The terribly cold autumn/winter seasons call for one of the trickiest combinations to pull off – the merger of the latest trends with the practicalities of staying warm. Luckily, one of the best looks to hit both of these points is undoubtedly that of the modern gent. With this in mind, Hackett tick all of the boxes this season with their latest autumn/winter collection. Equally at home on a frosty Boxing Day walk as they are at the office Christmas party, Hackett’s nostalgic looks are perfect to keep you feeling warm this season and looking good. Here are a few of the key looks.
The Smart Shirt
The best place to start, when putting an outfit together, is with the shirt. Something casual such as this chambray indigo men’s shirt would be perfect worn on its own under a chunky cardigan for a more chilled look. Alternatively, pair it with a checked tie and a tonal V-neck jumper, and it will now be smart enough for any occasion. For added warmth, why not wear it with a chocolate-brown leather jacket, gloves and a leather weekend bag to ensure you are suitably protected from the cold snap, while also looking the gent too.
The Jacket: The most important item of your wardrobe
No matter how good an outfit, if you cover it with an aged, straggly coat, it will be completely ruined. This nubuck down-filled jacket is ideally suited for pairing with some classic chinos and a warming shawl collar jumper. Make sure you accessorise, as coordinating gloves will keep you warm and highlight your attention to detail, while a subtle-grey retro-style holdall will top off this classic look.
For some time now, the humble hoody has conjured up images of lazing around on the sofa, or to be used only to pull on to keep warm while running to the corner shop for much needed supplies. However, by teaming Hackett’s London Rowing Club hoody with a shirt and bowtie, and a dark blazer layered over the top, the hoody has now been dressed up to the point where it can be worn with pride – the extra layer will be appreciated when it is keeping out those icy winds too!