A Gentleman’s Guide To Style And Refinement

Outerwear Essentials For Fall

20130829-203951.jpgThere are some basic outerwear pieces you should have in your wardrobe for the autumn/winter months. Variety will help you expand on the number of ensembles you can arrange. If you’re able to add one or two outerwear pieces to your existing wardrobe, you’ll be amazed at the number of options you can come up with, without spending a lot of money on other fall clothes.

For the early fall months, it’s best to have vests in your wardrobe. A denim vest will be a good casual look. The one pictured on the top left is by Anarke Jeans. If you are in the Charlotte area, you can pick that up at Silverfly and it’s modestly priced at $129.00. You can pair it up with a t-shirt, polo or long sleeve woven shirt and add a scarf. For a more refined look, Brunello Cucinelli offers a reversible quilted version that can easily be worn with your suit for those cool days. This is illustrated in the center left image.

A classic and timeless denim jacket is a definite must have. These can be worn on casual Fridays to the office as illustrated in the image at the bottom left. Levis is a great brand to shop for your denim jacket. They offer various options in both colors and washes. Leather shearling jackets are perfect for those colder months. The one pictured in the bottom left is by Richard James Savile Row. You can find them through other designers as well, but this should give you an idea of the styling.

Lastly, we arrive at topcoats. A classic topcoat, be it single or double breasted, should stop right at the knee or just below it. This length will accommodate most average heights. If by chance you are a very tall gent, then the correct length should go to your calves. Ideally, you should have a dark and light version to coordinate accordingly. Darks would include black, navy or charcoal grey and light versions would be camel or light brown. The topcoat pictured on the right is by Paul Stuart. Always remember looking and feeling your best is all that matters.

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