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Fashion: Six essential items men should have in their wardrobe as we head into winter

Follow this menswear fashion cheat-sheet, says Katie Wright

F&F Aviator Jacket, £40; Lambswool Jumper, £16; Black Jeans, £16; Chelsea Boots, £22, all Tesco

LOOKING back at the catwalk collections from this season's menswear fashion weeks, there's a common theme – the 1970s.

From the shaggy shearling and suede fabrics to the suitably autumnal colour palette of taupes and browns, that decade was front of mind for many a designer showing in London, Paris and New York, which is handy because it means a lot of the season's key pieces slot together nicely.

So what should be in your capsule wardrobe now that it's getting colder? Here, we set out six menswear must-haves for every on-trend gent...

SHEARLING JACKET

Topman Tan Overdyed Faux Shearling Biker Jacket, £95

A battered brown biker fits the season's 70s mood best but if you're more of a monochrome kind of guy, a matte black jacket has more matching potential.

:: F&F Aviator Jacket, £40; Lambswool Jumper, £16; Black Jeans, £16; Chelsea Boots, £22, all available in store at Tesco

BROWN JUMPER

Sounds a bit boring? This season's knits are anything but, with multi-tonal stripes, dogtooth patterns and retro sporty collars all adding interest to standard sweaters.

River Island Light Brown Knit Stripe Slim Fit Jumper, £28

New Look Rust Houndstooth Check Crew Neck Jumper, £24.99

ZIP-UP JACKET

Whether bomber or track style, a zipped jacket worn under a suit gives the tailored look a laid-back, modern spin.

Burton Two Piece Black Plain Water Repellent Slim Fit Stretch Suit, £150; Chocolate Suedette Bomber Jacket, £49, all Burton

Next Grey Zip Through Funnel Neck Top, £32

HIKING BOOTS

Chunky, hiking-style boots create a look that's good for stomping your way through the concrete jungle.

Bertie City Explorer Brown Lace Up Boots, £115, Dune

Burton Burgundy Lace Up Worker Boots, £59

CHECK SCARF

The final flourish on your new season look? Make it a check scarf in an accent colour, to elevate all those subdued browns and neutrals.

River Island Red Tartan Check Scarf, £15

Topman Grey And Orange Grid Woven Scarf, £16

 

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