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What are some essentials?

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Im going to hit up the sales on sunday, im quite new to the whole style thing, so im just looking for some quick suggestions on pieces that i should be looking for. Im doing fine for jeans, here is what im interested in picking up:

- A coat/jacket. What kind of things are stylish and go well with a lot of looks. Im thinking of a "short" duffle coat, perhaps this (let me know if its terrible to help avert disaster!)



Besides that, i want some knitwear. I have a lot of shirts, and a couple of plain sweaters, but i have very little "outerwear" which you obviously need at this time of year for layering. What kind of things should i look for? I am slim so was thinking maybe a double breasted, shawl neck cardigan would work?

-Hoodies. What kind of hoodie should i look for to look stylish as opposed to like every other guy who wakes up in the morning and throws on a hoodie.

Any other essentials which you think would be worth looking out for? IF anyone can posts links of what kind of thing i should look for, that would be awesome....thanks.
 

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White/Blue striped OCBD
Light Blue OCBD
Navy Blue Blazer
Nantucket Red pants
 

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for coats, i always believe you need 4 essentials:

2 that are thinner, perhaps even unlined, can be a casual blazer even, for warmer nights out, days that are not exactly cold but can suffice with a thin coat on.
one for very casual and one more dressy side

2 coats that are thicker, lined, wool, down filling, etc. double-breasted peacoat or just a utility nylon coat, or something. parka, the duffle above, etc.
one for casual and to work, and one for more dressy occasion.
 

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For hoodies, look at either MichaelJKrell or Wing+Horns. Both are common in the buy/sell thread. Amazing quality, several styles and thicknesses available, all kick ass. The "tiger fleece" hoodies definitely stand out from the average guy.

Wing+Horns has really nice outerwear, very "slim guy" friendly and can fit into a lot of different styles but they still have an edge. I have a W+H jacket that's tough as nails. Again, plenty in the buy/sell thread.

A lot of people will say Engineered Garments but their sizing is more traditional than slim.

You don't have to spend a ton of money on a nice coat. My peacoat was $40 from Old Navy and it's the best fit I found last year.

Don't forget about a couple of nice scarves and a couple of pairs of gloves!
 

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The wings and horns hoodies look really nice, unfortunatley living in england may be very hard to get hold of. I cant even seem to find sites that sell them when i googled it (except for one who was sold out of all smaller sizes.) If anyone has any links let me know.
 

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Brown, navy and black cardigans of varying thickness and material make great layering pieces; especially chunky cardis can even function as outerwear in the right weather. You can pick up cheap, thin, layering beaters at places like Urban Outfitters, H&M, Zara etc...everyone is doing cardigan's right now, so it shouldn't be hard to find.

If you want warmth, cable knit knitwear is great. Also not terribly difficult to find.
 

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check out OiPolloi of Manchester for cool jackets and such...I like the Baracuta style I have one in corduroy, wool, and the trad one. Solid V-neck sweaters in deep blue and green are essential for me as is a good fitting cardigan, and a full zip cable knit white/cream sweater. Gray wool pants are an essential as are brown slacks. A bunch of button downs a few ties and a nice pair of shoes and boots.
 

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