Utility is big news this season, but the trend goes further than a worker’s belt or chunky boots. Instead, it’s about spotlighting pieces that serve a purpose beyond just looking good. The trend’s hero piece? The chore jacket – an item inspired by the genuine workwear worn by field and factory workers. Structured in silhouette but casual enough to wear everyday, the chore jacket is an excellent transitional piece to wear between the seasons. Ours come in a wide range of colours to suit every occasion – from bold yellow to olive green – and looks perfect dressed up with a shirt or down with a sweatshirt.
2. The Gilet
In recent months, the gilet has enjoyed a well-deserved resurgence and much like the chore jacket, ticks the boxes of both fashion and functionality. The beauty of the gilet is that there are a magnitude of ways to wear it: with a T-shirt and chinos for a casual weekend date or with a shirt and tailored trousers for more formal occasions. Our gilets are made with surplus cotton or wool, so promise to help ward off the chill and, if you’re keen to tap into the utility trend, pick one with heavy patch pockets and an industrial-style brass zip.
3. The Grandad Shirt
While the classic shirt is unlikely to ever lose its place in the world, there’s something to be said for its slightly more casual sidekick, the collarless grandad shirt. This iteration maintains the same smart structure and silhouette that the standard shirt is so loved for, but its collarless neck band makes it undoubtedly a little less formal. Our favourite way to wear it? By layering it up with one of our Nehru jackets and pairing it with cotton twill chinos for an effortless look that’s hard to beat.