FashionBeans Black Label Edit

17 Aug 2016
To celebrate the launch of the new Black Label Collection, we invited the experts to choose their essential buys for autumn/winter 2016. Below, Cillian O'Connor, features editor at leading online men's style title, unpicks his top picks for the season.

White Zebra Print T-shirt

A tee’s the perfect canvas for a bold statement. Unlike a punchy blazer, coat or pair of trousers, a statement tee – like this on-trend zebra print style – can be easily dressed up or down with jeans or a tailored suit. Which means more bang for your buck.

Black Single Breasted Ravine Blazer

Tired of samey tailoring? Add some subtle luxury to your smarter wear with this blazer made from a premium wool-silk blend. Featuring an all-over contrast white fleck detail, it comes cut in a slim fit – perfect for lending your look some frontman flair.

Grey Triscombe Roll Neck Sweater

Classically stylish and cold-deflecting, the roll neck’s not going anywhere. This spaced-dyed style – made in Italy from an alpaca-wool blend – proves knitwear needn’t be boring. It’s knit from a chunky yarn but cut in a slim fit, which means you get all of that heat-retaining bulk, without the Michelin Man fit.

Black Ward Millerain Parka

Meet your new winter coat. Crafted from authentic Millerain waxed cotton, this sleek black parka makes short shrift of cold-weather showers, keeping you bone dry – and looking your best.

Blue Paisley Print Shirt

It’s no secret that menswear’s on a ‘70s-inspired flex. But how to channel disco’s heyday without having to dive headfirst into bell-bottoms and pussy bow blouses?
This shirt makes it a cinch. Its muted paisley print is just the right side of acid trip and considered details like Australian Mother of Pearl buttons add to its offbeat elegance.

Black Tilly Tailored Trouser

The perfect partner to the Black Label ravine blazer, these wool-blend check trousers will make any look instantly bolder below the belt. As sharp with a shirt and smart shoes as a low-key tee and leather sneakers, they’re your new wardrobe workhorse.