomber Jacket
A grail piece for every style conscience man is the classic SAINT LAURENT Teddy bomber jacket. This piece is the latest in a long line of vintage varieties and is inspired by the retro design of old. Most notable is the letter logo display along the back shoulders. The use of materials really speaks to the quality that you expect from such a piece, with a wool blend and sporty trimmings around the wrists, waist and neck area. We recommend dressing up this piece with some pleated black trousers.
5. AMI Paris Virgin Wool-Blend Felt Coat
A black winter coat is a necessity for men in the winter. Options such as this AMI Paris wool-blend coat offer almost a lifetime of wear, and it’s the type of piece that never goes out of style. Tailored just like their suit jackets with a notch and lapels, it’s a single vent option with a straight cut fit. We recommend pairing this with some contrasting chinos for a smart-casual outfit.
6. Barena Slim-Fit Stretch-Cotton Twill Trousers
Drawing its fabric from the archives of Venetian mills, Barena might not be a brand that instantly comes to mind when thinking about quality trousers, but it should. We love the vintage workwear aesthetic that these trousers offer, and with a stretch-cotton construction, they’re perfect for everyday wear. We recommend pairing them with a shirt jacket and some loafers for a go-to everyday fit.
7. MR P. Daniel Tapered Pleated Cotton-Twill Trousers
MR PORTER’s in-house label MR P. offers a great selection of timeless elevated classics. Take these pleated cotton trousers which are sure to take any smart-casual outfit to the next level with a refined cut and tailored design. We recommend pairing them with some loafers and some quality socks like those below for the ultimate in summer style.
8. AMI Paris Three-Pack Logo Cotton Socks
Everyman runs the risk of ruining their outfit with a pair of dirty overused socks. This choice option from AMI Paris is the perfect three-pack to ensure that never happens to you. The small red logo on the upper ankle is a smart touch that pokes through when sitting down. Seen here in an off-white colour and breathable ribbed cotton-blend your feet couldn’t thank you enough.
9. TOD’S Polished-Leather Penny Loafers
It doesn’t get much more classic than the TOD’s penny loafer. With the rubber Gommino studs along with the heels – a detail borrowed from the label’s signature driving shoes – these are some of the best loafers money can buy. Crafted in Italy from polished leather they’ll work best with any tailored trousers.
10. EYEVAN 7285 Dual Lens Square-Frame Sunglasses
Japanese sunglasses are the best sunglasses, and Eyevan 7285 crafts its sunglasses with the utmost precision in Sabae City, Japan. Made from black acetate with grey-hued lenses, the design is both perfectly curved and strikingly sharp. Hiding a trick up its sleeve, the entire frame flips up to reveal optical lenses encased in silver-tone frames, which you can swap out for your prescription ones.
11. Acne Studio’s Small Logo-Print Leather Messenger Bag
A quality messenger bag is a must-have for any man’s wardrobe. Who knows when you’ll need to carry a few extra belongings on a night out, maybe even throw a bottle of water and a snack inside (although we wouldn’t recommend a kebab). The Acne Studios messenger bag is the perfect style option with signature knot details and soft leather construction.
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12. Cartier Ballon Bleu de Cartier Automatic 40mm
The Ballon Bleu is one of Cartier’s most famous timepieces with a Swiss-made calibre 1847 MC automatic movement and 40-hour power reserve. The silvered flinqué and lacquered sunray-effect dial is as nice on any modern wristwatch and combined with the blued-steel sword-shaped hands, black Roman numerals and indices it’s equally as timeless as any piece of old.
13. Scartola Del Tempo 7-RT Leather Triple Watch Winder
Every watch collector needs a quality watch winder and this option from Scatola Del Tempo is one of the best on the market. With enough space for four watches (three winding) the case has more than enough room for a great selection of timepieces.