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.

If you haven’t had time to assess the trickle of AW15 drops, consider this your crib sheet. If you only buy 10 things this season, make them these.

Shearling

In terms of the runway trends, shearling was inescapable, but it hasn’t quite translated into streetwear. The shearling coat is your obvious choice, and Jil Sander, Tom Ford and Burberry Prorsum all provide excellent options.

If the bank balance won’t stretch, made-in-the-UK brand Private White V.C. is offering a superb car coat with oversized shearling lapels for £795, while Reiss’ new premium line also features a thigh-length shearling jacket for under a grand, or an all-black biker take, if you worry you’ll look too much like Del Boy.

If that’s still too much sheepskin, a shearling collar on a denim jacket is subtler; Wrangler, Lee and Nudie Jeans all have excellent takes that nod to the trend – and won’t clear out your savings.

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Men's Shearling Jackets an dCoats

TOM FORD SHEARLING JACKET - click to buyBURBERRY PRORSUM SHEARLING-TRIMMED WOOL OVERCOAT - click to buyPRIVATE WHITE V.C. SHEARLING-TRIMMED COTTON-CANVAS CAR COAT - click to buyRENOIR SHEARLING AVIATOR JACKET BLACK - click to buynudie jeans lenny denim jacket - click to buyWrangler Fleece Lined Denim Sherpa Jacket - click to buy

Luxury Trainers

Designer trainers aren’t so much a trend, more a modern status symbol. The mushrooming array of hook-ups between high fashion and sports brands should be your first stop, especially if your tastes are more outré – kicks from adidas x Rick Owens and the Yohji Yamamoto-helmed Y-3 are especially high impact.

If you’re more minimalist, then look to brands like Common Projects and Filling Pieces, which provide a chic (and safer) alternative.

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Men's Luxury Trainers

COMMON PROJECTS ORIGINAL ACHILLES LOW - click to buyFILLING PIECES MOUNTAIN CUT SNEAKER - click to buyADIDAS X RICK OWENS RUNNER - click to buyY-3 QASA HIGH - click to buy

Wide-Leg Trousers

The tide is finally turning against skinny jeans. E. Tautz, Balenciaga and Joseph have great wide-leg options in everything from pinstripe to denim this season, although the price tags mean that it’s a trend you’ll have to really commit to.

Key to pulling them off is balance: chunky shoes and knits echo the extra fabric swirling around your legs, and a jacket with a nipped-in waist and shorter hem will slim your silhouette, countering the billow down below.

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Men's Wide-Leg Trousers

BALENCIAGA WIDE-LEG WOOL-FLANNEL TROUSERS - click to buyOUR LEGACY WIDE-LEG WOOL-HOPSACK TROUSERS - click to buyJOSEPH Jumbo Pinstripe Bradford Trouser - click to buyCHIMALA WIDE-LEG DENIM JEANS - click to buy

A Sleek Backpack

You’re after luxe, not hiking – premium fabrics, sober colours and no more than one outer pocket.

Thankfully, what looks spendy isn’t always; you can find great, budget options from brands like Mi-Pac and Herschel, as well as high street favourites such as Zara and River Island.

For more of an investment piece, Porter-Yoshida & Co, WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie and Miansai will ensure it’s a trend you can carry for a decade.

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Men's Sleek Backpacks

HERSCHEL SUPPLY CO Retreat backpack 22l - click to buyZara LEATHER BACKPACK - click to buyWANT LES ESSENTIELS DE LA VIE KASTRUP LEATHER BACKPACK - click to buyMIANSAI HARBOUR CANVAS AND LEATHER BACKPACK - click to buy

Smart Boots

A perennial trend – even high fashion needs to nod to wet weather – this season’s footwear is chunky.

Trickers’ Burford Derby Boot is a classic style that, in either black or brown, will last you a lifetime. For something sleeker, Chelsea boots from the likes of Loake, R.M. Williams and Grenson are investment pieces that won’t date and work as well with your suit as your denim.

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Men's Smart Boots

TRICKER'S BURFORD DERBY BOOT - click to buyGRENSON JACOB CHELSEA BOOT - click to buyR.M. WILLIAMS LEATHER CHELSEA BOOTS - click to buyLoake Petworth Chelsea Boots - click to buy

Statement Jeans

The last few years have been all about selvedge, but now that those jeans you’ve not washed for two years are starting to show some ‘personality’, brands are following suit.

Heavily patched pieces from Junya Watanabe nod to the Gold Rush prospectors who’d repair theirs until they fell apart, and the fits and washes from Levi’s Vintage Clothing draw on the brand’s unrivalled archive. Which ensures the story your jeans tell is worth listening to, even straight off the rack.

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Men's Statement and Distressed Jeans

Levis 1967 505 JEANS - click to buynudie jeans STEADY EDDIE FREDRIK REPLICA - click to buyscotch & soda lot 22 stump - click to buyJUNYA WATANABE PATCHWORK DENIM JEANS - click to buy

Cashmere

The perfect layering tool, this super-fine fabric adds heat without bulk. Though the high-end stuff from brands like Brunello Cucinelli can stretch to four figures, Uniqlo and M&S offer excellent versions that won’t break the bank.

For something more on-trend, opt for a roll neck in bottle green, grey or camel. Alternatively, if that lottery win is burning a hole in your pocket, an oversized Acne cashmere coat will still keep you warm once you’ve splurged the cash on holidays.

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Men's Cashmere Jumpers and Coats

uniqlo 100% Cashmere Crew Neck Sweater - click to buyuniqlo 100% Cashmere Polo Neck Sweater - click to buyM&S COLLECTION LUXURY Pure Cashmere V-Neck Jumper - click to buyACNE STUDIOS CHARLES OVERSIZED WOOL AND CASHMERE-BLEND OVERCOAT - click to buy

A Camel Overcoat

The camel coat has almost reached saturation point, but is swiftly transitioning from trend to staple. If you’re in a suit more than sweats, look for something cut as slim as your tailoring.

Streetwear guys, on the other hand, should steer drapey; softer shoulders with fabric hanging, not hugging, will pair with a hoody to class-up your downtime looks. Well, it works for Yeezy.

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Men's Camel Overcoats

zara camel coat - click to buyAMI 3 BUTTON CLASSIC COAT - click to buysuitsupply light brown overcoat - click to buyReiss GABRIEL WOOL BLEND EPSOM COAT CAMEL - click to buy

A Sweatshirt

Thanks to the trend for luxe sportswear, the humble sweatshirt has been elevated beyond your hangover outfits and into the realms of high fashion.

Contemporary French labels Ami and A.P.C. offer some understated logo options for those that like to showcase their allegiance, while J.Crew and Reiss produce some high quality pared-down styles, which will form the backbone of any versatile winter wardrobe.

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Men's Sweatshirts

A.P.C. EMBROIDERED LOOPBACK COTTON-JERSEY SWEATSHIRT - click to buyAMI FLORAL LOGO CREW SWEAT - click to buyJ.CREW LOOPBACK COTTON-JERSEY SWEATSHIRT - click to buyWALKER FLECKED QUILT SWEATSHIRT GREY - click to buy

Corduroy

Get this trend wrong and you’ll look like a geography teacher. Get it right and you’ll look like you just stepped off the Gucci catwalk.

If you fancy investing then look to Maison Kitsune’s shearling trimmed corduroy jacket (bundling trends is a menswear power move), or consider a well-cut blazer in a autumnal colourway (think teal, burgundy or bottle green) from the likes of Richard James or Burberry.

At the other end of the price spectrum, both Mango Man and John Lewis offer an excellent selection of corduroy trousers and casual shirts in a variety of colourways and cuts, which will help bolster your off-duty wardrobe.

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Men's Corduroy Clothing

MAISON KITSUNÉ FAUX SHEARLING-TRIMMED CORDUROY JACKET - click to buymango slim fit shirt - click to buyRICHARD JAMES TEAL SEISHIN SLIM-FIT COTTON-CORDUROY BLAZER - click to buyJohn Lewis Laundered Needlecord Trousers - click to buy