Made for the modern traveller: Eight Trunk style staples for your suitcase

If, like us, you’re always on the move, these contemporary wardrobe staples are designed to make your life as simple as can be…

There’s a lot in the world today that’s fleeting. We’re constantly on the move or scrolling through our iPhones. We buy fast fashion, fast food and fake news. Which, sadly, runs contrary to the age- old idiom: all good things take time to get right, and there are some things in life that you need to be able to rely on.
At Trunk, we work very hard to be reliable, and we’ve taken our time (eight years to be precise) to turn our shops into destinations for men that value intelligently curated, contemporary menswear. The same philosophy underpins our in-house brand, our permanent, slow-moving collection of refined wardrobe staples.

Our Founder, Mats, explains: ‘We created our own label because we saw a need for a collection that transcends the seasons, and is made up of the carefully edited pieces that every man needs – no matter the time of year of the part of the world he’s in. We know that our customers travel a lot, so it’s important that we live up to our name; the collection is designed to take you anywhere in comfort and style, and to work well as a versatile capsule wardrobe.

Read on for eight travel-friendly staples that are designed to plug gaps in your wardrobe, season- in, season-out.

Blandford Harrington Jacket

The Harrington is a weekendwear classic, and ours is designed to be as versatile as possible. It’s cut in a classic style with a blouson fit in eco-friendly rainproof polyester – perfect for grey days around town. In navy, it’s easy to wear, and will sit comfortably with other Trunk wardrobe staples right through to spring. £375, shop now

Welbeck Slim Fit Cotton Trousers

Beige cotton trousers are as versatile as it gets, and our ‘Welbeck’ design offers a contemporary take on a classic style. They’re cut with tapered legs for a flattering fit, and an easy-wearing flat front. Dress these with classic sky or mid-blue Oxford shirts and a deconstructed navy blazer for a timeless smart-casual look. £195, shop now

Berwick Shetland Crewneck

The humble Shetland knit has become a modern menswear classic. Knitted in the Scottish borders from local lambswool, ours are warming, soft to the touch and reassuringly sturdy in the hand. The orange colour is a confident choice and looks great paired with mid-blues, grey and other earthy tones. Pull on over a button-down for an easy look, and throw our gabardine coat over the top on chilly days. Speaking of which… £160, shop now

Bickenhall Gabardine Coat

Let’s face it, whether you’re flying across the pond or hopping between different European cities this season, you’re more than likely going to be rained on at some point. Our 'Bickenhall' coat is the solution; it’s lightweight, rainproof and easy to throw on over suits. A slim fit, knee length, fly-front, hand-warmer pockets and inside zip-up pocket for valuables – it’s got the lot. £600, shop now

Montagu corduroy jacket

Corduroy is enjoying a healthy resurgence. Our beige 'Montagu' blazer is designed to represent the fabric at its finest; cut in soft washed needlecord in our signature softly-tailored style, with well-balanced notched lapels and patch pockets. Keep things easy and pair with a merino knit or an open-collar chambray shirt for a chic look that’s truly versatile. £600, shop now

Seymour dark blue chambray shirt

The chambray shirt is the new white button-up: elegant, versatile and relaxed. With a spread collar and modern fit, our 'Seymour' shirt is designed to be as comfortable with a suit and knitted tie as it is worn open-collared with a blazer and chinos. The dark blue colour is timeless, and it’ll wash down beautifully over time. Take note, you can buy any three of our 'Seymour' model shirts for £300, too. £120, shop now

Zipped Tote in Brown

We took our time to perfect the Trunk man’s go-to bag. Part-tote, part-briefcase, this zip-around bag is designed with three interior pockets, one large divider pocket (sized for a 13-inch laptop) and a small outer pocket with snap button closure. In weighty cotton canvas with tanned leather trim, it’ll age beautifully the more you use it. £350, shop now

Wigmore Grey Flannel Suit

The grey flannel suit is the backbone of any self-respecting professional’s wardrobe — timeless and understated. We cut our 'Wigmore' suit in the best Italian flannel from Vitale Barberis Canonico, with a few subtle points of distinction; three-roll-two button closure, patch pockets and front darts lend the suit some relaxed European flair. Its mid-grey colour works beautifully with both pale shirts and our knitted silk ties, and our fine merino rollnecks, too. £840, shop now