Top Picks: Discover the Men's Clothing Our Buyers are Pining For
24th July 2019
By Chelsea Pike
This week we sat down with Fenwick's Menswear Buying Manager, Mithun Ramanandi. With exceptional industry experience and a clothing connoisseur like no other, he knows the key pieces every modern man needs in his collection. From men’s T-shirts to swimwear, he picks his menswear must-haves.
With extraordinary industry experience and exceptional knowledge, Mithun Ramanandi knows what he’s talking about when it comes to men’s fashion. This week we sit down with Fenwick’s very own Menswear Buying Manager to discuss the key pieces no modern man should find himself without. From printed shirts to swimwear and how to combat the unpredictable British summertime, discover his curated men's edit.
Mithun’s passion and expertise influences the menswear styles which take pride of place on fenwick.co.uk and throughout our nationwide department stores. A fashion connoisseur, he’s considered the go-to contact for all things menswear. From timeless tailoring to contemporary designers, this curated edit is a splendid choice for gentlemen looking for inspiration or wanting to switch-up their sartorial style.
#### Fresh Prints
Nothing says confidence more than a shirt with a powerful print. “Men love designs which look great on social media and will stand out from the crowd,” says Mithun. From the abstract to paisley, a [printed shirt](men/clothing/shirts?prefn1=men-clothing-shirts-casualshirtdesign&prefv1=Printed) is an effortless way to update your summertime style whilst remaining true to your individuality. We love the entrancing mix of deep blue and red floral prints in this [J Lindeberg David Resort Print Shirt](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/men/clothing/shirts/casual-shirts/david-resort-print-shirt/0001049341-4288.html). With its strikingly debonair design elements, stay true to its breezy holiday vibes by pairing with chinos for a casually cool ensemble.
#### Lightweight Layers
We all love a man with a plan, so don’t let the unpredictable British weather prevent you from looking dapper. “It’s cold in the mornings and on the way to the pub after work. A [jacket](men/clothing/coats-and-jackets) is a great style solution for dressing day to dusk. They’re easy to carry and lightweight enough to keep in your backpack,” notes Mithun. Opt for a midweight option like the [Levi's Patch Pocket Trucker Jacket](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/men/clothing/coats-and-jackets/denim-jackets/patch-pocket-trucker-jacket/2530011421320.html). Discerning in its simplicity, we love the power in its straight and robust profile. The clean lines and understated design make it a blank canvas for customisation.
#### Classic Meets Contemporary
For an ensemble that’s as cool as it is comfortable, seek '90s inspiration and retro nostalgia with leisurewear. Making a huge impact this season, we have some prime examples at Fenwick which “feel contemporary but are reminiscent of the past”- a balance which reflects the curation Mithun has selected this season. We love the retro-sportswear feel which comes with the [Farah Vintage West Quarter Zip Sweater](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/men/clothing/sweatshirts-and-knitwear/sweatshirts/west-quarter-zip-sweater/2530010148198.html). The colour blocking gives an old school nod whilst the shape keeps it suited to the modern man.
#### The Humble T-shirt
Worn from day to dusk, the humble T-shirt works so hard for us. From preppy [Fred Perry’s Twin Tipped Polo](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/men/clothing/polo-and-rugby-shirts/polo-shirt/twin-tipped-polo-shirt/0001043503-D88.html) to the always cool and casual [PS Paul Smith’s Helloha Zebra Print T-shirt](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/men/clothing/t-shirts/graphic/helloha-zebra-print-t-shirt/2530010668467.html); there’s a tee for every man and every invitation Mithun suggests. “You can throw it on with anything and it looks good. It works as a layering item, or simply as part of your outfit on a warm day. The tee comes in so many guises which is great as you can never own too many.”
#### Surfs Up
Whether you're lounging poolside or chilling by the shore, comfort should play a key part in your [swim](men/clothing/swimwear) selection. “We all have different bodies and tastes. We want to ensure you have a variety of swimwear from elastic to fixed waistbands, an assortment of lengths, and solid colours to prints to choose from. All you need to worry about is getting the perfect spot on the beach,” says Mithun. Whether you go abstract with [Frescobol Carioca Copacabana Sport Shorts](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/men/clothing/swimwear/trunks/copacabana-sport-shorts/0000369376-362.html) or make statement with the [Vilebrequin Moorea Hammock Print Swim Shorts](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/men/clothing/swimwear/trunks/moorea-hammock-print-swim-shorts/2530005428441.html) it’s all about having fun and soaking up the rays.