The phrase ‘a man for all seasons’ tends to apply to someone talented and successful in many areas. And, although we strive towards this ideal figuratively here at Gentleman’s Journal, we also make sure we follow it literally.
With summer over and the autumn chill creeping up, it’s imperative that our wardrobes remain ready for whatever weather is thrown at us. It may be some solid knitwear, a reliable coat or even a textured suit — which will keep both our style credentials and internal temperature up.
Cue JOSEPH, masters of luxury essentials since their in-house line launched in 1972. The brand has just released their AW18 lookbook, and it’s packed with lessons in what to add to your collection. So, with everything from statement shirts to stylish coats to choose from, these are the 4 best ways JOSEPH have you covered this autumn…
Cover up with a stylish overcoat
An overcoat is the best companion a gent can ask for on his way to work. Protecting you against the harshest conditions that the season can throw at you — be that wind, rain or even a spot of unexpected sunshine — you can tackle all with these long military-inspired garments.
Our favourite from the collection is this plain lightweight camel, but the darker patterned textured coat will be sure to stand you out from the crowd if you want to step away from the usual navy and black designs this autumn.
Layer up with alternative knitwear
As the mercury drops, having the right kind of knitwear is key to ensure you’re never left out in the cold. Possibly the area of your wardrobe where you can add the most excitement, colour and texture, you can dress up jumpers and cardigans or wear them casually for a relaxed look.
We love these two pieces from JOSEPH, which cover both ends of the spectrum, the mustard yellow cardigan that offers a refined look with timeless elegance. Or this chunky sweater with its relaxed fit and Nordic-inspired pattern that will bring a seasonal flair to your look.
Smarten up with check suits
Autumn offers gentlemen the opportunity to move away from the light breezy colours of summer, and into more interesting and intricate patterns. A mainstay of the distinguished gent is Prince of Wales check, which has been around since the 19th century and was famously adopted by the Duke of Windsor, formally Edward VIII, before his abdication.
These two checked suits offer the ideal opportunity to smarten up this autumn with a slight sartorial twist. They also work really well as separates, if you’re looking to pull out your favourite pair of tweed trousers for another year.
Button up with statement shirts
Whoever said ‘man can never have enough white shirts,’ clearly never heard of the statement shirt. While these garments can often be garish, the style is catching followers, and offering men another way to add some colour and pattern to their ensemble.
While both of these shirts offer quite a relaxed fit — as is JOSEPH’s style — they are for entirely different outfits. The smarts stripes come in very handy when you need to look rakishly ready for business, and the green overshirt gives a much more relaxed look for those outdoor autumn days.
Got all that? Now discover our favourite unstructured jackets…