A DEMO OF CAMO
Military-influenced pieces are a recurring trend in menswear.
The camouflage/army fatigues vibe never truly goes away in men’s fashion. It may go quiet for a while but like a crack soldier deep behind the lines, it emerges time and again to reassert its influence. This Autumn/Winter season the use of fatigues represents a very modern take, with tones from sand to moss and khaki used. Add a more traditional version of camouflage and the look is complete. Polo Ralph Lauren parka $419.00, sweater, $399, and chino, $179. www.ralphlauren.com.au
HOLD THE TONES
Choosing a particular hue and creating a look from its various shades is always highly effective.
If you’re not overly confident in using bright pops of colour in your dressing, you can still achieve chic, highly fashionable elegance by picking a certain tone – grey or blue are always especially effective for men – and mix and matching its various shades with key pieces such as this lightly layered look from Polo Ralph Lauren. Hey, it’s a nice alternative to the “safety first” option of all black. Polo Ralph Lauren sweater, $169, pocket square, $99, jacket, $1,199 and pants, $599. www.ralphlauren.com.au
Ben Sherman’s new season collection achieves the balance between heritage homage and of-the-moment cool.
Stylish outerwear characterises Ben Sherman’s Autumn/Winter 2016 range, themed “London Calling”. Trenches, quilted jackets, blazers and knits, paired with polka dot shirting, skinny chinos and gabardine trousers feature in a range that doffs its hat to Ben’s Mod heart but also constantly reinvents to remain cool and contemporary. Ben Sherman anorak, $369.95, coat, $289.95, jacket, $219.95, pant, $149.95, shirt, $199.95, tie, $69.95, belt, $79.95 and loafers, $199.95. www.bensherman.com.au