Checks and Cashmere, Desert Boots and Pink accents, the biggest trends for the boys this autumn are the perfect blend of refined and relaxed. Here is your 5-point shopping guide for the guy in your life!
Nothing much on this weekend? Why not take the opportunity to add some fresh finesse to the wardrobe of your lover, brother, boyfriend or best male mate? Autumn 2016 is turning on the charm for the boys with checks proving the statement print, and pink taking centre stage as the shade to be seen in. Cashmere, co-ordinating back with traditional desert boots – albeit with a sophisticated twist – are also helping to create an aesthetic that is both relaxed, yet refined.
This season, the boys are going to have so much fun with their fashion! Here’s how you can help steer them in the right direction.
Choose your own adventure when it comes to jackets – whether denim, trench or a bomber – keep them slightly more slimline than the ladies versions. For the best take on the trend, ensure jackets hit the hip – or lower – and for a weightier look, go for shearling lining. A cosy coup indeed!
ASSEMBLY Romance Jacket, $179.95 – available at Universal Store.
Braddock Bomber Jacket, approx. $396 – available at AllSaints.
Country Road Longline Parka, $249 – available at David Jones.
There is something seriously sexy about a man in a knit. It’s rugged but totally lovable, giving guys a softer edge. Think Robert Redford in ‘The Way We Were’ – dashing and windswept and oh so handsome! This season, keep the silver-screen dream alive with a cashmere knit or blend blazer for your fellow that they can wear on weekends with much-loved denim or during the week in combo with a shirt and tie, blazer or vest.
Paul Smith Men’s Navy Flag Intarsia Cashmere Sweater, $635 – available at Paul Smith.
Cotton Cashmere Blazer, $699 – available at Calibre.
Hackett FN GG Half-Zip Top, $340 – available at The Iconic.
The shoe of the season is paying homage to the style that hit the stores back in 1949. Designed for British army officers, the traditionally suede upper and crepe rubber sole of the ‘Desert Boot’ meant that these kicks were more for the laid back chap than the working man. This extremely versatile casual shoe goes where off-duty trainers simply can’t!
Sierra Pebble Tan Desert Boot, $199 – available at Antione & Stanley.
SAINT LAURENT Fringed Desert Boots, $551.14 – available at Farfetch.
Clarks Originals Men’s Desert Suede Boots, $189.95 – available at SurfStitch.
Real men wear pink. This blush shade is so big in women’s fashion this season, there is no reason you can’t share the love. Wear it with pride in shirts and sweaters, or pare it back a bit by donning cosy rosy socks or a scarf to add a dash of panache. Pink is also a great trans-seasonal colour, making it an investment that will take you through to spring, summer and beyond.
Huf Anne Freeman Saguaros Have Eyes Crew Sock, $25.95 – available at SurfStitch.
120% LINO Button-Cuff Linen Shirt, $227 – available at Matches Fashion, $227 – available at Matches Fashion.
Robyn Skinny Tie, $149 – available at Calibre.
From flannelettes to high-end shirts, duster coats to scarves, checks are the print of the season for the guys. Go with a traditional lilt and choose shades of red, blue and white, or you can mix it up entirely with a muted grey and white option. Again, if you want to tone down the checkered moment, you can’t go wrong with a pair of socks or a dapper tie.
Red Checked Flannel Short Sleeve Shirt, $44 – available at River Island.
MOTION CREW SOCK White Grid, $5.99 – available at Globe Brand.
BURBERRY House Check Panel Sneakers, $433.17 – available at Farfetch.