Bombers & Bikers
Ever since the likes of Marlon Brando and James Dean made bombers and biker jackets so effortlessly cool, they have played a key role in men's wardrobes. That doesn't look set to change for this season as designers such as Givenchy and AMI Paris rev up the trend with a sleek and smooth update. Embrace the rebel vibes with leather bombers by Calvin Klein, or go full throttle with biker jackets by Jack Wills. These are perfectly paired with a hooded sweatshirt by Adidas or a loose-fit top and relaxed cargo trousers by FatFace, offering a more elevated take on this timeless classic. Naturally, keep your footwear rugged with military boots by Timberland, then hit the road like you own it!
Complement the bomber and biker jacket trend with a rugged assortment of black accessories such as military boots, big buckle belts and cross-body bags with an urban edge.
Earthy tones are a no-brainer for autumn as Mother Nature indulges us in a colour extravaganza, but one that really stood out on the runways was caramel, the deliciously rich tone that is going to be sweetening all of our seasonal wardrobes. From head-to-toe caramel looks to statement pieces like tan leather jackets by Superdry and caramel tailoring by Tommy Hilfiger, this trend brings warmth and sophistication in equal measure. Embrace 70s influences with buttery soft suede jackets by Ted Baker and corduroy tailoring by the likes of Levi's, both of which add depth and texture to your outfits. A chunky caramel roll neck jumper by BOSS adds a touch of decadence to a pair of winter chinos and some smart brogues or loafers.
The golden tones of a caramel wardrobe really shine with tonal accessories so opt for bags, leather gloves and belts with tan accents to bring the sweetness to the surface.
It wasn’t that long ago that relaxed oversized suits were staking a claim on the world’s most stylish runways, but this season the likes of Paul Smith, Prada, and Hermès are leading the pack on a return to classic tailoring proportions. Super sleek and elegant single-breasted navy or black suits by MOSS set the sartorial bar high for autumn, paired with elegant white shirts, or better, fine-gauge wool rollneck sweaters by designers such as Superdry and M&S. The silhouettes are flatteringly svelte and timeless, making this trend a fantastic one to get a tonne of mileage from. Perfect proportions like these are great when offset with a pair of chunky dress shoes by Skopes, giving the look a dose of modernity.
The timeless elegance of classic suiting can be dialled up a notch by adding a host of discerning winter accessories from smart black dress shoes to leather bags and gloves.
Long Wool Coats
Picture yourself on a crisp winter’s day in Paris, wrapped in a floor-length, double-breasted overcoat by Tommy Hilfiger, protecting you from the chill while turning heads with your impeccable style. Well fantasy is very much a reality this season as the warm long coat is arguably the must-have garment. Huge floor-sweeping coats are the perfect winter layer, boasting warmth, volume, tactility, and timeless style. Layer them over chunky crew-neck or high-neck knits by Barbour for a polished modem look, and finish the look with some extra texture in the shape of wool or corduroy trousers by Ted Baker. Keep the colours muted, with black, navy, and dark tobacco brown to let the volume and texture do all the talking.
Long wool coats are all about volume and texture so complement them with oversized scarves, statement leather tote bags, and chunky soled shoes to make a bold statement.
We’re big advocates of buying long-lasting, high-quality fashion here at McArthurGlen, and we’ve demonstrated our commitment to sustainability through our Evolve programme and net- zero target. One way you can help to lessen the fashion industry’s environmental impact is by investing in timeless style, building a wardrobe of pieces that look amazing whatever decade you're in. Opting to invest in a ‘quiet luxury’ aesthetic which includes minimalist silhouettes, classic tailored pieces and an understated colour palette, is a smart way to do this. Build a timeless wardrobe around classic silhouettes: we’re thinking a tailored wool overcoat by Tommy Hilfiger, cosy heritage knits by Calvin Klein and Barbour, classic cotton shirts and smart tapered chinos by Crew Clothing, and an ever dependable navy blazer by MOSS. With a solid base of fine luxury essentials, you can make a few discerning additions each season and slowly build your wardrobe out into something you can be proud of.
Classic silhouettes call for classic accessories so invest in the best dress shoes, bags, and small leather goods that money can buy in order to stand the test of time.
From the athletics fields of the 1930s, the tracksuit has been an essential piece of sporting kit but it wasn’t until the 60s when Adidas launched their first style, which was then adopted by hip- hop culture, that the tracksuit became fashion currency. This season sees the classic grey cotton tracksuit become a key part of collections at the likes of Dior, Fendi, and Dolce & Gabbana, injecting an effortless loungewear vibe into everyday style. Jump on the trend with supersoft oversized hoodies by Adidas and PUMA, as well as cotton jersey zip-ups in neutral tones by New Balance. Pair the tops with matching joggers with baggy silhouettes before signing off the uber comfortable look with some oversized sneakers by Vans.
Dial up the comfort factor with soft-toned accessories to partner the tracksuit trend, with sneakers, textural caps, and neutral tone holdalls adding to the easy-going elegance.