Style Manual

The modern man’s guide to dressing well every day

The leaves are starting to turn and there's a chill in the morning air. The new season starts here. There's no need to buy a new wardrobe. Simply spruce up last year's by adding a touch of colour. Here are 5 key colours for autumn to choose from.


Be bold in burgundy this season. Easy-to-wear and a rich shade, burgundy can softly lift darker tones such as navy or grey. You could always replace your work shirt with a burgundy crew neck knit under a grey suit. Alternatively, swap a casual shirt for a burgundy jumper teamed with navy chinos or indigo denim.


Grey is a staple colour that any man can wear confidently. From the darker shades such as slate or charcoal to the lighter dove grey, there's a wide spectrum to choose from. You can wear grey with most colours but this season try with navy or camel. Or play with the palette. Choose a light grey coat over a sweatshirt and jeans for a smarter look at the weekend. Or a grey knitted polo with black jeans when you want to look well dressed in your downtime.


Just as versatile if not more so than grey, navy is a natural alternative to black. Softer and subtler, navy works well with burgundy, khaki and grey. Modern and really versatile, navy can appear as more sophisticated than black. If you're looking to up your game this season, swap your usual smart shirt for a lightweight knit and layer up with a navy bomber jacket under a check blazer. It'll add some colour and also give your look a more modern feel.


Expand your cold weather wardrobe with earthy shades. Khaki is always a popular colour in the winter as it's easy to wear with navy, black or grey. A bomber jacket is a versatile light layer. You can wear this under a suit or at the weekend with a pair of skinny fit black jeans. Khaki is the easiest shade of green to pull off this season.


A classic that always looks smart, add camel to your wardrobe for an instant update. This great autumnal colour complements many other shades of the season, including grey, navy and ecru. Add warmth to your wardrobe with a crew or polo worn under your suit or choose a smartly tailored camel coat.

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