GQ Essentials in association with Selfridges

The latest GQ Essentials supplement takes us through the hottest menswear trends for the autumn/winter 2012 season. Offering “style inspiration and fashion direction for the coming season”, the supplement’s key focuses are new-season formalwear, anything-goes denim, and the art of the classic white shirt.

This bi-annual guide, presented in association with Selfridges, is a mainstay for men’s fashion, providing a concise edit of what’s on offer for the upcoming season.

Aptly entitled ‘Jazz Life’, formalwear takes heavy influence from the Fifties this season with suit jackets, autumnal hues on polo necks and jazzy bow ties. Camel-coloured suits favour well, like this one from Alexander McQueen:

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Half-canvassed jacket

Robert Johnston, Associate Editor of GQ expressly states that the three-piece camel suit will be his must buy this season.

Tailoring, as has been the trend for the last few seasons, remains immaculate. Precision cuts with modish details blend with the Benny Goodman-era style for the new modern classic.

To complete your new-season suit, pair with a classic white shirt from the likes of Smyth & Gibson, Paul Smith and Mr. Start:

Smyth & Gibson, Paul Smith and Mr. Start white shirts

Moving on to more causal affairs, the ‘Denim shuffle’ feature acts an appetite wetting for Selfridges hotly anticipated Destination Denim event from the 20th August – 9th September.

For autumn/winter 2012, the rules have been broken – anything goes and denim gets wild. A must-work trend for the lovers of unabashed style, the new season sees contemporary colours, bold prints on cuts from skinny through to baggy and beyond. Look to brands like Ted Baker, Tiger of Sweden and Nudie jeans for go-to styles:

Denim shuffle

Denim shuffle

Denim shuffle

GQ Essentials in association with Selfridges is available with the latest issue of GQ magazine or you can pick up your free copy in Selfridges now.

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