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10 Best Menswear Need To Buy For 2020

Don’t be fooled by the mild autumn. Winter is coming. Which means you need a wardrobe overhaul, to counter rougher weather and fashion’s fickleness.

If you haven’t had time to assess the trickle of AW15 drops, consider this your crib sheet. If you only buy 10 things this season, make them these.

Shearling

In terms of the runway trends, shearling was inescapable, but it hasn’t quite translated into streetwear. The shearling coat is your obvious choice, and Jil Sander, Tom Ford and Burberry Prorsum all provide excellent options.

If the bank balance won’t stretch, made-in-the-UK brand Private White V.C. is offering a superb car coat with oversized shearling lapels for £795, while Reiss’ new premium linealso features a thigh-length shearling jacket for under a grand, or an all-black biker take, if you worry you’ll look too much like Del Boy.

If that’s still too much sheepskin, a shearling collar on a denim jacket is subtler; Wrangler, Lee and Nudie Jeans all have excellent takes that nod to the trend – and won’t clear out your savings.

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Men's Shearling Jackets an dCoats

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Luxury Trainers

Designer trainers aren’t so much a trend, more a modern status symbol. The mushrooming array of hook-ups between high fashion and sports brands should be your first stop, especially if your tastes are more outré – kicks from adidas x Rick Owens and the Yohji Yamamoto-helmed Y-3 are especially high impact.

If you’re more minimalist, then look to brands like Common Projects and Filling Pieces, which provide a chic (and safer) alternative.

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Men's Luxury Trainers

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Wide-Leg Trousers

The tide is finally turning against skinny jeans. E. Tautz, Balenciaga and Joseph have great wide-leg options in everything from pinstripe to denim this season, although the price tags mean that it’s a trend you’ll have to really commit to.

Key to pulling them off is balance: chunky shoes and knits echo the extra fabric swirling around your legs, and a jacket with a nipped-in waist and shorter hem will slim your silhouette, countering the billow down below.

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Men's Wide-Leg Trousers

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A Sleek Backpack

You’re after luxe, not hiking – premium fabrics, sober colours and no more than one outer pocket.

Thankfully, what looks spendy isn’t always; you can find great, budget options from brands like Mi-Pac and Herschel, as well as high street favourites such as Zara and River Island.

For more of an investment piece, Porter-Yoshida & Co, WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie and Miansai will ensure it’s a trend you can carry for a decade.

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Men's Sleek Backpacks

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Smart Boots

A perennial trend – even high fashion needs to nod to wet weather – this season’s footwear is chunky.

Trickers’ Burford Derby Boot is a classic style that, in either black or brown, will last you a lifetime. For something sleeker, Chelsea boots from the likes of Loake, R.M. Williams and Grenson are investment pieces that won’t date and work as well with your suit as your denim.

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Men's Smart Boots

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Statement Jeans

The last few years have been all about selvedge, but now that those jeans you’ve not washed for two years are starting to show some ‘personality’, brands are following suit.

Heavily patched pieces from Junya Watanabe nod to the Gold Rush prospectors who’d repair theirs until they fell apart, and the fits and washes from Levi’s Vintage Clothing draw on the brand’s unrivalled archive. Which ensures the story your jeans tell is worth listening to, even straight off the rack.

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Men's Statement and Distressed Jeans

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Cashmere

The perfect layering tool, this super-fine fabric adds heat without bulk. Though the high-end stuff from brands like Brunello Cucinelli can stretch to four figures, Uniqlo and M&S offer excellent versions that won’t break the bank.

For something more on-trend, opt for a roll neck in bottle green, grey or camel. Alternatively, if that lottery win is burning a hole in your pocket, an oversized Acne cashmere coat will still keep you warm once you’ve splurged the cash on holidays.

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Men's Cashmere Jumpers and Coats

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A Camel Overcoat

The camel coat has almost reached saturation point, but is swiftly transitioning from trend to staple. If you’re in a suit more than sweats, look for something cut as slim as your tailoring.

Streetwear guys, on the other hand, should steer drapey; softer shoulders with fabric hanging, not hugging, will pair with a hoody to class-up your downtime looks. Well, it works for Yeezy.

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Men's Camel Overcoats

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A Sweatshirt

Thanks to the trend for luxe sportswear, the humble sweatshirt has been elevated beyond your hangover outfits and into the realms of high fashion.

Contemporary French labels Ami and A.P.C. offer some understated logo options for those that like to showcase their allegiance, while J.Crew and Reiss produce some high quality pared-down styles, which will form the backbone of any versatile winter wardrobe.

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Men's Sweatshirts

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Corduroy

Get this trend wrong and you’ll look like a geography teacher. Get it right and you’ll look like you just stepped off the Gucci catwalk.

If you fancy investing then look to Maison Kitsune’s shearling trimmed corduroy jacket (bundling trends is a menswear power move), or consider a well-cut blazer in a autumnal colourway (think teal, burgundy or bottle green) from the likes of Richard James or Burberry.

At the other end of the price spectrum, both Mango Man and John Lewis offer an excellent selection of corduroy trousers and casual shirts in a variety of colourways and cuts, which will help bolster your off-duty wardrobe.

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Men's Corduroy Clothing

7 best winter fashion styles

The best part about dressing up for winters is that you can carry your vintage wardrobe and can keep repeating it with style and confidence. Here is a list of 7 winter styles that have kept the ball of style rolling for decades.

 

Leather Jackets

Leather jackets have always trended both in the men as well as the women sections. Since 1900s, when they were worn by aviators and members of the military, leather jackets have been the most stylish trend for winters. Be it Jim Morrison’s sexy black jacket that he wore during his rock performances or Brad Pitt’s famous red jacket in Fight Club, these jackets have maintained their charm since till now and are surely going to win over the generations to come.

 

Boots

Designed for walking through snow, water and mud, boots were initially worn by anglers. They migrated to mainstream fashion in 1960s. It isn’t hard to believe that they’ve regained popularity and have even become a sexual fetish for the present generation.

 

Ascot Scarves

Originally designed to keep us warm and cozy, by the middle of the 20th century scarves emerged as one of the most essential and versatile clothing accessories for both men and women and they continue to trend, specially during winters.

 

Long Coats

Both topcoats and overcoats have a unique charm about them, not just in terms of keeping the body warm but also in having been patronized by the world of fashion. Everyone would agree to the fact that this style from the 1850s is still the biggest draw for those seeking an escape from the dominant fashion of jackets and hoodies.

Many of the 18th and 19th century style of overcoats like frock coats still conform to fashion.

 

Furs

Fur is one of the oldest forms of clothing. It’s interesting to note that fashion houses and their collections continue to impart a degree of furs to winter apparels. Fur jackets and dresses have been endorsed by many new generation designers.

 

Sport Shoes

Sport shoes or running shoes are an escape from the mainstream fashion. And thus, they can definitely be preferred by those who want comfortable footwear and wish to make a style statement at the same time.

 

Ponchos

The last one in the lot, poncho is the most ancient ways of keeping the body warm. This style has been there since 500 BC and still conforms to fashion. Imagine the feeling of wearing an almost blanket like piece that doesn’t look bizarre, and rather looks classy. Wearing colorful ponchos over plain and boring winter apparels can surely be a great idea.

Burton x New Balance HVL710 Vazee

The Best Trainer Releases October 2020

We’ve filleted out the killer from the filler to help you upgrade your sneaker game. Just don’t add them all to your basket at once.

Burton x New Balance HVL710 Vazee

Taken from the debut collaboration between Boston neighbours Burton Snowboards and New Balance, the HVL710 Vazee is built with a ‘street-to-snow’ ethos, which translates as dry feet on- and off-piste.

Based on New Balance’s 710 model – worn by the first team to climb Everest’s North Wall, no less – the design incorporates elements of Burton’s board boots, like reflective patches and a high-grip rubber sole, offering a more stylish way to tackle winter than resorting to hikers.

We’d advise casual styling with a denim and a crew neck over salopettes and a technical jacket. That’s where the accompanying snowboard boot comes in.

Available now from New Balance retailers.

Burton x New Balance HVL710 Vazee

Nike Air Huarache Utility Pack

Sportswear giant Nike has also focused on function this winter, giving its popular Huarache silhouette a practical update. Aiming to achieve “all day utility”, it draws inspiration from archive styles, blending understated practical elements with modern design. The final result is two simple, unassuming pairs, built to withstand the season’s worst.

A fused mudguard protects the shoe and its wearer from the elements, while the magwire system and Huarache Booty design ensure your feet are held snug enough to tackle any unforeseen icecapades. Throw strong coordinating laces and a chunky ‘sticky rubber’ sole in the mix, and you’re set for whatever Mother Nature throws at you.

Available at Nike from 6 November.

Nike Air Huarache Utility Pack

Puma x Atmos Disc Blaze ‘Venus’

In the Venn diagram of hypebeasts and physicists, there’s little crossover. But while those few in the sweet spot await the Supreme x Cern telescope collab, they can at least scratch the itch with this dazzling hook-up between Puma and Tokyo sneaker mecca Atmos.

Drawing inspiration from the night sky – in particular, the glow of Venus – the two labels have given the Disc Blaze a celestial makeover, with the deep blue suede upper joined by a speckled disc cage, accents of gold and a crescent moon emblem on each heel.

Oh, and the sole glows in the dark. Which admittedly isn’t great for getting a total blackout when you’re stargazing. Although they’ll pop when you’re queuing overnight for that new limited edition drop.

Available at END Clothing from 7 November.

Puma x Atmos Disc Blaze Venus

Packer x Reebok LX 8500

The follow-up to Packer’s ‘Summer’ Reebok Ventilator. The second of the duo’s seasonal hook-ups is a muted take on the LX 8500, which decks the shoe out in autumn leaf tones. Panels of burgundy suede are joined by accents of orange, yellow and sage, all finished with a part white, part gum rubber sole.

Embossed branding to the side completes the luxurious feel, while coordinating laces tie the whole look together. If you’ve already starting building your jumper and jacket collection for the imminent chillier months, these trainers are your perfect season-ready match.

Available now from Sneakersnstuff and END Clothing.

Packer x Reebok LX 8500

7 Common Hair Styling Mistakes Men Make

Hair. How difficult can it really be?

Quite, it turns out. From using the wrong products to using too much of the right product to using product to create a style you shouldn’t be caught dead with, there’s plenty of scope for getting it wrong.

So we asked some of the UK’s top hair experts to scratch their heads and dish the dirt on their most-loathed hair mistakes, and how you can avoid them.

1. Using A 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner To Save Time, Money

“2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner products simply do not work,” says Daniel Davies, manager at Pall Mall Barbers. According to Davies, each strand of hair has lots of scales called cuticles and – in order to properly clean your hair – these cuticles need to be ‘opened up’ using shampoo to release any product or pollutant build-up. A conditioner’s job, on the other hand, is to moisturise and then ‘close’ hair cuticles.

“A single product cannot open and close the cuticle at the same time,” says Davies. “A 2-in-1 works by opening the hair cuticle and then coating the hair with silicone. This results in hair that’s squeaky clean but cuticles that aren’t closed, meaning the hair will pick up pollutants and get dirtier quicker.”

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Instead, Davies suggests washing hair with shampoo at the beginning of your shower, rinsing thoroughly, and then applying conditioner that should be left to soak into the hair for the remainder of your shower before rinsing out at the end.

“This system deeply cleanses both the hair and scalp and allows time for a conditioner to penetrate the hair, leaving it healthy and moisturised.”

Pall Mall Barbers Products

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2. Skimping On Scalp Care

Washing your hair is all well and good, but you’re still putting a foot wrong if you don’t take proper care of your scalp: “It’s paramount that the scalp is also looked after to ensure the optimum health of the hair,” says Stelios Nicolaou, Aveda Master Barber.

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“You need a product that will wash away styling product build-up, excess sebum and other impurities.” Nicolaou suggests bagging yourself a product that does so with the gentlest abrasion, such as Aveda Men Pure-formance Shampoo, which contains jojoba beads to softly scrub away any dross that’s accumulated in your hair.

Or, for a really deep and thorough cleanse, consider a more involved treatment: “Our Invati Scalp Detox Treatment unclogs follicles and refreshes the scalp using a wintergreen-derived salicylic acid,” says Nicolaou.

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3. Choosing A Hairstyle That Doesn’t, And Will Never, Suit You

You might’ve spied it on an A-lister’s Insta, but that doesn’t mean it’ll get as many likes on you.

“Unfortunately, we’re not all blessed with the same medium-thick, wavy hair that models and superstars are,” says Adam Brady, Ruffians Barbers Trend Expert. “So we really need to be honest with ourselves when choosing our haircuts.”

Does that hairstyle suit you?

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Rather than plonking yourself down in the chair and pointing to a picture on your smartphone, Brady suggests a spot of talking therapy before your barber gets to work.“Have a proper chat with your barber; if they’re worth their salt they’ll help you figure out the best look for you, taking into account your face shape, hair type, overall style, lifestyle and personality.”

“Consultation is key,” echoes Nicolaou. “When you visit your barber, don’t be afraid to open up the conversation by talking about what your hair does naturally, any kinks or growth patterns that you do, or don’t, like.”

By sharing as much information as possible, you’ll better the chances of you and your barber getting on the same page to find a style that works for you.

4. Using Too Much Product

As deliciously coconutty as it might smell, there is such a thing as too much hair product.

“Having too much product in your hair is never a good look and a dead giveaway that you don’t know what you’re doing,” says Brady. “It’s like wearing too much cologne – are you covering up something bad?”

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While a ‘more is more’ approach might be tempting, it’s in your best interest to steer conservative. “Always start with a small amount of product, adding more as needed,” says Jacqui Weaver, Creative Director at London’s Fish Salon. “After all, you can always add more but you can’t take any away.”

Weaver also recommends rubbing product through your hands – warming its molecules – and distributing it evenly throughout your hair before starting to shape your style. That way you’ll avoid fat blobs of the stuff that sit like mines, waiting to eventually obliterate your efforts once uncovered.

Also vital is targeting the roots of your hair first. By applying product (especially dryer, matte products) to the base of your hair first, you’ll avoid clumped hair ends and visible residue.

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5. DIY Hair-Dying

Tired of grey hair’s ageing effect? Or maybe you just fancy a change? Whatever your reason for colouring your hair, there’s a correct way to do it. And that’s not at home, alone.

“Colouring is something that’s hard to achieve yourself,” says Joshua Gibson, men’s grooming expert at Sassoon. “Classic mistakes are canary yellow bleaches, hair dyed too dark or flat for any skin tone, or warm colour tones that pick up on grey and make it look luminescent. As a general rule of thumb, cooler hair colour tones and understated placement tend to suit men better than warmer colours.”

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Step away from the applicator. “Always seek expert advice before colouring your hair for the first time or changing your hair colour,” says Gibson. “And always have an allergy test, too.”

6. Shaving Your Head Instead Of Your Sideburns

“This is a classic mistake of starting your face shave too high in your hairline,” says Gibson, who’s also witnessed first-hand the aftermath of men taking their razor as high as their temples.

“It’s very difficult to rectify the result without taking your whole haircut shorter,” he adds.

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“Make a point of starting no higher than the top of the cheekbones, around your eye line. This is especially important for longer face shapes, as long sideburns will broaden the shape of the face.”

7. Pulling A ‘Donald Trump’

Receding hairlines are an unfortunate fact of life. More unfortunate though, is failing to deal with one correctly: “Many men grow the hair at the front of their head to hide their baldness but this actually has the opposite effect, making any bald patches even more obvious,” says celebrity hairstylist Jamie Stevens.

Don't try and cover up a receding hairline

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Embrace the next stage of your life, and the hairstyle to go with it. “Try taking the top shorter at the front, and ask your barber or stylist for their opinion on a way you could change your look to minimise the appearance of your baldness,” says Stevens.

Or cheat. Products like Stevens’ newly launched MR. Disguise Spray and MR. Hair Fibres can be used to fill in gaps, helping make your hair appear that bit thicker and fuller.

Jamie Steven's Hair Loss Products for Men

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The Best Knitted Ties You Need To Know Now

Think winter and you picture swaddling coats, not slivers of fabric. But there are ways to give your wardrobe that cold-weather twist, without covering up.

Swapping your bright ties for texture adds a softness to your tailoring that nods to the grey skies outside your window. And means you can be season-ready without wearing earmuffs at your desk.

ASOS Knitted Tie With Dobby

Keeping to the classic knitted tie silhouette – slim cut and blunt end – this ASOS design offers an affordable way to tweak your winter accessories.

It’s cotton, so works with a shirt and bomber away from the office too, and the colour will add some punch to your outfit without veering into wacky tie territory.

Available at ASOS, priced £8.

ASOS Knitted Tie With Dobby

T.M.Lewin Plum Knitted Wool Slim Tie

Eye-popping colours are out when the sun’s fading. Instead, steer rich; in colour, fabric and texture this plum, woollen tie adds visual depth to your ensemble, especially if teamed with a flannel or twill shirt.

It can be a tricky shade to pair though, so stick to white if lime green or mustard isn’t quite right for your office.

Available at T.M.Lewin, priced £35.

T.M.Lewin Plum Knitted Wool Slim Tie

Paul Smith Knitted Tie

For an easy way to add a pop of colour, Paul Smith always has your back. This 1960s-inspired tie offers retro stripes that, being chunky, pair well with the more delicate patterns in your tailoring collection – a puppytooth or herringbone will add some visual depth.

Or, for that office Christmas party, try it out with a blazer, slim jeans and brogues.

Available at ASOS, priced £75.

Paul Smith Knitted Tie

Marks & Spencer Square Knitted Tie

Want a fail-safe way into winter texture? Go monochrome. This black and white knitted tie will hang easily over any colour shirt you choose to don – although you’ll get best results keeping things fairly sober.

At 8.5cm, it’s wider than most knitted designs, so keep it for your work wardrobe to avoid looking like you’ve borrowed your dad’s tie for the weekend.

Available at Marks and Spencer, priced £9.50.

Marks & Spencer Square Knitted Tie

Richard James Tan Cashmere Knitted Tie

When your lottery numbers don’t come in and you can’t stretch to a cashmere suit, take the more affordable route and drape the fabric around your neck.

Cashmere’s sheen will add a richness to your look, so investing in it for your accessories is a cost-effective way to punch up budget tailoring. Stick to similarly toned suiting – beiges, browns and soft greys – to reinforce the link between your fabrics.

Available at Richard James, priced £115.

Richard James Tan Cashmere Knitted Tie

Reiss Bugg Silk Dot Tie In Black

Polka dots can quickly steer tacky, so keep them monochrome and oversized. The more space between the spots, the more refined they look. And the more focus remains on the texture.

Since this print’s more casual on a knit than glossy silk tie, you can wear it with everything from your suit to a denim jacket.

Available at Reiss, priced £60.

Reiss Bugg Silk Dot Tie In Black

Kin By John Lewis Mercer Knitted Tie

Just because it’s gloomy out doesn’t mean you need to shun colour completely. Instead, opt for a more muted shade of your favourite. Rust is yellow’s wintry cousin, adding some heat when it’s chilly without making your look boil over.

But since this John Lewis version is on the skinny side, couple with equally fitted tailoring (slim lapels are a must) or tight denim and chunky boots, for an elevated casual look.

Available at John Lewis, priced £19.50.

Kin By John Lewis Mercer Knitted Tie

Etro Striped Knitted Silk Tie

Etro’s rep is built on patterns that verge on Magic Eye, but which on a knitted fabric would veer towards novelty. These monochrome stripes are rather more wearable, although we’d still suggest keeping your shirt and tailoring muted to ensure it stays the focal point.

And if you must wear a pocket square, plain white, please.

Available at Mr Porter, priced £110.

Etro Striped Knitted Silk Tie

Nick Bronson Navy Phil Birdseye Knit Silk Tie

Block-colours work well on knitted ties, because the texture adds enough visual interest without the need for bold hues or patterns.

So if in doubt, reach for blue. Handwoven in Milan, this knitted silk tie is fuss-free, and will offer a twist to even the most staid office ensemble. Just stick to white shirts – it will get lost against anything darker.

Available at Liberty of London, priced £40.

Nick Bronson Navy Phil Birdseye Knit Silk Tie

Jigsaw Pique Wool Knitted Tie

The knitted tie’s mid-century popularity can make it come across retro. And if that’s your thing, then spin the clocks back by opting for dark grey and an old-school matte wool.

For something more up to date, wear with slightly textured tailoring that will create a coherent – not opposing – look. We’d suggest tonal greys for a dose of Jack Frost.

Available at Jigsaw, priced £49.

Jigsaw Pique Wool Knitted Tie

10 Outerwear Brands you Need to Know

Brits are used to a bit of adverse weather – rainfall and thunderstorms have all been part of the Great British Summer this year – so it’s no surprise that the UK is home to some of the best outerwear brands in the world.

Here are ten outerwear specialists you should be considering for autumn, along with the silhouettes they specialise in.

Gloverall

Speciality: Duffle coats

Credited with introducing the duffle coat to the civilian market, British label Gloverall has produced practical and stylish outerwear for men across the world since the early 1950s.

To this day, the brand still crafts its signature style on home turf, releasing heritage-inspired collections that revolve around its hero product.

Available at gloverall.com.

Gloverall Coats & Outerwear

Recommended

Original Gloverall Duffle, available at Gloverall, priced £275.

Original Gloverall Duffle

Crombie

Speciality: Overcoats

British brand Crombie produces such high quality coats that their name has basically become a synonym for ‘overcoat’ in the UK.

With a strong 200-year heritage to uphold, the label sources only the finest materials from English, Scottish and Italian mills, producing timeless and luxurious outerwear that is built to last.

Available at crombie.co.uk.

Men's Crombie Outerwear

Recommended

Crombie Camel Short Retro Coat, available at Crombie, priced £995.

Camel Short Retro Coat

Baracuta

Speciality: Harrringtons

The creator of the original Harrington jacket silhouette, Baracuta’s G9 model has cemented itself as a menswear icon since its launch back in 1937.

With all styles still crafted in the UK and featuring heritage detailing such as its signature Fraser tartan lining, there’s no mistaking the craftsmanship and individuality of this label’s pieces.

Available at baracuta.com.

Baracuta Outerwear

Recommended

G4 Original Baracuta Jacket, available at Baracuta, priced £279.

G4 Original Baracuta Jacket

Parka London

Speciality: Parkas

Relatively new to the outerwear scene, 2013-born Parka London puts the classic parka jacket on a pedestal, reworking it in contemporary cuts and colourways to bring it bang up to date for the modern gent.

With a dedication to producing timeless and effortlessly stylish outerwear, the label offers a range of sleek silhouettes designed to cope with any weather conditions, all in-keeping with its minimal, laid-back design ethos.

Available at parkalondon.com.

Parka London Outerwear

Recommended

Jenson Men’s Green Wool Parka, available at Parka London, priced £345.

Jenson Men's Green Wool Parka

Aquascutum

Speciality: Trench coats and macs

Hailed as the creator of waterproof wool, and with a legitimate claim to the invention of the original trench coat, Aquascutum first began producing jackets to protect war soldiers, before taking its designs mainstream.

With fine craftsmanship and technical innovation the driving forces behind the brand, its classic trench coats and raincoats are still one of the best wardrobe investments you can make.

Available at aquascutum.com.

Acquascutum Outerwear

Recommended

Blackhazel Single-Breasted Trench, available at Aquascutum, priced £1,250.

Blackhazel Single-breasted Trench Coat

Mackintosh

Speciality: Raincoats

Specialising in a specific outerwear style – can you guess which one? – British label Mackintosh (abbreviated as ‘mac’) often sees its brand name used as a blanket term for all types of raincoat.

The company began life in the early 1800s, when its founder, Scottish inventor Charles Macintosh, created a raincoat utilising a rubberised fabric, which was completely waterproof.

Fast forward a few centuries and the label’s outerwear retains the sophisticated feel of its founding model, while offering full protection against inclement weather.

Available at End Clothing.

Men's Mackintosh Outerwear & Raincoats

Recommended

Mackintosh GM-001F Jacket, available at End Clothing, priced £499.

Mackintosh GM-001F Jacket

Hunter

Speciality: Ponchos

Famed for its Wellington boots, Hunter has developed into a fully-fledged outdoors brand with bold outerwear at its forefront.

To match the quality of its rubberised footwear, the label – now under the creative direction of Alasdhair Willis – offers everything from waxed hunting coats to vinyl windbreakers, perfect for exploring the great British countryside or urban streets alike.

Available at hunterboots.com.

Men's Hunter Outerwear

Recommended

Original Rubberised Jersey Poncho, available at Hunter, priced £290.

Original Rubberised Jersey Poncho

Barbour

Speciality: Waxed and quilted jackets

Worn by everyone from royalty to country dwellers, Barbour’s quintessentially British appeal and focus on practicality has cemented it as one of the UK’s most-loved (and worn) outerwear brands.

Its classic waxed jackets and quilted coats have become modern icons, thanks to their blend of technical expertise and raw masculine appeal.

Available at barbour.com.

Men's Barbour Outerwear

Recommended

Barbour Classic Beaufort Jacket, available at END Clothing priced £239.

Barbour Classic Beaufort Jacket

Burberry

Speciality: Trench coats

Unless you’ve been living under a rock your entire life, you’ve probably heard of Burberry.

Founder Thomas Burberry, the inventor of gabardine fabric, is widely considered to have produced the original trench coat, which is now considered one of the most iconic pieces of menswear (and womenswear) ever created.

The label’s current designs haven’t strayed far from the original and still form the core of the label’s seasonal runway collections, such is their commercial popularity worldwide.

Available at burberry.com.

Men's Burberry Outerwear and Trench Coats

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Burberry London Mid-Length Cotton Gabardine Trench Coat, available at Mr Porter, priced £1,195.

Burberry London Mid-Length Cotton Gabardine Trench Coat

Private White VC

Speciality: Flight jackets

Named after military hero Private Jack White V.C., who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his exploits during World War I, this menswear label sticks to its utilitarian guns when it comes to outerwear.

With a distinct sense of pride about its heritage, the brand continues to produce its collections in the UK, sourcing materials from local mills to craft its hard-wearing outerwear classics.

Available at privatewhitevc.com.

Men's Private White VC Outerwear and Jackets

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G1 Harris Tweed Button Down Flight Jacket In Navy, available at Private White VC, priced £450.

G1 Harris Tweed Button Down Flight Jacket In Navy

The List: 8 Key Pieces Must-Have In Your Wardrobe 2019

We hate to say goodbye to summer, but with the sunshine season drawing to an end, it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming colder months.

This transitional period is an easy one to master if you prioritise versatile and practical pieces, which also tick all the right boxes when it comes to style. And here’s the good news: you don’t have to completely revamp your wardrobe this year, as just a few smart additions can make all the difference.

To help you move seamlessly from summer to autumn, consider investing in these eight key new season pieces.

1. The Cardigan

One of the easiest knits to work into your existing wardrobe, a cardigan is perfect for throwing on over your summer tees or buttoning up over a fitted shirt for extra warmth in the office.

For a piece that will work right now, try a lightweight version like this grey number by Journal Standard, which is a crafted from a cotton-blend to ensure you won’t overheat if we do end up experiencing the hallowed ‘Indian Summer’.

Available at END Clothing, priced £85.

JOURNAL STANDARD TASUKI COTTON CARDIGAN

2. The Check Shirt

Lumberjack shirts have held their own for quite a while now, proving plaid is more than just a fleeting fashion trend.

To really get the autumnal vibes going, look for high quality flannel versions in rich, seasonally-appropriate palettes – like this design by Parisian label A.P.C.

It will look effortlessly stylish teamed with a pair of raw selvedge jeans, and can be used as a makeshift jacket when the chill hasn’t quite hit.

Available at END Clothing, priced £169.

A.P.C. BUTTON DOWN CHECK SHIRT Multicolour

3. Dark Chinos

The move from summer shorts straight into jeans can be a tough one, so a pair of soft chinos in a dark shade offers an ideal compromise.

Opt for cotton construction to ensure year-round comfort and prioritise slim-fitting styles in deep autumnal hues such as racing green, burgundy or brown for a pair that is fully in-tune with the season.

Available at Topman, priced £25.

Topman Green Slim Chino

4. The Luxury Sweatshirt

Sweatshirts aren’t just for the track anymore, with contemporary labels transforming the sporting style into something truly luxurious.

Premium fabrics, modern cuts and unique detailing have elevated the piece beyond its casualwear roots, allowing you to dress it up with an Oxford shirt and flannel trousers as easily as you can down with a pair of jeans at the weekend.

Try this grey number by Parisian label Maison Kitsuné for a simple, high quality top with a touch of playful branding.

Available at END Clothing, priced £95.

MAISON KITSUNÉ TRICOLOUR FOX CREW SWEAT Grey Melange

5. The Lightweight Scarf

If it’s not quite coat weather just yet, but if you’re looking to take the edge off the early autumn chill, be sure to pick up a lightweight scarf.

Zara has a strong selection this season, offering a number of relaxed, non-bulky options in autumnal shades that can be thrown on at any moment. This striped design won’t make you feel too hot when you’re out and about, but will help fight that back-of-the-neck wind style.

Available at Zara, priced £9.99.

SCARF

6. The Canvas Bag

When dressing in autumnal shades – browns, reds, oranges and greens – be sure your accessories blend in with your look too.

This rugged khaki weekend bag by Mango perfectly mixes a neutral tone and contrasting leather-look accents with utilitarian design, resulting in a relaxed option to sling your stuff in for an easy-going weekend away.

Available at Mango, priced £45.99.

MULTI-POCKET CANVAS WEEKEND BAG

7. Graphic Knitwear

On-trend and an easy way to make an effortless statement this autumn, it’s time to opt for a more graphic, eye-catching piece of knitwear.

But printed doesn’t have to mean garish, as this lightweight jumper from ASOS proves. Crafted from a soft touch cotton-blend, the chevron motif brings a retro sporty feel to the sweater, which would work well with slim-cut chinos or athletic shorts for an eye-catching downtime look.

Available at ASOS, priced £26.

ASOS Chevron Stripe Design Jumper

8. The Desert Boots

Desert boots are considered a modern wardrobe essential that every man should own. Coming into their own during the autumn months, a tough, rugged leather pair works for both those rainy days in the city and an informal after-work dinner date.

This timeless brown pair by Clarks – the creator of the iconic silhouette – are crafted to the highest standard and built to withstand anything that Mother Nature throws at you.

Available at Clarks, priced £99.

Desert Boot Beeswax Leather

RugsUSA Reviews – Consumer Reviews Of RugsUSA.com

RugsUSA is the leading online retailer of discount area rugs. For more than twenty years, RugsUSA has helped their customers turn their house into a home, offering a stunning array of rug styles, materials, and sizes to suit every design need and budget. Whether you’re replacing one runner or redecorating an entire house, They take pride in helping you realize your vision.

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Consumer Reviews

Ada

I have previously purchased a Shaggy Rug and it was totally up to mark and of high Quality. Completely Satisfied with the product.

 

Jim

Very timely, well packaged, great quality and competitive pricing with all of my purchases so far.

 

Kay

I have been buying from Rugs USA for 20 plus years. I have never been disappointed. Quality and description are right on. price can’t be beat and Free shipping….marry me.

 

Jack

Selection very good, checkout easy, the see in your room feature is fantastic. Hope the quality of the rug will live up to the rest of the experience — see when delivered!

 

Hayley

Rugs USA provides stylish and affordable looks for all tastes. Back orders have been a bit frustrating, but overall, very happy with the service, communication, customer service, and products.

 

Nancy

My experience was very good.
Rug is just like the picture. I was very nervous ordering online, but now I know Rugs USA, is my top choice for shopping for area rugs.

 

Katie

Love Rugs USA. I have found multiple carpets at great prices on this site and today I found 2 high quality lamps on a huge sale. Exactly what I was looking for! Didn’t know they had such great lamps as well. Thanks, Rugs USA.

 

Jessica

Good looking rugs and fair prices. I love the free shipping as well. I look forward to seeing the actual rug in my dinning room if its look as good as in the picture,

 

Maggie

Not sure what happened, but my order did not go through. Rugsusa contacted me quickly and offered an additional discount for my trouble of having to re-order.

 

Juliana

Easy to navigate website. I haven’t received the product as yet, therefore cannot comment on it at the moment.

 

Maria

I LOVE RugsUSA! They have amazing prices and I have been extremely pleased with the quality of the rugs that I have ordered.

 

Sallie

I have purchased 5 rugs with Rugs with RugsUSA. Happy with quality, delivery and reviews. All of these qualities allows me to understand what I am purchasing prior to buying the product.

 

Rack Room Shoes Consumer Reviews and Ratings

Rack Room Shoes has a goal of being the family footwear retailer of choice for casual, dress, and athletic shoes. The company has built a great reputation as well as a great relationship with respected brands across the industry during its almost 100 years of existence. The company was first founded by Phil Levinson in North Carolina in 1920 as a small retail store and still tries to maintain the personal touch found in the customer service of a small mom and pop store.

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  • 50% off of shoes and more can be found when visiting the “Real Steals and Deals” section of the website. You can get there by clicking the Sale tab on the toolbar at the top of the website.
  • Earn discounts and free products through the My Rewards program. This program awards you points for each purchase you make around the site.
  • The company offers free economy shipping on each order from the site with no minimum total required.
  • The company advertises a variety of deals and promotions on banners on the main page. Scroll down to search it regularly and click on the deal you are interested in to take advantage.
  • Receive discounts, promotions, and more when you enter your email address in the field at the bottom of the screen, subscribing you to the company’s email newsletter.
  • Follow the company on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to take advantage of social media exclusive promo codes.

 

About Shoes That Fit

Rack Room Shoes is proud to partner with Shoes That Fit, a national non-profit that provides new shoes to children in need. Through our 13 year partnership with Shoes That Fit, Rack Room Shoes has provided more than 350,000 pairs of new shoes to underprivileged children. Every dollar raised in your community, stays in your community, directly benefiting local children!

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we believe in the importance of being a good neighbor and we’re grateful for our passionate, philanthropic customers who help make their communities a better place for everyone.

ABOUT RACK ROOM SHOES GIVES

Rack Room Shoes Gives is an ongoing program that allows us to connect with our customers beyond meeting them in our stores, while aiding them in charitable efforts.

Through Rack Room Shoes Gives, Rack Room Shoes provides a number of ways in which customers can seek support to strengthen local fundraising opportunities and initiatives. This online tool provides information on the different programs that make up Rack Room Shoes Gives, which includes Shoes That Fit, Rack Room Shoes Grants, Local Community Fundraising, and Corporate Donations.

Welcome, and thank you for considering Rack Room Shoes as a resource to support the causes you care about most.

Dormify.com Bestsellers Items On Sale

Dormify.com features an array of cool furniture and decorations for hip college-age girls who want to inject some style into their living room, bedroom, or office. At Dormify.com, customers can pick up colorful, chic, and stylish bed covers, cushions, shower curtains, bath mats, wall decorations, office decorations, and more. Whether it’s an entire home or a single room, Dormify can help to jazz it up.

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Consumer Reviews

Nancy

This place has some of the best customer service available. I bought something as a Christmas present and didn’t realize the zipper was broken until after I gave it. It was well after the 30 day return period, but they emailed me within a day offering a replacement, credit, or refund. I definitely recommend this place if you’re looking for some cute bedroom stuff.

 

Jim

Love this light. Had brought one at a store in Wisconsin and when I went online to there email address to order more they wouldn’t get back to me. After scouring the internet I found them at Dormify. I live in a condo and these lights are perfect for my front windows at Christmas time. Nice and bright. LOVE THEM!! I ordered two more for my daughter, she also loved them.

 

Lucy

These sheets are totally adorable! They’re ridiculously soft as well, something about the waffle print just makes them cozier. They’re also super lightweight. I was confused at first because I expected the fabric to be a solid color like the photos seemed, but beware up close it’s actually more of a purple and white stripe pattern. Once I got over that, I loved them!

 

Kay

Super soft and well made! Perfect addition to my daughter’s white, gray & yellow quilt. I love how this adds texture and matches the newly painted walls.

 

Allan

We got 2 of these for my daughter’s new bedding scheme. She has a full sized bed and these pillows are fluffy and look much more expensive than they are! Gorgeous in person!

 

Jack

I love it! It’s the perfect size and the quality is amazing! I like how you can choose from different size options and colors too!

 

Katie

I absolutely love this poster. The colors are vibrant, the lettering is easy to read (Not blurry), and the overall quality of the paper is awesome! I’ll definitely be ordering more soon!

 

Jessica

Was looking for storage for my hallway. That didn’t take up a lot of space and that holds all my stuff but also looks cute! Perfection is what I got and it was very easy to build!

 

Bee

Yes, this pillow is very soft and super cute! Pure white color, which Is perfect, and it looks great on my bed with two other pillows I got from Dormify – purple hamsa and silver studded gray pillow.

 

Juliana

Yes, this pillow is very soft and super cute! Pure white color, which Is perfect, and it looks great on my bed with two other pillows I got from Dormify – purple hamsa and silver studded gray pillow.

 

Maria

I love this pillow. Very well-filled and comfy! And, It looks amazing. Beautiful pale purple color and the hamsa looks great. It looks just like the picture on Dormify. I also bought two other pillows to go with it (a gray pillow with silver rivets and a furry white one), and they look great together. Very happy with this purchase!

 

Sam

I don’t know what it is about hanging photos on a string that makes them so much cuter than just stuck to the wall, but I’m in love with this photo display. Super easy to hang with medium command picture hanging strips! I love this product and would recommend it to all of my friends!