Slip Into Stylish Menswear For NYC This Fall
Autumn is a brilliant time of year for shopping. You get the best of everything; a little bit of layering, but nothing is too covered up or stuffy. You have versatility and an array of options. Jackets and boots are once again on the menu and while you can still accentuate all of that work you put into the beach body for summer, you can also cut yourself a break and dress to flatter. Darker colors and earth tones make a comeback, but you’re not yet battling the elemental challenges brought about by the winter cold. And while the sunshine recedes, you don’t have to. Don a thoughtful and dashing ensemble this Fall with some stylish threads for New York’s transition into the coolest season.
LA-born designer James Perse has an eye for simplistic design with a finessed edge. He’s a guy’s guy and it shows in his Fall collection, everything in its proper place but with a sleekly masculine vibrancy. Slip into their über handsome Brushed Flannel button down, a lightweight shirt that layers brilliantly with one of their iconic cotton tees. Traditional in its cut, with a patch pocket on the left chest, button closures and a shirttail bottom hem, the shirt is available in off-white or charcoal gray. Try it with the Plain Weave Cloth suit pant, which, for a dressed up look, can also easily be paired with the accompanying suit jacket. And the color? Perse calls these dark slacks ‘abyss.’ Pretty badass, right?
Italian designers have been a vanguard of European fashion and it’s no surprise that this season, the folks at Brunello Cucinelli have got some stylish aces up their sleeve. Headquartered in a 14th-century castle, the elegance of the brand permeates every single one of their pieces. And speaking of sleeves, their virgin wool and cashmere knop yarn jacket-style cardigan is a quintessential representation of Brunello Cucinelli’s iconography. Deliciously soft, it’s also strong in all the right ways, with strong-angled lapels and sturdy construction. Surprisingly though, casual is also something they can do well, as their distressed, lightweight denim pants are loose-fitting and breezy.
Founded by Elie Tahari, Theory is posh fashion done with an elegant, minimalist eye. Their autumn men’s collection is all about the guy on the go, featuring cashmere and luxury knits aplenty. Case in point: The Luxe Knit Cashmere V-neck, a classic wardrobe piece that goes with practically everything. Creamy soft, yet with a debonair sophistication, this pull over top is available in light and dark gray. It’s proof that simple doesn’t have to be boring. Understated can go a long way on the road to chic, epitomized by Theory’s stretch cotton trouser in deep, rich eclipse-blue. These pants, as with the entire line, say a lot without a ton of effort.
Casual wear is also an essential for the shift from summertime to the cooler months. Steven Allen touts a devotion to durable casual wear. Toss that no-white-after-labor-day rule out the window and slip into their Town White Vintage pants. Slim fitting, accentuating all of that hard-won summertime lower body strength, these bad boys will hug you in all the right places. There are also plenty of go-to comfort pieces, like hoodies, flannel button downs and tees, all flawlessly constructed so that cozy can blend with class. Plus, they’ve got a great selection of slick wayfarers to accentuate your devil-may-care appetite.