British retailer AllSaints is renowned for their edgy, forward thinking approach to design. Never ones to disappoint, the brand’s highly anticipated autumn/winter 2013 menswear collection has recently been released for September and features a wealth of contemporary pieces that will help transition your wardrobe into autumn and right through winter.
With a renewed focus on innovative design, detail and fabrication, we pick out the key styles and go-to looks that are set to help refresh your personal style this season…
AllSaints September 2013 Collection
Key Pieces: Outerwear
As the weather begins to turn, a good selection of outerwear is imperative. For AW13, AllSaints presents beautiful fine British wool coats in houndstooth and Prince of Wales checks, which are perfect for those that are looking to make a refined, subtle statement and inject their formal wear with a sense of individuality.
Juxtaposed against the classic overcoats are a selection of practical, military-inspired parkas, cropped jackets and pea coats. Rugged and masculine with a utilitarian edge, these hard-wearing styles will effortlessly cope with anything Mother Nature throws at them and offer the perfect balance of fashion and function.
A particular highlight is the Yakushi M65 Jacket – an iconic military silhouette that is brought bang up to date via its Japanese coated cotton blend, contrast colour sleeves and wool blend elbow patches. Fusing Japanese craftsmanship with British heritage touches ensures authenticity and a wholly unique reinterpretation of the classic field jacket.
For the more fashion forward amongst you, the new drop includes a wide range of on trend styles. Regular readers will already be aware that bomber and biker jackets are the must-own silhouettes for 2013/14, and AllSaints offer a design for every taste. From contemporary shearling lined and fabric-blocked bombers to their signature leather bikers, they are set to become your go-to piece for the upcoming transitional season.
- Allsaints Kobushi Bomber Jacket
- Allsaints Aino Parka Jacket
- Allsaints Yakushi M65 Jacket
- Allsaints Biwa Bomber Jacket
- Allsaints Akan Pea Coat
- Allsaints Hilling Leather Biker Jacket
- Allsaints District Coat
- Allsaints Peyto Leather Biker Jacket
- Allsaints Sylvan Coat
Key Pieces: Shirts
There is a strong emphasis on laid-back styling and rugged workerwear within the first AW13 drop. Cotton-twill military shirts are garment dyed and laundered for a super-soft feel, and complemented by on trend plaid over shirts with Western-inspired detailing.
Emphasising the collection’s masculine, easy to wear appeal, a range of premium denim shirts are also available. Coming in a variety of unique AllSaints washes and featuring contemporary design touches, such as contrast corduroy collars, they can be utilised as a standalone piece during autumn and layered underneath the collection’s heavyweight outerwear during the harsh winter months.
- Allsaints Kanda Shirt
- Allsaints Yin Shirt
- Allsaints Tochigi Shirt
- Allsaints Plains Shirt
- Allsaints Vannes Shirt
- Allsaints Creek Shirt
Key Pieces: Knitwear
Texture and print are key components of the superb new knitwear collection from AllSaints. An essential part of any successful autumnal wardrobe, the brand have utilised a wealth of luxury yarns for the construction of the pieces.
With everything from cashmere and mohair to cottons and angora utilised within these unique blends, the garments have a truly premium feel and will instantly upgrade your current knitwear selection.
Highlights include the Miger Knitted Bomber, which combines two of the major trends for AW13 – printed knitwear and the bomber jacket – in one stand out piece; the Arlberg Crew Jumper, which features a special two-tone oxblood/ecru marl effect and will effortlessly separate your look from the crowd; and the Holt V-neck Jumper, which takes the classic grey v-neck and gives it a contemporary spin via its oversized, slouchy fit and marled grey/black detailing.
- Allsaints Miger Knitted Bomber
- Allsaints Arlberg Crew Jumper
- Allsaints Holt V-neck Jumper
- Allsaints Malmsten Crew Jumper
- Allsaints Hanoi Crew Jumper
- Allsaints Falster Crew Jumper
September 2013: Key Looks
AllSaints’ accompanying September lookbook shows you how to adapt your current wardrobe to the cooler temperatures of autumn.
Cropped, summer-appropriate trousers are mixed with cold weather boots, whilst there is also a clear emphasis on creative layering – something FashionBeans has been a major advocate of recently. For example, classic denim jackets are layered underneath on trend bombers, knits are oversized and utilised as makeshift jackets and long sleeve tops featured underneath short sleeve shirts.
These techniques combine to produce outfits that are able to adapt to our unpredictable weather whilst staying true to the brand’s signature edgy, fashion forward aesthetic:
You can view the entire lookbook at AllSaints.com.
Overall, AllSaints’ latest September menswear collection has delivered a wide range of high quality, contemporary designs that will help update and transition any modern wardrobe into autumn.
You can shop the latest AllSaints menswear collection now, in store and online at AllSaints.com.