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The fall season is one of the best times of the year on the streets of New Jersey. The changing foliage offers endless inspiration for what colors to wear. When preparing for the fall season, there are some key pieces you’ll want to keep in your closet. The great news is you can pull off all of these trends with that special New Jersey flair. Here’s a look at some of the best fall fashion menswear trends to try in NJ.

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Leopard prints are going beyond clothes and hats and finding their way into menswear accessories this fall. You can add a subtle sense of “wildness” to a solid-colored suit by opting for leopard print accessories, such as bow ties, cufflinks and neckties. Consider going for neckwear with interesting leopard print patterns from high-end neckwear brands, such as Italo Ferretti and Edward Armah.

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Checks are in for Fall 2018 and the Tartan check is one of the most popular patterns. It can easily transition from runway to reality when paired with the right shoes, pants and accessories. A Tartan check trench coat is an exciting outerwear option that is sure to turn heads.  Pair it over a pique polo knit top layered over a long-sleeve shirt in some of this season’s most popular hues, such as burnt orange or tomato red. Pairing a Tartan check trench coat with premium denim is also another option for a casual yet sophisticated look.

Single-breasted Houndstooth Jackets

When you’re off to work, it’s important to have the right outerwear to complete the look, and a single-breasted jacket can do just the trick. Not only is this jacket a classic in every professional man’s wardrobe, but it can easily be taken to the next level by wearing it in one of this fall season’s most popular fabrics. Try it in a houndstooth pattern for a professional look that’ll seamlessly transition from fall to winter. You can find a variety of single-breasted jackets in houndstooth patterns made of high-quality fabrics by shopping premium brands, such as Ted Baker and Gimo’s.

Dark Denim

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When you’re ready to wind down and want to pull off an off-duty ensemble, dark denim makes it easy to do. Dark denim jeans keep coming back every season for the fall because they’re easy to pair with the darker fall hues. With this versatile denim, you can dress it up with monk strap shoes or dress it down with a casual sweater. Whichever option you choose, you’ll be set for the New Jersey sweater weather season. You can pair dark denim from premium brands, such as AG Jeans and Joe’s Jeans, with a button-down shirt and vest for a business casual look that works well at happy hour.

Tomato Red Tops

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Tomato red is this season’s hottest hue when it comes to fall fashion in NJ. This bold color makes a statement wherever you go, whether its work or the bar. A tomato red button-down top pairs perfectly with gray pants for the office. You can also opt for a tomato red V-neck sweater made from high-quality fabrics, such as Pima cotton or cashmere. Premium sweater brands, such as St. Croix Knits and Gran Sasso, have some of the best tomato red sweaters on the market. You can also get great professional shirts in this season’s most popular hues from high-end brands, such as Italo Ferretti and Stenstrom.

Pinstripe Suits

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Every professional man needs a suit that works from day to night, and the pinstripe suit offers the versatility needed to pull off fall fashion in NJ at any time of day. A great pinstriped suit elongates your figure and can be worn in a variety of traditional colors, such as navy, dark gray or black. Pair your pinstripe suit with classic boots, such as the Chelsea boot, for a transitional outfit that also keeps you warm in cooler temperatures. Remember to use your tailor to get the right fit to complete your look. A tailor can customize your pinstripe suit so that it falls on your shoulders and shoes at the right angles and fits your silhouette.

Patent Monk Straps and Chelsea Boots

It’s no surprise that Monk strap shoes were seen on the runways of Canali’s Fall 2018 show. These shoes are ideal for any man. They’re easy to slip on and provide ample ankle support and security, thanks to their wide strap and buckles. They look great in a patent finish and go well with a pinstripe suit or trouser. To keep your feet warm and fashionable during this time of year, Chelsea boots in a patent leather finish are a solid choice. Chelsea boots are a staple boot that create a practical yet sleek ensemble. Look for both monk straps and Chelsea boots from premium shoe brands, such as Donald Pliner and Robert Graham.

Men’s Fall Fashion in NJ with Sal Lauretta

From tomato red tops to patent monk strap shoes, there are several trends to try this fall season. When wondering how to pull off the best of fall fashion in NJ, keep these options in mind. This season’s latest menswear trends can help get your fall wardrobe in gear so that you can step out in style – NJ style, that is.

Ralph Lauretta

Ralph is a co-owner of Sal Lauretta for Men. His areas of expertise include custom clothing as well as being the primary clothing buyer for the store. When not at work you can find him hanging out with his family, reorganizing his garage or watching a Denver Broncos game.