Trend of the week: the great outdoors

The great outdoors never looked so good.

INSPIRATION

This season’s menswear off ering is a breath of fresh air. Discard all notions of summer’s

breezy brio. Think retro knits, heritage fabrics and rugged crombies – an ode to the

modern hunter made salubrious by accents like velvet and fur. Pastoral yet polished

STYLE NOTES

Pair a tweed jacket with a printed t-shirt or a fair isle knit with acid wash jeans for an urban edge.

Done with beanies? Try a flat cap on for size with sharp selvage jeans and love worn brogue boots.

Add elbow patches to a fisherman’s rib sweater for some homespun charm.

Not a heritage fan? Swap out those Chelsea boots for some fresh New Balance trainers.


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