Topman Autumn/Winter Updates
Topman’s new ‘Autumn/Winter Updates’ feature shows off the key pieces that Topman designers have selected for the coming season. Both new trends and old favourites are included, creating a balanced overview of the direction that Topman’s aesthetic will be taking.
Classic coats are a one of the highlights; a Crombie coat with a moleskin collar is an interesting and very British addition, whilst the double-breasted overcoat remains a classic menswear staple that has recently been advocated here on FashionBeans.
New to this season is the drop shoulder cut. Straight off the catwalks and right on trend, it offers a bulkier, broader and more powerful look that is an interesting alternative to the slimmer, structured silhouettes we traditionally associate with winter coats.
As for knitwear, heavy, fluffy textures are used to add another element to already elaborate pieces, or to bring a sense of depth and character to simpler ensembles. Within the more formal outfits, the roll neck is still enjoying its resurgence – often worn under a coat or suit as an alternative to a shirt.
When it comes to casual wear, Topman is pushing garments that have become signatures of the brand. Skinny jeans in a variety of washes come complete with novel detailing, such as biker-style patches or a leather-look effect, and are still very much key to pulling off the Topman aesthetic.
Meanwhile, buffalo check shirts prove to be a versatile option – easy to look good in and never out of style – whilst Oxford shirts are given a seasonal update with the use of textured fabrics.
With winter well and truly on its way, boots and heavier jackets are also included in order to give the outfits a sense of practicality and keep you feeling prepared, whatever the weather throws at you.
Overall, Topman’s autumn/winter update is a promising indication of the styling direction the label is taking for AW13. Picking up on current trends without abandoning the pieces that made the brand what it is today, it is the perfect balance of old and new, classic and contemporary.