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The Essential Fall Style Guide for the Everyday Man

The Essential Fall Style Guide for the Everyday Man

With the season in full swing, here are the 10 must-haves every man should have in their wardrobe

November 21, 2013


Plain and simple: buy them all. 

Classic Merino Gloves  ($55.00, Polo Ralph Lauren)

Keeping your hands warm this fall is a must, and doing that with style is even more important.  So don't become overwhelmed by colors and texture, stick with a timeless fabric, in a neutral color. We suggest this pair of brown, merino wool gloves by Polo Ralph Lauren. They’ll provide all the warmth while carrying your briefcase to the office, pumping gas or just kicking it around the way.

Lambswool Stripe Waffle-Knit Scarf ($59.50, jcrew.com)

No matter what coat, sweater, or blazer you wear this winter, the ultimate protection from the freezing cold temperatures outside, will be the scarf you wrap around your neck. Remember, not all scarves are created equal. If you want to be warm and stylish, look for a scarf made of lambswool like this one from J.Crew.

Hiker Boot Socks by Mossimo Supply Co. ($4.99, target.com)

Socks have become the essential expression piece for men; they allow you to add a dash of personality to your clothing without appearing as if you tried too hard. Express yourself this fall with TEXTURE not bright colors. Target offers a quality hiker boot sock, that'll keep your feet warm and stylish all fall/winter long.

1969 five-pocket cord ($59.95, Gap)

Corduroys are back!  Over the last two years, corduroys have returned with slimmer cuts and narrower wales (the vertical ridges within the fabric). Which means these new corduroys will make you look like the cool dude in the room and not your grandpa. Opt for a color other than the typical khaki or dark brown; cords are a good place to be a little different.

Vito ‘Hemingway’ Pants from Topman ($150, available: topman.com)

Why don’t you own a pair yet?  With temperatures dropping faster than Miley Cyrus’s street credibility. It’s time to seek out some form clothing for your lower half aside from jeans.  So grab a pair of pants that scream refinement, with a heavy, enduring fabric like wool. This grey pair from Topman is our favorite by far.

Air Colton Winter Chukka ($228.00, available at Colehaan)

These chukka boots are slightly dressy, slightly casual, but completely perfect for the fall.  Cole Haan delivers a boot that’s lined with leather to keep your feet warm with Nike air technology to keep you pain-free as you go from office to the bar. Whether it’s a date night, casual Friday, or a night out with your boys, these are boots you want on your feet.

Wool Felt Hat ($19.90, available at Uniqlo)

While most guys will be opting for the usual knit hat this fall, you get to change the game by adding something sharper to your arsenal. Nothing’s cooler or more classic than the fedora. It says “Not only am I cool, but my head is warm as well.” Do yourself a favor, go to Uniqlo and buy this hat. Now.

Sutton Duffle ($64.99, available at Herschel Supply Co.)

'Tis the season of traveling.  And with a number of holidays approaching we’re sure you’ll be visiting your family, her family and perhaps taking that much needed vacation.  Which means you’re gonna need some luggage, preferably a duffle bag, stay away from the typical black or blue.  C’mon live a little, we prefer the camo-colored duffle from the Herschel Supply co.  We guarantee they’ll be no mix-up at baggage claim.

Bulova Watch ($175.00, available at Macys)

Don’t believe me just WATCH.  This rose gold – Bulova with a croc embossed leather strap will be the only watch you need this fall, its understated, its elegant. Plus it’s been in demand for years, and now that you’re a little older, you can appreciate it as well.  No longer will you reach for you smartphone when the person next to you, asks “What time is it?”

Abingdon Rucksack ($128.00, available at J.Crew)

We’re not in college anymore, so lose the nylon backpack.  College campuses are full of them, and if you’re going to wear a backpack after graduation, UPGRADE IT.  Check out this canvas backpack from J.Crew, it’s durable, rugged, offers plenty of room for storage and most importantly, fresher than any other backpack you’ll find while browsing the mall.

Corey Chalumeau is EBONY.com's menswear expert. For sartorial advice on the daily, follow him: @MrAestheticCJC on Twitter, and @MrAesthetic on Instagram



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