Don’t Get Too Comfy: Fall Fashion Advice For Bros

The most common fashion trend of the Fall for women focuses on loose-fitting jeans and oversized sweaters and shirts. Sadly, this is what most hot girls will be wearing around town, hipsters or not. But fear not, if you go to a college bar or frequent parties with younger girls there’s not doubt that apparel for going out won’t be quite that extreme. Everyone knows that Fall is for letting go a little, but what happens when you let go too much? You get fat and undesirable. I have a little experience with that too (not like normal person fat, but fat enough to not be happy with myself) and it’s not a good feeling. So keeping yourself wearing clothes that don’t show all the goods but still show that you’ve been working out are always advised. So what is in style for bros for the Fall of 2014? Here are a few solid insights.

Bigger pronounced stripes look the best without much effort.
Bigger pronounced stripes look the best without much effort.

Plaids are still in style, but not in full effect like they were a year or two ago. Subtle stripes and checks are best for button-downs and long-sleeves. Looking sleek without being loud and proud might be tough for some of us. I know, you like to be the center of attention. But if you look good, they will come (spelling?).

Stay warm and comfy with a vest.
Stay warm and comfy with a vest.

Vests are back in town and the most comfortable way to stay warm without being that asshole wearing a jacket inside all night long.

But if you do want to be that asshole, do that shit in style. Suede and leather double-breasted jackets are the way to go.

Broadway Joe looked ridiculous, but you won't. Trust.
Broadway Joe looked ridiculous, but you won’t. Trust.

Joe Namath might’ve had it right last year at the Super Bowl, because as it turns out faux furs are all the rage. I might not be the next bro caught dead in one, but apparently Europe is about to be swarmed with ’em.

Other good looks for the Fall include tweed and camo. Yes, camo is making a big comeback. So grab your combat boots (or don’t) and blend in (or don’t) with camo.

Orange is back after a 13-year layoff!
Orange is back after a 13-year layoff!

The colors of Fall 2014 are a mixed bag, but the most popular include various shades of green and orange. I’m not telling you to try to look like a fucking pumpkin, but dark shades of orange will look best especially if you have the skin tone to pull it out. And if you’re the dude that doesn’t like wearing anything but pinks and yellows while strolling down the streets of Charleston or whatever uppity city you live in, then do your best to find earth-toned pastels that aren’t quite as bright as the summer shades you would otherwise don.

A simple, yet elegant look that anyone can pull off. All black errrrthing
A simple, yet elegant look that anyone can pull off. All black errrrthing

An obvious trend that hasn’t fallen off for a while has been solid black or white outfits. I’m not telling you to dress like Zoolander from his Blue Steel campaign or whichever one that was, and no one is saying you should look like you are about to blow something up either but if you make it simple you can make it classic.

Skinny jeans were never a great look for bros. How are you expected to have any fun when your crotch can’t breathe? Well folks, slim jeans are the best alternative to a man that wants to keep things as far from their skater phase from 15 years ago. Without looking completely lame, slim jeans can make the simplest of outfits come together masterfully. Top it off with a biker or bomber jacket and you’re in. If the Sons of Anarchy look isn’t what you’re into, then tone it down with something casual underneath. Ever heard of a mullet? You know, it’s all business up front and a party in the back. Well, that’s one of the best new trends coming along. Wearing elaborate, fine coats on top of casual gear like a knitted sweater (not from Grandma) actually looks really good. Top it off with a scarf that doesn’t go over the top and you’re all set.

Not quite skinny jeans, but still slim enough to feel high-fashion.
Not quite skinny jeans, but still slim enough to feel high-fashion.

 

 

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