5 Fall Style Essentials for Men

If you ask a well-dressed man what his favorite season is, and there’s a good chance he’ll say fall.
And for good reason. Fall means wearing rich autumn-inspired colors like burgundy, green and brown, and interesting textures like flannel, corduroy and suede.
But best of all, autumn temperatures mean you get to layer up, which is one of the best ways to look effortlessly sharp every day.
Here at Peter Manning NYC, we love fall, and we always make sure to have our guys covered with everything they need to look and feel great as the weather cools down.
Here are 5 autumn style essentials we think every man should have.
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#1: The Middle Layer

A lightweight middle layer helps you stay warm without overheating. Some of our favorite middle layering pieces are sweaters and vests.
Quilted vest
For example, our quarter zip merino wool sweater looks great over a button up shirt with almost any type of pants.
Quarter zip sweater
The v-neck version is also an extremely versatile option.
For a more casual and rugged look, the lightweight quilted vest is perfect. Wear it over a Henley or flannel work shirt for a laid back, comfortable look and feel.

#2: Corduroys

A pair of fitted corduroys is one of the best alternatives to jeans and chinos when the temperature starts to drop.
Brown corduroys
They can be worn casually with sneakers or boots, or dressed up with loafers and your favorite sport coat.
Slim fit corduroys
Look for corduroys that are cut slim-but-not-skinny for a modern silhouette that won’t go out of style anytime soon.
When in doubt, you can’t go wrong with brown or navy.

#3: Versatile Button Up

A versatile button up shirt, like the Peter Manning Everyday Shirt, is one that can be worn tucked in or untucked.
This is your go-to shirt - the one can take you from Monday morning meetings all the way through to casual Friday and happy hour.
Everyday shirt gingham
You wear these shirts year round, but it’s nice to have some seasonally appropriate colors and patterns in your closet.
Fall colors
Fall colors
Whether you’re wearing solids, checks, gingham or plaid, colors like green, burgundy, navy, grey and brown are all great choices for fall.

#4: Boots

While boots are great for any weather, they might just be the perfect footwear for the autumn season.
Olive suede boots
For example, we’re loving these Thursday Boot Company dark olive suede Chelseas. They pair especially well with our slim fit black jeans.
Olive suede Chelsea boots
Another quintessential fall boot is the brown suede chukka. These work with jeans, chinos or corduroys, and they’re just perfect for fall weather.

#5: Fall Jackets

Last but definitely not least, every guy needs a couple go-to fall jackets.
When it’s not quite cold enough for puffer coats and parkas, reach for medium weight options like the field jacket.
Fall jackets
Perfect as a second or third layer, the Tribeca field jacket is rugged and comfortable, and it's always been a customer favorite.
Tribeca Field Jacket in tan
For a different look, a brown or black leather jacket is also an excellent choice.
Brown leather jacket
As winter approaches, the topcoat is a warmer option that can be dressed up or down as needed.
Black wool topcoat
Don’t be afraid to wear your topcoat casually, with jeans and a t-shirt.
Wearing topcoat casually
Navy topcoat
You can also layer it over a hoodie for extra warmth and style points.

Closing Thoughts

We hope this guide helps you transition from spring to fall in comfort and in style.
If you’re missing any of these fall essentials, be sure to check out our current collection.