As the first fall chill hits the air, it's time to prepare your closet for the changing season. But no need to stress. You only need a few key styles to last you well into winter.
Here, our director of design and resident style guru, Ross Manning, weighs in on the fall essentials every man needs for the changing season—as well as some helpful tips and tricks on how best to wear them.
Italian Sport Coats
Every guy needs a least two of these in his arsenal—one for work, one for play. Constructed versions are for dressier occasions, while softer, unconstructed jackets conforms to your body for a laid-back look and feel.
“Sport coats are an easy way to look instantly put together,” says Manning. “Choose a patterned style when you want to dress up, or a solid colored version for a more versatile look.” They’re the perfect weight for transitional days, so you can put a tee or a sweater underneath—or add heavier outerwear on top.
We’re famous for our polos—and our long-sleeve polos are the perfect wear for cooler weather. They’ve got the same supersoft, breathable feel as our summer polos, but with long sleeves for fall. They come with a stretch collar and cuffs for added comfort and tons of new autumn colors that look great on every guy.
They’re the perfect style for a cool, casual look. Pair it with our Quilted Field Vest for an effortlessly sharp (and extra warm) look.
Flannel is a must-have for every guy for fall. “They offer warmth without the bulk of a winter jacket,” says Manning. “They can serve as a uniform for lots of guys. Make a conservative look more stylish by adding a turtleneck underneath.”
But just because you want a comfortable flannel, doesn’t mean you should have to put up with wrinkles. Pack Performance Flannel for trips so you’ll always look crisp, even when you wear it under a heavy jacket. Plus, the color of these shirts is locked in, so they’ll keep their bright hues through every wash.
Merino Wool Sweaters
“Not too dressy and not too casual, you can’t go wrong with a merino wool sweater,” says Manning. “It’s a timeless, neutral piece that every guy should own. It’s also great for layering in all types of weather because wool naturally regulates your body temperature by warming you up and keeping you dry.”
Merino wool—like the kind in our comfy quarter-zips and sweaters—is a superfine material that naturally regulates your body temperature. So it’s perfect for layering over one of our untucked shirts for a sharp look that keeps you warm—but not too warm.
Easy Fall Jackets
Jackets are a fall must-have. Our all-new Insulated Shirt Jacket is a sharp go-to for fall. This hybrid gives you the best of both worlds, with a fully lined interior and classic quilting, this shirt jacket is designed to keep you warm and comfortable.
It’s perfect for a night out or a morning stroll as the leaves fall. You can wear it on top of one of our iconic button-downs for a grab-and-go autumn look that looks great for the season.
These are your no-nonsense, everyday closet staple. Wrinkle-free shirts are built with a special treatment that fights off those pesky creases. “Wear them solo or as a layer. They resist wrinkles underneath your outerwear, so you’ll still look polished after your morning commute or a long day,” says Manning. “They save you time and money—a no-brainer.”
These shirts are pre-shrunk so they keep their shape longer than your average button-down. So, now you can get ready even quicker in the morning—just wash, wear, and repeat.
Underneath a sweater or all on their own—there’s no wrong way to wear a comfortable long-sleeve Henley. “You can take them along with you when you travel because they they don’t take up space and offer loads of different styling options,” says Manning.
Our Henleys are super soft to the touch and naturally breathable—with a forgiving fit. They make packing for travel easy for the guy that’s always on the go, but they’re also great for staying home and laying back on the weekends.