The transition from summer to fall generally means a bit more formality — instead of pushing the envelope with casual warm weather styles, menswear generally returns to more pulled together looks for the cooler months. Even so, there’s room for the right casual pieces in any fall wardrobe — the trick is picking high quality pieces. Buying a few luxury staples is a great way to freshen up a fall wardrobe with durable items that’ll last far longer than fast fashion. The key to adding long-term pieces to any wardrobe is looking for timeless styles that are well-made and can be mixed and matched for versatility. The following luxury menswear staples will help transition any wardrobe from summer to fall while also bridging the gap between casual and pulled together.
Chelsea Boot Chocolate Calf by Grant Stone, $370
Nothing says fall quite like a new pair of boots. These Chocolate Calf Chelsea Boots by Grant Stone will elevate any autumn look — from a casual weekend date to Monday in the office. The pristine chocolate leather is sourced from Annonay French Calf and is hand antiqued for a beautiful finish. The quality of the boots can be felt straight out the box with their solid construction, smooth leather feel, and surprising level of comfort from first wear. With an easy slip-on style, the Chelsea design is equal parts casual and refined, which matches the 19th century riding boot history of this timeless look. Customers are encouraged to contact Grant Stone for sizing support as many have been wearing the wrong boot size unknowingly for years and the company strives to create shoes that customers will wear comfortably for decades.
Loomed Linen Fatigue Shirt by Buck Mason, $175
Autumn can be finicky with warm and cool weather all in the same day. This Loomed Linen Fatigue Shirt by Buck Mason offers a warming layer that’s lighter than a full jacket but heavier than a regular button down shirt. Made from loose-knit mid weight linen, it layers nicely over a t-shirt and has a durable yet soft feel. The fatigue shirt design will add an instant style boost to any wardrobe and is available in three colors: admiral navy, espresso, and flint.
Field-Spec Rugby Crew by Buck Mason, $75
Fall is a great time to stock up on wardrobe essentials like this Field-Spec Rugby Crew by Buck Mason. It’s available in four colors and made from 100% cotton jersey for a soft yet durable feel. Inspired by vintage rugby shirts, the heavyweight fabric is meant to stand up to cold weather and rough wear but also layers nicely under a vest or jacket for a more pulled together look.
Ambassador Blazer by Outerknown, $368
Sometimes you need to dress things up with a blazer and fall is the perfect time for a cozy one. This Ambassador Blazer by Outerknown pairs well with slacks or jeans. It is made from 100% wool that has been boiled, which is ideal for when temperatures drop. It also won’t wrinkle for travel — no matter how it’s packed. As an added bonus, Outerknown is committed to ethical and sustainable business practices.
Essex Quilted Suede Travel Vest by Peter Millar, $798
For those days when a full jacket is too much but there’s a chill in the air, this Essex Quilted Suede Travel Vest by Peter Millar will provide core warmth without overheating. Made from suede with a fleece-lined interior, this vest is sure to be as comfortable as it is stylish. Layer it over a button down or sweater for a work-ready or weekend look that embodies autumn.