Words: Tyrus Townsend
Feature Photo: Mr. Porter
The Fall is here, and in preparation we are editing our wardrobes to reflect the change of season from Summer to Autumn. What does that mean? Packing up our festival gear for essentials like shirting, knits, trousers and modern outerwear.
No need to rely on trends! Basics have become the new “black” and causing a stir, especially in the street style world. We are revealing our top five key pieces that can easily fit into your current wardrobe and budget without compromising your current style aesthetic.
The Jacket: Gap x (RED) 1969 Denim Bomber Jacket, $79.95
The flight bomber is back and hopefully for the long haul! This staple, updated in denim, is a must for every gentleman’s coat closet and proves to be extremely versatile. One can easily pair with a pair of dungarees, sleek, pleated trousers, casual joggers or layered between tailored shirting and fine suiting. The soft, medium indigo wash makes it a modern yet classic piece of outerwear.
The Double Breasted Blazer: Zara Studio Blazer, $189.00
A double breasted blazer is like a Rolex: classic, timeless, and priceless. Luckily you do not have to break the bank thanks to this Studio Blazer from Zara. Slimming and flattering for every body type, this suiting separate is versatile and, thanks to the Ecru Beige hue, able to transition from Summer to Fall with ease.
The Slack: Club Monaco Ponte Trouser, $169.50
Somewhere between a dress pant and a sweatpant lives Club Monaco’s Ponte Trouser. This hybrid pant is constructed from durable ponte knit yet breathable enough to withstand a session of yoga, a day at the office, and Happy Hour afterwards. Detailing like cuffed hems appeal to the fashion forward and the pants are able to transition from season to season.
(Photo: Club Monaco)
The Trainer: Maison Margiela Replica Splattered Leather Sneakers, $595.00
Who says a conversation piece is limited to a handkerchief or a lapel pin? Make a statement with these modern leather trainers from Maison Margiela (available via Mr. Porter). The Italian made ‘Replica’ is minimal and the grey hue pairs well with denim, printed trousers or Athleisure wear. For those that prefer a more European flair to their footwear, these sleek trainers were made for you.
(Photo: Mr. Porter)
The Knit: Everlane The Texture Stitch Cotton Crew, $68.00
One of the most celebrated wardrobe pieces, the knit is necessary especially for those cool summer nights and Everlane is the king of lightweight sweaters. Minimal and practical, The Textured Stitch Cotton Crew is constructed from breathable cotton yarn and able to be layered over oxford shirting, basic chinos and heavyweight gym shorts.