Six men’s fashion buys, ENDLESS looks. And all from £45

Gilly Ferguson,-Writer

Your (simple) new wardrobe wishlist? Sorted

Are you on the hunt for some sure-fire menswear wardrobe wins – minus any fuss? You’re in the right place. We’ve whittled down the season’s six BEST new fashion buys for men, all of them cleverly designed to make your existing wardrobe work even harder. 

From the suits-all shirt of 2022, to the coolest cashmere jumper and the 5-star-rated chinos (that sell out time and time again), these six forever buys have one thing in common, they’re designed to last. So whether you’re after a new look – or just some easy updates – consider this the smart way to refresh your wardrobe, now.


John Lewis Corduroy Notch Lapel Regular Fit Suit Jacket, Copper, £150

The thinking man’s fabric of choice, corduroy, is soft to the touch and gets better with age (much like Ryan Gosling, we imagine). This cordy co-ord is 14 wales, making it a mid-level, suits-all occasions kind of suit. [Fact fans: ‘wales’ are the wiggly ribs, measured per inch, that give corduroy its unique texture – high numbers feel more formal, low numbers feel more informal]. Wear solo with a crisp white tee, neutral trousers and trainers, or double up with the matching trews and tassel loafers if you’re feeling particularly fancy.


Reiss Greenwich Shirt, Navy, £68

PSA: you cannot go wrong with one of Reiss’ pieces. Take the Greenwich shirt as case in point – an easy wardrobe win for any smart-casual occasion, suitably muted in design and with a relaxed, deliberate cut that feels achingly cool. Available in five colourways guaranteed to suit all, but our money’s on navy for autumn/winter. 


John Lewis Cashmere Cable Crew Neck Jumper, Sea Moss, £125

Cable knit? Check. Cashmere? Check. Envy-inducing? Strokably soft? Decadent? Inspired by the Aran Islands and packed with feel goods as standard? Checkity-check-check. Made to last, this cable crew knit deserves its top spot in the menswear haul of fame. Consider it an investment, safe in the knowledge that it’s machine washable on a delicate wool cycle (er, how sensible are we?). Cashmere, if you can.


John Lewis Essential Straight Cut Chinos, Navy, £49

The chances are you already own a pair of these. If you don’t, your best friend probably does. Five years in the making, forever fashionable – and with 1,000 pairs sold every week – these classic chinos made from BCI Cotton (which stands for Better Cotton Initiative, a non-profit programme that promotes better standards in cotton farming) are a timeless icon, thoughtfully designed with 2% elastane to make them more comfortable to wear and a peached finish for a softer touch. Think of it as self-care for legs.


John Lewis Organic Cotton Poplin Palm Print Long Sleeve Pyjama Set, Red, £45

Nothing beats that feeling of slipping into your PJs after a long day – it’s those little moments that set a mood and help us to unwind. Consciously crafted from 100% organic cotton poplin, these PJs are soft, sleek and breathable – with added (palm print) pizazz – and a classic, suits-all cut. Early nights and leisurely lie-ins have never looked, nor felt, so good.


John Lewis Wax Cotton Chore Jacket, Navy, £99

The (Other) Icon? The Chore jacket. Granted, it doesn’t sound all that much fun – but this durable, dutiful jacket is destined to become the hardest working item in your wardrobe. Made to last, it boasts an all-weather 100% dry oil wax coating that laughs in the face of downpours, plus a zip fastening with mock horn buttons. Lined with Blackwatch tartan and diamond-quilted for warmth, frankly no wardrobe wishlist is complete without one.

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