Follow this menswear fashion cheat-sheet, says Katie Wright.
Looking back at the catwalk collections from the menswear fashion weeks in London, Paris, Milan, Florence and New York, there’s a common theme running through the autumn/winter shows – the Seventies.
From the shaggy shearling and suede fabrics to the suitably autumnal colour palette of taupes and browns, that decade was front of mind for many a designer, which is handy because it means a lot of the season’s key pieces slot together nicely.
So what should be in your capsule wardrobe now that it’s getting colder?
Here, we set out six menswear must-haves for every on-trend gent…
1. Shearling jacket
When it comes to outerwear, it’s got to be a shearling jacket.
A battered brown biker fits the season’s Seventies mood best but if you’re more of a monochrome kind of guy, a matte black jacket has more matching potential.
2. Brown jumper
Sounds a bit boring doesn’t it? But this season’s knits are anything but, with multi-tonal stripes, dogtooth patterns and retro sporty collars all adding interest to standard sweaters.
3. Zip-up jacket
A key component for layering, a zip-up jacket is a short-cut to cool.
Whether bomber or track style, a zipped jacket worn under a suit gives the tailored look a laid-back, modern spin.
4. Hiking boots
Clothing as armour has been a running theme in fashion of late and that has translated to chunky, hiking-style boots, all the better for stomping your way through the concrete jungle.
5. Check scarf
The final flourish on your new season look? Make it a check scarf in an accent colour, to elevate all those subdued browns and neutrals.