Autumn Fashions for the English Gent

With summer tailing off and the prospect of cooler weather drawing ever closer, now is the time to update your wardrobe to include some autumn staples. From work attire to country casuals, 2010 is the season of sharp dressing, with practical tailoring, simple silhouettes and dark colours leading the way.

For work, Dolce and Gabbana have set the bar with their vintage looking jackets and sleek hues. Whilst we can not all afford designer fashions, such creations have filtered down to the high street, offering a low-cost but equally stylish option. Stick to blues, greys, purples and blacks this autumn and do not be afraid to add a 'man bag' for modernity.

For something a bit more casual, but equally high end, flying jackets and trench coats are the epitome of gentry-chic this autumn. Burberry have penned the look with beige and soft tan coats looking en-vogue in the city or countryside. For those that are not so brave, team blazers or trophy jackets with jeans to complete the smart / casual ensemble. Alternatively, tweed is a classic fabric that seems never to go out of fashion and is a good investment for any wardrobe. Tweed works well with jeans, moleskin trousers or country sporting-wear so is a great autumn / winter staple.

A day out For with the family, a RUGBY shirt or long sleeved polo shirt looks great that have teamed with a gilet. Add a chunky scarf and desert boots to provide a rugged and approachable style, that will not look out of place on walks or in the pub. Puffa jackets are ideal for cooler days when the gilet will not suffice and can transcend into winter and spring, giving you good value for money.

By adding a few classic pieces into your wardrobe this season, you can look stylish for years to come. Do not be afraid to invest in quality clothing that will stand the test of time, as well as mixing and matching with high street fashions.