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THE JUNE ISSUE
If you’ve just passed payday (yessss!), it’s time to put some serious thought into planning the month ahead…because June’s going to be a big ‘un. Full of festivals, top menswear talent at London Collections: Men and the small matter of a football tournament somewhere in Brazil, we’re dangerously excited about the month ahead. And that’s not even mentioning the launch of Topman’s debut sportswear line and our handpicked fashion tips to keep you ahead of the curve for the year’s busiest month.
1. POND ON TOUR
If you haven't heard of Aussie band Pond, get yourself down to one of their three gigs this month - their line up includes two members of Tame Impala, and their live shows have already generated quite the reputation. Their sound is all about guitar-heavy psychedelia and screeching vocals…and even the occasional flute solo.
2. PICTURE PERFECT
If you’re heading pool-side at all this summer, make sure you update your swimwear by grabbing yourself a pair of photo-print swim shorts – they’re top value too, at just £26.
3. CONTRAST SOLES
Available at only a handful of stockists in the UK, we’re big fans of footwear designer Anthony Miles and his playful soles - his suede desert shoes are ideal for those tricky summer smart-casual dress codes.
4. ITALY'S ANDREA PIRLO
In amongst the soaring temperatures and fluctuating emotions in Brazil this summer, there’ll be one man so cool, so talented, so bearded that he remains impervious to the dramas of tournament football. Step forward Andrea Pirlo, Italy’s midfield general and football’s most stylish man. Whatever your football leanings, it’s worth keeping an eye out for Pirlo’s effortless style – especially on June 14th, when England face Italy.
5. SPORTY BUT NICE
Each piece in Topman Sport, our debut sportswear collection, has been designed to aid maneuverability and increase comfort. It’s full of clever detailing, such as displaced seems and hidden pockets – all of which make your life that little bit easier when you’re exercising (it also looks really cool).
6. MONOCHROME UPDATE
If you bought into spring’s breakout monochrome trend, don’t panic, it’s incredibly easy to rework it into summer-appropriate outfits. The trick is to keep your black pieces, but swap the whites for soft pastel shades.
7. CRAIG GREEN AT LC:M
After three seasons showing as part of the Topman and Fashion East initiative MAN, this season will see Green’s first standalone show at LC:M – expect strong, sculpted styles and utilitarian workwear. SHOWING 11AM, JUNE 17TH
SHOWING 11AM, JUNE 17TH
8. ALL ABOUT RIBS
A favourite at Topman HQ, a ribbed top is the perfect way to add interest to an understated outfit, or to tone-down a more flamboyant bottom half. Trust us, it’ll be one of the most useful garments you buy this season.
9. ON YER BIKE
If you’re thinking about moving your biker jacket to the back of your wardrobe now that we’ve had a bit of sun: don’t. The biker looks great with denim shorts and layered over longline tees, two key summer trends.
10. FESTIVAL GEAR
We go festival crazy in June, with Field Day, Isle of Wight and Glastonbury all falling within a few weeks of each other. To save your efforts, check out our round-up of this season’s essential festival gear. Optimistically not including wellies.