With the fall season upon us we can hardly wait for the cooler temperatures. With fall also comes new aesthetics and styles that may be good to consider when adding pieces to your wardrobe. So what aesthetics and styles are we expecting for the season? Checkout a few of our insights below.
Colors of the season
- Shades of green. A versatile timeless color that can easily be implemented into any wardrobe. Green pairs well with blues, charcoal, dark brown, and burgundy.
- Rust and Burgundy. These colors are complete stand outs for this fall. We are bringing in some great pieces with hints of this color palette. A little of it can go a long way to update any look. We suggest easily incorporating this color palette into your wardrobe with an accessory such as a pocket square or pair of socks. If you are feeling overly zealous, we suggest selecting a coat or suiting fabric that has a rust or burgundy over check for an updated yet classic look. Rust and Burgundy pair well with browns, darker blues, rich greens, and charcoal.
A Nod to the past
As we all know, styles from the past always seem to come back around. We’ve got some great classic styles with an updated twist that are sure to entice you this fall. Checks and stripes will rule the season. For suiting and sport coats, we are seeing a resurgence of the very classic tartan plaid. This print can be traced back to the 14th century Scottish Highlands, where wool weavers would create unique linear patterns to distinguish a specific Scottish clan or region from another. For this season, we are seeing different variants of the print, ranging from hefty buffalo checks to exaggerated glen plaids.
We are loving Billy Reid’s ultra-soft shouldered plaid Archie jacket as a great ready to wear piece. You can throw this jacket on with jeans and a charcoal tee for a very smart casual look. However, if you are wanting to really step up your game and invest in a one-of-a kind piece, we’ve got some exceptional fabrics from Piacenza Mill that just arrived at the shop.
Stripes continue to be a very relevant pattern this fall. We suggest adding stripes to your wardrobe with a fresh hybrid shirt. One you could easily wear casually with a pair of jeans or dress up with a soft shouldered jacket. One of our favorites this fall is Forrest Lennard’s vertical blue rope stripe shirt.
The Technical Side of Things
For the past few seasons we’ve seen technical fabrics become more and more important in a gentleman’s wardrobe. This season from casual to dress you will not be disappointed in the new advances being made with not only the fabrics themselves but also the functional components we are now seeing in some of our garments.
On the casual said of things, Tasc, Faherty and Stone Rose continue to impress. Softer fabrics with the same performance qualities such as moisture wicking, 4-way stretch and breathability that all guys are coming to expect in their casual attire. And, let’s face it, our casual wardrobe is especially important these days.
On the dressier side of things, we are seeing some new innovative suiting fabrics with stretch. No, these are not fabrics that look technical. You will be the only one that notices it’s technical when you go to reach for that next cup of coffee. Hickey Freeman offers an inner chest pocket specially engineered antiskimmer technology that ensures your RFID-enabled chip cards, passport, car keys and cell phone are safe from virtual pickpocketing.