It’s been a somewhat unconventional year for fashion. No sooner had we invested in our spring clothes than we were forced to lock ourselves up where we spent a gruesome summer living in our sweat. And while we are tentatively beginning to return to the world, that doesn’t necessarily mean we are going back to the same old suit and tie.
In a new YouTube video, the male model, designer and influencer Marcus Floruss dismantles the staple foods that every man should have in his wardrobe for the coolest autumn of all time.
Face coverings have of course been indispensable in the truest sense of the word for the last few months and that is unlikely to change anytime soon. You may already have at least one, but once you̵
Since autumn days can be unpredictable in terms of temperature, Floruss suggests “a longer coat that is lighter”. There are some classic directions here; A belted trench coat is timeless, just like a car coat.
In addition to a longer coat that is suitable for work, Floruss is a big fan of bomber jackets and denim jackets for fall, but this year he’s seeing more utility jackets out there. “These pocket jackets definitely take that place,” he says. “You can wear them, but they are also very nice and casual.”
A shirt jacket is a handy option on mild days when a sweater may be too much of a good thing. “These work as a great middle class for the winter season,” says Floruss.
While there’s nothing wrong with a good, old-fashioned plaid, Floruss points out that they don’t exactly go with everything. This fall, he suggests wearing a plain colored flannel or denim shirt that can be easily combined with one of the jackets or coats he recommends. “I think that’s about as good as 2020,” he says.
Quarter zip sweater
Floruss accepts that this has become a staple for men and can be a more convenient alternative to turtlenecks as everyone leans firmly into the casual side of their wardrobe this year. “I don’t know what my disliked her the longest, but I just love her this season,” he says.
“What you want to make sure here is that you don’t go for super thick fabrics like cables or anything like that as that will serve as the base layer piece,” he says. “You want some thin fabric so you can put things on top.”
Hoodie / sweatshirt
Considering you’ll likely be living in a hoodie for most of the fall, you can pick a nice one too.
A long-sleeved wool polo shirt is a “really nice base piece” if you don’t want to try too hard, but a hoodie doesn’t feel too much.
“You already have your white and black shirts,” says Floruss. “When you choose more unique colors and thicker, higher quality fabrics, your t-shirt game really gets stronger.”
Long sleeve t-shirt
Floruss is a staple food for mild days and prefers warm, earthy colors like tan and dark brown. This category also contains a forever favorite; the henley.
Floruss prefers the dark color, the rigid denim and the slim fit of the Club Monaco Jeans for autumn. And if that is a little boring for you, Floruss likes to wear white jeans in autumn and winter, as these look more “outstanding” than in summer.
While these versatile alternatives to jeans all look the same in the store, Floruss advises paying attention to color when shopping, as a bolder, more saturated pair is harder to compare to shoes and t-shirts when compared to a shoe with more subdued, desaturated shade.
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According to Floruss, corduroy and suede are the most autumnal fabrics, and here too he likes a rich brown color.
Do you need something more sturdy than a sneaker when the weather changes? Floruss recommends a variety of options, from a “classic” pair of Doc Martens to a slimmer Chelsea boot or split-toe boot (which goes better with skinny or slim-fitting jeans) to a combat boot that is somewhere in between.
Also known as the hero dress of the year. “It’s 2020, we’re going to be chilling out at home, you’re going to need sweatpants,” he says, “but you might want to invest in a pair that actually look good enough that you can go out of the house and not get weird looks.”
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