Autumn/Winter ’17 brings an array of exciting updates to the Kiwi guy’s wardrobe. The New Season is about retiring the old and bringing in the new – new fits, new washes, new brands, and new styles. A mix of ‘can’t-go-wrong’ classics and layering essentials have all undergone a fashion update, ready to mix in with all those current wardrobe favourites to keep all men on-trend this winter.
We’ve brought together some of our favourite pieces of what’s landing instore and online now, so you can pick out those hidden gems.
The Bomber Jacket
Autumn is all about layering – easy to wear pieces that you can simply take off or layer on when New Zealand’s unpredictable weather strikes. This season, a sleek bomber jacket from
Gasoline hits the right note. Layer over a denim shirt or a crisp white shirt for on-the-go style.
The Long-Sleeve Tee
Going casual doesn’t mean you should lose fashion focus. A few details such as the badges on this Tarnish long-sleeve tee, along with the freshness of white, will keep your look casually refined. Style with a chino or light wash jean for effortless cool style.
Denim is key every season – it really becomes the go-to. Double or even triple denim may have been all the rage last season, but why not try mixing different fabrics and prints with denim to keep your winter outfit textural and interesting. This season Tarnish, Gasoline and Chisel have all designed slimmer fits and a greater variety of washes to ensure the dark winter days are still feeling stylish.
The cooler months mean wearing a richer, more subdued colour palette that brings warmth and depth to your winter wardrobe – think burgundy, navy, forest green and charcoal.
Knitwear is key for winter layering – this knit sweater from Chisel in dark red works great with any colour – be comfortable with black or bold with navy. Layer with a new season coat or scarf in similar winter hues, to complete the look.
The simple addition of a jacket from Tarnish Formal will elevate your style game. Don’t be afraid – a jacket in contrasting, neutral tones will mix seamlessly into your wardrobe and become that go-to piece for your next business meeting, or dinner out. When purchasing, look for the fit across the shoulders – keep the shoulder seams in line with where your shoulders end to ensure you always have the perfectly tailored fit.
Belts, cufflinks, bow ties and lapel pins – they are the finishing touches. Accessories take an everyday suit to the next fashion level and are easy to achieve. Our advice is to forget the rules about when and where to wear a pocket square – go with what works for you. Adding a floral lapel pin from Tarnish Formal will add that hint of personal style to make you stand out from the rest.