As the days grow shorter and the colder weather takes grip, it’s that time of year when our wardrobe transitions from the lighter fabrics and brighter hues of summer to the warming textures and richer tones of autumn and winter. This month on The Journal, we handpick the essential garments and accessories to carry you through the colder months ahead. From textured jackets to wet weather must haves, here are the key pieces that every gentleman should be wearing this season.
While we are famed for our bespoke tailoring - which gentlemen the world over have been enjoying for over 80 years - our ready to wear offering should not be overlooked. From The London Collection, The Bury jacket reflects our longstanding heritage and artisanal prowess as master tailors. Designed by Benson & Clegg’s head cutter and cut from its own unique paper pattern, The Bury is made in our east London work room using a wool/silk mix Dormeuil cloth, making it as luxurious as it is practical.
An icon of menswear, grey flannel trousers are a quintessentially British garment, once a mainstay of hazy English summers but today a go to winter staple owing to the cloths raised nap and rich texture. Crafted in 14.5oz woollen flannel from Huddersfield Fine Worsted, these trousers are designed with a high rise fit, double forward facing pleats and strap & buckle side adjusters, making them a versatile yet elegant garment for winter.
Elegantly crafted in the UK using the finest Donegal wool, this handmade tie is perfect for adding a splash of colour and texture to you outfit. Style with a four in hand knot for a refined look.
Add an autumnal hue to your outfit with the Pheasant and Hare pocket square (from The Enchanted Forest Collection) by British designer, Millie Bridget-Henry. Inspired by the great British countryside, this beautiful pocket square draws inspiration from nature and all the wonderful colours, textures & markings it has to offer.The pocket square can be folded in a variety of styles, all of which reveal different elements of Millie’s intrinsic design.
With its elegant shape and refined finish, a Benson & Clegg umbrella is a thing of beauty. Made by England’s oldest umbrella manufacturer - who have been crafting these fine pieces for over 150 years - the Solid Ash Umbrella truly is a work of art, handmade from a single piece of wood and finished to our own exacting standards. The perfect accessory to protect yourself from the unpredictable winter weather!