2013-08-10-07-08-131400197594Fall’s 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 dedicating this week to preparing you for all of your upcoming autumnal endeavors…

From shearling gilets to tartan blousons, here’s everything you need to know on this fall’s top outerwear trends…

Capes: They first popped back on the scene in a handful of FW2012 collections; now we’re seeing iterations everywhere from high-fashion runways to utility-driven ready-to-wear collections.
valentinoValentino Tartan Cape

AW13_Show_images-26Daks Officer Cape

moncler-gamme-bleuMoncler Gamme Bleu Puffer Cape

220313-3041__1364846050_213.100.87.4Stutterheim Öland Raincoat

Printed Outerwear: Over the past several years, the world of menswear has demonstrated a ubiquitous enthusiasm for color and pattern. This season ups the ante with outerwear fitting any occasion of ski slope, boardroom or fashion week after-party.

502912680_model_1Dries Van Noten Tapestry Twill Coat

34339_1Barbour x Tokito Tartan Blouson

502818474_model_1Jil Sander Gradient Striped Overcoat

502771267_model_1Aspesi Limited-Edition Rattler Camo Anorak

Gilets: Or vests, as we’ve come to know them. Really any manner of sleeveless jacket. They’re here; they’re leather, shearling lined, puffed up and tailored down.

502790249_model_1Acne Studios Eliot Shearling Vest

1004125_frontWoolrich Woolen Mills Rider Vest

NM-47WK_mxBrunello Cucinelli Sartorial Vest

NMN1V9K_mxBelstaff Quilted Two-Pocket Vest

Varsity Jackets: This schoolboy staple has been holding steady since the ’50s and continues to evolve this season. Brands are creatively incorporating fabrics like herringbone and jersey twill, along with the classic wool and leather combo.

36404Gant Rugger Homerun Jacket

img-thingClub Monaco Golden Bear Varsity Jacket

08091548_520490cf82d45Area Award Jacket

502822694_model_1Balenciaga Sphinx Back Baseball Jacket

—C.G.

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  • Caitlin Ganswindt