8 of the best layering essentials for Autumn from &SONS

There are a few menswear brands that we gravitate back to uncontrollably, like moth to flame, and one such brand is that of vintage inspired pedlars of awesomeness, &SONS. Our love for them really comes into its own in the autumn / winter months because, quite frankly, they’ve got some of the best layering pieces for your wardrobe rotation and we’ll certainly be adding a few to our line up at Coolector HQ in the coming months.

Check out our choice of 8 of the best layering essentials for autumn / winter from &SONS below:

&SONS Boxer No.4 Sweatshirt Yellow – £85

A sweatshirt is an integral piece of layering for any man’s wardrobe and if you’re after that helps you to stand out from the crowd this autumn / winter, look no further than this &SONS Boxer No.4 Sweatshirt Yellow (£85). The washed-out, yellow fade is minimal and effortlessly cool and carries the trademark &SONS aesthetic. They’ve added a few subtle details including a distressed No. 4 graphic set on the chest and our signature elbow patches.  You can easily dress down with a simple pair of khaki shorts or chinos or layer up under the &SONS Raw Crafter Chore Jacket. (£85)


&SONS Lincoln Waistcoat / Vest – £95

Dapperness personified, we’re loving this &SONS Lincoln Waistcoat / Vest (£95) here at Coolector HQ. This hardwearing Lincoln Waistcoat / Vest with its four-button fastening is crafted from a robust, 100% woven twill black cotton with a noticeable surface texture that adds a tangible sense of quality to proceedings. As well as practical pockets this stylish waistcoat boasts a brass cinch buckle at the back to allow suitable adjustment for comfort and appearance. (£95)


&SONS Blue Bolt Chore Jacket – £140

&SONS homage to the classic French Blue Work jacket – the BLUE BOLT is a simple box cut Cotton jacket that they’ve put through numerous washes to deliver an authentic ‘worn in’ fade and patina to the indigo-dyed Cotton twill that will turn heads everywhere you go this autumn / winter. Unlike the stiff hard cut French work jackets of the 1800’s – The BLUE BOLT is a much softer, tactile cloth that offers unparalleled comfort, with freedom of movement while being hard-wearing enough for any outdoor adventures you find yourself on in autumn. (£140)


&SONS Blue Dot Japanese scarf – £40

A lightweight scarf will finish off any outfit this autumn / winter and this &SONS Blue Dot Japanese Scarf (£40) is one of the classiest you’re likely to encounter. Unique hand block from Jaipur, this 100% summer weight cotton is ridiculously comfortable. This fabric is indigo dyed so for the first few washes, put the fabric in the washing machine drum at 30 or 40 degrees with a handful of table salt. This will help fix the dye to prevent it running, however, Indigo will continue to get lighter over time as it will never truly fix. Traditional hand block and dye techniques are deployed to make this striking rural cloth. This scarf goes great knotted with &SONS’ whole range of layers, especially their super cool ELDER shirt and Sweatshirt. (£40)


&SONS Face Mask with Filter Pocket – £30

We never thought we’d have to include a face mask in a round up of autumn layering essentials but here we are. And we might as well make it one of the coolest face masks out there. This &SONS Face Mask with Filter Pocket (£30) is made using pieces of selvedge denim from their jean production and sections of printed cloth from their scarf collection to deliver an array of face coverings. Stylish, functional and washable with adjustable elastic straps to fit over the ears, these comfortable face masks boast a slit to take a filter insert which can be replaced – each face mask comes with one filter. The filter has a five special layer activation carbon filter that can effectively filter PM2.5 haze, dust and other fine particles. (£30)


&SONS Sunday Shirt Tan Fade – £120

&SONS Sunday Shirt is an incredibly soft, versatile addition to the brand’s layered look and each one is made from 92% cotton twill and 8% stretch for comfort and enhanced manoeuvrability. This shirt features a traditional shirt collar, pearl button fasteners, elbow patches and button-down chest pockets for a pleasing vintage style aesthetic. Another feature is the additional ‘side weld’ using extra fabric for comfort. It can be worn as a single layer or as an over-shirt pairing with under layers like the awesome &SONS Henley Shirts. (£120)


&SONS Logo Mens T-Shirt Navy – £45

We wear T-shirts year round here at Coolector HQ and this is particularly true when they’re as excellent as these &SONS Logo Mens T-Shirts (£45). Crafted from high quality Dry finish 100% cotton for great comfort and an adventure ready performance, these tees will become a layering essential this autumn. Each one is built to last and is a round neck short-sleeved regular fitting tee that will add a touch of old school cool to any outfit choices you make over the next few months. (£45)


&SONS Jackson Traditional Baker Boy Hat in Dove Grey – £95

The &SONS JACKSON style hat is a more traditional roomy Peaky Blinders Baker Boy and will be a welcome addition to any man’s autumn / winter wardrobe. The 8 piece flat cap style now often known as a Cabbie Cap, Paddy Cap, Newsboy Cap and Baker boy, became, like the immigrants that brought it with them, totally assimilated into the fabric of classic 20th Century Americana. Each one of these superb looking hats is designed and manufactured in the UK from 100% wool. The wool melton is a thick, dense fabric with a soft brushed surface and the felted and brushed fabric is smooth and flat to the touch. (£95)

Leo is the owner of The Coolector and writes about the stuff he loves. And some stuff that he merely likes.