As expected, Topman ticks off most trends this season. Its grunge-inspired utility look and collegiate US-style sportswear stand out. Quilted jackets, nylon-sleeved gilets and wadded check bombers sit alongside vintage stonewash denim and tan corduroy trousers.
Military inspiration underlines many pieces. Some have obvious military detailing - such as double-breasted Melton wool coats with epaulettes -while other items have subtle nods to the trend, such as utility pockets and heavy-gauge knitwear.
Tweed, gingham and herringbone feature in Topman’s tailoring offer, where grandad collars are used in abundance on shirting and are teamed with wool jogging bottoms and flannel trousers.
For the braver customer, men’s leggings - a more cutting-edge silhouette - make their debut.
- Denim baseball jacket with contrast sleeves
- Navy and white Fair Isle knit jumper
- Two-tone grey wool blazer
Right for the market?
Yes. This collection is young and trendy, appealing to fashion- conscious students along with the more commercial offer of what has now become a staple - the check shirt. Newness comes in the form of jersey bottoms with burnished detail and leggings.
A strong knitwear offer nods to the autumn 10 men’s international catwalks.