MENS MUST HAVE: NEW SEASON ARMANI JEANS

Getting your wardrobe ready for the new season isn’t all about pinpointing the trends and shopping accordingly. Sometimes, you have to get your basics right before you branch out in the more transient trends, which is where our new season stock of SS17 Armani Jeans comes in.

T-shirts, sweaters and jeans make up the backbone of every modern man’s wardrobe and our new arrivals from Armani Jeans cover all basic bases, from the smart button-up polo shirt, to the casual logo tee and the wear-whenever hooded sweatshirt. With jeans and chinos too, Armani Jeans’ new season stock features all the high-end basics upon which to build your off-duty outfits for the coming season.

Our top picks from the new collection include the must-have Armani Jeans Slim Fit Pique Polo Shirt, a must for evenings in the local. Wear yours with your trusty Armani denim or the versatile Armani P15 Slim Fit Chino, which will take you through the awkward transitional spring months and well into the summer. For cool, casual weekends, it is all about the Armani Jeans Slim Fit J45 Denim, paired with the Armani Jeans Embossed Logo Crew Neck Sweatshirt in Black or Burgundy. Large logos and bold branding remains big news for SS17 and this structured sweater is as comfortable and adaptable as they come. It’s guaranteed to remain a favourite in your wardrobe long after the spring/summer season ends.

Robinsons is one of the region’s leading designer stockists of menswear brands, including Armani Jeans, visit us in store today to shop the full new season collection now. 

THE NEW WAY TO WEAR THE CLASSIC FAUX FUR COAT

When it comes to winter coats, there is no style more classic than the faux fur jacket.

Carrie Bradshaw championed the look from the steps of her Manhattan brownstone in the Sex in the City days and, way before then, our grandmothers reached for the vintage fur coat for their own evenings on the town. For those of us who are not fortunate enough to be in possession of fashion’s chicest hand-me-down, the faux fur is the must-shop style of the season. However, while it may be a wardrobe classic, the new way to wear the faux fur is more street style star than night at the opera.

The new fur coat isn’t only for ladies who lunch. Instead it is for those who refuse to let average outerwear ruin an otherwise ideal outfit. The modern faux fur way calls for distressed denim and leather leggings, worn with beanie hats and cross-body bags.

What’s more, there isn’t a festive fabric that faux fur doesn’t work with, so make like Ms Bradshaw and wear your boxy faux fur coat over your sequin dress or leather mini come New Year’s Eve. After all, we Northerner’s mightn’t be known for our love of a coat on a night on the town, but who really wants to see 2017 in with the flu?

Daywear doesn’t have to be any less glam either, especially when you wear your faux fur with a black turtleneck, skinnies, a black beanie hat and some oversized sunnies to ward off the winter glare.

The key to styling your faux fur more like Ms Moss than the high-society set is to keep the rest of your luck casual. Twist hair into a nonchalant top-knot or let it hang loose and wavy around your shoulders; this isn’t a time for sleek, straightened locks or chic chignons, both of which are far too prissy for this season’s effortless off-duty look.

Visit Robinsons today to shop new season faux fur coats including this short boxy style by Armani Jeans

FOUR AW16 PIECES TO BUY IN OCTOBER AND WEAR FOREVER

Whilst nothing beats the thrill of slipping into that brand new dress or throwing a brand new coat over your shoulders for the very first time, we’re also fans of having a carefully collated collection of faithful favourites in our wardrobes. While the trends come and go, our faithful favourites remain, waiting in our wardrobes until we call on them once again, knowing that they’ll never fail to bring maximum style with minimum effort. When weekends are manic with errands and weekdays are all work, work, work, these are the pieces that’ll leave you feeling put together without so much as a second thought.

THE CAMEL COAT

The camel coat is the unicorn of the outerwear world. One of few pieces that looks equally as stylish dressed down as it down dressed up, the camel coat is timeless in every sense of the word but never anything but on trend. To make sure you wear yours for years, opt for a mid-length style with a belted waist or single-breasted collar. Skinny dark denim, black shift dresses, Breton stripes, layered knitwear and chambray shirts all work well, in fact there’s barely a look the camel coat can’t elevate.

THE FUR GILET

For luxe layering with a sophisticated 70s appeal, this season is all about the fur gilet; it’s our wardrobe hero when it comes to staying warm without resorting to your heavy winter coat. This cream number from Armani Jeans takes the guess work out of transitional layering, pairing a simple shirt with an ivory fur waterfall collar gilet. Dark jeans and black riding boots complete the look.

THE BLACK RIDING BOOT

Hands up if you feel a little burst of excitement the first time you slip up the zip on your favourite black boots? There’s something oh-so-satisfying about slipping aside your sandals and reaching for your riding boots. Our favourites for AW16 are by Michael Kors; sleek black leather, decorated with subtle gilded accents and the signature MK detailing that sets them apart from the rest. Even those of us who hesitate at a lack of heel will find themselves converted by this classic style.

THE LACE TOP

The supermarket shelves are lined with tinned sweets and glitter baubles, and it is no longer feasible to try and deny that the festivities are just around the corner. Christmas party season appears to start earlier every year and more occasions means more outfits. For client dinners, Christmas markets and even the big day itself, this ESCADA Lace V-Neck Camisole fits the bill when you’re all sequinned out. Scalloped lace in navy or burgundy promises the prettiest of respite from the endless Christmas glitz.

Which buy now, wear forever pieces are on your list this winter? Visit Robinsons of Bawtry today to fill the spaces in your wardrobe with AW16 styles from some of fashion’s biggest names.