In 2010, Swedish retail entrepreneur Mats Klingberg opened Trunk on Marylebone’s Chiltern Street. His mission was (and remains) to provide Londoners with access to a variety of great menswear garments from brands in Europe, the US and Japan, which he would find while travelling.
The business has since enjoyed a great deal of popularity and growth, and one of its most significant developments has been the launch of its in-house label, which revolves around an aesthetic of understated elegance that has proven especially appealing for men seeking tasteful wardrobe staples.
For autumn/winter 2023, Trunk is marking the emergence of cooler months with a comprehensive collection of highly functional seasonal essentials. Tailored with precision in the UK, Italy and Portugal exclusively for the brand, these garments include elevated classics designed with a focus on fit, made from fabrics carefully selected to optimise the marriage between function and style.
Outerwear cut from Harris Tweed, for instance, appears alongside knitwear fashioned from extra fine Italian merino and cosy Scottish lambswool, with silhouettes and tailoring counterpoising a relaxed appearance with a sense of sophistication.
Underpinning the collection is an attractive colour palette of predominantly navy, olive and grey thoughtfully complemented by rich chocolate browns, fawns and beige. Vivid highlights of denim blue and arresting malachite green, meanwhile, add a splash of bolder colour and personality that’s fit for the impending festive season.
Klingberg says he loves ‘the start of autumn, with the drop in temperatures, the leaves turning yellow, orange and red, and that freshness in the air and the clear blue skies that you only get this time of year. And I love even more what this means in terms of wardrobe-update opportunities. This season, we’ve got a particularly lovely line-up of knitwear, shirts, tailoring, outerwear and trousers that can be combined into a range of easy and elegant looks. So I’m very much looking forward to showing you around!’