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The Menswear Issue: Seeing double

Twins index

The blending of smart and street, tailored and casual, classic and new continues into autumn 19 where the mixing and matching of styles creates a look of contrasting similarities

Styling and words by Graeme Moran. Photography by Luc Coiffait


Left: Kangol Acrylic mix hat, £16.50; Without Prejudice Wool coat, £120; D555 Cotton T-shirt, £3.50; Sergio Tacchini Tracksuit bottoms (part of a set), £40 for the set; Vans Canvas shoes, price on request Right: Native Youth Wool-mix coat, £33.50; Original Penguin Cotton hoodie, £25; Wrangler Cotton jeans, price on request; Converse Canvas and rubber shoes, price on request


Menswear’s focus on patterned trousers grows for another season – checked styles are central, while pinstripes come in an array of widths

Left: RM Williams Jacket, £240; Sergio Tacchini Polyester tracksuit top (part of a set), £40 for the set; Original Penguin Cotton mix trousers, £25. Right: Tiger of Sweden Cotton jacket, £60; Barbour Cotton T-shirt, £12; Farah Polyester mix trousers, £28; RM Williams Leather belt, £28


Left: The side-stripe trouser trend continues into next season, alongside fluffy fleece and borg, used as linings, contrast collars or all over outerwear. Native Youth Polyester and wool jacket, £33.50; Spill the Tea Cotton T-shirt, £11.50; Edwin Cotton tracksuit bottoms, £32

Right: Checks, plaids and tartans are the menswear patterns of the season, across everything from outerwear to casualwear and tailoring. Remus Uomo Wool suit, price on request; Les Deux Cotton sweatshirt, £31.50; Superga Canvas shoes, £22.91; Socks, stylist’s own


Chunky roll-necks are a key winter buy, while unusual takes on knitwear classics, such as this trompe l’oeil Fair Isle style, will catch shoppers’ attention.

Left: Kent & Curwen Wool mix jumper, £109; Edwin Cotton trousers, £32; GH Bass Leather loafers, £54; Socks, stylist’s own

Right: Original Penguin Cotton jumper, £33; King & Tuckfield Cotton trousers, £73


Left: While checks dominate, stripes are an alternative in various scales across shirts and trousers. King & Tuckfield Cotton shirt, £65; Les Deux Cotton T-shirt, £20.40; Farah Cotton trousers, £28; RM Williams Leather belt, £28

Middle: Corduroy continues to creep into casual collections, while matching jacket-and trouser sets are a new-season style to watch. Wrangler Cotton jacket, cotton mix jumper and cotton trousers, prices on request

Right: Mix and match smarter styles with sportswear and street-inspired pieces, such as over-the-head anoraks and tracksuit-style trousers or denim. Tommy Hilfiger Wool mix blazer, £127.50; Sergio Tacchini Cotton mix anorak, £42; Guess Cotton mix jeans, £22.70


Left: Autumn 18’s puffer jacket trend carries into next season, but new takes blend the traditionally sporty piece with classic fabrics, prints and patterns, as in this checked version. Bellfield Polyester mix jacket, £21.50, and cotton shirt, £12.50; John Smedley Merino wool jumper, £56.20.

Right: Graphics and branding are an ongoing theme, but surprise customers with fresh takes across both smart and casual items. Left: Gloverall Wool jumper, £52; Right: Soulland Tencel shirt, £70; Tommy Hilfiger Cotton T-shirt, £18.90

Models Trent and Piers at IMG

Grooming Elvire Roux at Carol Hayes Management

Fashion assistant Heather Gwyther

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