Leaves have gone from green to brown, coffees iced to hot, noses tanned to crispy. It may be difficult to take in with that weird Indian summer we had, but that type of weather has truly left us for good. THANK GOD. We’ve had enough of sweaty commutes and being ‘beach body ready’, now we can freeze and get fat on pumpkin flavoured everything. Here’s what else is good for October…
X Factor judge, Radio 1 Breakfast Show host and all-round stylish guy...Nick Grimshaw has released his own collection with Topman! Based on his favourite vintage pieces as well as his dog Pig (her name is Pig, she’s not a hybrid), expect premium printed shirts, suede fringed jackets and a leopard print coat.
Topman.com’s newest designer Viran Boyagoda selects the denim western jacket as his top pick for October; a classic layer that gets updated for autumn/winter with a borg collar.
Has the cold shocked you so much that your nipples have permanently turned into bullet like points? Then you’re in need of a blanket scarf, an oversized layer that’ll keep you warm even if there’s a Day After Tomorrow type apocalypse.
Having Halloween without a terrifying movie is like having Valentine’s without a crushing sense of loneliness. This year we’ll be watching Crimson Peak, an updated haunted house tale that comes from the twisted mind of Pan’s Labyrinth creator Guillermo del Torro.
From deep, warm burgundies to pumpkin like oranges, autumnal colours have found their way into our heavyweight and wool blend knitwear. And if that wasn’t enough reason to invest in one, it’s getting proper chilly and you don’t want to upset your mother by not wearing enough layers, do you?
Rogues of London was founded in London in 2012, working from a small showroom on 9 Savile Row. Now their industrial and rock ‘n’ roll inspired sartorial staples are soon to arrive at Topman, boasting twisted tailoring and sharp silhouettes in outerwear.
For AW15, Topman LTD takes inspiration from the great American road trip and the freedom of the open highway. Travelling up the west coast, the collection takes in the deserts, hills and scorching weather to inform a sun-bleached transitional palette. Our key piece is this stunning suede western jacket.
Parkas are an absolute winter classic that can be pulled out year after year, and now that we’ve improved ours, there’s no better time to invest in one. Now coming in a water resistant material and softer lining, this heavyweight parka is a key purchase for the colder days ahead.
NFL comes to the UK in October with a selection of games (kicking off with Miami Dolphins vs New York Jets October 4th) and a parade on London’s Regent Street (October 25th). And if you don’t like American football, just have a hot dog and scream something inaudible occasionally. You’ll fit right in.
Thought festivals were over? Think again, as Rum Experience Week and Rum Fest hits various locations around London in October. From rum tastings in the Shard and Earl's Court to partying on the Thames on a Tiki cruise to sampling authentic Caribbean cuisine, this sure beats standing in a field with a warm can of unbranded lager waiting for Foo Fighters to play Everlong. Head to www.rumfest.co.uk for more info.