Rains Coach Jacket
Aside from a few bags, Danish all-weather brand Rains only makes raincoats, which means that its craftsmen are really good at it. In fact, they can even make raincoats that don’t look like raincoats, but still act like raincoats. Seriously, check out this handsome green coach jacket for (water)proof.
Cos Cotton Shirt Jacket
Before it gets properly see-your-breath freezing and you need to bundle up, you can get away with just wearing a jacket. And this one from Cos is pretty near perfect. In AW17’s other key colour, yellow, it’s simple enough to layer under a coat and over a rollneck when things get a little chiller.
Weekday Checked Jumper
Plaid isn’t just for flannel shirts and kilts, just ask Swedish super-brand Weekday, which has whipped up this cosy-yet-cool checked knit. It looks like something Kurt Cobain might have been wearing when he wrote ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ – and that can never be a bad thing.
Universal Works Baseball Cap
Whereas last year you probably invested in a woollen camel coat – and maybe layered it over a denim jacket – this season it’s all about wearing the shade head-to-toe. This cap from British brand Universal Works seems like a logical place to start.
Barbour x Wood Wood Barns Ness Crewneck
Wood Wood’s 15th birthday celebrations continue apace with another superb collaboration. This time it has hooked up with British heritage brand Barbour on a collection of wax jackets, knitwear and tongue-in-cheek T-shirts, including this jumper which has just enough pink to make the girls and boys wink.
The Lost Explorer Hemp And Chambray Shirt
Another week, another hot new brand arriving at Mr Porter. The Lost Explorer is the brainchild of adventurer, ecologist, author and general overachiever David de Rothschild. The environmentally friendly and all-round excellent collection includes this workwear-style shirt. Cut with a boxy shape and finished with an authentic worn-in look, we don’t think we’ve ever seen hemp look so good.
Uniqlo x JW Anderson Jumper
It’s yet another great collaboration from Uniqlo, which has this time enlisted the services of London boy J.W Anderson and his brilliantly bold style. The killer collection is packing some seriously colourful pieces, with stripes and checks drawn from every crayon in the box, but we reckon that this rich mossy cable knit will make your mates green with envy.
Urban Outfitters x Nautica T-Shirt
Urban Outfitters has hopped into bed with fellow American brand Nautica for a six-piece mini collection. Launching this October, the collaboration features a cable knit V-neck jumper, a Breton top and several printed T-shirts. Most impressive is that it manages to make sailing look cool, which is no mean feat.
H&M Wool-Blend Suit Trousers
You don’t need us to tell you that military style is having a bit of a moment – it’s hard to remember when it wasn’t, actually. Nonetheless, we’ll continue to drum it into you like a drill sergeant. These suit trousers from H&M, with their perfect pleats and cool cuffed hems, are the absolute bomb (our apologies for that one).
Hugo Lace-Up Boots
Anyone would think the fashion world was an advert for the armed forces lately. If neither camo print nor moss green take your fancy, try a pair of military boots – like this pair from Hugo Boss’ little brother line, Hugo – on for size. As well as ticking the trend box, they’re also smart enough to pass any work roll call.
Belstaff x Sophnet Sweatshirt
Belstaff – the luxury label with an impressive motorsports heritage – has collaborated on a limited edition capsule collection with Japanese streetwear brand Sophnet. The fruits of their collective loins include all-over print jackets, perfect parkas and achingly cool jersey separates, like this dual-branded camouflage sweatshirt.
Urbanears Plattan Wireless Headphones
We know you must be sick of hearing it, but you’re going to be wearing a lot of green this season. So you might want to invest in some headphones that’ll blend in. Wireless, with a built in microphone, and sleek AF, we reckon this pair from Urbanears is just the ticket.
River Island Big and Tall Borg Collar Jacket
Since its launch earlier this year, high-street hero River Island’s Big and Tall range has been a saving grace for guys who are, yep, you guessed it. An extension of the retailer’s core collection, it includes all of the best bits – like this Borg jacket – but in sizes up to 4XL and 38″ inside leg length. Great news for rugby and basketball players.
Woolrich Hiker Boot
King of the cosy coats Woolrich is now dipping its toe into the footwear world. Launching this week, the brand’s shoe collection is suitably outdoorsy, with all manner of technical elements and high-tech features. That’s all well and good, but what’s more important is that they would look just as good in a bar as they would up a mountain.
BoohooMan Impossible Embroidered Cap
The menswear mavericks at BoohooMan scoff in the face of anyone who says that you can’t get a cool slogan cap for a tenner. Nothing is impossible, it seems.
Adidas x Raf Simons Ozweego Trainers
Big, bulky (read: ‘ugly’) trainers – you know, the kind you would usually associate with dad jeans – are back on the scene. And the mini-trend is one that looks set to continue well into next summer, so you might as well invest in a pair now because you’ll have to swallow the pill at some point. Don’t blame us; we don’t make the rules.
Sandqvist Maja Weekend Bag
Take a breather from your backpack and stash your gym kit in something altogether more refined this season. Our suggestion would be this 2-in-1 olive weekend bag from Scandinavian giant Sandqvist, which is made from a highly durable nylon twill and features a detachable waist bag for stowing smaller items.
Albam Zip Fleece
Carefully crafted separates are what Albam does best. With this fluffy fleece the London label has managed to create the perfect layering piece for autumn that will go with just about everything in your wardrobe. Who knew you would be channelling a Polar Bear this season?
Topman Black Stripe Overshirt
Get images of deck chairs out of your head and learn to love vertical stripes because they’re going to be everywhere over the next few months. Topman’s take is an update of the flannel shirt already hanging in your wardrobe (or laying in a pile on the floor).
Weber Hodel Feder Sacramento Trainers
The trio of designers behind these brogue-trainer (brainer?) hybrids met at Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts. After graduating and working for top brands all over the world, they came back together to make shoes that, well, aren’t going to be forgotten in a hurry.