Line of Duty: Gentleman’s Journal explore the AW17 collections

It's all brands on deck as we pick our favourite military-inspired pieces from the AW17 collections

In late summer, Gentleman’s Journal and photographer John Rowley joined model Richard Biedul aboard Lightship E16 – a decommissioned lighthouse ship in East London – to showcase the best military-inspired pieces and styles from the AW17 Collections. Here’s our pick of the best.

Line of Duty: Gentleman’s Journal explore the AW17 collections

Armani

With the fur-collared double-breasted jacket forming the cornerstone of Armani’s AW outerwear, the tactical fabric and lining is military chic at its best.

Line of Duty: Gentleman’s Journal explore the AW17 collections

Paul Smith

As always Paul Smith has something up his sleeve – or inside his coat. With the tropical bird print lining this mac, it is elevated above your usual outerwear, especially when paired with a windowpane suit.

Line of Duty: Gentleman’s Journal explore the AW17 collections

Alexander McQueen

Channelling the dock worker look, Alexander McQueen’s latest collection sees peaked caps paired with crisp white shirts and hardy, double-breasted, fur-lined jackets.

Line of Duty: Gentleman’s Journal explore the AW17 collections

Kent & Curwen

Inspired by Kent & Curwen’s military legacy, and cut in 100% wool with authentic maritime buttons, flap pockets and epaulette detailing, this striking greatcoat from the heritage brand is a statement and on-trend to see you through the winter in style.

Line of Duty: Gentleman’s Journal explore the AW17 collections

dunhill

Pairing a classic jumper with the traditional Chesterfield, this is autumn layering at its simplistic and stylish best. The coat, in particular, is reliably dunhill – with a subtle double-breasted silhouette that lends this slim piece an understated yet masculine feel.

Line of Duty: Gentleman’s Journal explore the AW17 collections

Belstaff

Belstaff, renowned for their hardy and stylish fare, are in their element with the rough and ready trends of AW17. Take a waxed cotton jacket, for instance – tough, trendy and paired well with some distressed trousers and Biedul’s signature beanie.

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