The Top Fall Fashion Trends for Men.
I just have to say that I am going fall fashion crazy with Men’s Fashions. Not only do I love what has come out for fall and how the lumberjack plaid look has dissapeared, but the color palats of mens fashions for fall are absolutely insane,,,,or as Rachel Zoe would say Banana’s. Not only are darker colors and denim colors (not denim fabric) back in big time, but you also have metallics and metallic fabrics coming back in full force. It is almost like emo meets fashionable with a main stream style. Buckels and Studs and Straps are in for fall fashion and mens fashion this fall and you also have jackets, greens and some olive toned browns, greys and blues. So what to wear and where can you find it at all price ranges.
I looked through he catalogs at Express and at Nordstroms, I checked out Sax 5th Avenue and I also looked at TJ Maxx and the one thing in common is the same looks and feels and colors. The differences between them, besides the prices obviously, is the fabrics and the intricacy of the styles and stitches. Express shocked me with a couple of their designs from a distance and in their catalog but unfortunately in person they were the same fabrics but just didn’t look or feel like the high end designers that they resembled. The clothing there was absolutely on key with fall fashion for men and extremely affordable. Instead of pulling clothes from a million sources for this post, I decided to go to an old favorite that everyone in Washington DC or Chicago Illinois knows and loves.
Universal Gear is a boutique clothing store for men. Oddly enough, even though they hire a gorgeous staff and get some extremely good looking customers, I love shopping there because no matter what you look like or how you are dressed they treat you equally at Universal Gear. The other thing that I love about Universal Gear is that they only carry Men’s Clothing and they always carry the most recent and fashion forward trends which means that you don’t have to sift or sort through hundreds of racks of women’s clothing just to find a small section of Men’s Clothes. I love that Universal Gear carries Mens Fall Fashions and is not only reasonable in price but also fashion forward and because of their website UniversalGear.com, you can shop at their store even when you don’t live in a city with a retail location. I fell in love with Universal Gear when I first moved to DC and was excited to find one when I moved to Chicago and thanks to UniversalGear.com everyone else who loves them can continue to shop for their fabulous lines of clothes and selections. So here are my top Men’s Fall Fashion picks for the Fall season from Universal Gear.
The Andrew Christian Scoop Neck Tshirt for Men. This fabulous deep scooped neck grey tshirt for men is not only a universal design that you can see similar versions of everywhere from Nordstroms to Macy’s and Express, but is also a classic look coming in from summer but with a fall design look and feel. I can easily picture this under a bomber styled jacket or under some sort of vintage coat. Perfect for men who have a larger chest or want to hide a bit of a stomach or fall weight, this is an absolutely fabulous tshirt for most men. The thing I liked most about this Andrew Christian Deep Scoop Neck tshirt is that even people with round and oval faces were able to pull it off…it technically looked better on people with an ovular face but not bad at all for the people with round faces.
The Ben Sherman Mint Green Classic V Neck Sweater. V Necks are back in big time for Men’s Fall Fashions. We are seeing VNeck sweaters and tshirts everywhere and Ben Sherman V Neck Sweaters are taking over. Ben Sherman Classic V Neck Sweaters come in everything from a fabulous dark blue to the mint green you can see here. Another personal favorite Ben Sherman Classic Styled V Neck Sweater was the deep red or maroon color. Not only are these perfect for wearing to work but you can easily wear them out walking and for casual wear as well. Ben Sherman Classic V Neck Sweaters are the perfect early to mid fall sweater and if you live somewhere warm enough they are ideal for late fall…except for the mint which we may see coming back for winter.
One other Ben Sherman Shirt that I wanted to mention was his classic and vintage styled cowboy button down dress shirt. It sort of reminds me of something my mom would wear except with its multi colored sleves and fantastic cuts, it is a modern and fun fashionable western wear for men for the fall. If you have to go to a country western bar or a country night, this country western button down dress shirt from Ben Sherman is probably one of the perfect ones for you. A couple years ago I found a fantastic pink and white one at Nordstroms from Seven Diamonds but unfortunately I haven’t found an appropriate occasion to wear it yet so make sure you know what you will do with or where you will wear this fabulous modern vintage styled country western cowboy button down dress shirt from Ben Sherman.
The Deisel 55 Longsleeve Takeout Tshirt. This fabulous and classic styled long sleeve tshirt is nothing less than perfect from Deisel. It carries over well for early fall and under a fall coat you can easily pull off this brown long sleeve tshirt. I always love Deisel and when I was picking out shirts to review for this post, this long sleeve brown deisel 55 long sleeve brown tshirt definitely made it to the top of the list. Wear it with grey or blue or any dark denim jeans and they’ll be perfect for clubbing or hanging out in a bar. You can also probably see this shirt on yourself while walking through your city, the woods or even just to the store. I love clothing that is universal enough to be worn whenever and the Deisel 55 Longsleeve brown tshirt is perfect for this. This is a must have long sleeve fall tshirt for men.
The Fortunate Sun TDX Brown Tshirt. Although younger people would wear this brown tshirt by itself, if you are over 22 you will want to put it under something else like a zip down hoody, a cardigan or light indoor coat. It has a youthful but sophisticated design and look but at the same time needs something more if you are over 22. I don’t know if I would buy or wear this as it is not my style but I know that looks like these are not only always popular and in demand, but the color is perfect for many other fall lines so it is one of those shirts that will fit into your fall wardrobe easily.
Fred Perry Classic Green Vintage Polo. Every season we see similar polos from every designer but for some reason I love this classic green polo shirt from Fred Perry. Although Fred Perry is not as well known as other designers, his polo shirts are amazing for everyday wear, work wear and business casual. You’ll also see his designs and styles showing up at clubs, lounges and bars everywhere in the fall since they carry over from work to fun for preppy and alternative people. Match them with dark denim for fall or kahki pants for work, these fantastic mens polo shirts from Fred Perry are absolutely perfect and are absolutely Universal Gear for everyone.
The Gstar Battle Drill Bomber Jacket. This bomber jacket from Gstar Demin is one of my absolute favorites from the fall line. Not only does it work for preppy people but you’ll be able to see it on emos, punks, college students and just about everywhere. You can dress it up or dress it down, accessorize it to match your own personal style or leave it how it is to just look great. You cannot go wrong this fall with this amazing Gstar Battle Drill Bomber Jacket and you can find it at Universal Gear. I love the Gstar Battle Drill Bomber Jacket and hope that you will to. Buy them before they run out.
The Gstar Cole Cardigan Sweater. Oddly enough my favorite clothes from Gstar usually don’t turn out to be denim. Even though I am also not all about cardigan sweaters, this Gstar denim cardigan sweater jumped out at me as something that guys are going to love for fall. Not only does it have a great cut, but you can wear practically anything from patterns to solids below. Dress it up with a tie or down with a torn tshirt to go alternative, this Gstar cardigan sweater is absolutely perfect for men for the fall…especially if you want to try to pull off the nerdy or studious looks.
The Levis Coated Scraped 54 Denim Jeans. Although I absolutely love the wash and the fade on the straight legged jeans, I can never get over the thread colors that Levis uses on their designer lines. I did find myself wearing and loving a pair of Voi jeans from London with a similar colored thread and because they became my favorite jeans on earth I am giving Levis a chance this fall. The wash and the cut on these Levis Coated Scraped 54 straight cut jeans is absolutely amazing and becaus the stitching does sort of work into fall colors they are an ideal darker jean to match everything from button down shirts to polos and especially tshirts. I can also see these Levis Coated Scraped 54 Jeans matching the bomber jackets and hoodies perfectly. Wear them with just about anything and you’ll look fabulous all fall long and even into winter.
Life After Denim Stadium Cardigan. The Life After Denim Stadium Cardigan is a classic cut but more modern styled cardigan. Unlike the Gstar cardigan it has a lower cut like Mr Rogers but a modern style and color pallette so that it is appropriate for more fashionable and younger people. I could easily see this as an overcoat for early fall or for people who like the vintage look. Pair it with a silver or steel bracelet or watch and decorate it for whatever fashion trend you fall into.
The Vintage Penguin Navy Blue Pullover. Ok, if there is one designer that has my heart each year it is Penguin Brand Clothing. They make my favorite polos and pullovers and this year they came out with a million Penguin Brand Polo shirts that I cannot live without. This classic Navy Blue Penguin Polo Shirt is absolutely amazing for fall. It is not only vintage styled but it can be work with kahkis to the beach or river parties and evening events or with dark denim to go to clubs and bars in. You can wear it to work and even style it with an overcoat. I love the preppy look and this classic dark navy blue Penguin Brand Polo shirt is absolutely perfect for everything and every occasion. It is definitely a piece of clothing that could be universal gear since it can be worn just about anywhere.
Rock and Republic Threat Straight Leg Jeans. These jeans look like leather pants in the photo and they are nothing short of amazing. They scream mens fall fashion and I cannot think about anyone passing them by…you have to see them in person to understand how amazing these Rock and Republic Threat Straight Leg Jeans actually are. They not only match every fall outfit listed here but they are amazingly fashionable and a must have in every man’s fall and winter wardrobe. These Rock and Republic Threat Straight Leg Jeans are the go to jeans for when you need to look perfect, modern and fashionable and are a pair of jeans that you absolutely need to have.
Seven Standard Rebourn Straight Leg Jeans. No fall mens fashion line up would be complete without something from Seven or from 7 diamonds so here are a pair of jeans from Seven that are not only great for casual wear year round but they can match most of the mens fall fashions and trends. I personally love these Seven Standard Rebourn Straight Leg Jeans but unfortunately I already bought a few new pairs of jeans so I had to leave these off my fall wardrobe list this year. If you have the extra room in your closet or on your list you need to buy these seven standard rebourn straight leg jeans.
Fall fashion is about darker and vintage but more modern classic looks colors and styles. If you go down to middle america or high fashion you’ll see more punk and emo looks. If you go to upper middle america and conservative or preppy looks you’ll see solid colors but also dark and metallic shades. You’ll see lots of layers with Men’s Fall Fashion this year and jeans are dress jeans are back big time. I love the Men’s Fall Fashion this year and know that you are going to go crazy for it and love it too. You can buy all of these Men’s Fall Fashions at UniversalGear.com by clicking on this link.