Acquired Taste: Autumn Apparel

The crème de la crème of fall fashion with our Editor’s picks.
Wednesday 18 September 2019
Fall calls for boots, warm scarves and stoles, and lots of coats. Photo: iStock

It’s that time of the year in some countries when the foliage turns into a dazzling display of colours to reveal the splendour of autumn. As the days get colder and the evenings grow longer, we’ve got all your essentials for the season packed into a neat list.

British Leather Chelsea Boots.

British leather Chelsea boots - autumn
Photo: The Row at Net A Porter

From Queen Victoria to The Beatles, Chelsea Boots are a staple of English culture and are still one of the most popular boot styles around. Comfortable and sleek, this stunning set from the Olsen twins brand The Row is bound to make your cropped trousers and trench coat look pop like no other.

Honey Hat.

Eugenia Kim Honey chain-trimmed wool-felt hat - autumn
Photo: Eugenia Kim at Net A Porter

Made from soft felt with a gold-tone chain around the base, this hat is subtly feminine for those looking to keep the sun off their pretty noses or their hair in place on a blustery day. This Eugenia Kim hat is the perfect accessory to finish off your boho Brigitte Bardot look; get boots to match.

Leopard Stole.

LV leaopard scarf - autumn
Photo: Louis Vuitton

A favourite of our Editor-In-Chief and a must-buy from Louis Vuitton is their supple Leopard Stole. Well-sought after, the scarf has gone through several reimaginings but the base leopard pattern and iconic design from Stephen Sprouse is still top tier.

Rain System Cashmere Coat.

Rain System Cashmere Coat - autumn
Photo: Loro Piana at Mr Porter

Soft and smooth, it’s the perfect coat to snuggle up to that someone special. Not only is it plush but that warm fuzzy feeling won’t be ruined even in wet weather with Loro Piana’s Rain System Cashmere that prevents water droplets from seeping through. Keep warm, dry and look sleek in this fetching coat.

London Roll-Top Backpack.

TUMI.MY London Rollback Bag - autumn
Photo: TUMI.MY

For the rugged and well-travelled man, this backpack has all the compartments you’d ever need. With enough space for a laptop, a tablet, phone, clothes and some toiletries, this bag’s got your back. It’s slim, comfortable and good-looking, everything you might need to traipse around Europe this autumn.

Spazzolato Leather Boots.

PRADA Spazzolato Leather Boots - autumn
Photo: Prada at Mr Porter

Most boots are made for walking but these dark-as-night heavy-duty Prada boots are made for stomping. In stunning style, stand tall and pound the floor to your favourite crowd stompers at the underground scene in any country.

Fringed Cashmere And Silk-Blend Scarf.

Photo: Loro Piana at Mr Porter


Some colour for the modern man, this dark green Loro Piana scarf will spruce up any outfit, be it for an evening soiree or morning business meeting. This scarf not only looks amazing, it will put you on cloud nine; this is one of the finest spun blends of cashmere and silk.

Jewelled Satchel.

Alexander Mcqueen Bags - autumn
Photo: Alexander McQueen

Evening or day, this satchel is for the fashionista who wants to have a little punk showing. With that gorgeous embellished skull on the front to slide your fingers in, it’ll make any woman feel like they can punch anything that comes their way. Strap or no strap, this is the bag to smash an evening out with the girls at all the clubs in London.

Oversized Denim Trench Coat.

Oversized Trench Coat - autumn
Photo: Chloé at Net A Porter

This coat is only for those with a special talent for not spilling anything on white clothing. In Whisper White, this Chloé trench coat was up against fierce contenders on the Pre-Autumn/Winter 2019/2020 runways. Yet it stands out with its simple but striking design; best for those moments when you want to make a subtle statement.

Glen Cap.

Glen Water -Repellent Woven Flat Cap - autumn
Photo: Lock & Co Hatters at Mr Porter

Those with strong jawlines and well-refined facial features can really pull off Cillian Murphy’s Peaky Blinders look. It takes a certain kind of man to wear a flat cap and dapper dressers like how David Beckham and Benicio del Toro rock this cap at all kinds of events.

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