The 10 Best autumn menswear
Step out in style this autumn with our selection of clothing and accoutrements for the gentleman about town
Sunday 18 August 2013
Nowadays we menfolk have our equivalent of the statement bag. This season Burberry gives us this leopard-print tote in ponyskin. It is as functional as it is eye-catching.
If there’s a shoe style with staying power, it has to be the monk strap. Painstakingly crafted, O’Keeffe’s brogue version is a joy to behold; the fringed front adds foppish flair.
Lanvin’s overcoat has a raglan-style sleeve which drapes from the shoulder, giving it the essential oversized look. The silhouette for the coming winter –
Dries Van Noten has given paisley a new lease of life. Made from 100 per cent cotton, the curved hemline makes this an ideal shirt to wear untucked.
The renaissance of the double-breasted jacket continues apace. This one comes in washed cotton; wear with mismatched tailored trousers for true spezzato style.
A boozy palette of clarets and burgundies is always popular at this time of year. Just looking at the splendid colours of this sweater by Marni warms the cockles.
Oversized checks and plaids can be found in abundance this season. This backpack has an informal feel, making it an understated way to acknowledge the trend.
There’s a more subversive take on the customary seasonal knit this year. The recurring question-mark hair-print on this jumper wouldn’t look out of place on the Riddler.
Miuccia’s always ahead of the game. Take these brogues: the soft leather atop a sole that would put a tractor tyre to shame is a great juxtaposition for diehard Prada fans.
Designers have a knack of reinventing classics. The competing textures of this old-school varsity jacket – wool body, leather arms – turn it into a coveted luxury item.
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