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Thinking of autumn and the chillier days and evenings? Charles Tyrwhitt has a layer you need to zip into, say hello to the fractional zip sweater .As the cooler months are fast approaching, we’ll have countless months of jumpers coats and layers ahead, which brings us to get your knitwear in check.

A knitwear and shirt combination is a versatile mix and the coupling for both smart and casual, but how about a jumper that can combine the two, firstly as a polo and also as a v-neck, with the clever fractional zip at the neckline. The fractional zip’s magic is really in its versatility. It can add texture to an otherwise boring jacket but also instantly reveal layers with the flick of the wrist, and best of all the sweater will keep its structure even when zipped. The best thing about a zip up sweater is when you want to switch from hi-neck to v-neck a born layering piece with the ability to dress casual outfits upo and smart outfits down, this high-necked contemporary classic is an absolute must in any man’s rotation. It can lend a stuffy tailoring a relaxed edge or even give simple trainers and jeans a purpose. That’s when silhouette trumps almost every other aspect of an outfit, having structure is the key.

Oatmeal Merino wool zip neck jumper:  Now that we’re half way through september, bright colours should be worn with caution, sweaters are supposed to be subtle not loud and this beaut is in a golden oatmeal, crafted from pure Woolmark-certified Merino wool for extra warmth and luxury, which is easy to mix and match a delicate and soft for any occasion Merino is known as nature’s performance fabric, comfortable, breathable and temperature regulating and has been garment washed for an even softer finish. Sweaters are known to be considered casual, but actually they can form a very sophisticated part of a tailored look, perfect layer even under your suit or coat. 

What are the best shoes to wear when you’re trying to go for that smart casual look? Want dress-shoe sophisticated and tennis shoe comfort? Suede trainers can make the smoothest way to move from work to play for soft and supple autumnal styling. Don’t ever think that suede shoes might be playing second best to leather, but all that will change when autumn blows in.

Tobacco brown suede trainers : Suede shoes are an autumn men’s staple and there’s a particular new breed of shoes that we’re feeling far more, these suede trainers. Suede is leather’s softer and more sensitive cousin and worn to base an outfit, suede shoes give a more gentle feel than their stiffer counterpart.  

These trainers are made in 100% leather have been created with the upper and lining from durable real leather to give you long-lasting wear and bonus for extra comfort interior padding and a super-lightweight rubber sole that flexes as you walk, and as anxiety around rain and stains, suede all too often takes second place to when it comes to styles, but fear not my friends,these rubber soles are resistant to water, ageing and discolouration, so you won’t have any fear of a bit of rain. Bonus, bonus.

These trainers are perfect enough for any smart-casual situation. Using minimalist basics and a tonal palette to anchor an outfit then deploying some statement outerwear to serve as a focal point is a tried-and-tested recipe sartorial success. Whatever you wear, any stylish pieces  are there to serve as a backdrop and allow you to get really adventurous with your choice of sweater and trainers. You can’t get any more smart-casual than that.

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