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Style Advice / September 8th, 2013

Fall Essentials | Timeless Style for the Autumn Season

As the weather begins to cool and the leaves change color, it reminds us that it’s time to put away our summer favourites and begin to dress a little warmer.

Although summer is slowly falling behind us, fall allows us to reintroduce looks that are unique to the stylish man.

Layering and dark toned colors begin to be more prominent and can really look great on a man when paired with the right items.

There are now a staggering amount of clothing options available to men that, understandably, would make it difficult to purchase items that fit well, look good and are appropriate for the fall season.

To make your lives easier, we have broken down some must have items for the fall 2013 season.

The majority of the items below should be familiar to you, which is a good thing.

The key is the purchase high quality items only. it would take a great deal of time for something of timeless style and high quality to go out of style. Thus, offering you many years of enjoyment.

Cardigans

One of our favorite pieces a man can own. Cardigans are great because they can be worn in most temperatures, are stylish for a night on the town and even a great business casual look.

Always stick to the core colors; blacks, greys, blues with a few other coloring options as this will provide you with plenty of options in the fall.  Early on, a cardigan can be worn as the most outer layer with a dress shirt underneath. As fall comes to a close, cardigans transition to a middle layer with a lightweight jacket over top.

Lightweight Jacket

The temperatures of fall usually can be frustrating as it will be too hot for a winter coat and too cold to just go out with a base layer and sweater.

It is a great idea to get yourself a lightweight jacket made specifically for fall temperatures. It’s also a great way to experiment with layering with other pieces in your wardrobe.

A simple black jacket cut just at the waist is a great option and looks sharp with a pair of fitted jeans. Having the jacket over a cardigan is also a nice finishing touch that can be worn in cooler temperatures in multiple environments.

Scarves

A lot of men shy away from scarves as they feel it doesn’t fit with their image or it’s too much of a “trendy” item. This is a mistake.  Scarves are one of the most stylish things that men can wear when the weather gets cooler.

Scarves serve two key purposes that make them so great. Scarves can add that punch of color to your outfit and really let your personality show.  Scarves are very versatile. Wear a scarf over a casual sweater or just slightly tucked under your jacket. There are also various knots you can try out to create different looks even with the same outfit. However for men, the European knot is a classic and is still relevant today, as the go-to knot for men.

Cashmere Sweater

The cashmere sweater has been a staple for men for ages and this will not change anytime soon. The quality and comfort offered by the cashmere sweater is hard to top.

Cashmere sweaters are great for adding color to your look. For the fall season, orange and brown cashmere sweaters look sharp over a white fitted dress shirt and also under a lightweight jacket.

Low Cut Boots

Men are paying more and more attention to the shoes they wear today then ever before in the past. It may not even be an anomaly that men will equal women in shoe purchases consistently in the future.

Wearing low cut boots with fitted denim looks really sharp and perfect for the fall season. Ensure that when wearing denim that the break falls just over the top of the boot to avoid additional fabric bunching up at the bottom.

Briefcase / Messenger Bag

Men now carry much more items with them compared to just their wallet and keys from just over a decade ago. With the ever increasing importance of technology in our lives, tablets, smartphones and notebooks are pretty much must have items for men. Resist the temptation of adding bulk by putting these items in your jacket pockets and get a good briefcase or as a secondary option, a messenger bag instead.

A brown briefcase is the perfect accessory for fall. Just consider the bulk of the briefcase and how it compares to the outfit you are wearing. For example: If you are wearing fitted and slim clothing, a slim briefcase will compliment your look the best.

Yes, summer is all but over. However fall is a great time for men to really express their style in a unique way.

Embrace the color and clothing options available to you exclusively for the fall season and begin experimenting with layering to continue to look sharp and stay stylish.

  • Sam

    Love the mention of scarves.

    Not sure why men are so terrified of wearing scarves, especially nowadays! I do notice this perception is changing as last year I have seen more scarves on men compared to years past.

    Good article, stay stylish men!

  • Mark of Style

    Style rule: Always match your accessories!!

    Great post.

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