Following the last Autumn related post featuring men's fashion for this season (read it here), I shot an 'outfit of the day' on behalf of David whilst wandering around the beautiful Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds. We only live a short drive away so one (cold and wet) morning we wrapped up warm and explored the ruins.
A trusty winter coat is a must-have for any wardrobe but one in this colour is particularly scrumptious. This burgundy overcoat is super versatile but more importantly, super cosy. I love smart coats with an air of 'toff' about them for men, something which David manages to pull off pretty well (chuckle).
This one is from Topman bought last Winter, although every year they manage to produce a really lovely range of stylish overcoats so there'll be something similar available this time around.
One thing about A/W is that no matter how much time you spend putting that lovely outfit together on a morning, as long as you're outside no one is going to see it. Therefore, it's well worth investing in a decent coat.
Accessorising is an easy means of showcasing 'I've thought about my appearance today' whilst staying toasty in a big coat. A tartan scarf, in my opinion, will never go out of fashion. This one - and also, my own in a similar style - were picked up from Primark as they're really affordable.
My favourite accessory is the stag brooch. I found a bargain in the form of a stag and jewel brooch from a vintage fair for myself a couple of years ago and David loved it. I finally bought one of his own from, would you believe it, eBay. If you ever have something very specific in mind, eBay or Etsy are brilliant platforms to find the ideal present. Although unfortunately, this fella (the brooch, not David) had a bit of an accident this year and now has half an antler missing. Oops.
David's favourite, unsurprisingly, is the Daniel Wellington watch. The brown leather strap and classic white face go with everything and so many people have complimented him on it!
I featured the brand in a dedicated post here as they kindly sent it to him for a review.
This is the final week you'll be able to receive 15% off using the promo code: thedressdiaries if you want to make a DW purchase of your own!
The shirt was another Primark bargain and I absolutely love it. It's a black and grey dogtooth, flannel shirt which for this time of year is ideal for keeping warm but staying smart. He's worn it to work a lot as it goes really well with any aran jumper.
Finally, the ultimate 'Oxford boy' statement is a pair of tan brogues. As you can tell, these are ridiculously well worn but they arguably get better with age. Not crazily practical for a walk in the rain and Autumn leaves though.
Hope you liked this, it's strange featuring somebody else's OOTD but I'm now lusting after all these things for myself, too. Good thing we share a wardrobe!