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Our essential autumn style pieces — and where to buy them

See in the season in style with Bicester Village…

Autumn might just be our favourite season over at Gentleman’s Journal. The falling leaves bring with them weekend country escapes, some of the best TV and film releases, and some glorious crisp, bright weather. But the change in temperature calls for a serious wardrobe update. So, as well as taking care of your wider grooming routine as the cold snap kicks in, we’re also on hand to ensure that your style game remains up to scratch through the shifting seasons.

And, if you’re looking to invest in the best AW19 styles, look no further than Bicester Village. Situated just one hour outside of London, this shopping destination is a haven of more than 160 boutiques and brands, offering exceptional savings on world-famous names. Paired with the on-site cafes and restaurants, it makes for a perfect shopping destination. Read on to discover the autumnal trends Bicester Village can help you keep abreast of.

Invest in a signature coat…

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The trusty trench is one of the world’s most recognisable pieces of clothing. As stylish as it is practical, this devilishly good-looking outerwear essential was first developed as a sartorially on-point alternative to the heavy greatcoats worn by British and French soldiers in the First World War.

Since then, the humble trench has been draped over the shoulders of everyone from Cary Grant to David Beckham, and there are a whole host of reasons why you should get investing too. After all, when a classic gabardine design still gains the same traction today as it did over a century ago, you know it’s got to be good.

For a bold statement piece, opt for the Herringbone overcoat from dunhill. Tailored in Italy from a warm wool and cashmere-blend, this sophisticated Prince of Wales check coat has a full satin lining and sizeable vent, making layering over suiting and chunky sweaters easy.

Wrap up in a statement scarf…

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Instead of hiding in fear at the prospect of having to head out in to the cold, it’s time, gentlemen, to embrace it. Autumn is actually – believe it or not – one of the best seasons to dress for; layers, cashmere, accessories and decent shoes all go part and parcel with winter style. The trick is to find the right pieces – it’s no good reusing the scarf that you’ve been wearing for the last 10 years just because your mother gave it to you and you don’t want to offend her by throwing it away.

Accessories should be considered a part of your outfit just as much as the jacket or trousers you choose, and investing in the right accessories is something we highly recommend. Not only will the right investment last you for years to come, but it’s also a great way of updating your winter wardrobe without making any drastic changes. Scarves are often the most forgotten of the accessories — so don’t miss out on the opportunity to invest in the latest collections available at Bicester from Hackett and dunhill.

A roll-neck is your new best friend…

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A new season means a chance to shrug off your buttoned-up image and express your signature style. So loosen that tie, leave your shirt on the hanger and try out a turtleneck. These roll neck jumpers are just smart enough for the office, but add heaps of cool to your wardrobe. Pair with smart trousers or chinos, or even slip on with your suit if you’re feeling suave.

The key here is to keep your colours simple. The Kooples has a sumptuously soft navy merino wool jumper with a slightly chunkier knit for the colder weather. Paul Smith’s (dependably cool) slim-fit sweater features some subtle contrast tipping at the neck.

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