Ever baffled by shapes and styles? Pull things out of your wardrobe that don’t make cohesive outfits? We’ve decided to declutter and present to you the style staples you need this winter.


1. The plaid shirt



Howick Texhoma Check Long Sleeve Shirt


Work rich, wintery colours into your look through a plaid shirt. The options are varied and the result simple yet unswervingly effective.
Wear: layered over a tee for urban off-duty or tucked into chinos for a failsafe interpretation of smart/casual.


Howick Texhoma Check Long Sleeve Shirt £35


2. The overcoat



AllSaints Eskra Coat


The faithful friend of every man come winter, a coat is what you’re seen in most after all. For a great ratio of cost-per-wear, go for a wool overcoat which suits almost all occasions.
Wear: over a suit for work or with a coloured shirt, jeans and biker boots come Saturday.


AllSaints Eskra Coat £318


3. The check scarf



Dents Men’s Lambswool Scarf In Gift Box


Classic and timeless, there’s something inherently classy about a check scarf. Add one to an ensemble to look instantly pulled-together.
Wear: with a wax jacket and plain shirt, or a blazer and backpack.


Dents Men’s Lambswool Scarf In Gift Box £45


4. The cable knit



Polo Ralph Lauren Classic Cotton Cable Knit


With both Ivy League and fisherman connotations, the cable knit can be used in multiple ways. It’ll add polish to your walk-and-pub attire and a casual air to your office uniform.
Wear: with a shirt, collar tucked in.


Polo Ralph Lauren Classic Cable Knit £119


5. The chukka boots



Barbour Redhead Plain Toe Chukka Boots


Meet the perfect footwear middle-ground. A pared-back aesthetic and earthy colours combine in boots that work for smart or casual occasions.
Wear: with turned-up jeans or chinos. Choose a slim wool coat for dressed-up or a rugged jacket for dress-down.


Barbour Redhead Plain Toe Chukka Boots £125


6. The leather gloves



Kenneth Cole Quilted Nylon And Leather Gloves


With associations of driving and flying, leather gloves have become a style statement in their own right. Keep things simple in black or brown.
Wear: with a coat and boots, but swap to wool gloves when sporting a leather jacket.


Kenneth Cole Quilted Nylon And Leather Gloves £40