Editor's Wish List


Our Menswear Editor lists his top five picks from the new collection

A new year, however clichéd the expression, is a great opportunity for change and one of those changes to consider is your wardrobe. Now’s the time to introduce new pieces that will carry you through the intermediate period of winter and spring, where the weather remains unpredictable and layering becomes your go-to measure for switching between mild and cold temperatures.

Beyond the weather, January also raises the question: what colours are appropriate to wear? It’s too early to fully embrace spring, but the dark tones of winter seem a bit repetitive and tired come the start of a new year. Injecting a hint of warmer colours to your look masters the tricky in-between period while also setting the scene for the impending spring/summer season.

Look at January as a chance to refresh, reinvigorate and reward your wardrobe with new styles that will not only stand up to the weather, but ensure you stand out too.

1. The Lancecroft coat


No trans-seasonal period would be complete without a fresh wool coat to carry you through the cold season. The Lancecroft’s wool-blend fabric and modern fit bring a subtle sense of premium and luxury to outerwear while the tonal soft-grey colour is ideal for this time of year. There is no need to weaken your style game to stay warm with this number.

2. The Venice bomber jacket


For an iconic addition to your wardrobe, the Venice bomber jacket in suede marries a luxurious fabrication with a contemporary design to create the ultimate laid-back style. Guaranteed to be a steadfast staple for off-duty downtime – whether brunch, pulling up a chair at the bar or breaking new cultural ground at the latest exhibition – the bomber jacket is a slick asset you’ll revisit time and again. Invest. Now.

3. The Belvedere suit


Brown may not be the top colour of choice when it comes to suiting, but it’s a refreshing change from the blacks and blues that dominate men’s formalwear. The Belvedere double-breasted suit comes in a warm tonal brown colour with a striking check pattern while the slim-fit keeps the overall aesthetic modern. And yes, January is not the month for exciting events, but the beauty of the Belvedere is it can be pared back for a smart work look by wearing the trousers with a crisp shirt.

4. The Maui shirt


Expected to make big waves in menswear in the upcoming season, get ahead of the pack and invest in a floral print shirt. The beauty of the Maui – aside from its pure cotton fabrication for comfort – is the simplicity of the print: splashes of white florals resting on a navy canvas. It’s a suitably subtle foray into a trend that will become bigger and bolder as the season takes shape.

5. The Montreal cardigan


What would an editor’s top five be without at least one camel inclusion and it wouldn’t be January if we weren’t talking about layers. The Montreal is awarded its place for a few reasons: its flattering shawl collar, its ribbed structure and its versatility as a layering option that would work just as well with a shirt and trousers in the office as it would over a denim shirt and jeans at the weekend. Oh, and did we mention its camel colour?