Good news, this season’s sharpest style moves are also some of the easiest to pull off. From tonal minimalism to punk-infused streetwear, menswear has shaken off suited-and-booted in favour of laid-back designs and relaxed fits that look polished without being formal.

To get you up to speed and help make the most of your cold-weather rotation, we’ve teamed up with Topman to break down five key autumn/winter 2016 micro-trends you need to know.


If the Nordic countries’ most stylish have taught us anything it’s that neutral is the new black, which basically means you can get dressed in the dark and still find it hard to put a foot wrong.

Topman’s updated version of the pared-back look focusses on pale colours and washed-out outerwear, while incorporating all-important texture with suede bomber jackets, salt and pepper overcoats and brushed fibre joggers.

When wearing head-to-toe neutrals, the key is to vary your hues to create contrast between each piece. Alternatively, play it safe and break up the look with an overshirt or white tee.

Key Pieces

Grey Suede Bomber Jacket - Click to buy Grey And Camel Colour Block Crew Neck Jumper - Click to buy Grey Salt And Pepper Wool Mix Overcoat - Click to buy Grey Peached Skinny Joggers - Click to buy

Next-Level Streetwear

Sharpen your safety pins, punk is alive and kicking. Ramping up the rebellious vibes, the second instalment of Topman’s AAA collection takes Sex Pistol-styling to the streets.

Designed in the brand’s New York studio, the range packs a punch with everything from prints to patching and pop culture slogans.

Use ripped-and-repaired denim to toughen-up a casual look, or team with oversized sweats and a faux leather jacket to channel the unbridled attitude of the rock ‘n’ roll era.

Key Pieces

AAA Grey Badged Oversized Denim Jacket - Click to buy AAA Red Make No Mistake Embroidered Slogan Sweatshirt - Click to buy AAA Black Fleece Front Raglan T-Shirt - Click to buy AAA Coated Black Ripped Stretch Skinny Jeans - Click to buy

Sports X Smart

Whether you’re running laps or running to-and-from the bar, take tailoring to the track and nail luxed-up sporty vibes.

Traditionally stiff suits have been given a dressing down for the months ahead, spliced with everything from tailored joggers to track tops and sneakers.

Use versatile separates to switch between formal and casual looks (particularly helpful for after-work drinks) before finishing off with lightweight outerwear like a sleek waterproof mac.

Key Pieces

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Skate On

Somewhere between the 1960s and today the land of half-pipes and kickflips went from counterculture to the epitome of effortless cool.

Chalk it up to athleisure’s rise, or a move towards relaxed-fitting clothes – or just don’t question it and focus on developing your inner skate bro.

Play up the old-school vibes with ripped jeans, hoodies and chunky rubber sole sneakers. Actual skate skills not essential.

Key Pieces

Mustard British Millerain Waxed Cotton Jacket - Click to buy Grey Marl Jersey Classic Fit Hoodie - Click to buy Light Wash Blue Ripped Stretch Slim Jeans - Click to buy Tan Suede Trainers - Click to buy

Modern Utility

The menswear world is filled with references to the armed forces. So much so that it’s fair to say you’d be hard-pressed to find a piece that didn’t get its start somewhere on the front line.

To fight the chill, pair classic military attire with a tonal layering approach by enlisting robust pieces like bomber and field jackets in an earthy palette of khaki, brown and black.

When it comes to pulling a look together, be sure to vary colours or risk looking too much like G.I. Joe.

Key Pieces

Khaki Smart Coach Jacket - Click to buy LTD Khaki Premium Duck Down Parka - Click to buy NICCE Silver Utility Jacket - Click to buy Navy Wool Rich Parka
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