H&M Autumn 2013 Collection
Here at FashionBeans, we believe in having a timeless collection of pieces that can be worn season after season – garments that can be mixed and matched for any occasion and will ensure you always remain on point.
These wardrobe staples form the backbone of the new H&M autumn/winter 2013 collection and include everything from well tailored suiting and blazers to slim-fit chinos and crew neck jumpers. The high street favourite has created a range that is not only designed to deal with our inclement weather but also able to adapt to any scenario, enabling you to look sharp each and every day with minimal fuss.
Cut, fabric and colour play a major part in the construction of the collection. Rugged, durable materials such as flannel, wool and leather are combined with luxe satin detailing, heritage quilting and innovative weaves, giving each piece a sense of texture that is perfectly in tune with the season. In terms of palette, rich autumnal hues of brown, khaki, navy and burgundy offer the ultimate in versatility.
Yet it is important not to confuse timeless and classic with ‘old fashioned’. Modern lean fits and clean lines combine to produce an altogether smarter and more refined aesthetic than we are used to from the brand, whilst new, progressive suit cuts update traditional tailoring with a contemporary twist.
“This collection brings together different elements of masculine dressing to create a unified wardrobe for this autumn. There are so many options, from oversized coats to sharp tailoring and stand-out knits, and I love how together they feel really smart. Whatever the look, this autumn is going to have a great sense of occasion.”
Andreas Löwenstam, H&M’s Head Menswear Designer.
Maintaining their reputation of being on the cutting edge of menswear, H&M complement their range of affordable basics with a wide selection of statement styles, so you can avoid simply blending into the background.
On trend prints, oversized cuts and striking contrast sleeved outerwear are just some of the options available this season – each would breathe new life into your current wardrobe and have the potential to become signature pieces within your look.
Helping further emphasise this concept of individuality, H&M also provide you with the opportunity to experiment with silhouette and layering through the introduction of purposely oversized garments.
Drop-hem shirts and a voluminous wool parka are cleverly juxtaposed against short, cropped jackets and knitwear in order to allow you to create outfits that are completely unique and have a real sense of depth.
H&M Menswear: Autumn 2013 Key Pieces
Tailoring & Outerwear
Tailoring and outerwear is an essential part of any style-conscious gent’s autumn/winter wardrobe. This season, H&M offer a jacket for every occasion, whether you want to upgrade your formal wear or are simply searching for the ideal winter coat.
Reinforcing the brand’s wide and varied approach to design, classic pinstripe jackets nod to the tradition of tailoring, whilst a relaxed jersey blazer brings it bang up to date. Furthermore, a slim-fit double-breasted shortened blazer offers a completely new suit cut for those wanting to stand out from the rest of the workforce.
Oversized double-breasted coats will help protect from the elements and come in either Melton wool with fluid lapels, or hooded. Zip-up Harrington jackets and quilted short jackets create a neat city shape, whilst hooded parkas and a contrasting sleeved pea coat play with menswear’s heritage and offer contemporary appeal:
There’s a big focus on knitwear within the new autumn collection, with layering staples such as fine gauge jumpers and cardigans sitting alongside relaxed knitted hoodies and matching crew neck sweats.
Elsewhere, statement chunky knits provide their own special texture, with innovations in rib, twisted yarn, cable-stitch and even hairy sweaters ensuring a premium, luxe feel. These styles will instantly inject a sense of individuality and a tactile element into any look, helping produce stylish AND practical cold weather outfits.
Additional design touches include heritage elbow patches, textured shoulder yokes and ribbed cuffs/waist for an improved fit, emphasising H&M’s attention to detail:
We have recently identified the heavyweight trouser as a transitional season essential on FashionBeans, and H&M produce some of the best examples on the high street.
Coming in a variety of colours and fabrics, it has never been easier to integrate a new style into your wardrobe. Whether you are looking for sharp formal trousers in textured materials such as 100 per cent wool, want to upgrade your current chino collection in an on trend colour way like burgundy or orange, or simply refresh your jeans collection, the brand offer something for every personal style and taste.
Trouser cuts are kept slim and tailored for autumn, ensuring their wearability and allowing you to dress them up or down to suit the occasion. Utility features and detailing are also present throughout, ensuring a practical, rugged and altogether masculine feel – the perfect blend of fashion and function:
H&M understand the importance of finishing touches, providing a wide and varied range of accessories and footwear that will complete any ensemble in style.
Accessories are textured and seasonally-appropriate, with matching marled beanie and scarf combinations a particular highlight – they provide coherence and will help tie any look together. Other accessories offer updates on classic wardrobe staples, such as peaked wool blend caps, printed ties that match the brand’s selection of printed shirts and timeless leather gloves in contemporary colour ways such as bold tan and emerald green.
In terms of footwear, boots and smart shoes reign supreme. A pair of brown Chelsea boots stands out immediately, offering you a style that is smart enough to be dressed up during the nine-to-five week whilst simultaneously adding an edge to any afterhours look.
Other key silhouettes to consider include beautiful leather Derby lace-ups, which come in timeless colour ways of tan and black, as well as a rich dark green:
H&M manage to deliver the perfect balance of classic and contemporary within their latest autumn menswear collection. A focus on fit and an emphasis on seasonally-appropriate textures mean that there is no need to compromise your meticulous style standards come the winter months.
You can shop the latest H&M autumn collection now in store and online at hm.com.