Every season Joseph does one thing (or 10) that is so gorgeous it makes you broke. This autumn it's these suede jeans with one flat pocket at the front. They are soft and comfortable, certainly more so than leather jeans, and much more versatile, too. This is because leather jeans generally only suit rock stars, the only people with legs of liquorice lace proportions, which are so essential to wearing leather jeans well. These trousers aren't ageist either, as leather tends to be. They would suit you whatever your age, just as long as you can get into them. In suede, Joseph have also done a hipster-shape suede trouser (pounds 320), a belted shirt-style jacket (pounds 449) and an A-line skirt (pounds 149) which come in chocolate or beige (but not navy). All in sizes SML. Remember, Liz Hurley, Princess Diana, Kylie Minogue and Naomi Campbell are all regular customers of Joseph, so pounds 320 might just be an investment. AB

! Joseph suede jeans, pounds 320 in navy only, sizes SML from 77 Fulham Road, SW3; 26 Sloane Street, SW1 and 23 Old Bond Street, W1. For further information and stockists outside London telephone 0171 629 4774.