Dress Down Friday: style picks from Mr Porter


In our new weekly column MRPORTER.COM buying director Toby Bateman picks out some casual wardrobe essentials. Like what you see? Just click it to go straight to the shop.

Boglioli unstructured blazer, £585

Woven from a cotton and silk-blend in a check design and then washed, this Boglioli blazer takes a relaxed approach to refinement. Note the slim, unstructured fit which really captures a contemporary take on tailoring.

Canali striped cotton Henley T-shirt, £170

Cut from downy soft cotton-jersey, Canali's Italian-made short-sleeved Henley T-shirt is a modern wardrobe staple. Striped in a tranquil shade of medium blue-marl and finished with white ringer detailing at the neckline and cuffs, it is particularly well-suited to a denim jacket or navy unstructured blazer.

Etro jeans, £305

Soft, washed cream denim and a smart fit make these Etro jeans a winning choice, but there's more to this pair than first meets the eye. The whole of the interior is printed with this Italian label's signature paisley design, allowing you to flash a little contrasting pattern when you roll the cuffs.

Kilgour bomber jacket, £895

Kilgour’s aesthetic that is quietly confident and supremely stylish. Here, the London-based brand presents its version of the bomber jacket in deep navy, crafted in Italy from perforated Alcantara, a versatile material with the feeling of suede. The open, airy design allows you to wear it through the warmer months, and will add dynamism to your outfit when layered over contrasting colours.

Velentino sneakers, £430

Crafted from leather and canvas in an earth-toned camouflage print, Valentino's sneakers are trimmed with the label's signature studding at the back. Light blue leather patches and vibrant orange suede trims add extra energy.

WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie tote bag, £465

The O'Hare is WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie's best-selling bag, thanks to its easy shape and no-brainer functionality. This version comes equipped with a couple of extra magnet-fastened pockets on the front for extra storage. Constructed using a mixture of organic cotton-canvas and leather, this sturdy piece is built to last the years.

Cutler and Gross sunglasses, £310

Cutler and Gross' sunglasses always look refined, but the superb attention to quality is what really sets this label apart. Each pair is hand-crafted in Italy in a process that can take up to four weeks. This D-frame version comes in handsome tortoiseshell with a contrasting metal bridge for a distinctively stylish appearance.