How to Suit Up this Autumn
As the leaves start to turn, it's time to put away your linen ties and lightweight shirts. The new season is just around the corner, and it's time to turn your attention to your Autumn wardrobe. Frederick Thomas London are here to help you make the most of this beautiful time of year.

Top Tips

Layer Up

The key to dressing for the Autumn weather is layering. You never know what the British weather will bring, so it's always best to have the option to take a layer off and add a layer on. Lightweight jumpers and scarfs are perfect for that layered look. But make sure they are made from good quality materials such as cotton and wool, as it will allow breathability for those warmer Autumn days.

Look after your Shoes

The Autumn doesn't only bring colder temperatures but also wetter weather, so it's important to invest and look after a good pair of shoes. We suggest leather loafers for work wear, smart and practical.

Invest in Outerwear

A good coat can perfectly frame your office outfit. We suggest a longer Kensingston style coat, ideal for warmth and keeping dry. Its creates an sophisticated look whilst also protecting your work attire.

What to Wear?

Wool and Cotton Suits

Wool is a natural material, which means it breathes well, and can be worn both during the cooler and warmer autumnal days. A wool suits refers to tweed and flannel materials, ideal for standing out during the duller months. Cotton suits are also ideal for Autumn, choose heavier cottons though, so a cotton and wool blend. This helps the fabric to retain its silhouette and keep you smart and sophisticated during your working day.

Tweed and Wool Ties

It's time to switch up your ties now that the days are getting shorter. Heavier materials such as tweed and wool are perfect for the Autumn months. Understated colours such as rust and darker greens and browns are also impactful during the season.

Knitted Ties

The knitted tie is a timeless accessory, as well as being very diverse. They can worn throughout all the seasons, but they are especially impressive in Autumn. Adding a knitted texture adds a softness to your tailoring that compliments the darker skies.

Cotton Socks

It's important to have good quality socks, keeping your feet warm as the temperature starts to drop is vital. Cotton socks are ideal, they are breathable while also warm. Keep to darker colours, unfortunately the time for pink flamingo socks has passed. It's now time for warmer darker colours such as maroon and navy.


The change in seasons are great, it means you can really embrace the time of year through your accessories. We especially love our Stag Cufflinks, perfect for the autumnal days. Tie Pins are also a prominent accessory for the Autumn, a dark green or orange flower lapel pin against a tweed suit jacket is perfect for a different office look.

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Making Suiting up this Autumn that bit easier!

From all of us at Frederick Thomas, thank you for reading and see you next week.

Written by Emily Watson