Words by Keanu Adorable

We’re right in the middle of the winter season, and it hasn’t been forgiving. Keeping warm is our priority but this doesn’t mean we should sacrifice our style (you don’t really need to put on that sweater you got from aunt Julie during Christmas). But no worries, we have sorted you out in the knitwear department, ranging from high street to high end, it’s time you invest properly in some quality knitwear pieces for, what look so like, the long harsh winter months.

KNITWEAR PIECE 1: JIGSAW – Mock Neck Cocoon Jumper

Made from a chunky lambswool blend in a mouliné slate blue, this jumper by Jigsaw features that statement mock neck. Further styling details include raglan sleeves and deep ribbed cuffs and hem, giving you maximum comfort and coverage – perfect knitwear piece for those cold mornings/evenings.

KNITWEAR PIECE 2: FOLK- Wool Blended Sweater

This Folk sweater is knitted from a soft wool-blend in warm shades and is an exclusive at Mr. Porter. The crew neck is lightly padded to provide extra warmth where you need it most, which is often if you’re in the northern hemisphere these upcoming months.

KNITWEAR PIECE 3: KENT AND CURWEN – Vintage Cable Knit Sweater

With the feel of a favourite vintage piece, this textured knit by our emerging favourite brand Kent And Curwen has been carefully stonewashed and finished with deliberate aged and used detailing. You can pair this piece with a tonal peg leg trouser for a strong winter look for casual or smart wear.

KNITWEAR PIECE 4: COS – Cable-Knit Jumper

This jumper from COS is made from a chunky, heavyweight cotton blend with a mix of half-cardigan and wide cable stitches for detail. A relaxed fit, that is completed with a rounded neck and ribbed edges. A perfect piece for your winter wardrobe.

KNITWEAR PIECE 5: CRAIG GREEN – Cutout Merino Wool-Blend Bouclé Sweater

Awar winning designer Craig Green’s fisherman-inspired sweater is rib-knitted from merino wool-blend in a bouclé effect that’s both soft and substantial – perfect for this season. It has an embroidered cutout on the back, underneath the label’s signature tassel detail. Try teaming this piece with chinos and sneakers for a laid-back and casual fit.

KNITWEAR PIECE 6: OLIVER SPENCER – Talbot Roll Neck Beech Grey

Made from 100% extra fine merino wool, the Talbot Roll Neck is a perfect winter layer. It can be worn over a t-shirt for a more casual look on warmer days or alone under a short jacket for a smarter look. It also features slightly longer sleeve allowing your thumb through the subtle hole in the cuff to keep your hands extra warm.



With the next couple of weeks being forecast to be incredibly chilly Andy for the UK to be more like the.  Arctic Circle , we thought we’d select our top 6 Parkas for this winter to keep you warm in those frosty condition, perfect for a rainy day in Old Blighty or skiing in the Alps, we high recommend you pay a visit to all sites for your winter jacket.

Carhartt– UR Siberian Parka
Created in 1889 Carhartt is well known for its work wear clothing, with products ranging from basic jean silhouettes through to fire resistant clothing.
However, their coats are some of the brands more popular pieces with their parkas totally killing it, with our number one pick being the classic ‘UR Siberian Parka’ in black, with a white fur hood. Paired with the letters UR on the back this jacket to denote their collaboration with the brand Underground Resistance, adds to your look whilst keeping you warm at the same time, what more could you want.  Why don’t you go and have a look.

Pretty green– Khaki lightweight cotton parka
Fronted by, our kid,  Liam Gallagher, Pretty green is built upon the influence in which British street wear has on the music and fashion throughout the world, founded in 2009, a detailed understanding of the culture has allowed them to stay incredibly relevant.
Our second pick is the ‘Khaki lightweight cotton parka’, this military vibe jacket is perfect for them darker looks and brilliant for layering, don’t miss out.

Penfield– Greylock water proof performance mountain parka
Founded in 1975, Penfield is known for its outerwear and became incredibly popular in the 80’s due to a wide range of retail channel. The brand still popular for its coats and jackets has started venturing out of the original neutral colours, with bright oranges and royal blues.
However, our pick of the bunch is this striped beauty, the Greylock water proof performance mountain parka in Navy its something a little different to the classic parka, for those of you after something a little different.

The North Face– Men’s McMurdo 2 parka
The North face is undoubtly the most well known of all the brands mentioned today, the name came from the north hemisphere of a mountain which is usually the coldest and most difficult route to climb on a mountain, hinting at this gear being up for any challenge.
Our fourth pick being The Men’s McMurdo 2 parka, paired with the goose down insulation and water repellent finish keeping you warm in the worst of conditions and to bring us right bang up to date and for a contemporary 21st century feel,where would we be without ‘a pocket big enough to carry an IPad.’

Parajumper– Pollar Equipment Musher ‘Saffron’
Parajumper is the brainchild of designer Massimo Rossetti, creating high quality outerwear with the name originating from the Para jumpers in the wars being super tough and courageous, just how the jackets are seen for today’s market.
Getting into the Luxury end of the market Parajumper is an outerwear brand known for it high quality jackets, and the Pollar Equipment Musher ‘Saffron’ is a wonderful example of the pieces released by the brand, with the beautiful Saffron colouring, it may not be to everyone’s taste but we would highly recommend having a look.

Canada Goose– Canada coat red Parka
Founded in 1957 Canada goose focuses on high quality winter clothing, producing all garments to keep you warm from gloves through to jackets, beginning in Canada’s cold city of Toronto the brand now sixty years old is untouchable in the luxury winter wear industry.
A new release to finish us off is the Canada coat in red, this is the latest of their offerings, plus their only being four hundred worldwide, what are you waiting for?

Camouflage is either a massive do or don’t in fashion nowadays, with those who wear it best absolutely killing it. Thanks to the uprise of streetwear the stereotype of the army has been completely flipped with some of the best outfits consisting of ‘Camo’ cargo bottoms, as well as brands such as Supreme and Carhartt WIP releasing pieces inspired by the staple garment.

However, from the original Camouflage the birth of new colourways including vibrant colours such as pinks and yellows have become frequently seen, now one of the more popular colourways is the winter Camouflage consisting of whites, greys and blacks, which this season are proving to be incredibly popular. The brands highlighting this current trend include brands such as Canada Goose, Russell & Bromley, Sandro, The Northface; all showcasing multiple products of interest to a wide audience, however, the winter camouflage is a pattern, which goes with all different types of clothing silhouette and is a wonderful look for a casual day.

However we understand that this specific print isn’t for everybody, however, we fully endorse that you go camo this season…

Canada Goose – Men’s Expedition Parka

Rusell & Bromley – ‘Dolce’ Buckle and Keeper Belt


Sandro – Future Camouflage-Print Jogging Bottoms

The North Face – Borealis Classic Backpack

Bjorn Borg –  BB Camo Shorts

Valentino –  Garavani Camouflage Print Washbag

Words by Keanu Adorable

Autumn is here and the weather is going to get brutal once again, and what would a new season be without having new favourites to add to our winter wardrobe? So as the sun is hiding away for the upcoming months, we need to cover up for the cold season – and your cover-up is the first thing everyone sees on you – and it needs to help you look stylish and cosy. We are spoiled with choices with winter coats, so to make things easier, we’ve chosen 6 of the best outerwear for men, from high-street and designer options.

ZARA Checked Chester Coat

This checkered coat by Zara has a classic silhouette which includes classic pointed lapels, button-up fastening, side flap pockets, back vent and lined interior with pocket. You can wear it with formal and casual attires throughout the winter months.

WEEKDAY Tristan Checked Coat

Swedish brand WEEKDAY has a fantastic piece form their latest collection, again with the checked pattern it also has a classic style enhanced by the checked print and a soft wool blend with a long -thread finish. It has a high stand collar with big lapels, big buttons and two big flap pockets, it looks absolutely cosy and warm! perfect to keep you comfortable during the winter season.

NEXT Signature Car Coat

All you sophisticated dads out there, this is a good pick for you. This car coat style is made from quality British fabric. Finished with a cotton chambray lining, don’t be surprised if you get stopped and get compliments by your coworkers or other dads in the school gate.

REISS Voisset Cashmere-Blend Overcoat

Add a touch of warmth and luxury to your autumn winter outerwear options with Reiss’ cashmere blend Voisset coat. Featuring two spacious front pockets and a wide pointed lapel collar in a long length, this classic coat has been given a modern update with its slightly oversized silhouette. Layer over a cosy knitwear piece for added comfort to complete the seasonal look.

WHISTLES Deconstructed Overcoat

Relaxed in fit and contemporary in design, this smart but slouchy coat by Whistles is a versatile design made to meet the modern man’s everyday needs. Wear over a suit to give your commute dress code an edge or wear with jeans and knitwear on weekends away or days off in the city.

OLIVER SPENCER Beaumont Coat Baker Charcoal

A classic piece of outerwear for this the season, the Beaumont Coat by Oliver Spencer is a smart choice for the winter months. Cut from a variation of the Prince of Wales check, in a 100% wool, its super soft construction and fine details mean it’s a coat for all occasions. Featuring an elegant 5 button fastening, the coat is finished with thoughtful details throughout, including buttoned cuffs, a chest welt pocket and two outer slant pockets perfect for keeping your hands warm during any cold snaps.

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Words by Charlie Britton

As the Summer slowly drifts into yesterdays past and we look towards the Autumn Winter season, it’s time we start to think about outerwear. As this time of the year can be a tricky one, here at Clothes Make The Man we’ve picked out 6 of the best transitional jackets to get you through this awfully unpredictable weather.

One thing we can all agree on is that this time of year is humid, wet and rather uncomfortable. Trying to pick out the right outerwear piece can be quite the challenge, with overcoats and overshirts battling out for the win. Rest assured, we’ve chosen out favourite lightweight pieces that’ll keep you cosy and stylish, rain or shine.

The Burberry Sandringham

A British icon and fashion essential, the Burberry trench coat in the honey colourway is the perfect transitional outerwear piece that’ll never go out of date. Heritage, style and flare all come to mind when thinking about the famous trench coat and this mid-length style is the perfect option for the Summer Autumn showdown. Sandringham Trench Coat

burberry trench coat

Cos Twill Shirt Jacket

One of the strongest highstreet brands in our opinion is Cos and this year, they’ve once again proven why. This Twill Shirt Jacket in navy is a perfect transitional piece due to its lightweight construction and stylish appeal. Perfect for layering over sweatshirts and easy to throw over your shoulder, it’s perfect for both humid and cooler temperatures and will carry you through to the Winter season. Cos Twill Shirt Jacket 

cos shirt jacket

Hammond & Co by Patrick Grant Harrington

Fashion Designer and Director of Norton & Sons of Saville Row, Patrick Grant, has made his irresistible design style available on the high street with his Hammond & Co collection at Debenhams. This Harrington jacket is another perfect transitional season piece, constructed using a rich cotton blend. Worn over a shirt for work or a tee on the weekends, this is a great choice for Britains turbulent weather and can be carried through to Winter as a layering piece. Hammond & Co Harrington Jacket 

patrick grant jacket

Engineered Garments Overshirt

American-made is the game, Engineered Garments is the name. A perfect outwearwear piece that’ll fall on trend every Autumn, this Military style Overshirt is great for the coming colder months as it can be worn over a plain tee or used as a layering piece. Thick cotton-twill and utilitarian details make this piece a must have as it really will work with almost every colour and style. What’s more, the beautiful military green colourway will always be on-trend and works effortlessly with with Autumnal shades. Engineered Garments Overshirt

green overshirt men

Oliver Spencer Artist Jacket

This is a piece we spotted on the catwalk at London Fashion Week Mens and instantly fell in love with. Oliver Spencer never fails to disappoint and this indigo Artist Jacket certainly speaks for itself. Made of 100% cotton, this lightweight garment can be incorporated into anyones style and once again, will work well into the colder months as a layering piece. Oliver Spencer Artist Jacket

oliver spencer jacket

Topman Workwear Jacket

Topman has managed to secure a place on this list with a perfect affordable option for the transitional season. This Denim Workwear Jacket is a beautiful piece with lots of character and will work perfectly over the next few months due to its lightweight construction. Don’t let this piece put you off either, double denim is still on-trend and isn’t showing signs of giving in anytime soon. Topman Workwear Jacket

workwear jacket men

Come rain or shine, these 6 outerwear pieces will do you justice and keep you comfortable during this awkward British transitional weather season. If overshirts are ticking the right boxes and you want to see more, you can always check out our piece on 6 of the best overshirts here for some more inspiration.