We like to believe that the way you start your year sets the tone for the next 12 months, so you’d want to start the right way. The beginning of January is a great time to re-evaluate and refresh so we’re kicking it off with some new gear to get your 2017 off to a flying start…
With a minimal, metal pilot-style frame and floating stainless steel nose bridge, wearing a pair of Pacifico Optical’s South sunglasses is an easy way to refresh your style this year. They look and feel premium and are made to last, thanks to their hand-crafted hinges and Carl Zeiss Vision lenses.
Buy: Pacifico Optical
If your current stable of grooming products isn’t serving you well, the new year means it’s time to toss them and start again. Exclusive to gentSac in Australia, the Facial Moisturiser by Slightly Sinister is a great product to try. It contains nourishing ingredients like aloe leaf juice and hemp oil to soothe and moisturise your skin, as well as improve its texture.
Nothing says ‘new’ more than a fresh pair of crisp, white leather sneakers. The Adrian style by Acne Studios is a nice choice, with a full-grain leather upper set atop a rubber sole. Their minimalist look will serve you well and will be sure to get a tonne of wear throughout the year.
Buy: Mr Porter
The new year represents a new chapter in your life. If your book is less a metaphor and more an actual thing, keep it looking sleek with Bellroy’s Notebook Cover. Made from vegetable tanned leather and with space for cards, it’s an everyday carry essential if you want to keep better track of your thoughts this year.
Treat your new gear well and they’ll last you years. Shoes, especially, tend to take quite a beating down there, so it’s a good idea to give them a bit of extra TLC. Using the Tangent GC Small Shoe Care Set is a good way of doing so. The kit features a light shoe brush, shoe grease, and a neutral shoe polish – all the essentials needed to ensure your kicks always look fresh.
Think your favourite pair of jeans have seen better days? Start fresh for the year with a pair of A.P.C Petit New Standard Jeans. A style that is sure to become a wardrobe regular, they’re crafted from a washed indigo denim with a slightly slim fit. Jeans, being the ultimate style staple, will undoubtedly see you through years of wear, and these ones are no exception.
Buy: END Clothing
Get a fresh new ‘do in 2017 with the help of Triumph & Disaster. Their Ponsonby Pomade is designed to treat your hair, with ingredients like Dragons Blood and Harakeke, as well as style it. The product is versatile enough that you can achieve a bunch of different looks with it and since it’s water-based, it washes out easily and doesn’t leave build-up in your hair.
Buy: Triumph & Disaster
The Incase EO Travel Laptop Backpack is a great idea if you’ll be travelling a lot this year. Durably designed, the backpack features padded back panels and shoulder straps for comfortable wear. It’s great if you carry heaps of tech on you, because as well as featuring a padded compartment that can fit a 17″ laptop, it also has dedicated space for a tablet and smart organisation for cables and cords.
Refresh your wardrobe staples this year if your old ones are looking worst for wear. Basics are always a good idea, and not many do them better than AS Colour. Their Staple Tee is made from 100% cotton, with a crew neck and straight hemline. Grab it in a couple of different colours and you’ll be set for ages.