Men’s Fall/Winter Fashion

Though the leaves are in a display of vibrant colors many days this time of year are crisp and grey and you’re going to want to dress to match these earthy hues of Autumn in The South.

Flannel and plaid don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon and looks that originated in the 70s are alive and well.

All Saints

I’ve never been one that was too into the flat bottom shirts, but this one works well with various casual settings. I’m not sure about most people, but I actually keep stuff in my shirt pockets all the time-and this flannel has 2; perfect for keeping a valet ticket in one, lighter in the other. This shirt is nearly $200, but there are countless comparable ones like it for much more reasonable prices out there. Albeit the quality might be as high, but I’ve certainly been disappointed by expensive name brands, too.

Bridge and Burn
Haymakers & Company, Nashville TN

This flannel, lined overshirt is sure to keep you warm enough so that you might be able to leave the jacket at home this winter, but you won’t be sweltering when you’re inside at the annual holiday party.

An ever-evolving boutique in a bungalow in Nashville’s Midtown/Vanderbilt neighborhood, Haymakers & Company partners with local artists and companies to create a truly unique shopping experience complete with free drinks -if you so desire- and even a barber if you need a shave or haircut.

Billy Reid
Florence, Alabama

Subtle and understated, and Made in the USA of 100% cotton by Florence designer Billy Reid, this classically demure Clancy Shirt will go great with just about anything. The buttons are made of bone and the pocket flaps are hidden by flaps themselves. One can find a Billy Reid store in Atlanta, New York, Houston, Dallas, New Orleans and many other distinguished cities across the Southeast, and the United States.

I tend to think of it as a high-end, exclusive J. Crew.

This designer shirt is, of course, top-notch quality, but if your budget, like mine, isn’t quite up to par with such a price point a comparable shirt can be found here.

Ralph Lauren
 Labrada Double-Breasted Wool Blend Peacoat

A coat like this is very much an essential to any Southern Gentleman‘s winter wardrobe for the when he needs to project an air of sophistication, but, of course, needs to keep his self warm. It comes in a variety of colors and sizes and is available at an upscale, nationwide department store at a very reasonable price.

Schott Bros.
Wool Slim Peacoat

Cut a bit differently to fit more snugly, made in America, but significantly more expensive than the jacket above, that is probably made in Asia somewhere, this jacket can be found across the Southeast at many fine retailers. Like the gentleman in the picture, wear it with some dark blue trousers and probably even some black boots. Schott is based out of New York City and their products can even be found at Army Surplus Stores.

Barbour Fishing Standen Jacket
Harrison Limited, Birmingham

Originating in England in the mid 1800s for water-proofing garments used by the sailing industry, waxed-cotton is made by infusing cotton with paraffin.

Likely named for the Standen Art House in West Sussex, England this handsome coat is a modern take on a classic garment. These days you’re much more likely to wear this out to dinner or to work than you are to actually wear it fishing. The idea is to pay homage to days gone by and that if one wanted to go fishing in it, in the rain, it would be perfectly suited for such an activity.

It comes complete with a detachable hood and drawstrings to keep you extra dry.

Pendleton Original Westerly Zip Cardigan

Like you’re ordering it right out of The Big Lebowski, your uncle who grew up in the 70s listening to Waylon Jennings and Lynyrd Skynyrd will appreciate this throwback to a time when most of the people who might wear this sweater’s parents were children. Walk into Thanksgiving or venture out for holiday shopping and you’re sure to turn heads with the Native American inspired patterns and classic cut.

The Navy Nottingham Shawl Cardigan
Ledbury – Richmond, Viginia

Named for James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan, British Army Major General who led the Charge of the Light Brigade during the Crimean War in the mid-1800s the Cardigan is supposedly modeled after the wool waistcoats the British Officers wore during the war.

This sweater could be worn over a dingy t-shirt to a hipster bar or with a light-blue Oxford to brunch at the country club. Your choice.

Ledbury’s roots are in the American south but the idea for a fine men’s store was formed on the other side of the Atlantic London. Passed on to them by their mentor and still holding true today Ledbury holds firm to the creed – “Be the best, make the best, and the rest will follow.

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