Every man needs in his A/W wardrobe
If your A/W wardrobe was made up of five things, what would they be? Beyond the essentials like socks, tees and underwear, there are the pieces that keep you looking cool, calm and collected, whether you’re navigating your way to work, or meeting up with friends on the weekend.
In the first instalment of our ‘5 Things’ video series, we show you how to wear our definitive list of items for the season.
Chinos are all things to all people, whether you’re wearing them perfectly turned up on a skate to display your patterned socks, or perfectly pressed, to show your boss how committed you are. Skinny styles get the go ahead this season – pick a pair in every colour.
A hoodie is a comforting essential, but that doesn’t mean it can’t roll with some of your dressier staples. Style it under and blazer and open over a knit, and you’ll be able to wear it to your morning meeting and on to after-work drinks. Just remember to focus on tonal shades and leave the print at home.
Traditionally, the cableknit was the go-to layering jersey of choice, but since the rise of athleisure, we’ve set our sights on other fabrics. A simple sweat top worn over a crisp white shirt speaks volumes about your abilities to keep your look classic while rolling with the times.
Smarter jeans have slowly replaced distressed styles as the denims of the moment, which means great things for us, as they’ve never been easier to dress up or down. Make sure you cuff yours just right and you’ll wonder why you haven’t been wearing them with a shirt and chukkas for years.
Sneakers have been getting all the attention as of late, but there’s a lot to be said for the poise and polish of the ankle boot, whether it slips on or laces up. Opt for simple pairs in quality materials that you’ll see yourself wearing five years from now.