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Must have men’s fashion trends for Autumn/Winter 15

By Jake Daniels on 11th October 2015

As the temperature outside drops and the nights draw in, the time has finally come to look at Autumn/ Winter ‘15 trends and see what’s worth spending your money on this season.

Shearling

Denim Jacket With Borg Collar from ASOS.
Denim Jacket With Borg Collar from ASOS

70s stylings are bang on trend this season, with men’s fashion taking a definite turn towards the rugged. While it might be best to avoid donning flairs and growing out your chest hair, you can give a more subtle nod to the 70s with a cosy bit of shearling.

Whether you’re taking your inspiration from Steve McQueen or Del Boy, a shearling jacket looks just as at home over a simple T-shirt and jeans combo or a button-down Oxford and jumper.

For a versatile and handsome jacket to keep you toasty this Autumn/Winter, pick up this Denim Jacket With Borg Collar from ASOS.

Roll necks

Merino Wool Sweater from Mango
Merino Wool Sweater from Mango

Another 70s throwback that’s bang on trend is the roll neck, which, in a neutral tone, can add a touch of elegance to both casual and formal wear.

A roll neck in a thin gauge of wool, like this Merino Wool Sweater from Mango, can be used in place of a dress shirt to add a debonair twist to a suit, as well as worn around the office alongside trousers. Alternatively, a thicker sweater can be paired with chinos and trainers for a very handsome casual look.

Wide legs

 Vivienne Westwood Man Classic Wool Trousers

Vivienne Westwood Man Classic Wool Trousers

While it may not be time to ditch your skinny trousers and reach for the zoot suit quite yet, one of the standout styles of the Autumn/Winter ‘15 catwalks was a return to a wider trouser leg. Only time will tell if this spells the end of the skinny leg’s stranglehold on men’s fashion, but this will at least give some hope to any man sick of squeezing in to his trousers on a morning.

If the idea of a little more legroom appeals, try pairing these Vivienne Westwood Classic Wool Trousers with a slim button-up or a tight-knit jumper.

Grey

Bond Virgin Wool Peacoat by Billy Reid
Bond Virgin Wool Peacoat by Billy Reid

A standout feature of this season’s catwalk was an abundance of grey, even for an Autumn/Winter collection. Either used as several tones layered on top of each other or a bold statement ensemble made from multiple pieces all of the same shade, grey can be made a lot more interesting than you might first think.

This Bond Virgin Wool Peacoat by Billy Reid would be a timely investment to make this season, with a cut and colour that’s band on trend and unlikely to be going out of fashion any time soon.

Green

Khaki green poplin long sleeve shirt
Khaki green poplin long sleeve shirt

Whether olive or hunter, fern or artichoke, subdued shades of green are another big hue this season. An often overlooked colour, there’s a green to suit every skin tone, and it can be used to stand out beside neutrals like black, beige, and grey, or paired as a statement with burgundy or navy.

For more formal looks, try emerald and jade for a touch of opulence, and make a statement with your causal wear by adding some mint or lime.

This Khaki green poplin long sleeve shirt from River Island looks just as handsome dressed up with grey suit trousers as it does dressed down with blue jeans, and is a great addition to any wardrobe.

Check patterns

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Overcheck Twill Wool Trousers by Jules B

If this season is sounding a bit too plain for your tastes, you’ll be glad to hear that checked patterns are back in a big way, with shirts, legwear, and full suits all standing out on the catwalks.

Bring otherwise neutral work gear to life with these Overcheck Twill Wool Trousers by Jules B, or pair them with a grey roll neck to really hit this season’s trends with a totally seventies vibe. Pair a checked shirt with a denim shearling jacket on weekends for an on-trend rugged aesthetic and more seventies inspired goodness.

Graphic knitwear

 Edwin Crew Jumper Stroke Fine Knit Jacquard Stripe
Edwin Crew Jumper Stroke Fine Knit Jacquard Stripe

Another on-trend way to liven up this season’s wardrobe is with some graphic knitwear. Base your look around a multi-coloured and vivid design, like this one from Edwin Crew, and surround your knitwear with greys to really make it stand out. For a more sedate look, go for a monochrome design and layer your greys, hitting another of this season’s key trends.