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The best new menswear you can buy this week – May 1

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Gets a bit repetitive, banging on about summer, doesn’t it? But when you live in the UK, and there is actually sunshine outside, then you’ve gotta brace yourself for everyone and their very uncomfortable dog to start the vocal deluge. And you know what? We’re joining forces with them, and there’s nothing you can do about it. Don’t believe us? Watch this:

OH GOD IT’S SO SUNNY HERE ARE SOME THINGS TO WEAR IN IT:

Arket beige pima cotton knitted jacket (£135)

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And there’s your first curve-ball - the sun may be out, but so is that goddamn wind, so soak up the heat while simultaneously feeling comfortable in the shade with this nice slice of knitwear. There’s something to be said for one extra layer even though you might think you’re good to go sleeveless - it’s nice to be prepared - think of yourself as an urban Bear Grylls, ready for absolutely anything.*

*Well, like a temperature change of about ten degrees, anyway

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Illesteva Tribeca II mirrored sunglasses (£147)

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You’ve got to be wary with mirrored sunglasses, because if you’re not careful, you’ll end up looking like the type of person who’s been on a ski-season for about ten years. These are a tad more understated, and they’re housed within a sleek frame - it’ll be hard to look bad in these.

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FOR dalton cropped tailored trousers (£34.99)

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The only part of a suit it’s actually desirable to wear when it’s hot - grab a nice pair of cropped trou (and bloody get your ankles out, you rogue!), pair them with some simple white trainers and hello, look at you.

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Balenciaga text front leather folded card holder (£165)

The best new menswear you can buy this week – May 1

What this thing, here, does, is hold your credit cards, all of which have now hit their limit.

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Dr Martens X Engineered Garments milkshake 1461 Smith shoes (£185)

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Are these shoes very nice? Oh my, they absolutely are - perfect for wearing in the day, but goodness, avoid heading anywhere where somebody might scuff them. Maybe it’s best to just frame them, stick them up on the wall and never, ever wear them - they are too beautiful.

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Billionaire Boys Club leopard camo soccer jersey (£95)

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A typically out-there design from Billionaire Boys Club, only wear this if you’re 100% (or at least 99%) sure you can pull it off. It doesn’t matter if you actually can’t, it’s all about thinking you can. Either way, football tops are gonna be everywhere this season, so you might as well pick one that nobody else is gonna have.

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Zara loose fitting pouch pocket denim jacket (£29.99)

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Buttons that only go halfway down? What is this sorcery? Well, it’s a trend that’s steadily been creeping back into the good books, along with its close cousin, the granddad shirt. This denim number has a more standard collar and a loose fit, so is best kept for your most casual of looks. Don’t even think about wearing jeans with it though, you heathen.

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Ace & Tate X CMMN SWDN jet black CMMN Pris sunglasses (£148)

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These please-help-me-I-don’t-understand-if-I-should-wear-these-but-really-want-to sunnies are inspired by Blade Runner, so if you’re keen on that androgynous, sci-fi look, then clamp them round that head of yours. You’ll certainly stand out in a pair of them.

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adidas all collegiate gold Process_SP1 38mm watch (£60)

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adidas do a nice line of matte gummy watches that are extremely reasonably priced, meaning that you can bag a few colours to match different outfits. Or failing that, just get a black or white one, and you’re sorted for pretty much anything. Best kept for a casual look, though - they might stand out in the wrong way if you’re suited and booted.

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Acne Studios screen print white one t shirt (£90)

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How rude!

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Shortlist writer and "the least woke person in the office", Gary Ogden, likes horror movies, Cheestrings, tapping his leg under the desk, "having a drink", hiding from responsibility, screaming into the mirror whenever he is alone, and assorted other things. Mainly the screaming thing though. @garyblogden

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