Mens Fashion Essentials for Fall 2015
Fall is just around the corner, and the temptation is strong to retreat into cozy-wear that forsakes all style for comfort. Although the nippier weather does mean that you will have to layer up–which almost never bodes well for high fashion–you don’t necessarily have to throw out all your fashion sensibilities through winter all the way to spring. With these fall fashion tips, you can pretty much be set for the colder months while keeping your style from going into deep hibernation.
Nautica Men’s Two-Button Center-Vent Navy Blazer | Amazon $139.94
You can’t go wrong with a blazer, and you will find that a good one will add style points even as it provides an extra layer of warmth. You might also be pleasantly surprised to find that a decent blazer won’t cost all that much.
Stormtech Men’s Explorer 3-in-1 Jacket | Amazon $125
You never know when the weather can go from bad to worse, and this jacket will ensure that you are ready for the roughest conditions. The coat’s interior is lined with shearling, keeping you nice and toasty even when the temperatures hit the low single digits. Plenty of generously sized pockets are ideal for carrying everything from a fire-starting kit to packets of hot cocoa.
Mens Punk Winter Warm Fur Collar | Amazon $104.73
Warm Jeans Jacket
If the two previous options have left you less than enthralled, this elegant coat might be just what you need to kick your fall fashion up a notch. Luxurious textures in a variety of classy colors provide a unique and attractive exterior for this cozy fur and shearling combo. Of course, not everyone can pull off this style but if it works for you, the overall effect will look pretty impressive.
Allegra K Mens Outwear Button Up | Amazon $17.53
Anything ‘sweater’ seems to go against the basic premise we’ve laid out here, but a well-chosen piece can be quite the opportunity of dowdy. It would be best to stick to more sedate monochromatic hues rather than the knitted depictions of reindeers at full gallop. Oversized buttons and front pockets also provide more interesting focal points while keeping the look nice and classy.
Nike Club Swoosh Sweatpants | Amazon $41.32
If you’ve never quite taken to the whole skinny pants thing, you will be glad to know that the pendulum has begun to swing the other way…sort of. We’ve yet to see if the fall trend toward wider pants will last all the way through to spring, but for now, wide seems to be making a comeback as far as pants are concerned. You definitely won’t be mistaken for a fashion magazine editor in one of these, but they will look pretty good in more casual settings, and the comfort is undeniable.
Alex Stevens Men’s Ribbed Turtleneck Sweater | Amazon $29.99
This one is a bit trickier. Depending on how well you pull it off, you could invite comparisons to a distinguished member of the academe…or Ron Burgundy. Matched with the right suit (may we suggest Italian wool?) and more sophisticated sensibilities, the combined effect can be pretty snazzy.
RIGGS WORKWEAR by Wrangler Men’s Logger Shirt | Amazon #23.99
Since you will probably be doing a lot of layering, you might as well make one of those layers count. Another classic piece of men’s clothing, this one serves double-duty by providing a layer of warmth and plenty of pockets. More modern versions provide even more functionality by way of zippered fronts and vents.
Polo Ralph Lauren RLX Mens Hooded Black Trench Coat Jacket Nylon | Amazon $745
Another style item that has gone in and out of fashion, but that is making a definitive comeback this season is the trench coat. Men have traditionally favored longer cuts, but the trend nowadays seems to be shorter designs which end just above the knees.
U.S. Polo Assn. Men’s Sherpa Lined Full Zip Fleece Hoodie | Amazon $41.99
Even on your downtime, you can keep things from sliding with a well-designed classic sweatshirt. If you’ve been a dyed-in-the-wool member of the hoodie brotherhood since college, it might be time to switch over to the more sophisticated and mature crew neck sweatshirt. They are just as comfortable and as functional as your ratty old hoodie, and it keeps you from looking like you are about to crash a kegger.
The Casual Suit
GUESS Men’s Gaucho Blazer | Amazon $47.99
Any season is a good season for a suit, and you can’t go wrong with a classic. You can actually dress down by a couple of notches even during the fall, and a more laid back model offers the perfect blend of stylishness and comfort. Dress it up with a pair of loafers or hang loose with sneakers; a good suit is an amazingly versatile addition to your fall wardrobe.