But using a flask to carry and consume dark rum, whiskey, or bourbon after the leaves have started to fall is just too enjoyable to pass up. Go with merino wool socks for a thick, warm feel without the massive bulk of most heavy winter socks.
But if you want a piece with a more rugged edge, look no further than the shawl collar cardigan. Versatility is its greatest asset. Use these tips to choose the right one for you. Crew Shawl Collar Cardigan Price: Leather Jacket — Outside of the suit, a leather jacket is one of the biggest investments in your wardrobe. You feel like a badass. Check out our guide to choosing the right leather jacket. You want to actually look good, not just feel warm.
I like to play a game where I see how long I can wear my summer clothes, just by layering in cooler weather pieces.
As I mentioned in my summer clothes article, I prefer my warm-weather outfits to be a bit looser and more breathable. You want to make sure the layers closest to your skin are the most fitted. Bulky sweaters with heavy fabrics and huge sleeves look bad and are no good for layering. To get the perfect fit , you want a slim profile with higher arm holes. It looks better and is much easier to layer over — maybe with a parka or coat.
Blazers give some guys trouble too. Summer-weight blazers are designed to stay close for a fitted look. But you need a bit more space in the winter so you can layer a sweater under it. Get the details in our guide to finding the perfect fit for your blazers — regardless of the season. You may notice some parkas and topcoats are slightly oversized. Choose your size accordingly. A few years back, I attended a wedding in Mexico. I was one of the groomsmen, and we were all asked to wear mid-grey suits, white shirts, and a floral tie.
I bought a Ludlow Traveler suit from J. A post shared by Barron Cuadro effortlessgent on Aug 10, at 4: One of the groomsmen had a mid-grey suit made from a winter-weight wool poor guy. One suit is wool flannel, the other is a lightweight wool… can you tell the difference between the two, just by looking at them? Just like you have casual shirts that work better in winter than in summer and vice versa , you will have suits that are better for colder weather. That can work — but depending on how cold it gets where you live, you may need to layer up.
See our reviews and first impressions of Black Lapel and Oliver Wicks. Other colors that work for fall and winter weather specifically? Brown, rust, forest green, even an ash light grey. If you wear suits every day, you have more options stripes, checks, herringbone, houndstooth… the list goes on , since you have the opportunity to wear them all.
Not only should your suit be cold-weather appropriate, so should your shirt, tie, coat, and all your accessories. Opt for a heavier dress shirt in pinpoint oxford, twill, or flannel. Curious about the characteristics of different cloths? Check out the reference guide from our friends at Proper Cloth.
I looove wool ties. They produce a substantial knot and look great with heavier-weight suit jackets and sport coats. Just make sure the color palette makes sense with the rest of your outfit. A super simple secret to creating a sharp, layered outfit for fall is choosing pieces with different textures.
Tweeds, chunky knit sweaters, flannels, wool overcoats, denim and chambray shirts all stack to build an intentional look. My winter wardrobe consists of much darker colors. Lots of navy, black, brown, forest green, burgundy, etc. My staples like chambray shirts, OCBDs, and grey T-shirts are the lightest colors that stay in the closet. Want to learn how to match clothes like a pro?
Check out our eGuide. Compare that to my spring and summer clothing, which is mostly light colors — like white, light grey, light blue — plus a few pastels lavender, light pink and vibrant colors orange, magenta. I even put away my dark denim and swap them with my lightweight, stretch, light-wash denim. The only dark colors I have during spring and summer are my olive and navy linen shirts.
All layers in general are thicker to keep in warmth. I generally just have more fall- and winter-appropriate clothing. Let me know in the comments. You can elevate your smart casual look with a few carefully chosen accessories.
Scarf — A wool or cashmere scarf is the perfect cold weather accessory. Or choose a standout statement scarf in a colorful plaid. Our guide to scarves — with details on fabrics, knots, and more — can help.
Non-Boring Leather Gloves — Everyone has a pair of leather gloves with the three stitch design across the top. Think quilted cross stitching on the exterior, a racing inspired snap clasp at the wrist, or a combination leather and knit glove. This unique strap goes well with the classic Timex watch and looks right at home as a fall staple.
It may even become your new everyday statement piece. But a bit of well groomed facial hair always fits in during the colder months. To stay professional and well trimmed, keep your neck shaved smooth and your beard lines well defined. The more stubble creep you allow, the less polished it looks. Tired of the mess you see in and around the sink after trimming your beard? Flask — Taking pulls from a flask in the dead of summer means you might have a bit of a problem.
But using a flask to carry and consume dark rum, whiskey, or bourbon after the leaves have started to fall is just too enjoyable to pass up. Use it to spike coffee or hot chocolate, or take it for a walk with you while you listen to a Saturday afternoon football game.
A great example recently when it was cold: I threw a double breasted blazer over my denim jacket and got a ton of compliments. You can do something similar — wearing a leather jacket under a topcoat, or swapping in a flannel henley in place of a plain undershirt, unbuttoning your dress shirt a bit and letting the henley peak out. The wet, slushy, snowy season requires some thoughtful footwear choices.
I still see guys walking around in the rain with jeans, Vans, and a hoodie… which confuses me. Is your goal to absorb as much moisture as possible? Go with merino wool socks for a thick, warm feel without the massive bulk of most heavy winter socks.
They can replace your typical summer cotton socks and will winterize even your lightweight sneakers and loafers. Timberland Earthkeepers — I still have my classic boot from the days when I used to wear baggier jeans. Original Bean Boots from L. I slip them on and go jump in puddles. Original Bean Boots Price: Hunter Original Short Boot — Caught in a downpour?
Forced to wade in ankle-high water? No problem — as long as you have these on your feet. Hunter Original Short Boot Price: Choose your socks with caution — a bold sock with a bold shoe is too much. Personally, a chunky brogue is my go-to versatile statement piece for fall and winter.
This brown color can easily pair with your suit — or be dressed down with jeans for a dapper happy hour look. I once got an email asking: Sure, it may seem a little daunting. To be honest, the only right way is whatever keeps you most dry. What matters most is not arriving dry.
Show them off pairing them with a short dress. Have killer ankle boots you want to make sure the world gets to see? Pair them with cuffed jeans or a dress. Use them as a jumping off point to put together a great new inventive outfit , rather than just throwing them on with just anything. Add new life to your coat simply by belting it. The best news of all: So just have fun with it! You can wear fur with just about anything to give your outfit an instant upgrade.
Scarves can be worn in many more ways than simply wrapped around your neck, and winter is the perfect time to experiment. Share Facebook Pinterest Twitter Tumblr. Logomania Is Here—Embrace It. Scroll To See More Images Every year when summer melts into fall, we admittedly get pretty excited to revamp our wardrobe.
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