The days are getting shorter, the air is turning cooler, and the lush green hues of summer are slowly making way for the cosy orange tones of autumn. It’s time to bid farewell to that shorts-and-tee combo you’ve been sporting all summer and give a warm welcome to your ever-faithful chunky knits. Armed with jumpers and jackets, you’re probably feeling ready to take on the new season. An autumn wardrobe isn’t complete though without some staple accessories. Think beanies, boots and belts. Those little extras that give your outfits a personal touch. Here is our guide to accessorising for autumn, with our pick of hats, bags, boots and more, all of which are produced sustainably of course ...
Finisterre Fisherman Beanie
A classic ribbed beanie is a must-have for any man’s autumn wardrobe, a true staple of the season. Simple yet stylish, a beanie hat makes for a loyal companion whenever there’s a chill in the air. And who can forget their ability to conceal a bad-hair-day! This Fisherman Beanie from sustainable clothing pioneers Finisterre is not only perfect for keeping you cosy when the wind picks up, but it is made from 100% Merino wool from non-mulesed sheep – an ideal choice for a socially conscious consumer. Available in three colours, there’s an option to suit all tastes. We particularly like the Gorse Yellow colour – the perfect complement to the orange hues of autumn leaves.
The Fisherman Beanie is priced at £30.
Colville Leather Roll-Top Backpack
When it comes to autumn weekends exploring the great outdoors, you need a bag that can serve as a trusty sidekick, ready to join you wherever your desires lead you. Look no further than our truly special Colville Leather Roll-Top Backpack. Although simple and practical in its design, this backpack boasts a genuine charm that instantly mesmerises its owners. Meticulously designed and crafted with durability and longevity in mind, it is made from quality Horween Derby leather, featuring solid brass hardware and copper rivets. Natural growth marks and scars stand proud, giving the backpack a rugged aesthetic that lends itself so well to the autumn season.
Our handcrafted Roll-Top Backpack costs £420. Find out more about its evolution from idea to finished product over on our blog.
EcoWolfe Urban Boots
Now that we’ve waved goodbye to the summer, it’s time to swap the flip-flops for something a little sturdier. A pair of leather boots are a must-have autumn accessory for men, and we’ve found the perfect pair. These Urban Boots from EcoWolfe are handcrafted from the finest buffalo and calf leathers, with an insole made from natural cork for breathability and comfort. Much like Colville Leather, EcoWolfe pride themselves on creating truly sustainable products with longevity at their core. They are on a mission to deliver an exciting lifestyle brand that embodies the ultimate in comfort, creative expression and sustainability, and these Urban Boots are just one example of their success so far.
You can pick up a pair of Urban Boots for £195.
Colville Leather Hand-Dyed Belt
Stitched, finished and dyed entirely by hand in our Devon workshop, a Colville Leather hand-dyed belt will bring an injection of sustainable style to your autumn outfits. We use the finest quality hides to make belts that not only look great, but feel and smell divine too. Our hand-dyed leather belts delight the senses, transporting your imagination to a faraway land of stunning wilderness. Available in a range of colours that all complement the natural shades of autumn, this is a must-have accessory for men this season.
A hand dyed Colville Leather belt costs £59. Choose between Walnut Brown, Tan, Chocolate and Natural.
People Tree Mixed Yarn Scarf
Autumn is all about layering, and this People Tree Mixed Yarn Scarf, available from Exeter’s leading sustainable fashion store Sancho’s Dress, is perfect for doing just that. When the temperatures tumble, this hand-knitted artisan scarf will keep you feeling toasty with its ultimate cosy texture. Its mix of autumnal colours works well with brown leather accessories to create a stylish autumn ensemble. Offering both comfort and style, this scarf is the ideal accessory to add to your ethical wardrobe this season.
This People Tree scarf is priced at £33.
Colville Leather Keychain
Carefully handcrafted from exquisite Horween Derby leather, a Colville Leather keychain is the perfect accessory to finish off an autumn outfit in style. It may be small, but it’s packed with charisma. No two keychains look exactly the same – each one has its own unique colouration and markings. With a solid lobster swivel clip that can easily attach to a belt loop or bag, this is a great pick for a sustainable fashion follower who is always losing their keys!
The Colville Leather Keychain costs £15 and comes in Nut Brown or English Tan, with either a raw or rounded edge.
So, there you have it, six of our favourite, most stylish and eco-friendly accessories for men’s autumn wardrobes. Not only will these products help you conquer this season’s trends, you can feel confident that they’ve all been lovingly created with social and environmental values at their core. You’ll find more ideas for sustainable accessories across our website and social media channels. Why not head over to our Instagram page for some instant autumn inspiration!