Gentlemen, a quick overview of the clothing you’ll need to look fresh this fall, the most glorious season for dressing.
There are 12 items. That’s it.
What’s more, most of these things are basics you already have (or may need a new version of).
Only a few of them are newer looks to kick up what you’ve got.
That is because the most important thing about fall, more than what you wear, is how you wear it.
There are two key tenants of dressing for fall — varying the fabrics you wear and layering them the right way.
It’s not rocket science either — throw a cashmere sweater over a button-down, or get an interesting blazer (like this one pictured from Strong Suit) to kick it up a notch for more formal events.
Stick to colours like maroon, navy and olive. You’ll be fine.
A deconstructed jacket has little to no shoulder padding or lining.
You want to go for a lightweight wool or cotton/wool blend.
In other words, it's very casual and good for layering.
If you want something that's going to last you more than a few seasons, this bad boy from Suit Supply will cost you $US499
By interesting we mean you should pick a cool pattern (maybe a plaid) or texture (perhaps try tweed). You can go with a slightly off the beaten path colour too, like burgundy.
This is the jacket that separates the men from the boys..
This slim fit number from Reiss will cost you $US520.
Bolder, darker colours are back for fall. Here's a sampling of how you can use simple accessories like socks to get new colours in your wardrobe from our friends at SPREZZABOX.
If you need to make closet space space for these, we have some suggestions for what you can throw out.
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