As the days go by, the fall season is getting closer, which means that it’s time to say goodbye to T-shirts and shorts, and hello to coats, sweaters, and sweatshirts. Fall is a great time to upgrade your fashion game – since the temperature outside is lower, you can wear more layers without sweating too much. Besides, thicker textures that are usually present in fall pieces of clothing can add depth and character to an outfit that otherwise might seem dull.
However, there seems to be a wrong belief going round some people, that all a man needs during fall is an overcoat. While there’s no denying that a well-chosen overcoat can make a man look like he just stepped out of a magazine cover, it is not the only thing one will need to look fashionable during the colder months.
So, if you want to know more about the must-haves every man should have in his wardrobe this fall, keep on reading!
There is still some sun present during the fall months, which is why eye protection is important. So why not use it to your advantage? A good pair of sunglasses is a great way of completing the whole outfit – there are several styles you can choose from, but our favorite will have to be the aviator ones.
As style experts from Prim and Prep notice, “Aviator sunglasses, when properly worn, evoke a single idea: cool! There’s something about men wearing these sunglasses that brings back both old-fashioned masculine style and modern tastes. In a way, they are a timeless fashion statement that men have used and will continue to whenever they want to show up in style.” It’s hard to disagree with that.
Leather jackets are an OG when it comes to fashion. Paired with indigo denim, a leather jacket is most definitely the backbone of the rugged Americana style. With almost 100 years of being a style essential for every man, it’s hard to find a more iconic clothing piece.
When buying a leather jacket, keep in mind that with proper care, this thing can last you a lifetime – so, if you can, consider purchasing a real goat or cowhide jacket instead of cheap, faux, or ‘vegan’ leather. However, if you are on a limited budget or just want to test the waters with this type of clothing, then a faux leather jacket might be your way to go.
When it comes to button-down shirts, there are a few types that shouldn’t be missing from your wardrobe.
The first one is a classic oxford cloth button down. Many people get confused and call every button-down an OCBD, but that’s not really the case. Oxford cloth is a medium-weight fabric, making it a great choice to use as a layer and on its own. One of the advantages of this piece of clothing is that it will make you look put together and classy without putting a lot of effort.
The second type you need in your closet is a flannel – no list of men’s fall essentials is completed without a flannel on it. However, don’t get confused – the name doesn’t come from the plaid pattern they usually exhibit. Flannel is the type of material that those shirts are made of. Since you can count on them to keep you warm even during the winter months, don’t hesitate to invest in a few in different colors and patterns – you will definitely not regret it.
Similarly to button-down shirts, there are few types of bottoms that should definitely become part of your wardrobe this fall season (if they aren’t already).
The first one is the classic denim. They are comfortable, versatile, and have been an essential piece of clothing for men ever since Levi Strauss & Co. started selling them in the 1870s. Since then, not a lot has changed, apart from the fact that now the selection of materials, colors, and so on is much wider, which means that no matter the preferences, everyone will be able to find a pair that will suit them.
The other type of bottoms you need in your wardrobe are chinos. They come in probably every color imaginable, and they are so versatile that they look equally good with a blazer and a button-down shirt, or a simple T-shirt. Due to the material they are made of (usually 100% cotton), they can be paired both with sneakers and boots, which makes them ideal for fall, when the weather tends to be undecided.
The Bottom Line
As the fall season is approaching, it’s high time to think about changing your wardrobe from summer t-shirts and shorts to something more appropriate for colder days. The fall season is the perfect opportunity to experiment with your style, as due to layering, you can easily use the same articles of clothing several times, just as different layers. A great example of that is a button-down shirt that you can wear on its own, over a t-shirt, or under a sweater.
Sounds good? If yes, then what are you waiting for? Your wardrobe will not fill itself with fall clothing, will it? Good luck!