How quickly the year goes… Autumn is here already!
Many of us are consumed by Autumn fashion, because it is fashion that can often be worn all year around. Fabrics are often made a little lighter for those mild days and layered for the colder days to come! Since colours are typically neutral, it makes it easy to mix and match. But more importantly, Autumn fashion is about layering and we love a layered look. When it gets cooler in the evenings or as the season progresses, you can throw on a light jumper or long sleeve tee and jacket… or both. You don’t need to spend a fortune to look stylish either. The following men’s autumn wardrobe must haves will not only carry you through this Autumn and Winter but seasons to come.
I here you huff… but this is not your grandfather’s cardigan! It’s a different kind of sweater that has a slimmer, more modern cut that you could easily wear to the office or on a date. It’s thin enough to wear over a shirt and underneath a jacket. It may even be worn over your favourite t-shirt with a pair of jeans or modern chinos. It’s one of the most versatile items you can have in your wardrobe. Try one made out of light weight wool and you will feel warm and comfortable. the malebox boys dont mind adding small pockets or some sort of patch on the elbows.
Pinstripes are a stylish classic. They are perfect for formal or casual occasions. The detailing on pinstriped pants spices up what otherwise might be an ordinary ensemble. It doesn’t matter what you go with–navy with gray pinstripes, gray with brown pinstripes, or black with any color of pinstripe, they are all good. If you are a larger man, you may opt for a chalk stripe… For a modern look, try matching them with a fun striped shirt and/or sweater…. but dont over do the stripes! If you are already lanky, make sure you wear with a plain shirt, otherwise your “lankiness” will be highlighted!
All designers create some type of striped shirt or another. You must have at least one in your shirt collection. It can be worn tucked in or out with jeans, with a suit or under a jumper. Remember, Autumn is the season for layering and bold, thick stripes or thin ones; it’s a great look that you will find easy to incorporate into many ensembles.
A cool blazer is definitely a must-have item. With so many styles available… almost anything goes. You can find some with leather strips, patch pockets or elbow patches, whilst others have big lapels, zips and double-sided vents… but they are all a revival of retro looks. And don’t forget moleskin and corduroy options which can be a less formal look than a wool or tweed. You may opt for a nice wool or wool and cashmere combination with three or two buttons. Don’t get to wild with color though; go for a neutral tones that can easily be worn with jeans and dressier trousers as well as a dress shirt or with a printed tee underneath. Navy tends to be the safest colour if you were only to choose one!.
Jeans are featuring more and more in every guys wardrobe. One of the reasons for this are there are so many variations in colours and fabrics, from denims to cotton. It seems that every few months a new, trendy company pops up. Some of the prices these jeans are fetching are quite steep; but plenty are very affordable. In terms of color, we’ve seen everything from dark to light washes, but one thing is for certain – the washed-out, worn-in look is in as much as the dark unwashed look. You just need to know when to wear each style! Since there is so much variety there is no excuse not to pick up a pair that enhances your best features. More importantly, they can be paired with just about anything. Choose well and you just can’t go wrong. Plenty of choices from Levi’s, American Apparel, Armani Exchange, Lee and many many more so there is definitely numerous pairs for you there!
So there you have it! Hopefully this helps you choose some gear for this Autumn… drop us a line and let us know what you think or post on our facebook page!