It may seem odd to be talking about the autumn and winter season when we’re still in the midst of a heatwave, but bear with us. The fashion world tends to work a season ahead for a very good reason: one of the keys to dressing well is to plan ahead. After all, a beautifully put together wardrobe doesn’t just happen spontaneously. It takes time, thought and careful curation.
If you’d like to take some tailoring inspiration from the fashion world this autumn and winter, here are the season’s big predicted trends:
The colour brown
It may seem unlikely, but luxury fashion houses including Louis Vuitton and Fendi have embraced brown as the colour of the upcoming season. Brown is a very versatile colour in tailoring. If you’re feeling bold, a bespoke brown suit would work wonderfully. If you’d like to explore this look in a less head-to-toe way, why not consider investing in a brown sports jacket or overcoat?
If you love patterns, we think you’ll love one of the major trends of the coming season: checks. Whether tartan, plaid or Duke of Windsor, checks have long been considered a traditional print in men’s tailoring. If a check suit isn’t for you, consider a more low-key look with a check blazer, shirt, tie or pocket square.
If you prefer a subtler pattern, you’ll be pleased to hear that checks aren’t the only print expected to be big this year. Pinstripes also featured heavily on the autumn/winter 2018 catwalks. This is an easier print to wear on a full suit, thought it also works well for blazers.
If your overcoat is due to be replaced, why not consider one of this year’s key outerwear trends: the belted overcoat? Not only can a belt be a practical way of keeping the warmth in, it also creates a very stylish silhouette.
If you’re currently considering how to prepare your tailoring for the autumn and winter season, why not book a consultation? Together we can explore how to make your wardrobe work for you.