So fall is coming up and all the retailers and style bloggers are switching gears to show off and talk about what to wear this fall. Well, I’m no exception.
The cool thing about being in your 40’s (or for me 50… I’m still getting used to that number), is we don’t have to worry so much about the “latest trends”. We just need modern, classic, well-constructed and well-fitting pieces that look great in a variety of situations.
Let’s start at the ground and work our way up. In my opinion, if you pay attention to your style at all, you should have some good versatile boots to wear this fall. Something in a black and something in brown. They’re super versatile. You can wear them with jeans, chino’s or even dress trousers. Boots are very versatile. Depending on your style, you can choose a boot that shows your rugged side, or your sophisticated side. It’s all up to you.
Next up is dark, non-distressed denim. You guys keep hearing me talk about dark denim, and for good reason. They’re extremely versatile and they look more mature and more expensive than distressed or lighter wash denim. Now I’m not saying you can’t still rock some light wash or lightly distressed jeans, but if your wardrobe has some holes in the dark denim department, fall is a great time to go out and get yourself some. Like I always say, you can dress them up with a dress shirt and a nice pair of brogues, or you can dress them down with a nice pair of sneakers and a sweatshirt.
Next on my list are chinos. Preferably some cotton chinos with some stretch built in for comfort. Just because it’s fall, doesn’t mean you have to abandon color, you just have to tone down the bright summer colors a little bit. Try going with olive, burgundy, Navy or tan. The trick to wearing chinos is.. there’s no trick. You can wear them exactly as you would wear a pair of jeans.
Next up are well-fitting, quality dress shirts. All of the shirts I’m wearing in the video are coming from John Henric. One of the coolest parts about having a blog and a YouTube channel like this is the opportunity to be introduced to brands that are doing amazing things, and then introduce those brands to you. When I first got some of their samples in the mail, I was absolutely blown away at the fit and the fabric. I own some decent shirts, but the fit on these shirts right out of the box was absolutely incredible. I mean, I usually have to go to a tailor to get a fit like this.
The company was started by two friends who wanted to make a difference in menswear accessories made with better quality, craftsmanship and creativity. Today, John Henric products are sold all over the globe. Guys, I’m telling you, this shirt should be twice the price, and probably would be if it was sold in Nordstrom. This stuff is really high quality and affordable because they sell direct to you. They’ve got new drops all the time and 12 collections yearly. The great thing about their creativity and working with smaller family owned European manufacturers, is they can be more nimble and create new collections in small quantities very quickly. This means when you buy a shirt from them, the chances of you seeing someone else with the same shirt is pretty low. Unlike if you bought a shirt from Nordstrom or Macy’s where everybody else shops.
They also do free express world-wide shipping in 1-2 days. Yes.. free express world-wide shipping in just a few days. So listen, they’re offering this audience a really incredible discount, so if you want to go take a look, please feel free to hit this link and use the code galfano1 at check out to take advantage of this deal to grab yourself some incredible pieces. Once again, I’m in love with the stuff I received and I’m very excited to introduce you guys to John Henric.
The next essential fall piece I have for you is the sweater. I love me some sweaters. Crewneck, v-neck, cable-knit, zip up, cardigan, cotton or cashmere, I love sweaters, especially when it starts getting cold out. Once again, the sweaters I’m showing are from John Henric. I typically wear sweaters with a dress shirt or casual oxford shirt underneath, or with a plain white t-shirt underneath. Going more casual with a t-shirt, in my opinion, allows the entire outfit be more casual. But if you’re heading out for a dinner date with that someone special, or out to an office function or holiday party, throw on that nice dress shirt underneath for a more elevated look.
The last item I have for you is a lightweight jacket. I love the knit blazer from John Henric. It’s different than anything else I’ve seen because it’s totally unstructured and feels like a sweater or a really nice sweatshirt, but it looks like a casual sport jacket. Super easy to dress up or dress down. I can see myself getting a lot of mileage out of this once the weather starts to cool off in Southern California.
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