We did it! We endured the heat wave, made it through multiple sleepless nights and through many uncomfortable peak-hour train rides. Though we’re never ones to long for cooler weather, this summer really pushed it, and we’re now safely in autumn’s chilly embrace. If you’ve forgotten how to dress for temperatures below 28 degrees, we’ve got you covered. Check out our autumn style essentials for men…
If you find yourself accumulating useless receipts and business cards you have no use for and dumping them all in your wallet, it’s time to slim down. The Bellroy Low Down wallet is a good option when you need a junk detox, simply because it only has space for the essentials. The wallet can hold your cash as well as up to eight cards.
With a beautiful Italian Nappa leather strap and minimal dial, the Uniform Wares M40 Calendar Wristwatch makes for a nice everyday piece. It’s also smart and elegant enough that you can wear it into the evening too. The Swiss-made watch is constructed from high-quality components, including a scratch resistant sapphire lens. The modern style is sure to become a favourite this season.
Buy: END Clothing
The straight slim fit of the Nudie Jeans Co. Lean Dean is classic and will see you through many more autumns to come. The quality denim construction of the jeans makes them just as timeless as their look. The brand is a great choice, not only because of their stellar pieces, but because they have a super sustainable approach. They offer a free repair service and they re-sell second-hand products in order to minimise waste.
Buy: David Jones
A high-quality, basic button up shirt is a great go-to for both casual and smarter occasions. It’s really easy to dress up or down, and can be styled in a number of different ways. This shirt by Form & Thread is made from premium Italian cotton twill, and has a modern fit.
Keep your feet and ankles well protected from the harsh autumn conditions (okay, they won’t be too harsh in Australia) with a sleek pair of Norse Projects socks. These ones are super soft, thanks to their mostly cotton construction. Their look is classic too, with two simple stripes at the top.
Buy: Need Supply
Bomber jackets always look awesome, and it’s a shame that you can only really wear them when it’s cold enough to warrant one. But not so anymore, thanks to Venroy’s Linen Bomber. No need to be in the depths of winter for this one, thanks to its lightweight linen construction. It’s available in a number of classic colour combinations, but our favourite is the beige and navy iteration.
Though any of Common Projects’ sneakers would work well for autumn, we especially like the Tournament Suede ones this year. Their neutral light grey colourway would look ideal with nearly any autumn outfit, and their thick Margom rubber soles deliver grip in case the weather turns for the worse. Leather insoles ensure a comfortable fit, so you can wear them day and night easily.
Buy: Mr Porter
Chinos are super versatile, and these ones by Dr Denim are a great option this season. They offer a comfortable cotton construction, and look stellar with the cuffs rolled up, letting your ankles enjoy some of that sweet autumn breeze. The fit is relaxed but still tailored, so you can wear them when an occasion calls for a smart dress code too.
Buy: Dr Denim
With a round frame that’s sure to flatter most face shapes, Soelae by Sunday Somewhere is a modern style with a classic look. The sunnies are made with high-quality Italian acetate, while the resin coated lens delivers a sleek gradient brown aesthetic.
Buy: Sunday Somewhere
This is a super well-designed bag by Incase, which has compartments aplenty for all your gear. You can wear it as a backpack or carry it in hand thanks to the grab handle on the side. Constructed from highly durable nylon, the bag is made to last. The bag’s main compartment can expand 35%, which is ideal if you’re going for an autumn weekend away or a work trip.
A good-quality t-shirt is a year-round essential, but especially during the in-between seasons where layering is the key to dressing well. Use the AS Colour Marble Tee as a base layer and build up from there. The t-shirt comes pre-shrunk so it’ll fit you perfectly from the start.
This luxurious 100% merino wool jumper by Norse Projects is the perfect piece for layering this season. Wear it over a simple t-shirt for a casual look, or over a button-up shirt to step up your outfit. The jumper’s light grey colourway means it’ll go with nearly everything, too.
Buy: END Clothing