1. Model: Jessica Ashley

    Photographer: Tony Ellis

     
  2. 'Kenzo' Cardholder

     

    As a piece, the cardholder often feels reserved for those concerned with share indexes, possessing a taste for cognac and fox-hunting, but ‘Kenzo’ breath some much needed fresh air into that dynamic. Their take is black and blue, in alternating scribbled patterns, with slots like that of an envelope. The stylish exuberance is a far cry from the standard brown, black or burgundy leather options of the older gentleman.

     

    £100 / $165 from SSENSE.

     

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  4. 'Christopher Raeburn' Jacket

     

    Countryside and metropolis styling collide in this piece from ‘Christopher Raeburn,’ and the two benefit each other brilliantly. The green quilted body has a traditional look, and all of the homely appeal that comes with it, but is stopped just short of full-blown British farmer, by the contrasting black mesh on the arms and back. The two blend very well and the result is something that Kanye would wear if he was ever taken to the agricultural life.

     

    £425 / $700 from Mr. Porter.

     

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  5. Model: Dija King

    Photographer: Brandon Jordan

     
  6. Model: Nasimiyu Murumba

    Photographer: Brad Ogbonna

     
  7. Lanvin ‘Navy Shirt’

     

    With a steady flow of male shirts dropping further below the waistline, resembling medieval nightshirts, it’s vital to choose a cut-off point. Remaining traditional in that respect, but with aspirations of being the cream of the crop, this piece from ‘Lanvin’ smokes everything likely to cross its path. A deep navy in colour, with just the right amount of shimmer, accented perfectly by the black collar. The cut plays its part too, sitting just below the waist with a curved hem. The stars aligned with this piece as it cannot be faulted in it’s razor-sharp casual styling.

     

    £215 / $360 from Harvey Nichols.

     

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  8. Model: Sharon C

    Photographer: Charles Lucima

     
  9. 'Want Les Essentials de la Vie' Rucksack

     

    A quick glance through the history books will tell you that never has a black-on-black colourway failed to push the right buttons, a tradition that the French-Canadian brand is eager to maintain. The black wool is generously trimmed with black leather for a contrasting, but consistent style that is hard to beat. The outer zip running off-horizontal, and the padlock for unnecessary security, add character that is so often lacking. It is befitting that the only colour provided is that of the designers name, proudly stamped, in gold lettering.

     

    £297 / $495 from SSENSE.

     

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  10. Model: Taylor Seyfert

    Photographer: Amber Asaly

     
  11. Model: Mercedes Edison

    Photographer: Raymond Croft

     
  12. Nomos ‘Tangente 33’

     

    In a world of oversized-bezels and depth gauges, the ‘Orion Anthracite’ stands out precisely because of its understated nature. Black and silver, there is a functional minimalism to the styling that is typically Germanic. A clean black face is neatly accented by the silver matchsticks that mark the minutes and hours. The steel that encases the dial, and black leather strap complete the incredibly sleek design that feels very much made for the Berlin architect. All the more reason to tap into it.

     

    £1,480 / $2,455 from Nomos.

     

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  14. 'Larousse Gastronomique' Cookbook

     

    One of the go-to cooking repositories, ‘Larousse Gastronomique’ is all that is needed to attempt a crossover into the world of fine cooking. A wealth of classic recipes, largely French, ranging from ‘Artichokes a la Florentine’ to ‘Braised leg of lamb with spring onions, cover its 1000 pages. Knowledge of the recipe origin is also given, accompanied by charming photography and biographic profiles of influential chefs. The updated design of both cover and case ensures that the book will sit well on any modern shelf. Despite all this, ownership in no way entitles self-referral as a ‘foodie’.

     

    £48 / $80 from Waterstones.

     

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  15. Model: Naressa Valdez

    Photographer: Michael Benatar