Well-respected British designer Christopher Raeburn is as known for his sustainable approach to fashion as he is the ingenuity of his design – making good use of surplus army fabrics by turning them into all manner of brilliant clothes. And there’s even a neat nod to the Air Force on this tee. Chocks away, chaps.
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Oh, you thought that you were oh-so-clever standing there in your three-in-one jacket, huh? Well, Original Penguin says balls to that, and has come up with a four-in-one parka which features a waterproof mac, padded gilet and shearling gilet. Consider yourself outwitted, but completely sorted for outerwear.
Buy Now: £210
As the name might suggest, Les Basics specialise in, well, basics. Collaborating with END, the brand has come over all pastel for its deceptively simple collection of tees, sweatshirts and caps, in shades of French terry that you would associate with a 1950’s ice-cream parlour.
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With a seriously extensive collection of vintage workwear, military garments and sportswear, Daiki Suzuki (Hirosaki born, New York bred), founded Engineered Garments back in 1999. Since then the brand has constantly paid homage to that hoard of clothing by creating pieces that are more engineered than they are designed. And now it’s engineered some sleek kicks for Converse.
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High-street hero H&M has a studio collection that’s a slightly more expensive than its main line (and includes things like proper leather boots), but still manages create pieces that belie their price point. Like this sport-inspired luxe scarf.
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Fashion is such a fickle beast that even something as simple as the direction of your stripes can give away whether you’ve been paying attention – prove that you have with this pair of vertical striped jeans.
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On a street lined with the likes of Edwin and Nigel Cabourn in London’s Covent Garden, kings of the actually-cool pack-a-mac K-Way just opened a smart new flagship store. If you prefer to do your shopping wearing your boxers with a cup of tea in your hand, you can pick up a winterproof jacket online instead.
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With its clever double zip opening, this cosy padded jacket from River Island makes it look like you’ve been doing some serious layering, but won’t leave you with the sweat patches to prove it.
Buy Now: £95
Inhabiting the sartorial sweet-spot that lies somewhere between a shirt and a jacket, Topman has whipped up this multipurpose number. Wear fastened over a roll neck and under an actual jacket when it’s chilly, and open over a tee when it’s warm again.
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Bargain lover Primark is going luxe this season with a collaboration with expert tweed manufacturer Harris Tweed. Featuring a bomber jacket, a waistcoat and a couple of sports jackets, the collection might look smart enough for the landed gentry to get on board with, but comes with the fast-fashion retailer’s affordable price tag.
Buy Now: £80
Adidas has enlisted the services of ye olde English tannery Charles F. Stead & Company to rework three of its most iconic shoes – the Campus, Gazelle and Forum Hi – in the poshest, most premium of leathers. With smart details like gold lettering you can expect that you’ll be paying a premium, too.
Parisian brand A.P.C makes the kind of effortlessly stylish, timeless clothes that will be in your wardrobe for years to come. Yet, in this season’s key colour, green, and fabric, corduroy, it’s bang on the money now, too.
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Corduroy is such a huge AW17 trend that a company dedicated entirely to the ‘cloth of kings’ has emerged, and not from France as you might expect. Say hello to The Cords & Co, a Swedish brand founded by a group of people who just love the stuff.
Having already collaborated with the likes of Alpha Industries and Eastpak, and with stores opening in London, LA, New York and Paris, it looks like this is a trend that’ll be sticking around for a while yet.
Buy Now: £135
It’s happy birthday to Larsson & Jennings who are celebrating five years in the watchmaking game. Part of the festivities is the launch of the British-Swedish brand’s fifth anniversary collection, which sees the brand honouring its classic models. They’re all pretty great but we particularly like the sleek design of the Lugano (and no, that’s not the berry sauce you get on IKEA meatballs).
Buy Now: £210
We know that we keep harping on about texture, but this season we want to wear anything that looks like it could be fashioned from our favourite blanket. Though this does not mean that we are sanctioning slankets. Repeat, put the slanket down.
Buy Now: £16
If there’s a backpack that more resembles a bomber jacket than this from Mango, then we’ve yet to see it. And while it’s the perfect bag to combine with all of the green you’ll be wearing this season, it’s the bright orange lining that really does it for us.
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Just because vertical stripes are having a moment, it doesn’t mean you have to throw out everything that’s covered in horizontals. In fact, we reckon that this tee from Laguna Beach brand Stüssy should be hanging in your wardrobe right now.
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It’s the fourth time that Vans has hooked up with Snoopy and his mates, so you might think that they would be running out of ideas. Not so. The whole collection featuring the vintage artwork by Charles M. Schulz is wonderfully nostalgia-inducing, but we’re most into this actually-pretty-grown-up pair of SK8-HIs with a line of bones replacing the sidestripe.
Buy Now: £46.29
Remember when we said that you would be wearing a lot of purple and yellow this season, though not necessarily together (unless the bruised banana look does it for you)? Well this hat is an easy way of dabbling with a new colour without investing too heavily.
Buy Now: £8