5 Essential items every man should have in his wardrobe as we head into Winter

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5 Essential items every man should have in his wardrobe as we head into Winter
Aviator Jacket

£40; Lambswool Jumper, £16; Black Jeans, £16; Chelsea Boots, £22, all available in store at Tesco.

5 Essential items every man should have in his wardrobe as we head into Winter
Next Grey Zip Through Funnel Neck Top

£32, available from Next.

5 Essential items every man should have in his wardrobe as we head into Winter
River Island Red Tartan Check Scarf

£15, available from River Island.

5 Essential items every man should have in his wardrobe as we head into Winter
Bertie City Explorer Brown Lace Up Boots

£115, available from Dune.

5 Essential items every man should have in his wardrobe as we head into Winter
Topman Tan Overdyed Faux Shearling Biker Jacket

£95, available from Topman.

5 Essential items every man should have in his wardrobe as we head into Winter
New Look Rust Houndstooth Check Crew Neck Jumper

£24.99, available from New Look.

5 Essential items every man should have in his wardrobe as we head into Winter
Topman Grey And Orange Grid Woven Scarf

£16, available from Topman.

5 Essential items every man should have in his wardrobe as we head into Winter
Burton Burgundy Lace Up Worker Boots

£59, available from Burton.

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.