Fashion: Six essential items men should have in their wardrobe as we head into winter
Follow this menswear fashion cheat-sheet, says Katie Wright
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...
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
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.
Whether bomber or track style, a zipped jacket worn under a suit gives the tailored look a laid-back, modern spin.
Chunky, hiking-style boots create a look that's good for stomping your way through the concrete jungle.
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.