When the cooler temperatures of fall settle in, it’s time to turn off the air conditioning and turn up the furnace, radiator, or fireplace to stay warm. It’s also time to retire the summer t-shirts, shorts, and warm-weather suits and break out the thicker, warmer sweaters, pants, and suits. As you bring your cooler weather business tire out of the closet, it’s a good idea to give it a thorough inspection and perhaps re-examine its function and fashion for the coming season. With some professional tailoring, you can keep your warmer clothing on trend while adding a few new key pieces that still keep your budget on track.
The latest trends in men’s clothing can look sharp, but that doesn’t necessary mean they’re warm enough for fall and winter. Pay attention to the fabric weight of the clothing you’re purchasing, so you don’t find yourself piling on more layers that clash with your put-together style. Stow away the lightweight cotton, linen and mohair and opt instead for wool and flannel. Including wool and flannel fabrics in you cold weather tailored outfits provides the best insulation when the temperature drops and also resists creasing and wrinkles.
To be even more selective when choosing or updating seasonal business wear, research fabric weight options as you compare styles. An ideal fabric weight for autumn temperatures is 12 ounces, while 16 ounces works well for the colder winter days. Choosing fabric somewhere between those two weights can serve you well in the chillier weather. To keep a new suit purchase within your budget, choose a mid-weight wool suit that can work from summer to winter with the right removal and addition of layers.
Patterns and colors for fall and winter
For autumn, choose darker, richer colors such as navy, charcoal gray and black, which are versatile enough to go from the office to an evening out without much work. A favorite pattern this season is checks, according to Fashionbeans.com, and they suggest you “try a muted Glen plaid or gingham for a point of difference, or lean towards a full-on Prince of Wales or windowpane check to make your statement loud and clear.”
When a pattern and darker colors don’t feel like your style, draw inspiration from fall’s natural palette by choosing earthy hues of rustic brown, camel, green or burgundy if you’re feeling especially bold.
Essential cuts and styling
Now that the temperatures are dropping, you can wear that sophisticated, three-piece, double-breasted suit without sweating and becoming flushed. If you’re in the market for a new suit, choose one that flatters your shape and if your favorite suit doesn’t fit you like it used to, take it in for professional tailoring to achieve a refined, put-together look. The classic, single or double-breasted jacket in a darker neutral color works at the office with a shirt and tie and for occasions that are more casual with your comfortable knitwear.
With the right fabric, style and fit, your fall and winter wardrobe can be comfortable and fashionable. Get your warmer weather wardrobe looking its best with professional tailoring, dry cleaning and ironing services from Embassy Cleaners.