Replay Thermo+ Newbill Comfort-Fit Jeans
Biting conditions have the ability to blow holes in even the best cold-weather staples. Sure, denim is known for being lightweight, hardwearing and surprisingly warm. But even then, is that enough to stand up to the 7am walk to work?
In case the answer is no, the canny denim bods at Italian lifestyle brand Replay have emerged from their lab with a new 12.5oz weft that keeps the cold out by increasing body temperature by up to 20 per cent more than regular denim.
Available at Replay, priced £150.
M&S Long Sleeve Textured Cardigan
You’d be hard pressed to find a fabric more versatile than wool. Summer? Reach for merino wool. Winter? Reach for lambswool. You see what we mean.
M&S can chart its fondness of the fuzzy stuff back to 1926 when the retailer first began to sell knitted socks, and today it uses around 3,500 tonnes of it. So naturally the high street chain isn’t sheepish about supporting Wool Week, which this year runs from 10-16 October, with pieces like this laid-back funnel neck zip-up.
Available at M&S, priced £49.50.
Sunspel x Gloverall Duffle Coat
Great British style can take credit for some of the best names in the menswear game, like Sunspel and Gloverall. Between them the pair has more than two centuries’ worth of stylish experience under their belt.
Joining together to bask in their collective pride, Gloverall has allowed Sunspel into its archive to update its duffle from the 1980s. Cut from double-faced wool, the coat has been cropped to give it a contemporary shape and gained the classic Sunspel T-shirt stripe as lining.
Available at Sunspel, priced £450.
Scotch & Soda Badge Artwork Sweater
This season, put a stamp of approval on your own style by rocking pieces like Scotch & Soda’s patched-up pullover.
The brand, popular among men on the Scandi scene, has added a playful twist to an otherwise plain raglan sleeve sweater with playful pop-art badges. Along with an all-seeing eye and smiley face, one motif reads ‘hands off’; that would be our warning to light-fingered friends, too.
Available at Scotch & Soda, priced £120.
Abercrombie & Fitch Athletic Skinny Cargo Pant
Forget everything you know, cargo trousers are cool again. The military surplus piece we civvies ruined with baggy cuts in the 1990s has been given a second shot at the front line thanks to a new slimmed down, modern look.
Ironically, this riff comes from the also newly cool Abercrombie & Fitch, which is working hard to tap into its history as a high-end New York travel outfitter under the leadership of ex-Club Monaco design chief Aaron Levine.
Available at Abercrombie & Fitch, priced £74.
Belstaff Pendine Sands Martin T-Shirt
It takes something special for a heritage brand founded in Stoke to win over a list of fans that includes everyone from A-list actors to the Pope. But that’s exactly what Belstaff has achieved with its sleek yet rebellious biker gear.
For the new season, the British brand is going full throttle with a capsule collection paying homage to Pendine Sands in South Wales, where Malcolm Campbell set a world land speed record in 1924. Along with vintage-inspired leathers, the 13-piece line includes T-shirts, knits and denim with a logo taken from a 1940s advert.
Available at Belstaff, priced £65.
Red Wing Camouflage Classic Moc Toe
Stateside shoemaker Red Wing has had more than 100 years’ practice at turning out high-quality stompers that are built to last. Arguably, no boot does it better than the brand’s Classic Moc Toe.
And as if the iconic model wasn’t badass enough, Red Wing has just beefed it up even more, adding an all over camouflage pattern. The result is a rugged remix that is as durable as it is stylish.
Available at Red Wing, priced £249.