How To Dress like a Modern Man this Season

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The Art of the Modern Man presented by Mr. Jones. Ted Baker menswear collection.

Feel that? It’s the mercury dropping. 

Like it or not, the seasons are changing and winter is fast-approaching. From a sartorial perspective, the imminent temperature drop brings with it a plethora of options: all-weather puffers, dark indigo denim jackets, lightweight knits, leather boots, the list goes on. 

To help you update your wardrobe for autumn/winter 2019, we’ve compiled a curated edit of the key trends and the most versatile menswear pieces from the best local and international menswear designers.

Retro-Styled Sportswear with Modern Trimmings 

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Tommy Hilfiger and Tommy Jeans menswear collection.

If modern all-American sportswear is your vibe, the new-season offering by Tommy Hilfiger and Tommy Jeans is sure to thrill. Here, Masterchef’s Hayden Quinn embraces his refined-yet-casual style with the ultimate pair of jeans – a faded-out wash for that perfectly worn-in look.

A Fresh Take on Nine-To-Five Style

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Ted Baker menswear collection.

The best way to add personality to a corporate wardrobe? With details. Whether it’s a subtle cuff design or the luxe lining of your coat, nobody does it better than Ted Baker.

From architect Nick Tobias in smart suiting to ex-AFL star Tom Derickx’s more casual weekday approach, the details in Ted Baker menswear allow for your personality to shine through. 

After-Work Drinks

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Gant’s new season. Sperry boat shoes.

Not in any hurry to rush home? If you’ve booked in an out-of-hours debrief with your boss or after-work drinks, Gant’s new season offering allows for a quick change of pace. Dress down your office-approved shirt with a stylish winter puffer like Tom Derickx. Alternatively, opt for a sky-blue pullover from Gant during the autumn months. 

The High-Tech Set

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Bose’s latest luxury offering from noise-masking sleepbuds to smart tech soundbars.

Technology is the saving grace of the modern man. With Bose, next-gen tech meets design perfection. From noise-cancelling sleepbuds to smart sound offerings, Bose blends seamlessly with your new season aesthetic. 

Relaxed Suiting for Everyday 

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Country Road's new season.

Most day-to-day events fall somewhere between casual Sunday afternoon barbecue and black-tie soiree. Elevate your everyday arsenal with Country Road’s relaxed suiting; pair a classic blazer in neutral tones with your go-to shirt and chinos for instant appeal. Founder of The Resilience Project, Hugh Van Cuylenburg shows us how with his high/low approach to suiting.

High-Voltage Colour 

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Calvin Klein Jeans. Fred Perry sneakers.

When neutrals just won’t cut it... For most, black, white and grey are sartorial main-stays during the cooler months. While it may feel counterintuitive, a jolt of colour might be just the thing to reinvigorate your winter wardrobe. Hayden Quinn’s winter go-to: a bright logo hoodie and designer denim from Calvin Klein Jeans and Calvin Klein Performance.

Casual-Cool Weekend Style 

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Paul Smith's menswear collection.

Elevate your basics with Paul Smith’s menswear collection. AFL player-cum-musician Tom Derickx knows how to elevate a standard weekend denim-and-tee look. A college-style sweater for the modern man involves varsity sleeves, and a fitted silhouette in complementary shades.

Sharp Tailoring to Make an Impression

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Joe Black menswear collection. Oliver Sweeney boots.

Some weekdays are more high-stakes than others. Dress to impress for your next presentation with Joe Black. Award-winning architect Nick Tobias understands the importance of suiting up. Add an element of sophistication to your look with a statement jacket in old-school check, then add an eye-catching pocket square.

To read our complete transformation stories from these inspiring men, pick up your issue of the Autumn/Winter 2019 edition of Mr Jones, available instore now.

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