Now that life is slowly returning to normal, we suppose it’s time we start looking the part again, so say goodbye to your comfy tracksuit, and hello to a fresh pair of creps and a dead cosy hoodie. Thankfully we won’t have to look TOO far for the latest and greatest gear, as our favourite Leicester-based apparel gurus at Wellgosh are blessing us with all the best fashion finds the summer season has to offer. From Adidas and Stone Island to Dr Martens and Carhartt, we’re practically spoiled for choice –– which is always a good thing.
From Stone Island to Adidas, the Leicester-based apparel gurus have our new season wardrobe on lock.
This season, Adidas has decided to spotlight an array of our favourite cinematic personalities as they declare war on plastic waste. Set upon comfy cream hoodies (£75) in non-dyed French terry cotton, boasting ribbed detailing and kangaroo pockets, or on plain tees (£35), we’ve got the Hulk, Kermit and even Toy Story’s lovable (and albeit slightly hysteric) dino diva Rex. If this doesn’t convince you to go green, what will?
It’s footie season fellas, and about time you spruced your shoes up. No one wants to see those creased creps that are covered in scuffs and mud marks, so why not dip your toes in the pool of Adidas Originals’ European footwear staples? Whether you’re after the bold red and blue of Barcelona (£85), or the suave and refined white and purple of Madrid (£85), there’s enough suede detailing and 3-stripe action to have everyone falling at your feet in envy.
The Stone Island Micro Reps Hooded Jacket in Dark Burgundy might be the most beautiful piece of outerwear we’ve ever seen. The sheeny feat of design combines durable military-spec polyester and nylon woven so tightly it’s also wind-resistant. As if that wasn’t cool enough, the jacket is coated in an anti-drop agent, meaning water won’t get between you or your valuables. Piece of mind and great style? We’ll take 50! (£600)
Who doesn’t love a Dr Marten boot? Much less one that comes in the shade Tan Titan. This is the Pascal boot (£199), a part of the brand’s legendary Made In England range, meaning each pair is hand-made at the original Dr Martens factory in Wollaston, North Hamptonshire – from vintage leather too don’t you know! If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, it’s all good, perhaps the Church Black Classic (£149) is the one for you. With air-cushioned soles and a Goodyear welt fusing boot to bottom, this is a shoe for life, not just the season.
Simply put, we would give our lives to this pair of Suicoke sandals. The chunky sole? The gorgeous leather straps? If only we could get married to clothes (£99)… And as for the DA0-2AB model, this isn’t just a pair of shoes but a reason to live, a comfy choice in footwear that makes powering through all of life’s tricks and hardships that bit more bearable. Featuring a treaded Vibram sole, the shoe also boasts a perforated nylon ripstop lace panel, with adjustments from a grosgrain loop closure system, which is pretty much tech talk for innovative, high-performance design. (£187)
Carhartt literally never miss, no matter what they’re doing. Be it their incredible wide-legged trousers, sleek pullovers, insanely popular accessories, or even their t-shirts. Taken from the WIP line, the Simple Things T-Shirt is constructed from an organic cotton jersey, made with short-sleeves and a striking printed graphic imploring us to think of… you know… the simple things in life. To be honest, after the tumult of this past year, we definitely need the reminder. (£45)