For those hoping to hang on to the last of the year’s mild weather, we’ve got bad news for you: the party’s well and truly over. However, if you’ve left it a little late to stock up on autumn/winter essentials, never fear. We’ve hand-picked our favourite pieces from Reiss’ new AW17 menswear collection – which covers a wide range of cold-weather favourites such as knitwear and outerwear – so you can fully reinvigorate your new-season wardrobe.
Even better, with plenty of partywear to choose from, there’s absolutely no excuse for turning up to formal occasions in the same old look as last year.
Preston Patterned Scarf
Burgundy is one of the most stylish ways to add colour to your winter wardrobe. But don’t think that this trending hue is the preserve of knitwear, the Preston patterned burgundy scarf is a textbook example of why this boozy shade needs to be added to your partywear arsenal.
Snowy Flecked Crew Neck Jumper
Knitwear is one of the few things to get excited by during a season defined by sub-zero temperatures and short, dark days. Case-in-point is the Snowy flecked crew-neck jumper, which takes a wardrobe staple and adds fine white flecks for a subtle yet effective twist. It (almost) makes us wish winter lasted longer.
Marlow Velvet Blazer
Wearing velvet is not so easy outside of party season, so we recommend grabbing the chance enthusiastically while you can. The Marlow velvet blazer in burgundy does away with contrast satin lapels and embraces this tactile fabric fully, so it feels just as good to touch as it does to look at. Win, win.
Provost Polka Dot Shirt
Printed shirts fall into one of two camps, being either loud and obnoxious or patterned to perfection. The Provost black shirt falls into the latter camp giving monochrome print a new lease of life. Wear it to the bar or put it on to party – this shirt is a hard-working multitasker.
Tenor Leather Chelsea Boots
If you’re relying on your battered white trainers to take you through the colder months, forget it. You need to step up your shoe game on the weekend, and Chelsea boots are the no-brainer choice as far as we’re concerned. The Tenor black leather boots can be worn with a work suit or recruited for weekend walks with jeans; ergo your cost-per-wear calculations look very healthy.
Dayton V-Neck T-Shirt
Ever since Ryan Gosling started going V-neck instead of crew-neck, stylish men started taking note and the neck shape is now enjoying a style revival. So, take the Dayton white cotton T-shirt for a spin this season before everyone else gets in on the V-neck action.
Mitford Ribbed Crew Neck Jumper
Real men wear pink. Now that binary colour division along gender lines is no longer a thing, men get to enjoy what women have been wearing for years. The Mitford ribbed crew-neck jumper goes for a barely-there pale pink shade and combines it with a multi-directional ribbed weave. What’s not to love?
Jason Cotton Shirt
You can keep your navy and kill the cobalt, for AW17 airforce blue is the smartest way to wear menswear’s most perennially popular colour. The Jason airforce blue cotton shirt’s design straddles that tricky smart/casual divide meaning you can wear it for work or on the weekend.
Allan Boucle Textured Overshirt
By now we’ve established the fact that any self-respecting layering fan should have an overshirt at their disposal. How to make this hard-working workwear piece work even harder? The Allan navy boucle overshirt one-ups this design’s style status by adding a textured finish.
Wessex Merino Wool Jumper
Alongside cashmere, merino wool is the gold standard when it comes to winter fabrics that insulate and feel oh so fine. The Wessex merino wool jumper takes one of winter’s favourite fabrics and teams it with moss green which coincidentally happens to be the season’s key colour.
Westbury Slim-Fit Chinos
Take your cue from Mother Nature for AW17 and grab as much brown garb as you can physically get your hands on. If you’re looking for the perfect place to begin, the Westbury copper chinos provide an effortless route to trying the colour for yourself.
Soloman Slim-Fit Jeans
Too often us men get all dark and moody when the weather takes a turn. Here and there, though, an injection of lightness goes a long way to lift the spirits. Try the Solomon slim-fit jeans in stone for starters which will play nice with both dark and light winter knits.
Darren Leather Sneakers
In 2017, if you can think of it, you can probably wear it with sneakers. Nope, we’re not talking standard issue gym kicks, our kind of sneakers have the sports luxe vibe in abundance, a sentiment shared by the Darren grey leather sneakers, which give new meaning to the term fancy footwork.
Walter Tote Bag
We’re not averse to carrying a lightweight cotton tote to lug around our shopping at a moment’s notice, but for pretty much everything else, they’re a bit too anti waterproof for our liking. The Walter black tote bag, however, faces no such problems with its cool, black technical outer, which will keep its contents stylishly housed and damp-free.
Oliver Merino Wool Roll Neck Jumper
A fine gauge roll neck jumper will do your winter wardrobe a whole world of wonders. The Olive bordeaux merino roll neck jumper will layer easily, banish a cold neck and can be worn casually with jeans or underneath a black blazer for party season. That means it’s pretty much perfect then.
Shop the full autumn/winter collection now in stores and online at reiss.com.