Gibson's autumn 07 offer typifies the popular British look, with country gent and urban dandy styling. The brand's eveningwear is particularly strong, and includes one-button shawl-collar suits. Prices from £25 to £100.
Melka's casual Red label features striped knits in earthy tones, while the formal White label uses Egyptian cotton and soft washes on shirts. A wool pea coat, cord jacket and a range of leather jackets plump up the offer. Prices from £16 to £120.
Layered looks in plum, blue and brown feature in Haft's European take on the preppy look. Enzyme washes are used on casual sweats and rugby tops, while shirts have a Western feel. Denim is updated with contrast waistbands and shaped pockets. Prices from £8 to £60.
Luxury is big for autumn 07 at Douglas, with velvet jackets and velvet collars on coats. Two-button styles dominate on tailoring, with three-piece and db suits introduced for the first time. Hacking jackets and the country gent look are also key. Prices from £49 to £99.
0870 850 7777
BRUNO SAINT HILAIRE
Bruno Saint Hilaire has introduced a premium Millennium range for autumn, featuring suits in all-Italian fabric, and has also grown its jeans offer. Prices from £25 for shirts and £130 for suits.
0121 212 2854
Pierre Cardin has expanded its lifestyle range in recent seasons, and autumn 07 styles include buttoned, zipped and roll-neck knits in grey, red and brown. A navy wool coat with detachable gilet was a stand-out piece. Prices from £40 to £90.
German brand Laffitte has dropped its Pierre Laffitte moniker and revamped its tailoring-based range for autumn 07. Suits and jackets have a contemporary, slimmer look, with dark denim featuring. Prices from £51 for jackets and £67 for suits.
020 8348 5412
Rugged outdoor looks are Camel Active's signature, from five-pocket trouser styles to biker-inspired outerwear. The range is made for layering, with chunkier striped, buttoned and roll-neck knits over sweats and shirts. Casual tops come in washed-out colours, and Western style shirts also feature. Prices from £22 to £250.
0161 234 0999