Smart Dressing

Five reasons to shop the new Mr P. collection

Today’s a big day for Mr Porter, its new own-brand collection has landed. Here’s why it’s worth checking out

Words by
Aleks Cvetkovic

1. It’s a capsule collection of well executed classics

shop Mr P. collection, The Jackal magazineAnd who doesn’t love the classics? Now, you can hit-up Mr Porter for big designer brands and a constant capsule of well-made staples that won’t got out of style. From classic rollnecks and chambray shirts, to the perfect black leather bomber – it’s all there. This double-breasted overcoat is a case in point. It’s cut as a contemporary Chesterfield coat in a mottled charcoal herringbone that’ll pair with anything. It’s soft, warming, sensibly priced and understated. Need I say more? £675, shop now

2. They got the Shetland knit memo

Mr P. Collection, The Jackal magazine

As evidenced by last week’s edit, Shetland knits are very a la mode. They’re rustic, tactile and make for the perfect autumn layering piece. Mr P.’s got in on the action, with this intriguing melange knit, which has plenty of green and blue yarns running through its brown base for a mottled, earthy look. The colour combination feels bang up to date and easy to wear. Try it with pleated navy chinos, and throw on the aforementioned overcoat over the top. £150, shop now

3. You can never go wrong with Breton stripes

Shop Mr P Collection, The Jackal magazine

This cream and midnight knit is as chic as it gets. The Breton stripes are classic but the roll neck offers an intelligent twist on what’s normally a summer crewneck. Knitted in Italy from a wool and cashmere blend, it’s got a deep pile and soft ribbed texture, perfect for the season ahead. Try it with a pair of raw denim jeans and throw a brown suede bomber over the top. Alternatively, wear under a navy double-breasted blazer to parties, or even on relaxed days to the office. £220, shop now

4. There’s lots of corduroy

Shop Mr P collection, The Jackal magazine

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, if there’s one fabric you need to work into your winter wardrobe this year, its corduroy. It’s everywhere this season; designers, bespoke tailors and high street brands alike have been making merry with the stuff. When it comes to Mr P., this burgundy needlecord shirt is an easy way to nod to the trend. It’s got a semi-spread collar for a trim look and two buttoning breast pockets. The result is a shirt that feels seasonal, contemporary and clean. It works a treat with dark denim too. Speaking of which… £140, shop now

5. The collection does denim properly

Shop Mr P Collection, The Jackal magazine

You can never have too many pairs of jeans; washed jeans, wide-leg jeans, over-dyed jeans, whatever it may be. Sometimes though, it’s nice to go back to basics. These really are your quintessential pair, cut with a mid-rise and a tapered leg. Where they gain the edge is in their fabrication – they’re made in Okayama, Japan, from narrow-loom selvedge denim. The joy of Selvedge denim is in the way it ages, these jeans will patina over time and mould to the shape of your body as you wear them in. So go on, treat yourself to a new second skin. £180, shop now