Trends

Go hell for leather

ShortList shows you the contemporary way to style-up your key wardrobe staple this autumn

1. THE SPORT-LUXE BLOUSON

Brown leather weave-patterned blouson £2,475 by TRUSSARDI, trussardi.com; ‘Fenland’ green wool roll neck £145 by YMC exclusively from URBAN OUTFITTERS, urbanoutfitters.co.uk; grey wool herringbone trousers £250 by NICOLE FARHI, 020-7499 8368

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2. THE TRUCKER JACKET

Black leather trucker jacket £580 by REPLAY, replay.it; blue chambray shirt £175 by LOU DALTON, 020-7734 1234; ‘Wallace & Barnes’ medium blue denim jeans £202.05 by J CREW, jcrew.com; leather roller buckle belt £45 by POLO RALPH LAUREN, 020-7535 4600

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3. THE AVIATOR JACKET

Brown aviator leather jacket with shearling lining £1,895 by CP COMPANY, cpcompany.co.uk; navy and brown knitted jumper with checked front £495 by MARNI, marni.com; brown and navy checked shirt £156.60 by TRUE RELIGION, truereligionbrandjeans.com; black wool pleated trousers with white flecks £500 by ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA, 020-7518 2700

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4. THE BIKER

‘Star Lightning’ black leather biker jacket £665 by LEWIS LEATHERS, lewisleathers.com; black and white striped turtleneck £55 by OMAR KASHOURA, diverseclothing.com; brown and grey check wool trousers £500 by ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA, 020-7518 2700

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5. THE TRENCH COAT

Brown leather coat £3,150 by BALLY, bally.com; ‘Gunnar’ denim shirt £100 by NUDIE JEANS, 0800-123400; butler jeans £175 by APC, 020-7409 0121

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6. THE JEAN

‘Ben’ black leather trousers £1,550 by BELSTAFF, 020-7495 5897; dark green wool jacket with cord collar £395 by APC, 020-7409 0121; burgundy patterned wool jumper £38 by TOPMAN, topman.com

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How to clean leather

Lay your garment flat on newspaper, take a clean cloth and dampen it with warm water. Add a small amount of hand soap and bring it to a lather. Gently apply the cloth to the leather in a circular motion. Remove surface dampness with another clean cloth until the leather feels almost dry. Hang your garment in a dry, airy space. Once dry, apply the spray cleaner as per the maker’s instructions. Derek Harris, owner of Lewis Leathers