LCM 16

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may only just be a few days old, but with London Collections Men coming back into town, we’re already looking forward to what the end of the year will bring, sartorially speaking at least. Whatever the year, A/W always means outerwear, and this year is no different. Utility references continue to be a defining trend…think army great coats, biker-aviator jackets with shearling accents, parkas, military bombers and the utility shacket…that’s a hybrid shirt-jacket just FYI.

It’s as much about shape as it is about styling for A/W 16. For the fashion forward folks out there, this is your chance to go big. You can experiment with volume, in the form of a poncho, an oversized coat, a wide-legged trouser, a boxy Harrington jacket, a puffa jacket, a tunic or a relaxed tapered trousers. Alternatively you can tighten things up with an Eastern-inspired belted jacket, a close cut rollneck or tailored cargo pants. The suit, the staple of menswear, covers all these bases…you can go utilitarian with a uniform suit, retro with a zip-through tracksuit, slouchy with a lounge suit or sharp with a checked two-piece.

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Whether you like your threads classic or casual, LCM A/W 16 looks set to be all about the silhouette.