Fall Getup Week: The Modern Minimalist

The future is clean and casual.

Fall Getup Week - Modern Minimalist Men's Fashion

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men's fall outfit ideas

There's an anxiety when starting out with dressing better that simple is bad: Good style means bright colors, plenty of patterns, lots of variation. But as great artists have been espousing for centuries – and as this outfit exemplifies – mastery comes from subtracting, not adding. Neutral tones with a play on shades create a classy, put-together style that invites us to ask, “Is it casual? Is it dressed up?”

The truth is it's just intentional. And that's the most important lesson you can learn when starting out.

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Get the Look

Sweater (shown): Amazon, $89 / More sizes: H&M, $49.99 / Cashmere: J.Crew, $98

Chambray shirt: Amazon, $30

Watch: Todd Snyder for Timex, $119

Textured pants: Target, $29.99

Sunglasses (similar): Carfia, $23

Sneakers: Target, $29.99

men's minimalist style

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  • Reply September 25, 2018


    Not buttoning down button-downs: yay or nay?

    • Reply September 25, 2018

      browneagle44 ロベルト

      The collars? Always button ’em down. Looks unfinished otherwise.

    • Reply September 25, 2018


      I think there are times you can leave them unbuttoned, I do it sometimes if I’m wearing a casual tie, but in general I keep them buttoned to stop them from flying away. Especially in this case unbuttoning them would encourage the tips to lay on top of the sweater, and I prefer the clean/enat appearance of them on the inside for this look.

      What do you think?

      • Reply September 25, 2018


        I also leave them unbuttoned sometimes, but often it seems they’re designed to look ugly if you don’t

  • Reply September 25, 2018


    What color belt?

    • Reply September 25, 2018


      If you’re going to go with a belt gray or the dark green one I have from Anson would look great. For common colors you could do either medium-dark to dark brown. Black also works but I would choose no belt over black if it were me personally.

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