Style Manual

The modern man’s guide to dressing well every day

Summer may not be over quite yet (did it ever really start?) but with a chill in the air and summer holidays almost over, you may be thinking of tiding away your summer gear to make room for your key autumn pieces. And while your updates may consist of winter coat, chunky knits, winter boots etc, consider those key staples that you can wear on those days when the weather never seems able to make up its mind. We’ve pulled together 5 essential items you need in your wardrobe.


Hot/cold, hot/cold, who knows what the next few weeks will bring weather-wise? Play it safe and add a bomber jacket to your wardrobe. Lightweight and easy to wear, a bomber jacket can add an extra layer when there’s a chill in the air. Mix and match yours with the other four items.

You probably already own quite a few white and black t-shirt but neutrally coloured t-shirts are another basic that can be worn season after season. Choose one that’s quite plain in a muted shade such as khaki or has an interesting print. You can also alternate between a v-neck or crew neck. Team our striped grey tee with your black jeans.

Talking of black or dark jeans, take your pick from skinny, slim or straight fits. Whatever style you choose, this versatile piece of kit will go with everything. Pair with a classic t-shirt for a lazy days or smarten up with a blazer, crisp white shirt and smart shoes for a night out – this versatile pair should be number one on your shopping list.

A comfy grey sweatshirt is an essential in every man’s wardrobe. Whether you’re heading into town or lounging on the sofa catching up on True Detective, you’ll be thankful for your casual grey sweatshirt. For a slightly smarter look, pair your sweatshirt with a shirt and smarter shoes. And don’t even go there with cost per wear, you’ll be wearing it all the time when it gets chilly and you need an extra layer.

Every man should own a crisp white shirt. Worn smart under your suit or casually with jeans, buttoned right up or loosely open, a white shirt is an essential addition to a man’s arsenal. As it’s such a key staple, you may want to have more than one in your wardrobe.

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