Orlebar Brown release their Autumn Winter 2018 collection

With a focus on layering for those cooler evenings

What does autumn mean for you? For Short Motivation, it makes us think of those cooler mornings, warm days and eating out in the evening means you need to prepare by bringing a warm second layer.

It’s a season where we transition between the long warm days of summer through to the cooler months of winter. Wearing shorts is still possible, but you’ll need to consider a warm sweater, light jacket and your thinking is more Merino wool than cotton twill.

Orlebar Brown has released their AW18 collection and the new season offers shades of blue, muted greys, greens, alongside a sharp orange and geometric prints. Layering takes centre stage with AW18, so expect to find clothing for a versatile wardrobe, enabling you to switch between climates and dress accordingly. From element-defying outerwear to luxe sweats, there’s certainly an emphasis on keeping warm with this collection.

Lest to say, there’s a number of impressive pieces from old favourites to brand new designs. The Pierce towelling top is available in Lichen (blue/grey mix), as is our long-time favourite, the Sebastian towelling long sleeve polo. Another favourite of ours, the Peele sweater, is available in a Navy/Cloud stripe, whilst the Setter short sees Lichen, Dark Butterfly and Hazard Orange colourways.

New products include the Seymour towel in Bahama Blue, Rescue Red and Navy. There’s the Aidey gilet, Nelson Merino half-zip top and a Kirke Rib zipped sweater in Pale Grey Melange, which has caught our attention. For activewear enthusiasts, the Brayfield is a heavyweight version of the traditional hoody, whilst the Millward is a sweater version of the same fabric.

We have selected five recommendations from the current range for you to check out below.

Morton in Indigo

Morton in indigo

The best selling Orlebar Brown Morton shirt has taken on a classic style – the dark denim shirt. This is a perfect variation for the Autumn winter look.

The classic denim is mixed with the tailored Morton silhouette. You can combine this with shorts, chinos, or depending on the colour you can double denim – is it coming back?

Available for £175

Sammy in Navy/Cloud/Hacienda

Sammy T in Navy/Cloud/Hacienda

Our second favourite Orlebar Brown t-shirt style is the Sammy, which features a classic fit with straight hems and seam vents.

This T-shirt is based on the 50’s styles with military origins. But again, Orlebar brown combines this traditional style with more modern fits and fabric. This vibrant colour will make your autumn looks pop.

Available for £85

Neilson Merino Navy

Neilson Merino in Navy

Based on the classic Orlebar Brown rashguard, which we love, this Neilson Merino is a half zip sweater, perfect for the cooler evenings.

A finely spun double-faced Merino form-fitting top which will also regulate your body temperature due to the Merino wool, which we’ve covered a couple of times before. Merino will keep you warm when necessary but also cooler if the weather gets warmer.

Available for £175

Campbell in Ash

Campbell in Ash

Based on the same style block as the classic and all-time favourite Bulldog short, the Campbell has the potential to be your ‘goto’ chino this autumn and able transition you through spring and early summer weather.

This can easily be combined with a t-shirt, Morten linen shirt, sweatshirt or hoodie, depending on your mood.

Available for £165

Wilkie in Navy

Wilkie Navy Sweatshorts

Orlebar Brown has produced several lounge shorts in the past and we’re really excited about the Wilkie for the upcoming season. Perfect for lounging around or going to/from the gym.

The Wilkie shorts are designed in a heavyweight herringbone patterned cotton, with a classic fit, which will offer you all the comfort you need for the cooler mornings.

Available for £175

There you have it, our five recommendations from the Orlebar Brown new Autumn Winter 2018 range. To check out the rest of the AW range, visit the Orlebar Brown website.

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