Men’s tailoring has never been in a better place, and for autumn designers went all-in on classic checks in soft neutral tones. Strellson, Tommy Hilfiger and Marc O'Polo led the sartorial way with heritage checks in casually tailored silhouettes. Trend hounds will want check suits by BOSS and Joop! in muted tones paired with Chelsea boots or chunky brogues, but you can dip your toe in with a check wool coat by WGant or even just a plaid scarf. Checks work casually, too, especially when they’re bolder colours: standout check sweaters by Jack & Jones and Tom Tailor or vibrant check trousers by Scotch & Soda make a strong statement, especially when contrasted with relaxed-fit streetwear shapes and your favourite sneakers.
Praise the fashion lords - baggy jeans are back! From Heron Preston to Louis Vuitton, loose-fitting jeans are very much on the autumn/winter menu so dine out on them at Designer Outlet Berlin. Low-waisted styles by the likes of GANT, Levi's & Timberland come with a healthy dose of laidback 90s nostalgia. Look for distressed elements in a multitude of washes. The look is uber casual, which makes hoodies by Diesel and Superdry a no brainer, or you can double down on denim with a vintage trucker jacket layered over a loose-fit tee. Keep your accessorises on a streetwear tip, with belt bags by Calvin Klein, high tops by Under Armour and adidas and finished off with a studded belt and baseball cap.
If you want proof that you can never be too cool for school, then this season’s preppy trend is it! It’s the perfect time to flex your vintage polos with contemporary varsity jackets and plug into some 50s nostalgia. The key item is the letterman jacket, and you can find great examples in bold colours at the likes of BOSS and GANT. Complement the jacket with straight-leg chinos by Brax or go for a sportier look with trackpants by Calvin Klein and Tom Tailor. Either way, keep it colourful and relaxed, tapping into collegiate icons like the striped rugby shirt. Baseball caps and high-tops by adidas and Lacoste keep the streetwear cachet high and are a slick way to finish off the look.
Puffer jackets have been big (literally) for a few seasons now and that trend took another step forward with oversized futuristic styles in a host of vibrant colours. They’re a great investment too as you can layer them over virtually any style of outfit. Oversized short puffer jackets by Calvin Klein and Napapirji are perfect for both smart and casual looks, whereas long-line styles by The North Face are real statement-makers. Look for details such as funnel necks, big hoods, or interesting quilt patterns and belted details. Use the jacket colour to create a tonal look - pair a beige puffer with neutral check trousers for example. Puffer bags are a cool way to finish off the look, too, along with tonal gloves and chunky Derby shoes.