The result of mixing practical workwear influences and utilitarian-style tailoring with the clean lines of sportswear, all in a muted palette of matching masculine shades, autumn’s most wearable menswear trend is all about tough, understated design.
You can see this smart functional mood reflected in reworked classics like the two-pocket jacket, for example, stripped back to feel basic and boxy at Berluti and Matthew Miller this season. Margaret Howell is another designer known for focusing on utility and luxury, and she layered tailored work coats over sweaters and flannel trousers, highlighting the importance of tonal colour by sticking to grey throughout.
A similar approach lent minimal suits at Jil Sander and Calvin Klein a no-nonsense edge, styled with knitted t-shirts and technical coats.
The cashmere joggers and tracksuits at Bottega Veneta ensured uniform styling felt contemporary rather than vintage-inspired, making it obvious there’s nothing boring about dressing in that way this season.