13th September 2019
While your Monday to Friday business wardrobe may be relatively easy to sort – suit, white shirt, patterned tie… you get the picture – many men struggle with the idea of weekend casual. How do you still remain smart without looking like you’re popping into the office?
Equally it’s easy to rely on those trusty sweat pants and well-worn tees. So give your AW19 look a stylish overhaul with this season’s key shades of brown, berry and olive, and opt for classic fits, deconstructed tailoring and comfort-first fabrics with a ‘where me anywhere’ appeal.
Chinos should be top of your must-own list; these versatile essentials work for all those weekend diary dates. Team these Dsquared2 Cool Guy camel chinos, £335, with a military-style jacket, from Norse Projects, £225, a plain tee and trainers. All from Harvey Nichols.
THE CLASSIC DUFFLENothing says English Heritage quite like a duffle coat and this one, £350 from Burrows & Hare, is made using the finest wool, making it ideal for even the most discerning gent. The checked lining and beechwood toggles tick those traditional boxes.
THE ESSENTIAL POLO SHIRTMade from super soft, 100% Merino wool, this long-sleeve knitted polo shirt, £245 from Paul Smith, may conform to a classic design but its on-trend chocolate brown colour and red trims around each arm brings it bang up to date.
THE INVESTMENT BOOTS
Invest in a great pair of boots this season and you’ll be wearing them year after year. Available from English Brands, these Joseph Cheaney wing-cap brogue boots, £395, are made from almond grain leather and feature all those design details that ensure these will always remain a classic.
Accessories maketh the man. OK, maybe not – but they will complete your look. Backpacks remain a fashion favourite and this full-grain leather one, £270 from Emporio Armani, features simple lines, minimalist design and an embossed eagle logo for a practical, yet stylish choice.