The Men's Room: The AW trends to be seen in
It's time to revel in autumn’s glorious new fashion offering - as well as check out the latest in planet-friendly grooming and accessories
After a summer of schlepping around in shorts and tees, we’re embracing autumn/winter’s key trends, from smart checks and cosy shearling to contemporary corduroy and luxe leather. Here’s five of our favourite looks. . .
The season’s most wearable trend, checks featured heavily in Gucci, Tom Ford and Armani AW20 runway shows. Box clever and wear a style to suit your frame, from classic Prince of Wales check on double-breasted blazers to Kurt Cobain-inspired capacious plaid shirts, or splash out on a scarlet tartan kilt, if you’re feeling flash!
Oxford Mouline check shirt, £90, in store September at Gant, Grand Arcade, Cambridge
Grandads everywhere will become style icons this autumn as wearing an oversized cardigan as a coat is well and truly de rigueur! The family patriarch can thank Fendi for this new found ‘coolness’, who launched the trend two seasons ago, before it was picked up by the likes of Givenchy, Ferragamo and Hermès. Aim for a slouchy, grungy look, for ultimate ‘grandpa’ comfort.
Hickory cardigan, £60, at Joe Browns
The ultimate investment piece of the season, a shearling coat will keep you toasty through wind, snow and rain-lashed winter. There’s a plethora of styles available on the High Street from longline and moody (think Del Boy with a Game of Thrones edge) to short and smart (Louis Vuitton and Dior) or oversized and cosy (Lanvin).
The Shearling Jacket, £1,195, at Gant (flagship stores and online)
Power up your wardrobe with a splash of traffic-stopping red. The runways were awash with scarlet hues, from Alexander McQueen’s ‘carnelian’ through to Ferrari red, raspberry crush and terracotta. While uber confident sorts will carry off head-to-toe rouge with aplomb, others may prefer to mix and match shades. Javelin’s menswear buyer Daniel recommends pairing these Ralph Lauren chino trousers, £125, with this Guide London blue/pink jacket, £200, which has accents of red in the pinstripes and a beautiful lining, ideal for a stylish dinner or function. The Hudson Seine loafers, £170, make a classy addition, when worn with a white shirt to break up the bold colours. All available at Javelin, Bury St Edmunds
DIAL IT DOWN
Whilst trendy blue dials and shiny steel have their place in the chronograph world, we love the vintage feel to this Guess Legacy watch. And it seems we’re not alone with watch fans turning back the clock when it comes to design (Daniel Craig’s Skyfall Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean sold at Christie’s for around £194,000 back in 2012, such is the demand for older, classic models).
Fortunately this timepiece, featuring a rose gold tone case with grey top ring, sunray grey chrono look dial and brown leather strap, costs far less, at £189, at hsamuel.co.uk
Ditch your plastic razor, swear allegiance to the planet (through zero waste shaving) and add an element of grandeur to your bathroom with this Art Deco inspired Eltham safety razor. Designed in the UK by Wilde & Harte, the razor glides effortlessly through designer stubble with its double edge stainless steel blade, achieving the smoothest wet shave and helping to prevent razor burn or other unsightly skin problems. Polished by hand to an impeccable mirror finish by skilled craftsmen, to achieve a true ‘antique’ finish and with monogrammed detailing at the base of the handle, it’d make a wonderful gift for a well-groomed gent; perhaps one to add to Santa’s ‘nice list’.
Eltham Safety Razor, £140, at wildeandharte.co.uk
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