With the arrival of fall, one way to layer for the weather is to use a sport coat for its warmth and not just its look. Pair it with an autumn breeze friendly turtleneck, and you have the potential to get something going: just do it right. Follow our directions.
We have to say, this is a great look. It captures the elegant sportiness that really typifies so much of American style. Luigi Bianchi Mantova — although Italian — has put out a great looking piece that looks casual, yet still elegant. Those large pockets make this piece sporty, and you throw on the Black Label sweater, and you’re seriously dominating. J. Crew has come out with a great new suiting option — the Ludlow Suit — which is a very up-to-date look, so we trust that the pants, made from truly high quality wool will do the trick. With a flat front and trim fit, you snag the ones in a dark grey to effectively contrast with your lighter jacket. Having thus far established a relatively simple color scheme — just grays and dark grays — you add nuance by working with material, so the herringbone twill of the pants paired with your jacket will be a look par excellence. Keep up the nuance of material with Cole Haan’s suede loafers: they flaunt the sport factor and nicely complement the texture of the wool. Also real modern looking. Go black on those puppies. By now, you’ve got a wool jacket, cashmere turtleneck, herringbone pants, and suede shoes: this will work. Maybe stuff something like a pocket square or sunglasses in your chest pocket.
Luigi Bianchi Mantova Jacket, see lubiam.it.
Black Label Turtleneck, $595 at Ralph Lauren.
J. Crew Ludlow Herringbone Suit Pants, $185 at J. Crew.
Cole Haan Loafer, $375 at Neiman Marcus.