Halloween falling on a workday presents a real challenge for any well-dressed man (and just in case you forgot, that’s happening tomorrow).
Luckily, we’ve got a few solutions for you—and they all involve the suit you’ll be wearing anyway. All you’ve got to do is throw a couple things on over your suit as you head from the office to your costume party, and you’re ready to go.
It’s safe to say that the menswear industry is booming.
And the real movers and shakers are building their brands from the ground up on sites like Kickstarter with the aid of dozens of venture-capitalist-minded menswear enthusiasts. So, in the event that you’d like to get a taste of the action...
Anyone paying attention to the quarterlies will tell you: menswear has become a boomtown...
But the real movers and shakers are building their brands from the ground up on sites like Kickstarter with the aid of dozens of venture-capitalist-minded menswear enthusiasts. So, in the event that you’d like to get a taste of the action:
Sure, there’s always been an inextricable link between fall and plaid. (Look no further than your favorite flannel work shirt.)
But this year we’ve been seeing the pattern pop up in a dizzying array of forms—in the US we consider any cloth woven with perpendicular bands of two or more colors to be plaid. You might recognize the more popular ones by name, but you’ve probably seen a few entirely new to you, or others that feel familiar but you can’t quite name—and it’s gotten to the point where it can feel a little daunting.
It’s one of menswear’s most uncomfortable truths: you’ve got to keep your pants on somehow.
And when it really comes down to it, suspenders are not only the more elegant choice—compared to cinching a strap of leather around your waist and hoping for the best—but also the more practical one, by taking the unique contours of your waistline out of the equation. But like all sartorial unknowns, there are rules to live by. Rules we’ve put together in this handy guide:
We’re in favor of flourishes—especially functional ones.
And there may be no better example than elbow patches. They’re handsome. They’re rugged. They’re stately. They’re one of our favorite autumnal affectations and the source of some of the best stuff in our closet—whether original or sewn on to give an old blazer new life. So we thought we’d take a moment to extol their ruggedly professorial charms by highlighting a few of the finest examples we’ve seen.
Fall is so close, we can taste it (very spiced-cider-y this year). So, in anticipation of the monumental shift in your wardrobe, leisure activities and general state-of-mind, we’re preparing you for all of your upcoming autumnal endeavors...
Even just a year ago, the idea of “designer sweatpants” still seemed like a novel—almost subversive—concept. But as the progress of menswear marches on, it was only a matter of time before the once-reprehensible jersey cotton got handsomely upcycled by some of our favorite labels.