We’ve asked the top buyers at Britain’s best retailers both online and off-line their top picks of the season. These are the must-have pieces from the people who decide what you get to buy.
Mats Klingberg, Managing Director, Trunk Clothiers
"This jacket is made from a wonderfully soft and supple jersey wool and is completely uncanvassed. Its soft shoulder and lack of any structure make it incomparably comfortable whilst Boglioli's wealth of expertise in cutting and construction means this is not at the expense of style. It has a lean and waisted silhouette with a soft drape to the chest and gentle slope to the shoulder which mimics the classic Neapolitan style of lightweight tailoring."
Blazer by Boglioli - £730
"These brogues by Northampton shoemaker Lodger are an intelligent re-imagining of the classic english country brogue. All the functional elements such as a sturdy storm welt and commando sole still remain but the shape and design details have been subtly reworked to create a less cumbersome aesthetic."
Brompton Country Brogues by Lodger - £430
"Wool ties are great for winter, their coarser texture and matt finish mean they complement heavier winter cloths such as tweed or corduroy wonderfully. This tie is by Bigi: A small and passionate family run business who still manufacture all of their ties in their beautiful premises in central Milan."
Wool Tie by Bigi - £65
"These trousers from italian manufacturer Incotex are made from a wonderfully sturdy cotton and are precisely and meticulously finished. They are cut slim but not skinny with clean simple styling that makes them ideal for any situation."
Slim Chino by Incotex - £170
"Bag'N'Noun totes are made from great quality canvas so they only improve with use. They have lots of pockets and details that you never realised y ou needed such as special compartments for umbrellas or newspapers. They're a wonderful day bag and fold easily so are the perfect thing to pack into your luggage when going on holiday."
Yellow Tote by Bag'N'Noun - £70
Stacey Smith, Matches' Menswear Buyer
|"It's the perfect jacket come cardigan."
Alexander McQueen - Knitted wool button up jacket with strap neck detail - £1,525
|"The perfect fusion of utilitity and luxury."
Bottega Veneta - Black leather ruc sac - £1,725
|"I love the sleek decadence of this herringbone db jacket, it makes me think of Don Draper drinking cocktails at lunchtime."
E.Tautz - Herringbone double breasted jacket - £1,205
|"I love the adolescence of this shoe, it's so geek chic!"
Raparo - Tassle loafer - £328
|"Wool cuffed trouser for the alternative silhoutte, best teamed with heavy duty boots and chunky winter knits."
Paul Smith - Black elastic cuff trousers - £230
Kris Babet, Junior Men's Buyer Urban Outfitters
|"I love the shoulder detailing on this shirt, which was originally designed for support when shooting during hunts. Velour have managed to update what is undoubtedly the shirt of the season, the button down oxford. As well as being a great shirt, the fit on the velour shirts are also fantastic, and a great price."
Velour Grady Shirt - £85
|"The Paul Smith 531 collection is Sir Paul Smith's personal indulgence! Designed with fixed gear cycling firmly in mind this collection is brought exclusively to Europe by Urban Outfitters! Previously available only in Japan, where Sir Paul enjoys cult figure status, everything about this line is put together with the modern cyclist firmly in mind. Being a former cyclist Sir Paul Smith has taken into consideration how clothes should function whilst bike bound, from pockets on the back of hoodies for easy access to 3M for high visibility when riding. That's all well and good but for me the fit and fabrication on this T is what makes it stand out, I also really like the scoop neck."
Paul Smith 531 T- Shirt - £45
|"As with the 531 Tee the fit and fabrication is what sets this T-shirt apart for me. There seems to be an abundance of scoop necks available at the moment but not many U-necks, for me this is a bit more of a directional fit and makes more of a statement when worn under layers. I also love the minimalist styling, just the pocket's enough and the tri-blend fabric gives this T a bit of texture to lift it from being a basic T to something a lot more fashionable that can be dressed up or down."
Common Decency U-neck T-Shirt – £20
|"My favourite piece of the season hands down. I simply love this jacket. The colour, the fit, the style everything about it just works perfectly for me this season. An essential purchase."
YMC Indigo Sweat Chore jacket – £110
|"These chinos from Farah Vintage are up there with the Dr Denim donks, when it comes to great fitting chinos. Slim through the leg but looser at the top and tapering below the knee these are a perfect engineered or carrot fit chino. I also really like the pocket flaps on the back and the overall styling on them. These look great worn with a classic slim brogue like the Dylan from Grenson."
Farah Vintage Albany Chino – £55
|"Similar in style to the 'chore' jacket from YMC but with a shawl collar this is a really versatile piece for the autumn/winter seasons. It can be worn open with just a t-shirt underneath during the day or over a shirt at night for a smarter look, it also looks great and is light enough to be worn layered under a jacket when it gets really cold."
Universal Works Milano knit work jacket – £215
|"Another Urban Outfitters exclusive this is a great winter jacket! Designed by ourselves in conjunction with the good folk at Lavenham, who have been making quilted jackets and horse rugs since 1969 and have just celebrated their 40thanniversary. The fit is slightly slimmer than on the other styles and the collar is shorter and rounded highlighting the trend for workwear so prevalent on menswear this season. The collar also follows the jaw line when worn up, providing comfort from the cold and following the Japanese principles of form and function. Although relatively unknown in the European market Lavenham has a huge following in Japan, outselling Barbour amongst others."
Lavenham Raydon jacket with Japanese collar – £120
|"A great winter boot from the guys over at Grenson the colour is bang on and the brogueing makes sure this boot is versatile enough to be worn even on those smarter occasions! The red brick sole is a really nice touch too. We have these coming in a navy nubuck around October time too and the blue with the red sole really is something special."
Grenson Sharp Walnut Brogued Boot – £170
Stephen Ayres, Men's Buyer Liberty of London
"This collaboration between Barbour and Japanese designer Tokihito Yoshida is in its second season and looks stronger than ever. I love the detail of this jacket, the multi pockets give a nod to military but feel fresh and relevant."
|"Band of Outsiders is new to Liberty for AW10, I love everything about this blazer, the colour, the width of the cord, the brass buttons but most of all the fit - It gives you the most amazing shape!"
Band of Outsiders Double Breasted cord Blazer - £995
|"Cream is a big trend in knitwear for this season but Burberry Prorsum have set theirs apart from the rest with a great fleck in the knit and the contrast weave at the bottom."
Burberry Prorsum Crew Neck Knit - £395
|"Authentic Vintage washes are coming back and Levi's are spot on with this Rodeo Hero wash. Great wash, Great fit and of course it's Selvedge!"
Levi's 1947 501 Rodeo Hero Jean - £140
|"M Tokyo Japan Is new to Liberty for AW10 and I the whole collection is amazing but my favourite piece is this jacket - the fit is excellent and teamed up with some vintage jeans it look incredible!!"
M Tokyo Japan Micro Check Hooded Jacket - £495