Autumn is my favorite season. The season is pretty mild where I grew up in Texas and I didn’t really fall in love with Autumn until moving to Chicago. It’s a cooler but more concentrated season, with all the leaves in the city ending up on the ground before the first snowfall. I don’t typically drink whiskey, but it’s the perfect poison for staying warm as the days get shorter and colder. I’ll tend to gravitate towards more earthy tones and neutral colors. Plaids and patterns usually come to get more wear in the fall as well. I also love styling shirts by mixing textures – a waffle knit Henley with a plaid wool button-down or a knit sweater and waxed jacket are classic staples. My favorite piece from the Men’s Shirt Dept. collection is the Endsleigh Highland Deep Blue. I love the bold colors of the red & copper plaid and the blue makes it versatile enough to pair with anything in my closet. The length of the shirt is perfect to rock untucked – or for a more put-together look, tucked-in.
In the spring and summer, I gravitate towards simplicity. There’s no need to complicate things in the city heat. I tend to wear a lot of t-shirts and love linen for its breathability and comfort. As the weather shifts, I’ll start to play around with layering textures and color palettes. I’ll mix button-downs with a Henley or add a top layer like a vest or jacket. In the fall, my style becomes a bit dressier as layers and topcoats can play a bigger role in your outfit. I mostly prefer to style my Barbour shirts with the cuffs rolled up unless I’m wearing it under a knit sweater. If I’m going out at night I’ll tuck the shirt in, but if I’m keeping it casual during the day I’ll leave it untucked.
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