As the hot weather becomes a memory and the days turn cooler, enhance your style with a new way of looking at neutrals. Think freshly ground coffee beans in your morning flat white, or swigging from a glass bottle of silver-top milk in your childhood. Neutrals are a nod to the 1970s, but don’t be alarmed – this trend won’t have you looking like your high-school science teacher. It’s all about creamy whites, oat, mocha and rust which make up menswear's latest covetable palette. This autumn, consider parking your go-to hues of navy, charcoal and black in favour of a warmer take on neutrals. 

Polo Ralph Lauren long sleeve sweater, $289 from Superette
The Ralph Lauren half-zip is the classic cup of joe knitwear. A timeless, seasonless addition to any wardrobe, it’s made from a cashmere wool blend and works well with any number of ensembles. Shop

Crane Brothers tobacco cotton jersey polo, $345 
An elegant knitted polo shirt in the rich shade of a short black espresso with the intensity to knock your socks off. Team with oat-milk shades. A relaxed fit, pleat-front trouser and loafers will work best. Shop

Nanushka Josia floral print shirt, $684 from Matchesfashion
Crafted in Nanushka’s native Hungary from a fine silk twill, this shirt is the perfect example of how to wear 1970s redux. Let the shirt shine and match it with a pair of latte linen trousers and chocolate leather slides. Shop

Umit Benan B+ trousers, $1573 from Mr Porter 
Beautifully made pleat-front linen trousers handcrafted in Italy and cut in the most versatile shade of coffee with cream. These trousers are the ideal anchor to accompany some of your more adventurous items, and if you need a break from java later in the season, they would also pair well with navy, white or black. Shop

Working Style jacket in chocolate Glen check, $1299
A classic two-button jacket in a wonderfully loud check. The palette is rich and earthy and will flatter most men. Pair with similar-toned trousers or a dark indigo denim and deep chocolate loafers. Shop

Etro scarf, $439 from Farfetch 
Made in Italy from 90% modal and 10% cashmere, this lightweight scarf is a perfect trans-seasonal accessory. Wear draped around your neck under the lapel of a jacket, over your shoulder, or around your shoulders as a blanket on your next trans-Tasman flight. Shop

Acne Studios linen-blend shirt, $467
Easy and casual and best paired with denim or linen trousers, this café au lait number from Acne will see you well through easy Sunday mornings and days spent off the clock. Shop

Gucci rectangular frame sunglasses, $1080 
You’ll want a standout accessory to top off your coffee-aficionado 1970s-inspired look. These glasses include a soft sunset lens, meaning you’ll filter your day and see the world in a soft haze of sepia. Shop

Doran & Doran handmade knitted tie, $129 
Ties are an every-now-and-again kind of accessory these days, but you can’t look past this knitted one from the team at Doran & Doran, handmade in Como, Italy. Shop

Marni large basket bag, $1101 from FWRD
You’ll reign supreme with a shoulder bag at your side as you comb the weekend markets in search of your morning caffeine fix. Works well with linen or denim and a nonchalant attitude. Shop

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