Menswear has come over all nostalgic this autumn, as designers turned to the archives for inspiration. Sports-influenced outfits that nod to decades gone by are a key trend for the season. Don’t worry about digging out your old kit – try this laid-back look with a modern rugby shirt. Versatile, stylish, and hardwearing, a rugby shirt is a contemporary classic. Look out for elevated details, such as contrast collars and button fastenings. Keep styling simple by wearing with smart chinos or add a striped shirt underneath for a playful take. We’ve got an array of colours and styles to choose from, whether you like a rugby shirt with a bold stripe, embroidery detailing or prefer to keep it simple.
Your grandad’s favourite cardigan has been reinvented for the new season. Refresh your cold-weather wardrobe with a chunky cardigan. We’ll be wearing this ribbed knit with a stylish shawl collar – which adds some extra detail to your outfit and can be rolled up for additional warmth on chilly days. Elevate the everyday with a cashmere version from our Autograph collection in grey or navy. Lean into the cardigan’s classic aesthetic by pairing with corduroy chinos and a simple T-shirt.
There’s nothing fashion likes more than a good buzzword. This season’s hot topic in menswear? Gorpcore – or for the uninitiated, functional clothing that wouldn’t look out of place on a hike. Sounds intimidating, but the trend is surprisingly wearable: think practical basics such as parkas, anoraks, and fleeces. This isn’t the same fleece that you wear to walk the dog, although the good news is that it is just as cosy. Contrast trims, patch pockets and bright hues give the fleece a fashionable edge. Complete the look by wearing a fleece under a padded gilet and waterproof jacket, or try it with straight-leg chinos and a T-shirt for a smarter look. You’ll be warm, comfortable and on-trend – tick, tick, and tick.
A return to tailoring has been influencing menswear trends for several seasons and this autumn is no different. Relax, though, the current vogue is for a softer, less-formal look. Wear a classic jacket – this pure wool checked jacket is a timeless wardrobe addition – with more casual pieces, like a padded gilet. Dress down a pair of smart wool trousers with a long sleeve T-shirt and shacket, or wear a polo neck instead of a shirt under your jacket. Another way to try the trend is to opt for softer fabrics, like our jersey or moleskin jackets.
Words: Emily Sutherland