Proper Picks – May 2023

Carhartt WIP Canvas Planter Set
If you’re anything like us, your appreciation of a good house plant is high right now. What can sometimes be a challenge though is planting them in pots that are the right side of attractive. Plant pots seem like they’re either novelty versions of boring. Pimp them up a bit with one of these.
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New Balance 1906R
Coming into view looking for all the world like something Robocop would wear while rehabilitating himself after an ACL operation, caused by over-exertion while playing squash with a man called Colin, these NB are so far up our street, they’re almost in the next one.
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Craghoppers Men’s Polartec Argo Full Zip Fleece
Fleece is something that can be difficult to get right. This has managed it though, with its shirt/jacket hybrid nature. Ideal for your elevated adventures this summer.
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Kavu Synthetic Strapcap
It being the season of sunshine means those who prefer the big yellow thing out of their eyes will be needing a cap, almost as much as those with bald bonces. No further you must look, than this.
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Helinox Toasty For Sunset Chair
We’ve all been there, swigging the last remnants of the slightly warm lager, asking “is it just me or is it really chilly now the sun’s gone in?”
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Rumpl Nanoloft Puffy Flame
If you’re all sorted for somewhere to sit but still need to keep warm, Rumpl make the original sleeping bag blanket. This fetching red shade will keep you snug as a bug in a rug.
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Carhartt WIP Greetings T-Shirt
Another entry in the list for Carhartt, whose t-shirts really do hit the spot every singles season.
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Edwin Ripstop Bucket Hat
Could this be the perfect bucket hat shape? Some of them have just a wide brim you end up looking like you’re that person from I’m a Celebrity nobody recognises. This isn’t that. This is more Vietnam boonie hat, without actually being that. Yeah, we’re obsessing over bucket hats, what of it?
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Lacoste Relaxed Fit Brushed Cotton Sweatshirt
Find us something that screams Paul Weller, Style Council era more than this? Draped over his shoulders as he basks in the sunshine. Yep.
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Ray Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses – Green / Tortoiseshell
Following on from that timeless image of Weller, perhaps staring at his reflection in a lake, he’s wearing these isn’t he? And so should you.
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adidas Terrex Free Hiker 2
These look like something ED209 would wear to boxercise. Google it.
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Stone Island Ripstop Prismatico Jacket – Orange
What’s that? Stop going on about that Stone Island Marina Jacket? No. No we won’t. You can’t make us.
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Sebago Portland Rubber Rec Boat Shoe
Constructed to be the perfect nautical footwear, these long-lasting boat shoes are made from suede and hand-sewn with the finest craftsmanship: they come with full grain leather collar, leather sock lining, 360° rawhide lace system and non-marking rubber soles to offer stable grip in all weather conditions.

The “Portland” mocs are a Homage to the city of “Portland” in New England and its world famous Yachting Club.
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Chaco Men’s Z Cloud Sandals
It’s May, which means those sturdy sandals that served you well last summer need digging out and inevitably upgrading. That’s where Chaco comes in.
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Foret Taiga Jacket
There’s something appealing about two shades of dark green on a garment, and this jacket has those. It’s kind of like a military style but not in the usual way. Smart.
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Lyle & Scott Grid Cardigan
The 100% cotton Lyle & Scott Grid Cardigan is inspired by the timeless silhouettes worn by leading lights of the Grunge movement.
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R.M.Williams Grafton Vest
The Grafton Vest is a handy layer when the weather changes. Crafted from durable wool blend with cotton corduroy panels, this style offers effortless comfort and warmth. 
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Julius Tart Optical AR Sunglasses
Sick to death of saying things are reassuringly expensive, but how else can these superb sunnies be described?
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Danner Trail 2650 GTX Trainers
For those walks that are quite a bit longer than your hungover Sunday morning amble to the shop. If you’re going on a long one, you’ll need more than your usual pumps, and that’s where genuine outdoor brands like Danner come in, with these Trail 2650 GTX Trainers.
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Palladium Pallabrousse Workwear Sahara
Drawing heavily on their military roots and designs for the French Foreign Legion, the Palladium Pallabrousse Workwear shoe is an authentic army-style boot that has had a contemporary workwear makeover. With its traditional construction, strong cotton twill upper and thick rubber outsole, this boot brings together elements of the brand’s rich history with modern-day street attitude.
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Wax London Ecru Bucket Hat
With an FA Cup final on the horizon between two Manchester clubs, expect an overload of bucket hats. Sorry, but it’s true. A good point of difference would be this from Wax London.
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Foret x Opinel Pocket Knife
Please be careful if you buy this. It’s not a toy.
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Saucony Shadow
Like a less obvious take on the Nike Omega Flame, this summery shade of Saucony will look sweet on your feet.
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Carhartt WIP Sleeve of Appetite T-Shirt
Yeah we’ve gone for another Carhartt WIP item, what you gonna do?
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KEEN Uneek Sandals – Dark Earth / Red Clay
A new colourway in the patented, timeless shoe only KEEN know how to do properly.
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Uniform Bridge Oversized Chemical Smock Jacket
More military goodness from a brand that channels that sort of heritage without ever looking retro.
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Trek Your Head Pin badge
Yeah, it’s one of ours, our own brand Hikerdelic, but we don’t often cross the streams so allow us a belated chance to share this badge will you?
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Montverde Tool Pencil
Do people use pencils these days? Who cares, it’s a nice item and we all love nice items, even if they’re no longer getting the use they once were. Imagine pulling this out in a meeting. Serious pencil.
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Rains Storm Breaker Jacket
Founded 11 years ago by the wonderfully named Philip Lotko and Daniel Brix Hesselager, Rains is your go to partner for persistent precipitation.
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Kavu Teannaway Fleece
As we’ve previously established here on this website, Kavu have you covered for fleece, and this one is a bloody corker.
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Belstaff Slipway Quarter zip
It’s summer but still the UK isn’t it?
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