It’s awesome to endorse great stuff, but sometimes you need to look in the bargain bin. Many of our Piece by Piece’s have stuff that will eat up your paycheck so we want to do Fall ’09 budget style.
If you’re going to be suiting up this fall then this look is for you. It’ll work year round, but it packs a particular punch as the temperature drops down and muted colors find their way into your wardrobe more and more. We’ve featured this black trench coat by Martin & Osa before, but it really is the choice for an affordable piece of outerwear that you can wear with a suit. We’ve picked a nice little grey suit by French Connection. It’s just the right shade of grey with a subtle glen check that is always appropriate. Pair it with the great wool tie by J. Press to achieve a perfectly textured outfit for the fall. We’re really impressed by this white dress shirt by Asos who have been secretly taking over the affordable fashion market. Slip on a pair of Bass Weejuns, and if the weather calls for it, some chunky yet lovable socks by J. Crew that are ready for the elements and the boardroom. You can pick up all of these for less than the price of one suit from Brooks Brothers.
Martin & Osa Black Trench Coat, $190 at Martin & Osa
French Connection Glen Plaid Suit, $440 at Asos
Asos White Dress Shirt, $36 at Asos
J. Press Wool Necktie, $69 at J. Press
J. Crew Camp Socks, $16 at J. Crew
Bass Dover Penny Loafers, $125 at Zappos