The twelve step style MOT

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This month in the mag we’ve done all the hard work for you. The Esquire fashion team have pulled together 12 pieces to refresh your wardrobe and have you looking your best this coming spring.

Each item has been carefully selected to blend with your existing wardrobe, while working together as the perfect capsule collection. Happy shopping.

Chassis - UK designer Joe Casely-Hayford works waxed cotton fabric into a slim tailored jacket.
£225, by Joe Casely-Hayford for John lewis.

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Bonnet - Every wardrobe needs a good mac. Our favourite is from Burberry.
Beige Pac-a-Mac, £395, by Burberry from


Bodywork -This unstructured angora-mix blazer is cut close to the body and the patch pockets give it a relaxed air.
£235, by Our Legacy from

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Dashboard - Riffing on the workwear trend, French Connection's mature take on the wooly jumper had us itching to go out to sea.
£87 by French Connection

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Interior - This blue button-down looks good with a slim knitted tie or bow tie, or simply undone and tucked into jeans or chinos.
£125, by APC from


Seat covers - We're big fans of Joe Casley-Hayford's collection for John Lewis, and a good white shirt is an essential addition to any wardrobe. A match made in heaven
£80 by Joe Casely-Hayford for John Lewis.


Upholstery -The one rule with denim: keep it dark and it will look smart. This washed indigo pair is slim cut, but not teen-skinny.
£170, by ACNE from


Floor mats - BIg news for the past few seasons, a slim cit chino is the height of relaxed springtime chic. Team with the blue button down above to complete the look.
£75 by Dockers from


Indicators - A check tie is a must-have this spring. This wool one from Ede & Ravenscroft is among the best.
£59, Ede & Ravenscroft from

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Tyres - British brand Grenson offers some of the best brogues on the market. This tan pair can be worn with jeans, a navy suit or a casual pair of chinos.
£175, by Grenson from

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Spare-tyre - The footwear at COS is popular at Esquire. Well-made and priced this lace-up high-shine black leather with contast suede panel is formal with a twist.
£99 by cos from

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The boot - A very affordable brown canvas bag that can be carried to meetings or strapped across the back for the commute home. Individual pockets will help organise your portable life. The style and colour give it a versatility which looks good with all these pieces.

£50, by Penfield at ASOS from

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