AW23 Menswear

The autumn edit: The must-have menswear of AW23

06 Sep 2023 | |By Zoe Gunn

Refresh your wardrobe with this season’s most timeless styles

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Sartorial trends are inherently fleeting, what’s ‘in’ this week may be ‘out’ the next. Amidst the fickleness of fashion, there is a simple trick to achieving timeless style: wardrobe essentials. Well-fitted trousers, crisp shirts, polished knits, and structured coats are dependable basics that will elevate your style without the need for flashiness or bold statements. And, while timeless essentials are always a good idea, investing in essentials that borrow from seasonal trends is even better – which is where the must-have menswear pieces from the AW23 collections come in.

As seasons change, it’s time to infuse some autumnal colours and layering pieces into your wardrobe. Not sure where to begin? We’ve got you covered with our shopping list of this autumn’s must-have menswear essentials.

Blue Collar

Lean back into layering with a late-summer palette of blues and beiges. Think loose-fitting, workwear-inspired pieces in mid-weight cottons and lightweight linens.

Toast overshirt

Gear up for a relaxed autumn in this dusty blue overshirt from Toast. Crafted from soft organic cotton cord, the half placket with Corozo buttons means you can wear the shirt by itself just as easily as layered over a T-shirt.

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Barena Venezia Frapola cardigan

This deep blue Barena Venezia cardigan is a warmer layering alternative. Knit from a mid-heavy wool, the cardigan is cut for a straight fit with a polo collar and ribbed hem and cuffs. Inspired by a marine look, it’s perfect for adding a cosy touch to your look.

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Mr Marvis Cosmic trousers

Mr Marvis’ dark blue stretch knit trousers are an elevated take on sweatpants, making them a comfortable option for everyday wear. Cut for a relaxed, straight fit from a soft organic cotton-polyamide blend, they feature a partly elasticated waist and wrinkle-free fabric for effortless everyday wear. Dubbed the Easies, this is a pair you’ll return to for years.

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Toast overcoat

Cutting a classic silhouette, Toast’s navy blue overcoat is as timeless as they come. The washed wool herringbone fabric is dyed, spun and woven in an Italian mill. The coat features drop shoulders and a voluminous silhouette; wear with trousers and a crisp shirt for a polished silhouette.

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Moonstar chukka boot

Renowned Japanese footwear brand Moonstar’s handcrafted cotton canvas boots are perfect for mid-season dressing. The durable shoes feature a vulcanised rubber sole and are crafted in a hybrid sneaker-boot silhouette making them endlessly versatile. Pair with denim, chinos, tailored trousers, or even shorts.

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Nudie Jeans socks

Channel vintage skater vibes with these ‘70s-inspired socks from Nudie Jeans. The soft-cotton blend off-white socks are patterned with navy blue stripes along the cuffs, making them both comfortable and stylish.

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IWC Portofino Automatic

No sartorial serve is truly complete without a watch and the IWC Portofino Automatic is a great choice. The elegant silver-plated dial is offset with blue hands and appliqués and a sleek blue alligator leather strap. The classic watch also features a date display and is waterproof – the perfect addition to your weekly watch rotation.

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Toast bobble hat

Inspired by traditional styles, this cobalt blue bobble hat is hand-sewn in Germany with a playful pom pom detail. Crafted from virgin wool, wear so it just covers the tops of the ears or roll the hem down for an extended fit.

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Country Living

Escape the city in style this autumn in a tailored field jacket, a pair of Goodyear-welted boots and with a weekend bag brimming with tweed, suede and lambswool.

Brunello Cucinelli straight-leg wool trousers

The perfect autumn option for trips to the countryside, Brunello Cucinelli’s grey trousers are a formal twist on cargo pants. Cut for a straight-fit from virgin wool, the slightly cropped hem means a comfortable fit over boots while the versatile colour will pair perfectly with your autumn cardigans.

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Oliver Brown field coat

A fine example of British ingenuity, this Oliver Brown field coat is made in England from Scottish pure wool tweed. The classic silhouette is cut for easy movement and features reinforced cartridge pockets on each side. Wear for an outdoor adventure or a walk amongst the autumnal foliage.

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Bennett Winch Suede Weekender

Tote your weekend supplies in style with Bennett Winch’s signature weekend bag. Made from waterproof grey suede, the holdall is trimmed with black Tuscan leather and brass hardware, waterproof shoe compartments and a padded laptop sleeve that will make it a go-to for seasons to come.

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Joseph Cheaney Purdey GV Buckshot Derby boots

Stomp along dusty roads in these Joseph Cheaney Derby boots. The mahogany grain leather uppers feature a signature open lacing system with eyelet tabs on top of the vamp and brogue detailing. Crafted for longevity with a Goodyear-welted Vibram Vi-lite rubber sole and heel, wear with everything from your favourite blue jeans to relaxed chinos.

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Lock & Co. Hatters Muirfield bakerboy cap

Channel Cillian Murphy as Peaky Blinders‘ Thomas Shelby in this traditional eight-piece wool tweed herringbone bakerboy cap from Lock & Co. Hatters. The breathable weave comes with a satin lining and twill sweatband for comfort across seasons. Pair with a single-breasted jacket with peak lapels and grey wool trousers for old-school charm.

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Bigi dogtooth pocket square

For a sophisticated finishing touch at your next dinner party, look to Bigi’s dogtooth patterned pocket square. The Italian-crafted silk and wool blend burgundy pocket square is the perfect suave accessory for your festive ensembles.

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Get Red-dy

Winter’s coming – before then, make the most of warmer temperatures by channelling your inner Alain Delon (circa Purple Noon) with waffle-knit polos, flannel bomber jackets and tortoiseshell sunglasses.

Sirplus waffle knit polo

Sirplus’ signature waffle knit polo takes on autumn trends in a warm terracotta hue. Crafted in organic cotton for a relaxed fit, it features a chest pocket and coconut buttons. Wear as is over shorts for summer or layer over graphic T-shirts for the colder months.

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Colhays cashmere silk shirt

Redefining luxurious shirting, this Colhays shirt is inspired by vintage Hollywood leisure wear. Made in Scotland, the relaxed fit drapes seductively across the body while the slightly structured collar adds dimension. Wear over jeans or under a blazer with equal ease.

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Mr Marvis Lakes flannel bomber

Designed in Amsterdam and made in Portugal, Mr Marvis’ dark green flannel bomber jacket is endlessly versatile. The straight-fit jacket is made from brushed organic cotton and features magnetic snap pockets and a ribbed waistband. Elegant in its simplicity, wear with jeans and trainers for a casual look or dress it up with a smart jumper and chinos.

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Cutler & Gross 1402 square glasses

Cutler & Gross modernises a vintage 1980s silhouette with slightly oversized proportions in these 1402 sunglasses. Made with brown tortoiseshell acetate, the sunglasses feature lilac-purple lenses that are sure to stand out.

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Crockett & Jones Pembroke Derby shoes

A classic full brogue Derby from heritage shoemaker Crockett & Jones, the Pembroke Derby shoes are perfect for a traditionally tailored touch. Crafted from dark brown grain leather, the shoes feature an elegant wing tip and brogueing details while rubber soles ensure longevity.

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London Undercover tan stick umbrella

Weather the elements in style with London Undercover’s stick umbrella. The understated tan umbrella comes with gunmetal spokes, a sturdy hickory wood stick, and a sterling silver collar. Personalise with your initials for a classy touch.

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