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As a summer person, I’m usually the last in the fashion pack to proclaim the arrival of the autumn-winter season. But it does pay to be prepared, which means being warm and dry amongst other things. So I will share with you a few items currently on my radar. Just don’t expect me to whoop. Or to write winsome fashion prose involving cosiness and autumn colours. What I love about summer is simplicity. This year a striped Breton, floral shorts by Post Overalls and pairing up a Timex on grosgrain with a Matt Singer nautical rope bracelet brought me great joy. Cold weather dressing meanwhile, requires investment and serious thought: which is probably why the young and skint are often so bad at it.

1. Casely-Hayford‘s leather trimmed corduroy sports jacket caught my eye at The Showroom Next Door back in February. The strong colour and the leather trim on the cuffs is a great rebuff to the upcoming seasons’ drabness.

2. I’ve ordered these bison-hide boots from L.L.Bean in anticipation that the long, wet summer will roll seamlessly into a long, wet winter. For a country synonymous with rain, Britain has really never sorted out its rain footwear: I’m just not likely to be seen wearing Hunters in W1. The genius combination of the L.L.Bean boot meanwhile (sturdy tread grip, rubber boot and luxurious premium leather ankle) means versatility for both urban and country. Maybe this year I can stop looking enviously at what savvy American travelers from the East Coast have on their feet?

3. I’m hoping to find out much more about J.Panther‘s luggage range when we get to New York in a couple of weeks, but wanted to share this with you as a quick preview. I’m loving the high-grade fastenings, quality canvas and practical, multi-use handles of this ‘ruc tote’.

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