Get into casuals with the latest menswear trends

SO it’s goodbye London Fashion Week until next year, as the sartorial bonanza drew to a close with menswear day on Wednesday. Highlights included a spot of celebrity bingo with Topshop’s front row (Jamie Hince, Mr Kate Moss to you, and Sir Philip Green were all to be seen) and Oliver Spencer’s shortened trousers. Also striking was the widespread presence of the pyjama bottom and luxe sportswear as seen at Christopher Shannon and E.Tautz, but don’t worry, we don’t expect you to go to work in a pair of track pants. Luckily, also dominating the catwalks were wearable pieces worth investing in, which will make sure you’re bang on trend when spring rolls around.

Toby Bateman, buying director at Mr Porter, the menswear shopping site, takes us through the five key trends that have emerged from the catwalks and chooses the best pieces to help you get ahead of the fashion game.

1 The Deconstructed Jacket
“Unlined and deconstructed jackets make a lot of sense because they keep things smart without being too heavy in high summer. On the catwalk, Oliver Spencer excelled here with single and double breasted versions in a broad variety of colours including red, white and navy.”

Toby suggests Richard James deconstructed cashmere-blend jacket, £895

2 The Wool Trouser
“Spotted at E.Tautz, the wool trouser seems like an odd choice for the summer season but do bear in mind that these clothes arrive in-store for January, so you will definitely get a lot of wear from them. A long-awaited replacement for the omnipresent chino.”

Toby suggests Ami slim fit wool flannel trousers, £185

3 The Printed Shirt
“A new take on shirting is emerging, as it moves away from chambrays and denim towards something a bit more playful. Polka dots will be on trend, as seen in the Oliver Spencer show.”

Toby suggests Oliver Spencer spotted cotton shirt, £120

4 The Rucksack
“The rucksack has definitely replaced the shopper as the men’s bag of choice, or the designer’s bag of choice at least. Seen at numerous shows, it’s a rare trend where function dictates fashion and appeals to a very broad menswear demographic. Invest in one now.”

Toby suggests Seil Marschall premium day backpack, £190

5 The Coloured-Sole Shoe
“Shoes with coloured soles were as popular with the audience as they were on the catwalk. Mark McNairy was the brand of choice in the audience. A colourful sole looks best on the bottom of a simple Derby or Oxford style.”

Toby suggests Mark McNairy Derby shoes £195

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