The summer is always a great time. There's no denying everyone's mood is generally better in the summer. With things like beaches, patios and music festivals, it's not hard to see why. But summer eventually ends and with it comes grey skies and cooler temperatures. With the inevitable end of summer in our rear view, it’s a good time to start considering the pieces that will help you stylishly transition into the autumn months.
A Henley, getting its name from the traditional uniform of rowers in the English town of Henley-on-Thames can come in a variety of materials, including wool, cotton and thermals. They are a great laying option as they can be worn over any button-down shirt but is a step up from a t-shirt when worn on its own. Outclass makes their Indigo Henley from a thick French terry fabric this season.
The Esquadro Shirt (or any shirt from Portuguese Flannel really) should be your go-to shirt in the fall. It features a simple, high-quality Navy/Green check pattern and uses premium cotton fabric that is the softest thing you'll put on your body. Be warned, all your other shirts will feel like sandpaper compared to this.
Speaking of fabrics, it's important to pick breathable cotton or merino near your skin, with wool next, for warmth. So the Corso Cardigan from 18 Waits is an ideal laying piece. Made using an ultra soft cotton fleece, the beauty of this cardigan is that it can be dressed down or dressed up when fully buttoned over a dress shirt.
Arguably one of the most versatile pieces of armour in your transitional season arsenal, a quality overshirt strikes the perfect balance between shirt and jacket...a shaket if you will. The Micas Overshirt from Kestin Hare is cut from a Japanese double faced, brushed cotton and the detailing is kept minimal to ensure versatility.
As we move into the colder months of the year, it’s a good idea to start thinking about swapping your breezy linen pants for slightly thicker alternatives. The Bon Vivant Keenan Pant brings us the same fit and simplicity that made their pants so popular in the summer but they've made it thicker for the fall/winter. And it's available in four colours!
Woolrich has really outdone it self with this Sweater Jacket! The clever blend of two natural fabrics, placing pure cotton on the inside for maximum comfort, and high-quality wool on the outer surface to give maximum protection against the cold, makes this Down Sweater Jacket a great trans-seasonal piece and a great season starter. Oh yeah...the hood is removable!