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Autumn fashion forecast: guys

Juliana Mare

Fri Mar 07 2014


FOR the fashion-conscious men or the fashion-conscious women buying their clothes, Juliana Mare has the menswear trends hot off the runways.

Collarless jackets

Leave the collars to the suits and switch to a collarless jacket. With a more casual style, these jackets are perfect for everyday regardless of whether you’re going out or going to uni.

For a timeless piece, opt for bomber and varsity styles in leather, suede or just plain black. Then pair it with jeans or light coloured chinos and a t-shirt.


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This Tweed quilted baseball jacket from Boohoo incorporates shades of grey and charcoal in the sleeves and body, plus it has a great quilted texture. It’s just $55.

This MA1 Bomber jacket with pocket adds a bit of colour to an outfit with its black and khaki mix. The slightly slim fit of this ASOS exclusive will keep you warm without feeling or looking bulky. It’s also $55.

This Terry jacket is your all-black, classic bomber jacket. The style and colour will go with any colour pant and shirt combination and is $56 at Ozmosis.

For something with a little more pizzazz, this Leather look airtex panel bomber jacket from Boohoo has horizontal panels of clashing textures and colours. It’s $60.


Yes plaid is making a comeback, but it’s clean and neat checks and oversized square designs that are making the biggest splash.

Jackets, coats, shirts, pants and even socks – if you want squares, you can dress head to toe in them.


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This Sutton SS shirt from Cotton On has that classic tartan style but with modern, larger squares. We love the mint colour and the fact they’re two for $50.

Blue and charcoal is a classic colour combination and looks great in this oversized checked pattern. With ribbed hem and cuffs, this River Island jumper with check is $69 from ASOS.

For the bottom half, these Riley walkshorts from The Iconic have a basic, thin striped square design. Plus they’re a great length for autumn as they sit just on the knee. They’re $49.

This ASOS Shirt in long-sleeve with pixelated USA check is a modern take on the classic tartan pattern. It has a hidden patch pocket on the chest and the sleeves look good rolled down or to the elbow. It’s $49.

Colour me green

Not lime or neon but that deep, what GQ calls “navy”, shade of green. It can be a difficult colour to coordinate but if you stick to black, grey and white, you can’t go wrong.

Men’s accessories including watches, scarves and belts have also had a green makeover.


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This Legion shirt is a staple wardrobe item in a deep forest green colour. Pair with denim for an easy, smart-casual outfit. Get it for $18 from The Iconic.

Like jeans, chinos have fast become a must-own wardrobe item. These Sherwoods chinos are a limited edition colour from Bonobos with a slim straight fit. They’re $48.

This Everloom military jacket from The Iconic is a cool dark sage colour, and unlike most jackets, has a waistline drawstring for a slimming fit. It’s $52

Release your inner Slytherin with this Zip through varsity cardigan from Boohoo. V-neck, two front pockets and a great colour combination of charcoal and a rich, deep green for just $22.

Which menswear trends will you wear this autumn? Let us know in the comments box below. 

For more fashion forecasts and must have trends, checkout our Autumn fashion feature for girls