Need to give your look a refresh? Cosy but cool textures will take your wardrobe to the next level, says menswear editor Ian Wright
Created as a functional garment for mariners (its raised weave captured air to keep them warm while at sea), cable knits are having a renaissance. Now their role is more decorative, with each particular pattern offering an individual style statement.
For something a little less rugged, look to finer wools, in an array of finishes. The bonded wool mac adds a sleek finish to the softer jumper and trousers, all topped off with a plush cashmere scarf.
One of menswear’s standout patterns, classic houndstooth has had a revival, going from traditional to on-trend in a flash. Suiting used to be the only place you’d see the broken check shapes; now they’ve taken a bite out of more casual styles, like this wool bomber jacket, a key piece for this season and beyond. Matching the sleeves to the trousers subtly brings the look together.Shop the edit
“Stick to a SIMPLE
base colour to let the
punchy pattern shine”
Great men’s outfits often start from the shoes up, and where better to wear texture than with a pair of tactile Derbies. Made from beautiful full-grain leather, these striking shoes make a strong statement – combine them with fine ribbed socks, and the touchy-feely effect has double the impact. The selvedge edge of the denim enhances the premium quality of the look.Shop the edit
“A bold TURN-UP
shows off the sock-shoe
From pin to jumbo, the scale of cords can vary, which allows for interesting combinations – get a handle on the clashes by picking one unifying colour and letting the texture do the rest. Contrast shirt buttons and a woven belt lift the matchy-matchy ensemble.Shop the edit
“GREEN is a key colour
this season and next”
Photographer: James White / Styling: Way Perry
Grooming: Amiee Hershan / Model: Timothe at FM