The Modern Man’s Guide To Trans-Seasonal Dressing


Take your first steps into the new season with the arrival of our latest collection, featuring re-energised prints, refreshed tailoring and a rakish take on dressing down.

As the sun sets (metaphorically speaking, of course) on another season, attention turns towards what new styles, trends and fabrics are on the radar for the coming one. That in-between period of summer and autumn can be tricky to navigate, but the first step to getting it right is to understand exactly what trans-seasonal dressing is about.

Essentially, it’s the new pieces that arrive in store and online to freshen up your wardrobe during that period. Usually not trend-led, they err more on the side of new staples, the building blocks that subtly resonate with the season ahead. Placing the Reiss man at the heart of city living – in New York, no less – our trans collection reflects the change needed to successfully set up your style for AW18.

Fresh Prints

While pastels and bright whites may rule the warm-weather style directive, muted options indicate change and movement. A darker take on florals ensures the printed shirt stays relevant to the time. Size matters and the move to downscale on the oversized trend makes for a more interesting print, while pops of white and blue colours keeps things fresh. Slightly undone to reveal a crisp white T underneath nods to A/W layering – although if this current heatwave is anything to go by…

Strictly Business

A checked suit’s ability to command attention and evoke success is undisputable and for the new season the classic grey check print has been refreshed with hints of blue to bring a new dimension to a wardrobe classic. Complement the blue tones with a light, bright shirt and opt for darker-coloured accessories to capture the best of both seasons ahead of AW18.

The New Leather Jacket

A perennial style favourite and a key essential for downtime dressing with flair, the leather jacket has been given a clean redesign ahead of autumn’s arrival. A move away from the classic biker form, this updated garm has greater versatility and enough verve to quickly become your go-to throw-on for those weekends where a casual aesthetic is best. Nod to summer by pairing it with a striped top while dark-wash jeans suggest an upcoming change.

A Shade Of Suede

If you are only to buy one new jacket to carry you through the mid-season, make it a suede one. The oversized bomber style suede jacket was omnipresent in the Nineties as the tough guy style staple – Bruce Willis’ tan jacket in “Pulp Fiction”, for example. Now, though, it has earned its merits as the subtle and laid-back cool brother of the leather jacket thanks to a sleeker, modern design. Look to mushroom-khaki colours for that autumnal vibe.

Sweater Weather

Current freak temperatures aside, a jumper is one of those essentials you’ll revisit time and again throughout a season. The classic crew neck is ideal for throwing on over a T during those weekend evenings spent in a beer garden, or over a shirt during those breezy morning commutes and lunchtime ventures outside during the weekdays. As a colour, camel has made a big impact in menswear, particularly in coats, so the camel jumper smoothly sets up the transition to a change in seasons.