Sure, the weather is a little nippy at the moment, but that doesn’t mean I can’t get excited over the latest new season pieces… and gents, by the looks of things there’s plenty you’ll be purchasing this SS12.

Whether you’re a casual soul or searching for smarter essentials, I’ve browsed houseoffraser.co.uk to bring you my handpicked selection of the hottest menswear.

Does anything take your fancy?


Be prepared for summer’s unexpected showers with a contemporary take on the faithful anorak…

Coat £215 , Scotch & Soda
Watch £169, Armani Exchange
T-Shirt £35, Ted Baker
Jeans £135, Replay
Socks £7, Howick
Bag £45, Fred Perry
Boots £65, Bertie


This eye-catching tee is a must if you want to make a statement. When the weather turns brisk throw on a bright sweater for effortless cool… 

Sweater £65, Fila
Watch £50, Adidas
T-Shirt £25, New Love Club
Trousers £45, Jack & Jones
Cap £25, New Era
Sunglasses £135, Ray-Ban
Trainers £67, Nike


The humble bowtie receives a welcome makeover for SS12, with vibrant shades and plush fabrics revamping this accessory…


Jacket £109, Linea
Wallet £45, Henri Lloyd
Shirt £45, Label Lab
Shorts £75, Polo Ralph Lauren
Watch £99, Skagen
Bowtie £65, Duchamp
Loafers £65, KG


Kate O'Brien

Hi I'm Kate, in a previous life I was Womenswear Editor but these days you are more likely to find me pouring over a planning calendar than the latest copy of Elle in my role as Online Content Producer. A Northern tourist in London, some of my favourite things in life include red wine, chutney (accompanied by cheese), sequins, grey cashmere and Matt Damon. I am known in the HoF office for owning far too many coats for one person, laughing too loud, and drinking full fat Coke only when hungover. My life's ambition is a simple one; to own a Puggle.

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