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Milano Fit Solid 1818 Suit
Brooks Brothers
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A dark suit is an appropriate choice for so many events, especially in the Fall/Winter when colors get more serious. It’s going to ensure you fit right in for any function, shy of a black tie affair or truly casual event. So, when in doubt, reach for this Brooks Brothers charcoal grey 2-button suit. Designed in their Milano model, it has a contemporary fit with narrow lapels and trimmer fitting pants that looks current without being trendy. (Note: Brooks Brothers will hem pants for free online, and any other alterations can be brought to your local store). The all wool fabric is woven in Italy – it’s beautiful quality. Wear it with a crisp, white spread collar shirt and a subtle, dark and dressy tie, like this dark purple one. A white linen pocket square will add the right finishing touch.
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09/01/2015

The Fall Social Calendar: How to Tastefully Dress for It All

Labor Day is drawing near, football season is kicking off, and kids are getting ready to head back to school – sure signs of Fall. And the Fall social calendar usually fills up as quickly as that Summer one does. Instead of pool parties, barbecues, and beach weddings, it becomes a time of charitable events, more weddings (but indoors), holiday gatherings for many, and easy get-togethers. So, let’s start talking about what to wear. From dressier events to more casual parties, and family meals on holidays, it’s time to bust out some Fall fashion… in stylishly appropriate ways, of course.

Take a look at a few of our favorites here, representing each kind of party, and then head over to this week’s Fashion Finds article, “6 Essential Gents’ Looks for Every Type of Fall Event” where we’re creating outfits for them all, so you can be ready for every occasion. If you like something, just click on the “Shop It” button to buy it from our suggested retailer. And let us know what you think through the comments section below and on social media.
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BOSS Hugo Boss - Henry/Glow Italian Stretch Wool Tuxedo
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BOSS Hugo Boss - Henry/Glow Italian Stretch Wool Tuxedo
Henry/Glow Italian Stretch Wool Tuxedo
BOSS Hugo Boss
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Formal/Semi-Formal Events. As Summer draws to a close, a whole new crop of events start coming our way. Charity events change from golf outings and runs to sit-down dinners, auctions, and dressier affairs. September and October are also big weddings months. In general, a dapper suit will ensure you fit right in. If it’s formal or “black tie optional”, an elegant suit is perfectly appropriate, but you can also step up your sartorial game with this shawl collar tuxedo from Hugo Boss. The contemporary fit offsets the retro appeal of the shawl collar that is just so elegant again. The fabric is a luxurious super 120’s Italian virgin wool. Complete the look with a classic black bow tie and white spread collar textured tuxedo shirt.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/canali-classic-fit-wool-suit/3816978
Canali - Classic Fit Wool Suit
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Canali - Classic Fit Wool Suit
Classic Fit Wool Suit
Canali
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Formal/Semi-Formal Events. A solid dark navy suit is always appropriate for a semi-formal event. This is an item you want to invest in, as it’s something you’ll not only wear for years, but you’ll be wearing it at times you want to look your absolute best. And for that, Canali delivers with consistent timeless style and unparalleled quality. We believe they really do make the best value luxury garments in the market. The 100% Italian wool is soft and silk-like, and the classically modern fit is impeccable. To complete the elegant look, all you need is a simple white spread collar shirt and dark tie. As we’ve mentioned before, all suits purchases online from Nordstrom (where we’re directing you for this suit) can be brought in to any local Nordstrom for free basic alterations, so you get the best of both worlds – the convenience of online shopping and the perks of in-store service.
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BOSS Hugo Boss - Plaid with Windowpane Two-Button Jacket
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BOSS Hugo Boss - Plaid with Windowpane Two-Button Jacket
Plaid with Windowpane Two-Button Jacket
BOSS Hugo Boss
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Sophisticated Gatherings. As we head in to September, there is a level of sophisticated refinement that takes over. Instead of taking a client out for a round of golf or outdoor drinks, you may go to posh restaurant for dinner. You may also be celebrating the upcoming Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur holidays with family or neighbors. And these are all occasions to dress for. A smart suit or sport coat and beautiful trousers will appear updated and seasonal - and perfectly appropriate for these occasions. Hugo Boss' dark pattern sport coat is just what we have in mind for these times. Plaid continues to be an important menswear trend, and BOSS interprets it with a high level of sophistication in this dark navy plaid. The rich burgundy windowpane overlay lends a subtle festive touch, stepping up this contemporary fitting jacket from a work basic (though it can certainly be worn to work, too). Instead of a white shirt, change it up by pairing this jacket with a solid blue spread collar shirt and dark navy solid knit tie for a dapper Fall look.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/peter-millar-classic-fit-plaid-wool-sport-coat/4120226
Peter Millar - Classic Fit Plaid Wool Sport Coat
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Peter Millar - Classic Fit Plaid Wool Sport Coat
Classic Fit Plaid Wool Sport Coat
Peter Millar
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Sophisticated Gatherings. For a gent looking for an easier, modern fit, Peter Millar is one of our favorite resources. The subtle blue plaid of this jacket looks so smart with your favorite charcoal grey wool flat front pants and a solid white or blue spread collar dress shirt. And don’t be afraid to have some pattern in your tie with this jacket. A spaced charcoal stripe tie perfectly balances the plaid and ties in to the color of your trousers to bring it all together with appropriate panache.
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Billy Reid - Garret Shawl Collar Sweater
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Billy Reid - Garret Shawl Collar Sweater
Garret Shawl Collar Sweater
Billy Reid
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Casual Get-togethers. Whether it’s a Back-to-School party, a Fall Harvest soiree, or just a bunch of friends getting together to drink scotch/red wine and use the fireplace – even if it’s not quite cold enough to really need it - everyone loves an excuse to share an easy few hours with friends and family…so bust out some new duds to kick off the season in style. Just like new school supplies on a kid’s first day of school, those new clothes are a sign of renewal and starting fresh. Cool new jeans and pants, a great sweater or button down, and some stylish accessories will get plenty of use throughout the season, and can get their first wears here. Billy Reid’s shawl collar has all the style details that we love for Fall – oversized elbow patches, a leather button loop and contrasting solid finishes. It’s made of a cotton blend knit, so it’s not too heavy – the perfect weight to wear from early in the season right into Winter, since you won’t get too hot by a fireplace. The navy color is just right for dark wash jeans, charcoal wool trousers, or khaki twill pants. The contemporary fit easily works over a plaid button up for some masculine style, or just layer it over a simple t-shirt.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/peter-millar-classic-fit-silk-cashmere-blend-sweater/3883718
Peter Millar - Classic Fit Silk Cashmere Blend Sweater
Casual Get-togethers. We mentioned Peter Millar for an easier, modern fitting sport coat. Well, they deliver for more casual wear, too. This silk and cashmere quarter zip sweater is a gorgeous mink brown color that is so right for the season. It looks great with dress wool pants or dark wash jeans, so you’ll have all your bases covered and get plenty of wear out of it. The blue trim on the placket takes the style up a notch, and makes it easy to wear with any of your favorite blue pattern shirts. If your size is already sold out through the 'shop it' button, Neiman Marcus carries a similar Peter Millar style.
 

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