This autumn’s style stars are retro reinventions, ultra-cosy revivals and artistic masterpieces, says Chloe Street
THE FULL MONTE
Bring a dopamine hit to darkness-drenched commutes with slick suiting in a saturated shade. Try cult Parisian brand Casablanca’s AW21 tailoring drop, which semaphores the late-night naughtiness of a Monte Carlo casino and its glamorous gamblers, tycoons and racing drivers into a 1970s-inflected collection of wide-lapelled and legged suits. There’s brilliant bottle green and a baby pink and red diamond print that nods to the blackjack table. Time to buy in. (casablancaparis.com)
Gold feels old and colour spells summer…so slip on a chunkier than Connell’s silver chain this season for an instant ’fit refresh. Celine Homme layered them over ruffled collars, while London labels Hatton Labs and Missoma boast sturdy silverware that’s off the chain.
Beat the freeze post-Frieze in a statement sweater that’s worthy of a wall hanging.
From the Peter Doig impressionist watercolours Kim Jones transposed on to
mohair crewnecks at Dior Men’s to the Matisse-style prints on cashmere jumpers
at Hermès, there are joyful jerseys aplenty — just don’t get left in the cold.
It’s hard to find snazzy sneakers with staying
power but Staud’s third collab with New Balance, this time in unisex sizing, features two
primary-coloured reinventions of the classic 574 and 57 /40 styles that perfectly tread that
line. The former pops with Lego-like colours while the sportier latter comes with a pedi-flashing translucent toe.
In store 3 December
X STAUD 574, £120
DO IT WITH FLARE
TikTokers have decreed the skinny jean dead. Panic not, for Levi’s has taken a trip through the archives to create an all-new range of fits called 70’s High — pair with platforms and a pointy collar for ultimate party points. From £60 (levi.com)
The red hot collab between
Virgil Abloh and Nigo, founder
of label Human Made, returns
with a second LV2 collection
— ‘Louis Vuitton Squared’.
Drop number two cross pollinates Nigo’s Japanese
heritage with Western 1950s
and 1960s tailoring silhouettes.
From 1970s archive revamps to relaunches of
early digital pieces, the best new dials are decidedly retro
Classic PSR Digital
BRING ON THE DUVET DAYS
From the paisley robe coats at Etro to the belted cashmere at Ermenegildo Zegna and the logo print and piping-trimmed duvet coats at Fendi, the finest men’s outerwear this season is cruising for a snoozing
Baseball caps are still big hitters, but autumn’s A-team players have a luxier feel. Try Gabriela Hearst’s shearling caps or the cotton velvet at Maison Michel. Failing that, the Ritz Paris x Frame cap (£135; frame-store.com) hits the ball out of the park.
From teddy coats at Max Mara to shaggy olive at Alberta Ferretti and duffel clasped black at Toteme, shearling coats are soaring to the top of our winter wish list.
IT'S A CINCH
Largely MIA since the Gucci GG reigned supreme, belts are back and you’ll find you can’t
believe you lived without one so long.
Whether strapped over knit dresses, cinched on oversized
suits or simply threaded through those long-disregarded belt holes, a belt is the accessory of the ceinture-y.