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- Car coat: Gap
- Japanese selvedge denim jacket: Thursday Boot Co.
- Raglan sweater: Banana Republic
- Boots: Thursday Boot Co.
- Corduroy pants: Buck Mason
- Full grain leather belt: LLBean
- Minimalist watch: Movado
Donegal Wool Blend Car Coat
The Donegal wool blend car coat is a sophisticated choice for the cooler months, offering warmth without sacrificing style in the way a tech-forward jacket might. The charcoal color is versatile for dressy or casual, and the black and white flecked texture provides depth and interest. Its hidden button front maintains a sleek silhouette, and the fact that it's machine washable adds a practical touch to its refined feel. What's the difference between a car coat and other top coats? Primarily, car coats have spread flap collars like this, whereas most top coats have notch lapels.
Selvedge Denim Jacket
The selvedge denim trucker jacket is a testament to the enduring appeal of quality craftsmanship. Made from 13.75 oz Japanese selvedge denim, the raw indigo color imparts a sharp, yet rugged aesthetic. The jacket is constructed with the same attention to detail as the finest jeans, featuring chain stitching that nods to its workwear history. This medium weight layer is unlined, making it an ideal mid-layer beneath the car coat for those brisk fall days ahead. Crafted in Portugal from 100% cotton, it is an upgraded, quality homage to the storied past of the trucker jacket, a garment that has become synonymous with American style.
Waffle Knit Raglan Sweater
This Banana Republic sweater is a comfortable addition that doesn't skimp on style. Its raglan sleeves are not only cozy but also create a flattering shape across the chest and shoulders. The wide knit waffle knit introduces a tactile element, while the rib stitch construction ensures the sweater retains its shape. Made from certified organic cotton, it's a choice that feels as good as it looks.
No outfit is complete without the right footwear, and the Thursday Boot Co. Stomper boot is a statement in itself. The Old English color is a rich, deep brown and the dark sole provides ample grip for autumn's unpredictable weather. The full grain leather and Storm Welt construction exemplify the boot's quality, while the Kevlar blend laces are an impressive detail for durability and style. The paratrooper jump boot-inspired side zipper allows for easy-on, easy-off, adding a practical touch.
Transitioning to the lower half of the Getup, the stretch cord Ford Standard corduroy pant offers a textural counterpoint to the flecked wool and waffle knit of the upper layers. The 4-wale cotton corduroy is fine and sophisticated, offering a contemporary take on this classic material. The pants are cut with a straight leg that tapers below the knee, echoing the silhouette of a jean while providing the comfort of stretch corduroy. Perfect for fall and winter, they're a warmer alternative to traditional chinos or jeans, ready to be dressed up or down as the occasion demands.
English-made Leather Belt
To pull the look together (and the pants up), the English-made leather belt from LLBean is a subtle yet crucial accessory. The full grain leather and brass finish buckle create a sense of heritage and quality. This belt, hand-finished in Northamptonshire, is a testament the craftsmanship and tradition is still very much alive in English leather goods today.
And finally, to punctuate the outfit with a touch of elegance, the minimalist watch from Movado. The 41 mm size has presence but is refined, while the Swiss quartz movement ensures precision timekeeping. The minimalist design is complemented by a bronze dial and grey leather strap, reinforcing the modern aesthetic of this timeless timepiece.