It’s October. It feels like Fall took forever to get here. 2020 has been weird in a lot of ways – including the feeling of ctime. I think of that scene in True Detective where Matthew McConaughey espouses that ‘time is a flat circle’. Almost overnight, the highs are in the low 70s. It feels like I was sweating a couple of weeks ago, but no longer.
As I move to change up my closet, it’s fun to see how things have changed, and how things have stayed the same. This year I’m looking forward to a more utilitarian style, opting for boots and texture vs. dress shoes and sport coats. The darker hues in the Fall palate are by far my favorite. I’m excited about low-maintenance options this year (read: no dry cleaning) but still high on style. Here’s what I like:
From top left:
1. Drakes Brushed Lambswool Sweater: Drakes rarely misses, and their sweaters (aka ‘jumpers’) are top-notch. The stripes give it a cool vintage feel, and the brushed wool gives it a, well, really comfortable feel.
2. Persol 3194S Sunglasses: There is always room for an updated pair of sunglasses. Time to put the aviators away, and go with something heavier. You’ll be hard-pressed to beat Persol.
3. Tudor Heritage Black Bay Watch: Darker, fall tones. The bronze is a nice touch.
4. Barbour Tinford Jacket: The ‘do everything’ jacket. Barbour has really upped their game in their quilted selection…plenty of options depending on your taste (and a good price point).
5. Peter Millar Butte Cotton Blend Popover: The fabric of this shirt will perform more like a long sleeve polo than a dress shirt. No need to dry clean – just wash, hang to dry, and wear. It’ll soften up over time.
6. Martin Dingman Jacob Alligator Belt: A lot of the exotic belts are shiny – which is very appropriate for a dressy look. I’ve really taken a liking to a matte finish. Still a first-class look, but more versatile.
7. Boardroom Socks Purples: If you are going to wear socks, have some fun. These USA-made purples look fantastic.
8. Ledbury Dark Blue Indigo Arnett Shirt: Great texture, and a cool look. Think of this shirt as an updated Chambray, and wear it accordingly. Avoid blue jeans, but everything else is fair game.
9. Levi’s 501 Garment Dyed Jeans: The garment-dyed Levi’s get a lot of well-deserved love. Check out these Charcoals, though – a great addition to the tan/green hues readily available.
10. Fisher & Baker Passage Vest: The best puffer vest on the market. Great function, but it’s the fabric that sets this one apart.
11. Grant Stone Chelsea Boots: I have a pair of GS loafers that are some of my favorites. These Chelseas are seriously awesome. I love the darker leather color paired with the natural sole. These look fantastic out of the box, and will only get better with age.
What has your attention?