The 50 Best Autumn menswear
From high fashion jackets and knitwear to shoes and accessories, Lee Holmes unearths the new season trends for the discerning gentleman
Friday 16 August 2013
Florals are blooming when it comes to menswear right now, so stay ahead of the game with this bomber jacket from a label well known for its riotous mix of colours and prints.
Mantaray is known for affordable, stylish yet comfortable clothes. This double-breasted reefer jacket in blue-and-red striped fabric is a fresh take on the nautical vibe.
Stand out from a sea of monochrome with this luxury, versatile, cashmere tailored camel jacket. Dress it up with a shirt and tie or down with a sweatshirt and jeans.
The houndstooth weave of this woollen jacket lends it a formal edge, while the bomber-style shape has a more casual feel. Wear this with chinos and a sweatshirt.
Patrick Grant is behind the revival of the 18th-century label. This double-breasted overcoat is perfect for winter; team with a chunky sweater.
This coat doesn’t come cheap but the luxurious details are second to none. There’s also a detachable quilted gilet with cashmere collar, so it is almost two jackets for the price of one.
Stay ahead of the style pack with this modern quilted jacket. It’s cropped to sit on the hips and the houndstooth weave is a retro take on the techno fabric.
It makes sense to invest in a coat that’s suitably waterproof. This jacket is also stylish and colourful so you’ll be easily spotted in a pea-souper.
Parisian-based APC is the go-to label for urban and sophisticated menswear. This double breasted jacket with detachable sheepskin collar will work for most occasions.
Founded in 1997, Acne is a byword for Scandinavian cool. It’s known for jeans, but don’t miss out on the outerwear. This oversized, single-breasted coat is a wise investment.
If you like knitwear with a homespun vibe to it, this ticks all the boxes. The grey elbow patch details coordinate with the hem and neck, and, as it’s made from lightweight wool, you can layer it over a T-shirt.
A collaboration to celebrate London Collections: Men, this black, ribbed knit is emblazoned with a dynamic scissor motif. Wear with cropped black trousers for a suitably fashionable air.
Knitwear from ESK doesn’t change drastically from season to season, allowing it to concentrate on quality. The yarns are sourced in Scotland so it’s a great way to support British manufacturers, too.
French fashion house Carven was established in 1945 but since 2009 has been under the directorship of Guillaume Henry. This heavyweight knit mixes a bold turquoise with more sober blacks and greys.
Earn your style stripes with this chunky yarn from go-to designer Dries Van Noten. Its grey monochrome simplicity is offset by the eye-catching blue band that runs around the body.
A bold, brash knit is a great way to make a statement. This geometric pattern isn’t for the faint of heart, though, so keep your bottom half plain and let the jumper do the talking.
Although this jazzy knit may not seem ideal for the weather right now, it will certainly come into its own as the chilly evenings draw in. A perfect mix for autumnal nights.
You don’t have to wait for the chilly weather to wear all your knits. This lightweight sweater from Gap is the perfect thing to wear right now. And it’s machine washable, too.
Never has knitwear looked so hardy; the chunky feel of this piece is as manly as they come while the multi-coloured twisted yarn of green, yellow and blue is subtle and stylish.
Black knitwear doesn’t have to be boring and dull. This star-spangled sweater from Topman will definitely get you noticed; wear with black skinny jeans and boots.
Here’s a knitted wool tie with an eye-catching geometric print. It’s a great looking piece of neck wear. Perhaps match your shirt to one of the blues in the colour combination.
Add a real touch of luxury to your iPad case with this slick little number from Italian luxury label Valentino. The camouflage print is bang on trend for the new season, too.
Made from felted wool, this check-patterned scarf will work with almost anything you choose to wear with it. It’s also lightweight, so ideal for easing you into autumn.
Unless your gloves are attached to a piece of string and threaded through your coat, you’ll probably lose them before it gets properly cold. Don’t spend a fortune.
Help bring a feeling of sophistication and refinement to your digital hardware. This iPad sleeve from renowned brand Smythson will see you from the office to weekend.
Finding a bag that’s both stylish and hardworking can be tricky but this green waxed Delroy number from Ally Capellino will do the trick. You can, quite literally, carry all but the kitchen sink in here.
It won’t be long now until J Crew opens its first UK store – welcome news for any fan of the label’s hip take on urban fashion. As for this canvas and leather bag – the more you use it, the better it gets.
This tan leather belt from Debenhams’ own label Red Herring, with its gold pin buckle, is just as affordable as it is wearable. Versatile and suitable for accessorising both casual and smart attire.
A modern utility tote gets a fresh update with sophisticated colour blocked leather while still retaining its masculine appeal. It’s also pretty roomy and there’s plenty of space for your laptop.
Never doubt the stylish caché that a pair of these sunglasses bring with them. Worn with a slick double breasted suit, you’ll evoke the debonair image of a 1950s movie star. Without even trying.
To the footwear connoisseur, Mr Hare is known for high quality handmade designs. The patent leather brogue detailing gives a unique spin to this blue suede shoe.
The monk-strap shoe has set the tone for men’s footwear over the past season. Opting for a double monk from Hammond & Co keeps you ahead of the game.
If you’re into subtle detailing, then this is the shoe for you. The black leather upper is given a stylish twist by the fine white-and-blue stripe running through the sole.
Everyone should have a casual shoe that can, when the need arises, also acquit itself stylishly on a smarter occasion. This oxblood suede brogue is just the ticket.
The double monk leads the way, so stay ahead of the game by opting for a jazzy colour rather than brown or black. Instead, try this petrol blue suede pair from Paul Smith.
Chinos look better once they’ve been worn in. However, if you don’t have the patience you’ll love this pair; the sun-faded wash makes them feel perfect right now.
The cut of these brushed cotton trousers is narrow, giving them a distinguished feel. Green is a fairly bold colour so perhaps stick to quieter hues on top.
If you’re looking for something a little different then these acid wash skinny jeans could be just your thing. Wear with a pair of black monk strap shoes for a smooth vibe.
Skinny jeans aren’t for everybody, meaning sometimes a tapered style is the best option for the chunkier of leg. This green pair are the perfect starter for ten.
A classically cut trouser is a popular buy for the Hentsch Man customer. With a tapered ankle, the two back pockets are roomy enough to stow your wallet and phone.
The paisley print is having a renaissance this season and isn’t just confined to ties and pocket squares. On larger areas though, the key is restraint; keep the print small and contained – as on this shirt.
A traditional blue Oxford shirt is given a much-needed jolt of desirability with the contrast panel around the bottom edge. It’s an inspired touch but obviously only works if you keep your tails untucked.
Classic denim shirts are two a penny. However this style boasts the addition of a black chevron stripe giving what would be an otherwise casual shirt a much needed dose of va va vroom.
This shirt from Acne is called the Isherwood. Whether it’s named after the famed author Christopher, who knows? But the fantastic marbled effect still gets top marks for texture and style.
Short-sleeved chambray shirts gain extra fashion credit with the addition of a polka dot print. While this is a big look for this season the white on blue colour scheme ensures that it is not too garish.
Animal print may be popular but it’s not the easiest to wear; who wants to be mistaken for a male Bet Lynch? Maybe ease yourself in gently with this monochrome shirt.
A green herringbone cotton shirt will work well when worn with flecked woollen trousers or indigo jeans. The concealed button-down collar is a nice styling detail, too.
This grey cotton shirt packs a sartorial punch with its pale blue hem detailing. Other stylish touches include a single chest pocket and silver button fastenings on the cuffs.
There should always be room for some new plaid in your wardrobe. And you don’t have to break the bank when you buy this natty little number by Tu for Sainsbury’s.
As previously mentioned, the paisley print revival is proving super popular this season. It’s the print to be seen in and nobody could fail to spot you wearing this shirt.
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