Look classic in these durable Autumn basics.
As the new season rolls around and we feel compelled to buy a whole new wardrobe, there are a few simple ways to create a fresh look on a budget. It is good to buy a few on-trend pieces each season, but it is important to start your wardrobe with classic, well-made staples that will become a part of your personal style. The following items will be in the forefront of your closet for many years to come.
The Classic Coat
This Pea coat is made in the United States and has a patriotic feel, due to the classic silhouette and Naval Anchor buttons. The outer shell is comprised of wool to keep you warm while the satin lining provides ease of movement and comfort. When buying this jacket, keep in mind that it provides a more generous fit. If you prefer a sleeker silhouette we recommend sizing down.
Army Surplus Pea Coat | $140 | Available at Federal Army and Navy Surplus
The Classic Sweater
J. Crew makes great basics for layering and this sweater is no exception. It is made from merino wool, which is soft, breathable and easy to maintain. Charcoal gray is the color of choice due to its versatility, as it will look sleek under a blazer and dark enough to make a statement on its own. This is another piece you can take into spring and summer.
Merino V-Neck Sweater | $70 | Available at J. Crew
The Classic Pant
This collaboration between Filson and Levi’s is based on the classic Levi’s Mens 505, with the legendary Filson Tin Cloth material. The collaborative efforts of these companies has given birth to a pant that is a great alternative to your everyday denim. The beauty of these pants is that you can buy a can of the Filson Tin Cloth Oil and treat these pants for the fall and winter to provide additional water resistance, and then wash out the oil treatment for the dryer months. This is truly an all- weather wardrobe staple. As is the norm with the 505 design, these include a zip fly with straight cut legs and are American-made.
The Classic Boot
There is not much that needs to be said about these classic boots from Red Wing. They are rugged, yet refined. You can wear these with jeans and a white t-shirt to channel your inner “Rebel Without a Cause” or dress them up with wool slacks to conform to societal norms. They do require a break-in period, but good things come to those who wait — and you will never want to pry these beauties off your feet again. Perfect for the gentlemen on the go, these boots provide shock-absorption, water-resistant uppers and fully cushioned insoles.
Gentleman Traveler Boots | $243 – 320 (depending on style) | Available at Red Wing Stores