It's often said that fall is the best style season for men, and the biggest reason for that is they types of textures we get to wear with thicker, warmer clothing. I built this outfit all from the current J.Crew sale, which includes some options from their Fall Lookbook collection.
It's a sharp style, but it's not flashy. Both contemporary and classic at the same time. Featuring looser fits, it's extra comfortable too.
Heritage wool-blend letterman baseball cap
Like the look of a cap but don't have a sports team you want to advertise? This wool blend hat comes in a rich green with an innocuous vintage-inspired “J” patch.
Rugged merino wool cardigan sweater
Shawl collar cardigans remain one of my favorite layers: They're the perfect smart casual alternative to a hoodie and look fantastic with a dressier business look or with a t-shirt and joggers.
See how we've styled a similar Banana Republic shawl collar sweater previously:
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- Dressing for the Conference Room to the Cocktail Lounge
- Smart Casual in Neutrals
A striped t-shirt is an easy way to elevate a casual outfit and provide some intentionality. They can be especially useful for mixing things up if you would generally describe your style as minimalist without getting away from your bread and butter. See two ways we've styled striped t-shirts here and here.
Single-pleat 10-wale corduroy pant
Corduroy pants are the ultimate fall texture pull, they're soft and comfortable and look great in earth tones. See our full corduroy guide for more love. With looser pants regaining prominence, it's no surprise that we're seeing the return of pleats as well. Pleats can help keep a looser fit more tidy, while allowing room to move. Paired with the tiny coin flap pocket, these pants give off old school gentleman cool.
Lightweight marled camp socks with double stripe
A pair of hardy, textured socks look sharp with a pair classic sneakers, upping the overall look from what a pair of athletic socks can offer.
Vulcanized cape sneakers
A pair of boots would crush this outfit as well, but here, the simple and classic design of these crispy navy sneakers grounds this outfit in the casual and comfortable. For more options that may last you longer, check out our full guide to the best affordable canvas sneakers.