NEED TO KNOW:
THE AUGUST ISSUE
Welcome to August’s issue of NEED TO KNOW, the rundown of the top 10 activities, trends & brands for the month ahead. On our agenda: retro denim and fried chicken…
1. LEVI’S JACKETS
The world’s most iconic denim arrives in Topman with a classic array of branded products including printed tees, check shirts, jackets and, of course, jeans. Our highlight is this ‘90s inspired paint splash denim jacket.
2. THINK PINK-ISH
Guys need not be afraid, as shades of pink are a perfect accent of colour for high summer. We’re not talking Barbie style, we’re suggesting understated pink hues in light knits, shirts and t-shirts. Trust us, you won’t regret it.
3. IN BLOOM
It’s all about making a statement with your bottom half this season, which is brilliantly demonstrated by Biffy Clyro’s Simon Neil and his Topman floral trousers. If you enjoy going topless in public, we completely support you. But if not, we suggest adding a plain white tee.
4. HOT THUNDER
We’re loving this East London brand that embodies the free spirit attitude of California and the beach party atmosphere of Europe. From fresh swim shorts to authentic tropical vests, don’t hit the beach without them….
5. OUTDOOR CINEMAS
Spend a night under the stars and with the stars this summer as the Luna cinema brings iconic movies to unique locations. From Romeo & Juliet in Kew Gardens to Casablanca in Hampton Court Palace, it’s time to get off the sofa and on the grass.
6. SELVEDGE DENIM
Topman introduces a touch of premium with selvedge denim. The word selvedge comes from ‘self-edge’, this means the denim edges are woven with a clean finish and will not unravel. The hem stitching also makes for great detailing.
7. TRUE BLUE
If you’re looking for a standout summer sneaker, look no further. Boasting a lightweight construction and a wedge sole, these pale blue Onitsuka Tiger runners are ideal for those looking for style and comfort.
8. SHEER KNITWEAR
Longing to wear knitwear but can’t stand the 20 degree plus heat? Then the answer is sheer! It’s a lightweight alternative to heavy knitwear and a great transitional piece when we head in to autumn.
Some say mixing both style and comfort is impossible. We say those people are wrong. Add some texture to your look with neoprene, it’s addictively touchable and gives off a luxurious streetwear feel.
10. BIRD IS THE WORD
Join the fried chicken craze now with the likes of East London’s Bird, where they serve up a tasty and calorific waffle burger. Dalston also has a buzzing (or clucking) nightlife, and is certainly the only destination Topman Head Office will be heading to on payday.