When you were a child fall meant new school gear to start the season off fresh.
It’s a little different for adults — no Trapper Keepers or freshly sharpened pencils — but freshness is still absolutely required.
To help you get set for the season, Business Insider put together a list of items that will put you in the right mind (and body) set to start anew.
We want you to look, feel, and think sharp, so this isn’t just about the clothes, people.
It’s about the gentleman.
We're told that this autumn it's all about boots -- Chukkas, Chelseas and Oxfords (the pair pictured are from Paul Evans).
And as it gets colder (but not too cold and snowy) it's a good time to pick up some suede shoes. You can even design your own pair at Awl & Sundry
Unless you want to lose everything, definitely invest in a work bag.
Although messenger bags have been popular the last few years, we recommend you get a portfolio instead. Messenger straps can crinkle your shirt and suit -- and no one wants to look disheveled at a meeting.
You can get yourself a black leather portfolio from 3.1 Philip $US750 here at OWEN's online shop.
But if you must get a messenger bag, here's a cheaper option for $188.
If you live in Los Angeles, you can skip this one. But for those living in colder regions, unless you want the wind to peal your skin off, we recommend investing in a good scarf.
Stick with the classics, and get yourself a nice basic navy, grey, or even forest green one.
Bike to work before it's too cold out. Especially if you're someone who works long hours and don't have the time for a daily gym session. Plus, in the long run, you'll save money on commuting.
Get a solid bike for $US265 here.
When it gets cold you may want to grow out your facial hair a little bit, but know that that means maintenance.
Invest in some quality shaving tools and your whiskers will look grown up, the way they should look.
You can get a $US15 or $US25 set from Harry's here.
Yes, yes, we all know that you want to show off your Dartmouth degree with your seven-year-old, completely-falling-apart sweatshirt. But honestly, if you really want to impress people, try something a little more grown up.
It's impossible to look bad in a plain navy sweater. And it will keep you warm.
Summer picnics are over, so it's socially unacceptable to play your blue tooth jam box. It's time to keep your music to yourself.
Check out this wireless pair from Bowers Wilkins. You can fold them up so that they're easier to carry around.
Pick them up for $US400 here.
The new hotness in menswear watch trends happens to be the brown leather strap. Think chocolate.
And bonus points, this kind of watch will look good even when brown is no longer 'trendy.'
We recommend picking up the Classic Bristol Daniel Wellington for $US229 watch here.
Take a break from fantasy novels and pick up this gripping and smart nonfiction read for the fall.
The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin chronicles the first decade of the progressive era -- a turbulent time, full of reform and change -- via the friendship of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft.
You can purchase a copy for $US17.47 here.
Glasses have been 'cool' the last few years, and the trend doesn't seem to be stopping anytime soon.
You could go with what these days seems like a mainstay, Warby Parker, or you could try Archibald Optics.
Archibald Optics lets you customise the glasses to your preference, without having to pay for the outrageous prices charged by other luxury glasses companies.
You can get a pair here for $US195 to $US300.
Here's a simple maths problem for you. What costs more: the 37 umbrellas you'll buy on a street corner for $US5 right as the thunderstorm is starting, or one quality umbrella for $US20 that will last for years?
You can get yourself a solid black umbrella for $US20 here.
Loud colours and patters are all over the place this season, but not ever guy is fashion forward enough to wear the trend everywhere.
Instead we suggest adding some flare to your look on your feet, with a cool pair of socks.
There's more to great (read: gentlemanly) style than just a well-fitted button down.
Skip the candy crush, and learn how to play chess in your spare time. If that's not your thing, maybe give Stratego or Diplomacy a whirl. (The latter was the favourite game of both JFK and Kissinger.)
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