Get smart for Autumn

Timothy Barber
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IT hasn’t been much of a summer, but with the cold and rain this week it definitely seems to be time to start thinking about that autumn wardrobe. This year’s autumn/winter trends are subtly inspired by the masculine side of 1970s fashion (as opposed to the pimped-up, checks ‘n’ flares side). “The trick is to pay homage to the decade’s style icons without being too derivative of the trend,” says Toby Bateman, buying director of menswear website Mr Porter, which launches its new seasonal essentials section today. “Look out for sharp, double-breasted, tailored overcoats but also chunky flight jackets and cosy down-filled puffas, while corduroy and tweed are key fabrications.” For colours, rich browns, greys and deep reds make for a masculine palet in serious, but seriously stylish, times.

1. Strait-leg corduroy trousers by J Crew, £75,
2. Harris Tweed jacket, £400,
3. Button down shirt by Brooks Brothers, £85,
4. Camel overcoat by Dunhill, £1,995,
5. Padded down-filled jacket by Gucci, £1,430,
6. Brown Capeland watch by Baume et Mercier, £2,940,
7. Cashmere plaid tie by Gucci, £130,
8. Pedule curried calf leather boots by Brunello Cucinelli, £608,