Stay stylish with our edit of new-season menswear, plus get to know the trends to invest in now.
Decode cool weather dressing with our edit of new-season wardrobe staples as Sydney-based style influencer William Tresidder tries trending pieces on for size. From lightweight jackets that are made for layering, to homegrown labels championing Australian craftsmanship, he proves that these are the investments worth making. The one thing to remember: it’s all about letting trending pieces work for you.
Lessons in layering
Learn to love layering with wardrobe-defining jackets. As well as considering weight and bulk, pay attention to hemlines and play with proportions as you build looks. Successful transeasonal outfits are all about balance, after all. It’s always worth tailoring your favourite pieces to make them fit just so.
Take a utilitarian approach with classic denim designs from Academy Brand. Choose a pared-back ecru hue for a fresh approach that will mix and match well with tonal pieces. When the temperature really starts to drop, opt for shearling-lined pieces to keep you snug without compromising on style. Invest in texture and tone, looking for corduroy or woven wool styles. Danish label Jack & Jones is a great starting point.
Rodd & Gunn
Forks Glacier Vest
Don’t be afraid to blur the lines between sportswear and casual looks this season. Let your sweats do overtime, taking them from post-gym throw-ons (or comfortably curated work-from-home fits) to street-cool ensembles. The key is to elevate technical fabrics and active details with bright hues, bold logos and a pair of sleek white sneakers. Bookmark GANT, Nautica and Tommy Hilfiger for sharp silhouettes.
RW Rag Crew Archive
THE NORTH FACE
1996 Retro Nuptse Vest
The humble flannel shirt has had a stylish makeover this season. Worn as a lightweight throw-over on crisp autumn days, or layered with a coat deeper into the season, the key to mastering this laidback look is to keep the rest of your outfit polished. Think tailored trousers and sleek boots. Choose wide checks in tonal colours for an on-trend take that’s less lumberjack and more man about town.
Bowery Stretch Flannel
Long Sleeve Oxford
Textured Check Shirt
Look local this season and discover brands championing iconic Australian craftsmanship and design. From a timeless MJ Bale knit (the brand is Australia’s first fully carbon neutral designer FYI) to a pair of all-weather boots from RM Williams, nothing says Aussie winter like these true-blue styles. Consider them investments for seasons to come.
We’ll always be a fan of the classics, but burgeoning local talent such as COMMAS proves there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to Australian men’s fashion. A resort brand at heart, our relatively mild climate bodes well for the collection of shirts in linens and silks. Add a contemporary striped style to your wardrobe and wear it through ‘til spring.