Stories / September 2019

New & Lingwood's Autumnal Inspiration

Mathias Le Fèvre takes the excellent AW19 collection by New & Lingwood on a rural road test as the heritage Jermyn Street brand explores the essence of British fall with a symphony of rich colours, confident checks and sharply cut tailoring.

Autumn and winter are without a doubt the most exciting seasons in any sartorial wardrobe. The colder weather will soon be upon us and as the temperature drops, the well-dressed gentleman enjoys adding layers of earthy tweeds, mottled flannels and soft moleskin. From a handsome forest-green wool coat to an authentic Bigton Shetland tweed jacket in a brown, teal and burnt orange houndstooth, the quintessential English gentlemen’s outfitter New & Lingwood will certainly be preparing you to take on any adventure in style. I stopped by the Jermyn Street store and picked out my highlights from the AW19 collection. A 4am alarm clock was set for the following day. Accompanied by my photographer Nick Tydeman, I left London and drove off towards Somerset to chase the light over Cheddar Gorge and explore the Palladian architecture of Bath.

A selection of big overcoats to keep warm should be an essential part of any gentleman’s winter wardrobe. This is the Althorp Coat. It is a double-breasted “hero piece” that takes its style cues from the greatcoat which was originally know as military attire in the 19th century. Made from a luxurious forest-green wool this will allow you to combat the depths of winter chills in fine style. The overcoat is here styled with a burgundy cashmere roll-neck and pair of windowpane check flannel trousers.

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