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.

 

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

Even though most of us are basking in the sunlight this summer, the autumn leaves and winter breeze is just around the corner, and it’s time of that year again to start layering up to battle the ruthless weather – which is a perfect excuse to go treat yourself to acquire new garments. Why not upgrade your current wardrobe with a brand new sweater?  but not just any sweater, tennis sweaters.

Here at Clothes Make The Man, we love it when preppy menswear classics get a modern twist with its silhouette. These items lose its blandness, and sometimes outdated roots which give the wearer an updated yet smart look, thanks to their face-framing and shoulder-broadening diagonal collar stripes. These bold V-neck knits look just as good over jeans and a tee as they do when layered with your favourite suit or slim chinos. Even if you don’t play tennis, you can still feel like Roger Federer no matter how bad your backhand is. Here are our top 6 picks for you to check out.

Orley Wide Trim V-Neck

Gucci Webbing-Trimmed Wool Sweater

Wimbledon Ralph Lauren V-Neck Sweatshirt

Wimbledon Ralph Lauren Sweater

Dries Van Noten Contrast-Tipped Merino Wool Sweater

Dries Van Noten Sweater

 

Words by Charlie Britton

Man in Camel Coat

As Autumn sets in and the Winter months loom in the not so far distance, a good coat is a vital piece in any mans wardrobe. For the past couple of Winters, the camel coat has been a staple addition to any outerwear range, and this year it’s not going anywhere.

From retails such as A.P.C and Burberry, to the high street giants of River Island and TopMan, the undeniably British camel coat is making a shining appearance in this years Autumn collections. If a camel coat is something you already own, or you are considering purchasing, here is where you’ll find out how to make the most of it.

Our Favourites

This year, almost every designer has created some form of camel coat, whether it may be an overcoat, mac or duffle coat. The neutral camel colour works effortlessly with almost any look and it pairs with many other monochrome and saturated colours beautifully, allowing for an extensive range of styling.

apc camel coat

This A.P.C coat is a beautiful piece, perfect for the coming colder months. Its tailored shape and streamline cut is fitting for any outfit, whether you’re pairing it with a shirt and trousers, or some jeans and a t-shirt. As you can see, this coat can be worn effortlessly with a denim shirt, some slim fitting jeans and a clean pair of white sneakers, so it doesn’t limit you to formal occasions at all.

whistles camel coat

This Whistles Menswear coat is slightly darker in shade then the A.P.C coat, with contrasting buttons and a breast pocket. This coat is again, perfect for any outfit, whether your rocking a suit or some raw denim jeans. Constructed from Spanish wool, this coat will undoubtedly keep you warm in the winter, and it’s traditional shape leaves room for layering under a jumper or a suit jacket.

river-island-camel

The high street retailers are also rocking the camel coats this season. This River Island coat is very similar to the A.P.C coat, although the shade is unquestionably darker. A fraction of the price too, this RI piece is a great alternative if you don’t want to splash out too much of your hard earned cash. They’ve styled this coat with a classic oxford shirt, some black trousers and a pair of suede shoes, perfect for a smart-casual event. Swap out the trousers for some chinos and throw on some sneakers and your good to go for a roast at your local.

topman camel

Last but most definitely not least, we have the TOPMAN coat. This coat is slightly different to the others, avoiding the use of exterior pockets completely, leaving a seamless finish from top to bottom. Again, this coat will not break the bank, and is a slightly lighter shade alternative to the River Island coat. This coat’s shape is also slightly more relaxed, pairing perfectly with jeans and a t-shirt or hoodie. This jacket has been styled with a Breton style tee, showing how versatile and clash-free this staple garment is.

A man who knows a thing or two about style and is at the forefront of fashion, Patrick Grant, British fashion designer and creative director of Norton & Sons of Savile Row, amongst other things, briefly explains in this short clip why the camel coat is such a timeless wardrobe staple, so if you don’t want to take our word for it, you can most definitely take his.

           

As you now know, the Camel Coat is a perfect addition to your wardrobe. Its versatility and effortlessly clean finish makes for an essential garment this coming season, and will carry you through to Summer next year, without aging one bit. Lastly, as Samuel Johnson once said, “A man with a good coat upon his back meets with a better reception than he who has a bad one”, and here at Clothes-Make-The-Man, we couldn’t agree more.