After a summer spent hopping around in footy shorts and sleeveless tees, it may be time to trim the beard, cut the toe nails and update the wardrobe ahead of the new season. Well, thanks to the British-inspired Autumn/Winter collection from Ben Sherman, you can upgrade yourself from a raggedy knockabout to a sharply-dressed, street-struttin’ Style Baron in no time. We managed a sneak peak at the latest styles from the on-point brand and they certainly didn’t disappoint.
The folks at Ben Sherman were quick to tell us this collection was inspired by the ‘Great British Outdoors’ and with an emphasis on print, the collection is brought to life with textured checks, bright tartans, foliage prints and paisley accents.
The signature Ben Sherman pieces that feature well this season include the Harrington Jacket, Romford Polo and Gingham Shirt, and are all complimented by new season styles.
The parka coat dominates the silhouette for outerwear and the classic Harrington has been given an update for winter, featuring a bold paisley print.
The Black Watch Tartan makes a welcome comeback, featuring on a shirt, sweat, coats and a velvet blazer – for the truly bold.
A quilted bomber jacket and gillet also work alongside a new foliage print for t-shirts and shirts, for those that love to indulge in a little colour this winter.
Shawl-neck cardigans have been worked into knitwear alongside cable-knit sweaters and mouline, knitted jumpers. And the ever popular Trench is back in a softer peached fabrication, cementing itself as a bona fide classic.
Tailoring remains a strong focus of the brand with the new range of suits available in a variety of bold, new colour-ways such as Pine Grove, Oxblood and Rifle Green.
The collection includes a wide range of accessories including leather wallets, pocket squares, ties, bags, belts and footwear to provide the perfect finishing touch.
Gentlemen, the ball’s in your court…
Photographer: Sam Bisso; Models: George Alsford (Select), Johan Johansson (Premier); Stylist: Christian Stemmler; H&M: Lee Machin; Production: Shiny Projects; Creative Director: Tim Smith; Location: The Cotswolds, England