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Drapers' buying guide: best autumn 17 menswear styles

This exclusive photo shoot from the Drapers team brings you a first look at the new season’s tried and trusted trends and key buys.

Styling and words by Graeme Moran. Photography by Edwin S Freyer

There is a good reason that a uniform-like set of wardrobe staples permeate menswear collections season after season. Think of a quality military-inspired tailored coat, a cosy fisherman’s roll-neck knit, a trusty workwear-style jacket or a sleek single-breasted suit – they work as hard and look as stylish today as they did decades ago. As our exclusive new-season edit shows, many men’s collections have been built on this for autumn 17 – typically military or nautical styles and other classic menswear staples have been reinterpreted for the modern shopper.

Within these guidelines, unexpected fabric choice and texture are key areas to buy into: from thick and chunky wools to fuzzy and flecked finishes updating familiar items.

Buyers should also look to layering as a new focus via lighter items such as short jackets and shirt-meets-jacket hybrids, which are perfect over autumn 17’s statement knits and under the season’s classic outerwear styles. As the saying goes: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Just update it.

See here for Drapers’ edit of the best menswear autumn 17 products

Model Serge Rigvava at Elite London

Grooming Lee Machin at Caren Agency

Photographer’s assistants Phil Hewitt and Zach Clapham

All prices are wholesale

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