In the second of this season’s “Ask the experts” we sort the answer to the age old dilemma of “What brand are you most excited about for Autumn 2018?” below you we find the answers from a prestigious panel of menswear buying experts ranging from on-line e-trailers to traditional department stores to more niche boutique retailers, all eager to inform you of their desired brands for Autumn this year.
“I’m most excited by Portuguese Flannel. This brand consistently delivers the goods – fantastic check, classic plain flannel and chunky cord shirts and button through blazers.”
Pete Parry, Founder and owner – Steranko
” I am really excited about the debut footwear line from MR PORTER’s own label, Mr P. Introducing footwear was a natural step for the brand and I think this will be a significant moment for Mr P. as we approach our 1 year anniversary at the end of the year.
Customers can expect a range of styles that reflect Mr P.’s signature aesthetic and values – Easy pieces, smart details, and enduring styles – that will work in tandem with the mainline apparel. Think classic loafers, panelled sneakers and luxury Italian leather and suede.”
Olie Arnold, Style Director – MrPorter
“We are launching Karl Lagerfeld in selected stores and online this September which is an exciting addition to our portfolio. It has a great, strong logo that we hope our customers will love plus it’s a premium, contemporary brand with just enough ‘showmanship’ whilst still being really wearable. We will be offering lots of strong branded t-shirts but also amazing outerwear pieces for those who really want to splurge on something extra special.”
Simon Pickering, Buying and Merchandising Director House of Fraser
“I’m very excited about A Cold Wall. We’re stocking the brand for the first time this season and the whole collection has a strong contemporary aesthetic, from the urban accessories and jersey jumpers through to their outerwear offering, which includes a great PVC coat.”
Jack Cassidy, Buying Manager Men’s Designer / Formal / Contemporary – Selfridges