Looking back at the catwalk collections from the menswear fashion weeks in London, Paris, Milan, Florence and New York, there’s a common theme running through the autumn/winter shows – the Seventies.

From the shaggy shearling and suede fabrics to the suitably autumnal colour palette of taupes and browns, that decade was front of mind for many a designer, which is handy because it means a lot of the season’s key pieces slot together nicely.

So what should be in your capsule wardrobe now that it’s getting colder?

Here, we set out six menswear must-haves for every on-trend gent…

1. Shearling jacket
When it comes to outerwear, it’s got to be a shearling jacket.

A battered brown biker fits the season’s Seventies mood best but if you’re more of a monochrome kind of guy, a matte black jacket has more matching potential.

Topman Tan Overdyed Faux Shearling Biker Jacket, €130

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(Topman/PA)

2. Brown jumper
Sounds a bit boring doesn’t it? But this season’s knits are anything but, with multi-tonal stripes, dogtooth patterns and retro sporty collars all adding interest to standard sweaters.

River Island Light Brown Knit Stripe Slim Fit Jumper, €37

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(River Island/PA)

New Look Rust Houndstooth Check Crew Neck Jumper,  now €29.99

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(New Look/PA)

3. Zip-up jacket
A key component for layering, a zip-up jacket is a short-cut to cool.

Whether bomber or track style, a zipped jacket worn under a suit gives the tailored look a laid-back, modern spin.

BurtonChocolate Suedette Bomber Jacket, now €50 (was €70)

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(Burton/PA)

Next Grey Zip Through Funnel Neck Top, €42

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(Next/PA)

4. Hiking boots
Clothing as armour has been a running theme in fashion, of late, and that has translated to chunky, hiking-style boots, all the better for stomping your way through the concrete jungle.

Bertie City Explorer Brown Lace Up Boots, €155

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(Bertie/PA)

5. Check scarf
The final flourish on your new season look? Make it a check scarf in an accent colour, to elevate all those subdued browns and neutrals.

River Island Red Tartan Check Scarf, €20

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(River Island/PA)

Topman Grey And Orange Grid Woven Scarf, €20

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(Topman/PA)