Fall is the right time to try out some of the season’s latest trends. Testing out men’s casual fall fashion and stepping out of your comfort zone calls for a plan. From pinstripes to plaid, you can put it to the test and gain some inspiration with these four tricks.

mens style tumblr accounts1. Wear a Sweater Like a Blazer

The single-breasted blazers are on trend for fall 2018 but they aren’t just limited to the boardrooms. You can master this men’s casual fall fashion look by opting for a sweater that looks like a blazer. This simple trick can give a sophisticated piece a more casual feel with different material and the same fit. Look for premium sweater brands like St. Croix Knits, Psycho Bunny and Canali for high-quality fabrics and design techniques that will give you that high-end look.

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Try mixing up the color scheme by going for a neutral-colored sweater against a casual shirt with a dark-colored pant. You can play up seasonal colors by combining a gray single-breasted sweater blazer with a mustard crew neck t-shirt and navy blue chinos. If you incorporate this fall’s trending hue of orange into your casual shirt collection, you’ll get bolder looks that pair expertly with brown Chelsea-style boots.

2. Opt for Comfort With Checks and Denim

From Tartan patterns to tattersall patterns, checks are one of this season’s staples. There’s no doubt that they’re worth having in your wardrobe. While checks have traditionally been a mainstay in the gentleman’s wardrobe, there’s nothing conventional about this season’s picks. To be on trend, test out bold colors like burnt orange and tomato red, or even unique patterns like in the irregular checkered jackets seen on the runways of Canali.

You can take the check look down a notch by rethinking its traditional pairing of checkered wool overcoats and jackets by bringing in denim pants. With this option, you’ll look cool, calm and collected, not to mention stylish.

Consider taking a chance with high-waisted pants for a more casual and unique look. The high-waisted pant trend carried over from 2017 into men’s casual fall fashion for 2018. It’s safe to say this trend is here to stay. If you decide to make this look your own, opt for premium fabrics such as wool blends or find draping silhouettes for a more modern yet comfortable look and feel. You can also pull in a festive vibe by coordinating your high-waisted bottoms with a patterned tie. Some of the best around in quality and look come from high-end brands like Eton or Dion. You’ll be able to sport them as a fall staple for years come.

3. Tap Your Tailor for Customized Drawstring Trousers

Drawstring pants aren’t only fit for casual summer linen looks. They work for the fall season, too. The retro sportswear trend pays homage to the laid-back looks of the 1990s with drawstring trousers as one of its iconic staples. This look was modernized on the runway and will stick around in men’s casual fall fashion for 2018.

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What’s better than showing off your fashion IQ while being comfortable? Drawstring trousers are easy to adjust and come in versatile colors to match any look. You can find a wide selection of high-end brands like Peter Millar for the perfect pair with high-quality fabrics. Once you’ve found the color and design you prefer, you need to make them your own with the fit right. You should get a hold of the best-fitting drawstring trousers you can find and bring them to a tailor. A tailor not only knows the basics of fit but he’ll also customize the look as if they were designed based on your style and shape.

4. Pair Pinstripes With Dual-Duty Denim

Pinstripes have returned as a must-have trend season after season. They were all over the runways for fall 2018 collections for a good reason. Wearing these thin vertical lines as the primary pattern in key wardrobe pieces helps to achieve a flattering look, no matter the size or stature of the person wearing it.

The pinstripe look is versatile and easy to transition from work to the weekend and from summer to the fall. To fully pull off this look, you need to pair it with the right pant. Avoid the two-piece pinstripe set if you want to play it cool. Instead, consider opting for a premium quality denim, such as Joe’s Jeans or AG Jeans for your bottoms. You can sport this look in a casual office because the denim feel will do double-duty by serving as a nine-to-five look and one more appropriate for relaxing at local bars or an after work event.

Pull Together Pattern, Style and Fit

mens fall clothing 2015Mastering men’s casual fall fashion requires having a plan. These four tricks can help you get started. From wearing sweaters inspired by blazers to pairing pinstripes with denim, there are tons of ways you can mix and match this season. Pairing a trendy top with a trusted bottom can help you make the look your own and slowly move out of your comfort zone. You can pair up one piece at a time, whether in pattern or style. By following these tips, you’ll know how to be on top of your casual wardrobe just in time for fall.

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Ralph Lauretta

About 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.

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