Our hot pick of the latest goings-on
Over the past 12 months, we’ve swaddled ourselves indoors in soft folds of fabric, but now, as we start to re-emerge into the outside world, many of us are still seeking clothing that provides ample protection. Luckily, a host of men’s performance brands are ticking all our technical boxes, with outerwear in innovative fabrications that will shield against the elements, whether you happen to be camping out in remote wilds, or simply striding the city streets.
For a stylish take on safeguarding, we recommend layering up your protective pieces, from global collective Affix’s jackets and Japanese label Snow Peak’s vests to Italian brand Herno’s parkas and Dutch label Byborre’s tracksuit trousers. These designs are constructed from a variety of boundary-pushing fabrications, including Herno’s ultra-light nylon and Snow Peak’s Kanecaron, a fireresistant fabrication. Byborre even blends materials of varying weights, which are mapped for ample comfort across the body, including its signature breathable knitted panels.
For those that geek out on garment dyeing, Stone Island’s triple layer, hooded jacket emphasises the label’s innovations in colour. Elsewhere, for those that look for pieces that are more smarts than sports, US brand Woolrich has developed a technical cotton car coat for spring. Designed to cocoon you on the commute, its wind- and water-resistant qualities will protect you well, should you wander off route.