Love it or hate it, winter is coming, but before we have to deal with the cold and the wet and the busy holidays, we can enjoy the somewhat more pleasant season of fall. The leaves will change color, the breeze will pick up, and before we know it, the evenings will be getting darker. It’s a time of change in many ways and the perfect time to start reinventing your wardrobe. If you’ve let your fall and winter wardrobe fall behind over the last few years, you’re in luck as this style guide covers some of the essential staples all men should have in their fall wardrobe.
When you’re out braving the cooling temperatures and strong winds, you will need to wrap up warm, but that doesn’t mean you can’t maintain your sense of style. A heavy overcoat made from wool, tweed or similar will be dense enough to keep you warm. In terms of style, you’ll find plenty to choose from in the Gloverall range including peacoats, trench coats, and duffle coats. Keep the colors neutral to ensure it is versatile enough to work with the rest of your wardrobe.
It should go without saying that you need a pair of boots to keep you warm and dry, but selvage also durable and comfortable. There are several styles of boots to choose from including Chukka, Chelsea, suede brogue, wingtip, desert and more, but it’s safest to stick to brown or black.
For luxury and comfort, you can’t go wrong with a cashmere sweater. It’s soft and warm but also lightweight enough to be able to layer it over a shirt and under a blazer or overcoat. It can be pricey to buy the best quality, but with the right care cashmere should last for many years.
We all need to dress down occasionally, and a few zip-up hoodies are the perfect way to do so. Maybe not the right choice for the office or a fancy night out, but they are effortlessly cool the rest of the time.
Oxford button-down shirts
The Oxford button-down shirt is weaved like a canvas, i.e., with many strands of yarn woven together. It’s a medium-weight fabric which makes it useful for either layering with jackets or blazers or for wearing as a standalone piece. However you choose to wear it, and in whatever color or design you choose, you’ll instantly look like you’ve made an effort.
Raw selvedge jeans
Jeans are an all-year-round item, but raw jeans, in particular, are ideal for fall and winter. In addition to looking classic, they are denser and firmer which makes them a fantastic barrier against the cold winds.
Chinos are a great alternative to jeans for days when it’s not quite so cold outside. They are typically 100% cotton, and some have more stretch added to them for comfort. You can dress chinos up or down very easily as they can be worn with both boots and sneakers, and they come in pretty much any color you can think of.