We all have them. Those elusive menswear must-haves that are either near impossible to find, eye-wateringly expensive, absolutely iconic, or some combination of the three. These are what we refer to as ‘grails’, and everyone has their own – a dream piece that you aspire to own at some point in your life.
A grail can be something obscure. Maybe it’s a particular pair of collab sneakers from two decades ago, or a specific piece from one of your favourite designers’ archives. But there’s a small selection of pieces we’d all love to get our hands on – luxury garments and accessories that are the best of their kind, or have helped to shape modern menswear in some way.
These are the ultimate men’s fashion grails as selected by the Ape team, including everything from influential outerwear and luxury luggage to iconic timepieces and rare collabs.