It’s December and what’s that sound? Forget sleigh bells, it’s the freshest new drops arriving on ASOS just in time to bulk out your wish list. This month, we have seasonal style updates from workwear kings Carharrt WIP, skateboard legends HUF and retro faves Reclaimed Vintage. Get 'em while they're hot.
BEST NEW DROPS OF DECEMBER
By Steven Potter, 8 December 2018
America's most iconic workwear brand and now a streetwear staple, Carharrt WIP is your festive-weather saviour. Channelling its rich workwear history into hardwearing construction and signature stripped-back styling, this new drop is all about layers. Think up-specced versions of the brand's inimitable chore jacket, made from heavy-duty canvas that's water-repellent and complete with a toasty borg lining and collar. Team with the washed-denim shacket to up the layering levels and tap into some laid-back Americana vibes.
Combining a vintage-inspired aesthetic with relaxed and oversized shapes, Reclaimed’s newest drop sees a range of graphic T-shirts updated with famous art prints. If you know your Botticelli from your Van Gogh, the only question will be whether to wear it or frame it (answer: wear it). Elsewhere, the varsity trend gets a look in the shape of this slouchy cardigan. With oversized branding and a colour-blocked design, it’s a fit-for-2019 take on classic Ivy League styling.
Launched in 1992 by professional skater Keith Hufnagel, HUF and boardwear are as synonymous with curb-surfing as pulling a nose stall on a half pipe. Kings of the collab, you don’t have to be a pro to represent the brand's chilled, skatewear-come-streetwear aesthetic. The latest release includes T-shirts, hoodies and long-sleeved tops, emblazoned with reworked versions of its iconic logo, from low-key embroidery to bolder 80s-influenced prints.