The summer is slowly winding down and the long warm evenings are starting to come to an end. The ease of whipping out your favourite pair of chino shorts and matching polo will leave you feeling a little chilly under the collar. In just a few short weeks’ time, the autumn season will truly be upon us and although the media suggests that we are due to have the hottest September for 11 years, we are also wise enough to remember that just a few months ago they told us that we was about to have a 2 month heat wave where temperatures would soar into the 40s.
The heat wave came. It lasted a tremendous 48 hours. The heat wave left. Therefore, we are going to approach autumn with a little more caution and remember that the key to dressing well during this season is to layer up. Take a look at the hottest menswear pieces to buy this week coming from our latest arrivals.
The body warmer/gilet is an autumn essential. A perfect layering item for almost any occasion and it comes in at £34.95, which in our eyes is an absolute bargain.
11 Degrees Cream Pull Over Hoodie – £54.95
The tracksuits from 11 Degrees have grown stronger and stronger with each release. The soft cream tone is a good shade this autumn and can be layered with the above gilet. Remember when layering a gilet and hoody it is important to wear a pull over hoody underneath rather than a zipped hoody. Too many zips look messy; the solid material front of the pull over gives a clean-cut look beneath the gilet.
11 Degrees Cream Core Joggers – £54.95
We couldn’t leave the joggers out after discussing the quality of the 11 degrees tracksuits, plus there’s not much out there that beats a quality pair of stylish joggers. For anyone who is concerned about the possibility of staining the crisp beige trackie you have 2 options. 1) Read our recent blog ‘Welcome to the stain surgery’. 2) This tracksuit is also available in grey.
The North Face items have really come up trumps in the past year and they are now represented as one of the top street wear brands and it is no surprise. The products available from The North Face are of exceptional quality and not only will they keep you protected whatever the weather they also look great.
Smart. Stylish. Slim. There is nothing worse than having a square bulge popping out of your jeans pocket where your overfilled wallet is nesting. Let’s face it; it’s overfilled with old receipts rather than wads of cash. The premium money clip from Superdry allows you to take out the essentials and still organises your wallet with an element of class.
Bombers are in and they are here to stay. Continually they remain as an essential item of any man’s wardrobe and they are another perfect layering piece for the autumn. Team this with a classic well-fitted t-shirt, jeans and trainers and you have a classic style outfit that even James Dean would be proud of.
And there we have it – our favourite items to pick up this week. With the seasons about to change so should our wardrobe. With the temperature set to drop a little it’s important to remember that layering is key.
Take a look at the rest of the ‘New In’ collection over at Standout.co.uk.