It’s not heavy duty outerwear season yet, but it’s time to start layering on some weight.
As you may already know, I’m a big fan of wearing chunky sweaters, especially cardigans, as outerwear.
Here, I put together three looks using one of my favorites. With a shawl collar and a belt, it has an awesome trench coat x bath robe feel, which makes it easy to dress up or down.
1. Tailored for the Winter
A sweater is meant to fit snug, so as a jacket it’s going to look very fitted. This makes it perfect for throwing over a tailored look – like a waistcoat and trousers.
Tailored garments in winter fabrics – like this wide wale corduroy suit, plaid flannel shirt and wool herringbone tie – can take you pretty far into the season without heavy outerwear.
Bonus Tip: A felt bag is a perfect match for wool accessories.
Bonus Tip II: Flannels aren’t all oversized casual shirts, there is a new breed of superfine flannel shirting that has instantly become my go-to this Fall.
Bonus Tip III: A light natural leather shoe is perfect for autumn.
- Grey herringbone tweed tie by Woolrich
- Grey felt/leather briefcase by Graf & Lantz
- Tan leather monkstraps by Scarpe di Bianco
- Grey flannel check shirt by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Watch by Montblanc Timewalker Automatic (42mm)
- Navy corduroy waistcoat (part of suit) by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Navy corduroy suit trousers by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Chunky belted cardigan by Ralph Lauren Polo
- Brown alligator watch band by Montblanc