The strongest collections focused on outerwear and knitwear for autumn 11.
Outerwear and jacket brand 7 Square specialises in smartly tailored styles. With its third collection for the UK market, the Dutch brand’s autumn 11 offer consists of blazers in velvet, cord, tweed and pinstriped cotton. A colour palette of grey and navy prevails, with a touch of camel.
Prices: £48 to £78
Contact: 07723 486789
Known for its wellington boots, French heritage brand Aigle’s menswear collection includes parkas with real racoon fur-trimmed hoods, military-inspired coats and fireman-style jackets with steel hook fastenings and detachable under-gilets. Waterproof and windproof fabrics are used throughout.
Prices: £28 to £180
Contact: 01488 649170
Playing strongly on the heritage trend, Camel Active’s key pieces for autumn 11 include biker-style jackets in waxy Gore-Tex fabrics and chunky knitwear with either Fair Isle designs or cable detailing. Accessories include deerstalkers, and suede gloves with knitted cuffs.
Prices: £4 to £350
Contact: 020 7736 0230
Amid the sea of browns, blacks and greys at Moda, Fellows’ brights shone out. In shades of pink, red, blue and green, the offer includes padded jackets, rugby shirts, Fair Isle knits and checked shirts.
The Dutch brand has 260 stockists in its homeland, and launched in the UK for spring 11.
Prices: £22 to £53
Contact: 01324 557789
Made with either Egyptian or two-ply cotton, Dutch brand Giordano’s shirts come in a plethora of colours and patterns, from navy checks and black stripes to floral motifs. Formal shirts are given a casual dimension when teamed with chunky, fine-gauge knitwear from stablemate brand Baileys.
Prices: £19.95 to £31.95
Contact: 00 3 12 03 46 00 46
Casual menswear brand Kartel provides a range of staple polo shirts, casual jackets and trousers, alongside golfwear. Knitwear for autumn 11 is both striped and plain, and colours range from greys and purples to burnt orange and moss green. Jeans in five different washes are also available.
Prices: £14 to £80
Contact: 00 353 18 44 39 00