8 casual wardrobe essentials for men

This month marks a milestone for many mens’ fashion lines —and with these anniversaries come a host of limited collection pieces that are a must haves for discerning gentlemen. Our favourites are the Van’s 50th anniversary edition “Checkerboard collection” and The North Face limited edition duffel bag, a refreshing twist a 30-year-old staple.


stylish Exeter River Saltscrub Crew Sweatshirt: Dh299


Another season, another sweatshirt? Definitely. Ward away the chill in this stylish Exeter River Saltscrub Crew Sweatshirt. Wears equally well with dark blue of light grey jeans.

leather chukka ankle boot: Dh449


Give your luck an edge with the Brooklyn Park Chukka — a refined Timberland silk suede and premium leather chukka ankle boot. Team with your favorite pair of jeans.


Sky Peak Gilet Vest: Dh449


Timberland – The old-school Sky Peak Gilet Vest is a terrific choice for transitional weather. Either to be worn as outwear or as a liner underneath a jacket for extra warmth.

Icon 6 Premium Boot: Dh849


With Timberland’s Icon 6 Premium Boot now available in all black — there is nothing this classic shoe won’t pair with. It will easily dress up or down a casual outfit.


Checkerboard Vans: Dh249


Classic Vans will never go out of style and the new season black and white checkered Slip On — part of the new Checkerboard collection as part of Vans 50th anniversary — canvas shoe is a twist on an old favourite. Pay tribute to this design heritage and slip on with a pair of jeans and a white t-shirt for a paired down daytime look.

Print pocket t-shirt: Dh109


The male equivalent of a little black dress, the quintessential white t-shirt is a classic wardrobe stable that is appropriate for nearly every occasion, and can be worn with little to no thought. This versatile t-shirt comes with discreet checker-print pocket panelling. Team with the black and white checkered Slip On (above) for a simple no-fuss look.

The North Face

limited edition base camp duffle bag: Dh589


Who said sportswear can’t be fashionable? Toss everything you need in this limited edition base camp duffle bag Base Camp Duffel hold-all — which comes in a special design print to mark its 30th anniversary since its original launch. The duffel bag is ultra-durable and built to withstand the toughest conditions, travel, and weather. And it looks pretty damn good .

Athletes t-shirt: Dh249


Billed as being built for the demands of ultra running athletes, this ultralight 1/4 zip tee — which utilises engineered knits to help regulate temperature during varying conditions — also looks great inside — or outside — the gym.