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Whether you’re looking for work-appropriate outerwear, brave-the-elements layers or the perfect city coat, we’ve got you covered for the coming season, says menswear editor William Oliver

REFINED STYLE: MAKE A DISCERNING ENTRANCE

Whether tailored, slim-cut or oversized, formal overcoats are a staple of designer collections this season, from Gucci to Burberry and Calvin Klein. Dress yours up with a suit or go for weekend cool with jeans and a cashmere sweater

 

WEATHERPROOF YOUR LOOK
A double-breasted trench is a stylish option, come rain or shine – great whether you’re office-bound or heading for a night on the town

TOP IT OFF
M&S Collection pork pie hat
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SNAPPY STYLE
The subtle check pattern and velvet half-collar make this statement coat a smart investment piece

URBAN JUNGLE: CITY SMART MEETS COUNTRY COOL

Take country-ready pieces, such as this quilted leather field jacket (left) and layer over slick city staples for effortless off-duty style

WARM FRONT
Add chunky woollen accessories to this hard-working parka for a look that’s more urban explorer than mountain dweller

HERITAGE HOLDALL
Blue Harbour Harris tweed bag
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A POP OF PATTERN
Put a heritage spin on a classic downtime look with a touch of tartan

GET TECHNICAL: UPDATE YOUR LOOK WITH HARD-WORKING CONTEMPORARY FABRICS

Whether you’re braving the elements or just the weekend crowds, lightweight and hard-wearing fabrics – as seen at Calvin Klein Collection for A/W14 – are the perfect choice for your winter cover-up

 

LIGHT LAYER
This minimal jacket, with a lightweight Thinsulate lining to keep you warm, is perfect for layering over a plaid shirt for a relaxed on-trend outfit

Photography: Coliena Rentmeester / Styling: Niki Brodie / Grooming: Brent Lavett / Model: Tao Fernandez at New York Models

BULK UP
Don’t be afraid of volume in the cold weather. Layer a filled hooded parka over a Fair Isle knit and washed-out denim for an instant outdoors feel

FIRM FOOTING
North Coast boots
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LAID-BACK LOOK

A quilted down jacket looks great with denim for downtime style – or get a smarter take with a shirt and chinos