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post #16 of 39
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

I hope never in my life to refer to anything I own as a "statement sweater". If I do and it's something from J. Crew, I encourage any and all of you to shoot me in the face with a bazooka.

I'll remember this when you get caught up in Pitti fever, even if the sweater is not from J. Crew.

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post #17 of 39

Sub-GQ piffle.

post #18 of 39
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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post

I've never in my entire life used a tote and somehow I've made it through plenty of falls. Hard to see how that's "essential."

I keep seeing totes in collections but never actually any guys using one. Big city thing?
post #19 of 39
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

I'll remember this when you get caught up in Pitti fever, even if the sweater is not from J. Crew.

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post #20 of 39
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Originally Posted by CousinDonuts View Post


I keep seeing totes in collections but never actually any guys using one. Big city thing?

I imagine because they're pretty horrible for the most part and nearly all of them stray into man purse territory.

post #21 of 39
Apart from the terrible douchebag delivery, all of those items are very solid and well-picked choices for an autumn wardrobe. I wouldn't want to tote, but thats personal.
post #22 of 39
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

and your sense of self- worth stands at risk of collapsing entirely when you go to a party and see some other asshole wearing your goddamn signature sweater.

I lol'd hard since it's easy to imagine some guys here actually experiencing that.
post #23 of 39
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Originally Posted by Moderngentleman View Post

You can see the full story and pictures of each item here, but I wanted to get the communities thoughts and/or additions to this list. Certainly nothing ground-breaking but a few key items to consider:

#1: THE TWEED JACKET: A timeless wardrobe workhorse - the sport jacket. Look for classic tweed updated in a fitted and modern silhouette, like this stunning version from Gant by Michael Bastian. $950, available at Gant.

#2: DESERT BOOTS: The "Desert Trooper" is a new, updated version of Clark's classic desert boot. Same iconic leather upper, with a more aggressive, higher stance tread. Wear these confidently with jeans, fitted khaki's, a flannel suit - pretty much anything. $115, available at Clarks.

#3: THE UTILITY TOTE: There's really nothing fancy about this durable, waxed cotton utility tote and that's the point. People will appreciate your practicality. For a long time now I've been admiring the subtle beauty of all things Ernest Alexander. Based in New York City, they produce their entire line in the U.S.A. and are committed to ethical manufacturing. Available in a variety of colors, but you'll get the most out of charcoal. $195, available at Ernest Alexander.

#4: TORTOISE SHELL SUNGLASSES. By now you can probably tell there is a color story going on: gray, tan, rich chocolate - muted earth tones return this fall. These pieces are intended as bridge items - the glue that holds each look together, allowing you get the most out of your closet. Beautiful sunglasses are therefore essential, and here are two favorites in timeless tortoise shell: The Meteor by Ray Ban, $145 & The Harding by Garrett Leight, $310.

#5: A STATEMENT SWEATER. No fall story would be complete without an incredibly comfortable, luxurious sweater. This perfect layer represents all that's good about the fall - staying warm, welcoming cold autumn weekends and enjoying the great outdoors, even if it's just a stroll in a city park. Camel is one of my favorite colors and J.Crew's 100% cashmere, cable knit version is a beauty. $298, available at J.Crew.

What else? Send links if possible so I can see it.

Thank you.

"utility tote, statement sweater, tortoise shell, people will appreciate your practicality, modern silhouette, no fall story would be complete"

Gayest post ever, and that's saying a lot given the very tough competition. Congratulations
post #24 of 39
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Originally Posted by Blackhood View Post

Apart from the terrible douchebag delivery, all of those items are very solid and well-picked choices for an autumn wardrobe. I wouldn't want to tote, but thats personal.

Agreed. I've been given several totes over the summer and all immediately went into Value Village pile.

However, these "essentials" leave me wondering if pants are a non-essential item this fall. (Maybe freedom from pants is more than just a Independence Day bicycle ride?)
post #25 of 39
I don't tote, never have never will...but I would wear everything else. I only wear tortise shell sunglasses as it is.
post #26 of 39
I pretty much just disagree. I have no problem with anything on the list, but I personally, have never used a tote bag (although those recyclable grocery bags come close) and am not big on tortoise shell sunglasses. I will also pretty much always pick regular boots over desert boots.
post #27 of 39


Naaailed it!
post #28 of 39
I want to know what "statement" the brown sweater makes?
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post #30 of 39
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Originally Posted by guymac12 View Post

This goes to show that follwoing so-called trends are unwise and classic colors will always be in demand, regardless of season.

+1

 

What is this, women's fashion?

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