No matter what your political views, everyone is affected by the current economy — including leading fashion designers like Ben Sherman, Giorgio Armani and Ralph Lauren. Fashion designers are taking queues from consumers who reigning in discretionary spending, even if they’re doing well financially.
People with money will still spend it, but given these uncertain times they want to feel confident that they’re making wise investments. When it comes to wardrobe building, people want clothes and accessories that will last more than one season. That means so long to the super trendy and increasingly tailored and feminine fashion from recent runway shows, and hello to conservative cool.
Here’s how to incorporate practical, yet stylish, pieces into your fall wardrobe.
• Choose high quality pieces that will stand the test of time. Think of your dad’s favorite cable knit sweater or your grandfather’s Navy peacoat.
• Sticks to the basics. You can’t go wrong with a crisp, white button down and several pair of flat-front slacks in neutral colors. Add personality with colorful silk ties, sharp-looking cuff links and well-made leather shoes.
• Sweaters, sweaters, and more sweaters.
• Tweed is the name of the game. A peacoat is the coat to own this season. They’re sophisticated in a modern and minimalist way.
The Best Men’s Fall Coats
Double-breasted coats was seen all over the runway in outerwear — from blazers to jackets and even men’s sweaters. If the double-breasted or peacoat style isn’t for you, try a modern version of the trenchcoat.
Classic and young, this peacoat works for the office and casual looks.
This isn't your dad's trenchcoat but it's perfect for the trendsetter and trendy dads.
You can't go wrong with Armani's modern version of the overcoat.
This is the coat for the young and hip.