Shopping this fall is even more complex than usual. With so much of the world in a state of topsy-turvy turbulence, what’s a guy to wear? Rather than looking to the newest, buzziest designs (hello, gender-neutral muumuus and leather daddy trousers), we’d suggest investing in a few exceptionally well-made classics, like the ones we highlighted in our fall style issue. In times of uncertainty, superlative wardrobe staples will never fail you.
Coincidentally, our friends at Mr Porter have been thinking the same thing and they’ve answered with the most luxurious Mr P collection they’ve ever produced. Of course, enduring style has always been a key part of the e-tailer’s in-house brand, which is a reliable source for the kind of pieces most men reach for on a daily basis: oxford shirts, chinos, cashmere sweaters. But the latest collection, launching October 12th, ups the ante with top-of-the-line materials (Mongolian camelhair, solid brass hardware) and some of the most esteemed manufacturers (shoes crafted by the oldest maker in Northampton). These are basics at their very best.
If you’re at a loss for how to refresh your wardrobe this season, Mr P’s latest collection is a good place to start. We asked Olie Arnold, Mr Porter’s style director, for his expert advice on the seven key pieces to buy now. Consider this your fall fashion shopping list.