So, it turns out that May is the new high summer. I hope everyone is making the most of the sunshine because July and August could end up being dismal going by previous years. There’s been some awesome product drops this month and I’ve kept my ear to the ground to find the coolest. We have headphones that are being auctioned, a world first garment and a pair of shoes you could run a marathon in among others. So, following on from my April round-up, I’ve compiled a list of my favourite products and releases for the month of May 2018 – enjoy.
Master & Dynamic x Huntsman collaboration
Master & Dynamic has launched a new collaboration with esteemed Savile Row tailor Huntsman & Sons for the first online-only luxury lifestyle sale that will run exclusively on Sotheby’s from Tuesday 22 May to Friday 1 June, 2018. Featuring an array of bespoke pieces from the private collection of Huntsman owner and financier, Pierre Lagrange, alongside commissioned new works that exemplify the Huntsman lifestyle, including these limited-edition Huntsman tweed headphones, this collection reflects Lagrange’s expert knowledge and appreciation of exquisite objects.
Rockport DresSport 35th Anniversary
Boston based brand Rockport have launched the highly anticipated DresSports 35th Anniversary Limited Edition. A true icon in the production of dress/sports hybrid footwear technology, the shoe made headlines in 1990 when Rockport’s Vice President, Tony Post famously ran the New York Marathon wearing the product. Produced with style, comfort and performance at the forefront, Rockport DresSports ensures uncompromising agility throughout the daily commute. To put it through its paces, ultra-marathoner and photographer Dan Carter took to the streets of the capital with his hectic schedule, wearing the latest edition. The shoe fuses two realms of innovation seamlessly and Dan’s record of the day displays its unique ability to perform as a sports shoe, when a more stylish silhouette is required.
ELENSA Spring/Summer 2018
ELENSA are back and proudly announce the redesign and re-invigoration of their website. This brand was born in November 2017 and rose from a love triangle of three of the UK’s top fashion and film insiders; renowned movie producer Maggie Monteith, delectably fabulous stylist and costume designer Andy Blake and high-flying entrepreneur Stuart Trevor, founder and designer of one of the UK’s finest and most successful modern-day brands ALL SAINTS.
O’Neill x ISKO Denim Boardshort
Californian lifestyle brand O’Neill and denim manufacturer ISKO announce the launch of the world’s first Denim Boardshort for Spring/Summer 18. Taking cues from 50s surfing and rebellious counter-culture, The Denim Boardshort is part of the O’Neill Hybrid range, an innovative new swimwear concept bridging the gap between land and sea. The result is a unique design that brings street style to the ocean yet naturally reflects the need for serious function.
The BenQ EW3270U Monitor
Maximising the popularity of latest HDR entertainment content, this new elegantly slim 32″ monitor by BenQ has enhanced brightness to deliver immersive multimedia enjoyment, safeguarded by industry-leading eye care technology and modern design. We’ve got our hands on one for the MenswearStyle office and it certainly makes runway and fashion film feature viewing much more vivid and exciting. This is due to the UHD HDR Support for Brilliant Brightness and Deep Contrast and Advanced Panel Technology to Enhance HDR Quality. It has 3000:1 Ultra-High Native Contrast for Depth and Definition and 95% DCI-P3 Coverage for Authentic Digital Cinema Colour too – highly impressive.
Bolin Webb Special Edition R1 Matte Set
Elite. Moody. Distinctive. A modern black that is a recent addition to today’s automotive palette – a stealth finish that attracts attention. So, it’s no surprise why the brand chose to create this special edition R1 Matte with its unique stand – a razor set that looks mean in matte. Maintaining the same unrivalled R1 performance, the special edition set from Bolin Webb is a stand-out combination of matte razor and stand – a stylish set to be seen as well as used. A razor designed in the UK with ergonomics in mind for superior handling and tipped with a Gillette Mach3 blade for a close and smooth shave.