It’s officially what I like to call the “fall man harvest”. It’s the best time of the year, when beanie wearing, sweater clad men crawl out of their manholes and into coffee houses and local costume shops. The man harvest is the time when menswear is king and I am a sweet, sweet plebeian, happy to adore from a comfortable distance. The colder weather means that layers are key, and even though I appreciate a good short short on a man, I appreciate a nice pair of boots and a beanie even more.
This season, i’m inspired by oversize silhouettes and knits, 60’s and 70’s style and of course, Zara Man and Topman. These two stores are my go-to for all sorts of male fashion advice. The wearable pieces still have a clean, edgy aesthetic that can work for almost any man who knows their own style. I’ve gathered some inspiration from both stores and pieced together some looks from them as for endless amounts of inspiration.
I’m all about a bigger, looser silhouette complimented by a fitted one; think, oversize turtlenecks and super skinny jeans. Pair the look with an oversize coat and there’s a sort of effortless “I’m drowning in my clothes but still look super cool” vibe that I just can’t get enough of this fall. Reach for sleek accessories, like these boots and vintage inspired watch. The last piece of puzzle is the patterned sock, which grounds the whole look and adds some color.
For a more colorful and casual take on the turtleneck, layer everything. Grab a plaid scarf and some brogues, an updated vintage style watch and your trustee jacket. Invest in some good outerwear and a couple pairs of good shoes and buy accessories that you can mix and match for a cozy cool look.
Photos via Zara.com
What’s on your list for the men in your life?