Although it might not seem like it, fall is here; so I guess it's time to break out the jackets and sweaters...or rather the suit and tie. Suits are good year round, but the problem with summer is that you have to wear lighter fabrics and ones that won't absorb the heat. With fall and winter we don't have to worry as much, but we always want the expert opinion on the matter so we were able to get in touch with Elizabeth of Balani Custom Clothiers so she can help shed some light on the upcoming fall fashion must haves!
*5 Men's Clothing Essentials for Fall*
Ready or not, summer is coming to an end. Even though we’re not entirely
ready to say goodbye to warm weather, we can all breathe a sigh of relief
knowing that Fall clothes are here, and they are better, softer, and more
stylish than ever.
Slate Three-Piece Suit
Not quite charcoal and not quite blue, slate is both unique and stylish.
The greyish-blue color makes for a modern three-piece suit and stands out
in a sea of basic navy and charcoal suits. Appropriate for the office or a
fall wedding, the darker slate color lends itself to a variety of looks.
For those who work in a conservative environment, let the suit speak for
itself by keeping it simple and monochromatic. Wear it with a white dress
shirt, grey tie, black shoes, and silver cufflinks.
If it’s originality you crave, pair the suit with a checked shirt,
patterned tie, dark brown belt, and flannel flower pin.
Berry Bamboo Blazer
Bamboo. Really? Yes, really! It’s latest and greatest fabric to hit the
market, and it’s phenomenal.
Bamboo has the feel of cashmere, the look of silk, and the durability of
wool. The natural luster in the fabric gives the jacket an elegant and
dressy look. The key is finding the color that is right for you.
That’s where berry comes in to play. Whether you prefer blueberry,
raspberry, or even blackberry, berry tones are the “it” shades for
jacketing this season. These colors are dynamic and eye catching, yet
versatile and sophisticated enough to be paired with trousers or jeans.
Suede elbow patches and subtle details will compliment the bamboo and help
give it a casual feel.
Cashmere Sweater (Medium Grey)
There’s no better time to reintroduce cashmere into you wardrobe than fall.
Known for its warmth and soft hand, cashmere is also incredibly lightweight
making it the ideal fabric for sweaters and cardigans.
The medium grey color, gives you the ability to mix and match outfits with
ease. Wear it atop a patterned shirt and trousers and you’ll have a casual
layered look for the Fall season. When the weather starts to drop, swap out
the vest in your three-piece suit and replace it with the grey cashmere
sweater. It’ll give your suit a fresh look and keep you comfortable and
Whipcord Travel Trouser
A dressier alternative to denim, whipcord is the ideal fabric for
traveling. Why? It’s durable, wrinkle resistant, and holds up well to
pilling. Originally used for outerwear, the angled twill weave in the
fabric gives it strength and resistance to the usual wear and tear. This is
the perfect trouser to take with you need to transition your outfit from
day to night.
Flannel Flower Pin
We said it in The 5 Essentials of Spring and we’ll say it again this Fall,
flower lapel pins are all the rage. With the change in season comes a
change in fabric. Flannel gives the flower a totally different look and
feel. The brushed wool is a colorful and cozy addition to a suit lapel.
I wanted to give a big thank you to Elizabeth and BALANI again for sharing some of their fall fashion tips. If you want to know more about BALANI their website is www.Balanicustom.com. You can also follow them on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ for any updates they might have.
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