As seen on fashion shows in London, Paris and Milan in the beginning of 2016, there are a number of key trends emerging for AW16 clearly setting the stage for what we will be wearing in the coming colder months.
Don't be fooled by the mild autumn. Winter is coming. Which means you need a wardrobe overhaul, to counter rougher weather and fashion's fickleness, the usual suspects return to your wardrobe: a warmer coat, blazer, warm shoes. The chill brings a new world of layering that is, arguably, better looking than our summer lovin' months. The autumn and winter season is just as much about style as it is about being comfortable. If you haven't had time to assess the trickle of AW16 drops, consider this your crib sheet.
So without further ado, here are my favourite key looks and pieces for AW16 menswear. If you only buy a few things this season, make them some of these.
Burlington Business Bag Grained Leather Burgundy £345.00
The Burlington Business Bag is the perfect accessory for those looking for a slim and sleek alternative to a cumbersome briefcase. Made of the finest leather, this business accessory stores all the essential documents, as well as holding an iPad or tablet in a separate pocket. It also features removable shoulder strap and multiple pockets for maximised storage and accessibility.
Dapper England, Mayfair Griffin, Burgundy £395.00
Luxurious Burgundy velvet upper with hand embroidered Gold, Red and White 'Griffin.' In-socks feature black quilted satin inner linings with gold embossed 'Dapper England' quilted leather in-sock. Outsole is polished black leather which also features branded rubber heal block, gold metal trim and oversize feather engrave.
Matalan Stewart Slim Fit Blazer £55.00
Matalan Stewart Slim Fit Wool Dinner Trousers £30.00
BLACK LABEL TEXTURED GRANDAD £30.00
This textured long-sleeved shirt from Black Label features a button front, grandad collar and textured detail. Pair with jeans and a pair of brogues for a smart casual look.
Next Navy Long Sleeve Windowpane Check Grandad Shirt £25.00
Long Sleeve Polo £25.00
PUNK ROCK BLACK AND RED STUDDED BIKER JACKET £399.00
The rock 'n' roll ethos that informs our designs is plain to see on this weighty leather jacket. The shoulders, collar and lapels have been meticulously embossed by hand with silver-tone studs, meaning you get a piece that is totally unique, but also has an abundance of edge and character despite the precision with which it has been created. Dramatic and luxurious, this biker jacket represents the London punk aesthetic.
Storm SLIM-X XL LAZER BLUE Watch £99.99
The STORM Slim-X XL is a classic looking watch with a smart minimalist dial. The ultra slim silver strap is made from highly polished stainless steel with a signature lazer blue dial. The Slim-X XL is waterproof to 50m with a date feature. STORM's signature lazer blue glass is iridescent and may appear different shades of blue under different light.
Jacamo Label J Bomber Jacket £40.00
Bomber jacket from Label J, featuring a contrasting khaki body and black sleeves. It can be paired with everything from shirts to T-Shirts.
Idris Elba Runner Cross Neck Hoodie £55.00
Idris Elba + Superdry present the men's Runner Cross Neck Hoodie. Capturing laid back style, this overhead hoodie features a cross over style neck with a ribbed lining inside the hood.
Superdry Box Quilt Fuji Jacket £89.99
Superdry men's Box Quilt Fuji jacket. This hooded, lightweight jacket features all over quilting, a double layer zip, bungee cord adjuster hood, elasticated cuffs and two outer pockets.
#THEKRAG #THEBOND £150.00
#TheKrag took the recent LCM with yet another incredible piece - #TheBond Top - which shows their belief in powerful, contemporary design and the art of artisan tailoring. The top is made out of high quality cotton and leather blend. Sleeves are made of English wool & silk. Silk adds a shimmering effect, while the leather gives the top s a stiff, powerful look.
#TheBrothers collection is available at Concept Store Y in Soho, LNA Boutique in Chelsea and Wolf & Badger.
Nike Air Force 1 Hi '07 from Footlocker £79.99
Jordan Trainer ST - Men Shoes from Footlocker £99.99
Steptronic Fleck Loafers Formal from Jones Bootmaker £120.00
Filippo long pants from Hanro £92.50
Stylish and comfortable, these 100% woven cotton men's sleep and lounge pants come in a modern geometric print. Featuring a soft covered elastic waistband with drawstring providing a custom fit, a button-fly design and side pockets for added practicality, you can team them with one of the long sleeved shirts to lounge or a plain t-shirt for bed.