With the calendar officially set to “fall” and temperatures at last beginning to recede, now’s a worthy moment to reconnect with colder-weather fabrics—and not necessarily how you remember them. To that point: Baracuta’s cut a corduroy version of its iconic G9, Maison Margiela’s found a way to apply shearling to sneakers and Walker Slater has turned Harris Tweed into a tote. Alternatively, traditionalists can pull for a classic tartan tweed jacket from Ralph Lauren, five-pocket Sid Mashburn cords in an unexpected color and a can’t-be-beat Shetland sweater from Trunk Clothiers. Cozy up below.
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Blackstock & Weber The Ellis Penny Loafer Exclusively for J. Crew
Over the past year, Blackstock & Weber has managed to take that squarest of footwear options—the penny loafer—and make it cool again through off-the-wall color combinations and materials. The brand’s new collab with J. Crew is no exception, offering its chunky loafer in a soft suede that’s alternatively deep caramel or reminiscent of a spotted pony’s hide.
Alanui Las Cuevas Shawl-Collar Bandana Wool-Blend Cardigan
This past summer’s bandana trend hasn’t fizzled out—it’s merely moved onto more seasonally appropriate items, like this shawl collar wool-blend cardigan from crafty Italian label Alanui. Fringed trim allows it to tap into that other 2021 zeitgeist, Western wear.
Oliver Spencer Drawstring-Waist Wool Trousers
And just like that, Oliver Spencer ended the great sweatpants vs. dress pants wars with these 100% herringbone wool trousers that sport an elasticated waist and drawstring closure. Can be paired to a matching suit jacket for creative office attire or worn with a tee and slippers for continued WFH comfort.
Baracuta G9 Jacket Classic Cord
It’s almost impossible to improve on a classic like the Baracuta G9—unless you go ahead and make it from soft corduroy cotton in a hue like this tawny port. This jacket will prove just as cozy in practice as it is in appearance, thanks to a thin layer of insulation.
Drake’s Reversible Tweed-Cotton Double-Breasted Raglan Mac
Drake’s has released the Optimus Prime of autumnal outerwear, which transforms from water-resistant Italian cotton on one side to a hearty English-milled tweed on the other. A generous raglan sleeve ensures it can slide over Shetland sweaters or chunky turtlenecks with ease.
Sid Mashburn Slim Straight 5-Pocket Corduroy Pant
We can’t countenance growing sick of corduroy, but we can see how the expected shades of beige or khaki might tire over time. That’s why we have so much appreciation for this five-pocket cord from Sid Mashburn, which is distinguished by a satisfyingly faded-gold “maize”.
Yuketen Maine Guide Chukka Shoes
The Japanese label’s made-in-Maine chukka boot goes goth with a striking upper made from black suede leather. The usual, heavy-duty Vibram outsole ensures you’ll make it to the secret gathering deep in the North Maine woods—or more likely, a bar downtown.
Howlin’ Super Cult Aran Crewneck Sweater
Ivory is the color that first comes to mind when envisioning a cable-knit Aran sweater, but Howlin’s UK-made version stands out in a dusky burnt-orange hue. The über-autumnal shade is practically crying out for an olive Barbour jacket and a pair of stone chinos.
Polo Ralph Lauren The RL67 Plaid Jacket
Wide lapels, big bellows pockets and Irish tweed in a large-scale plaid—despite what these details suggest, this Polo sport coat hails from Fall 2021, not 1971. Follow Ralph’s lead and pair it to a Western shirt and relaxed-fit denim.
Goodlife Sun-Faded Slub L/S Scallop Henley
Goodlife is challenging the button-down shirt’s base-layer primacy with scallop henleys made from soft, mid-weight slub cotton. Imagine slipping one below a crewneck cashmere sweater or a beefy shawl collar cardigan.
Inis Meáin Ombre Wool and Cashmere Donegal Ribbed Knit Fisherman Hat
Red beanies have been a “thing” since the world was first introduced to Steve Zissou, and we dare say they feel overdone. As an alternative, consider this ribbed cap from Inis Meáin, which is knit from an ombre Donegal wool-cashmere that feels just different enough while staying in the same color palette.
Trunk Berwick Shetland Crew Sweater
Much like good whisky, there’s no such thing as too many Shetland sweaters. As you resupply for this season consider Trunk’s Berwick model, which is made in Scotland from pure new wool and marked by such traditional details as a saddle shoulder construction and a slightly raised, fully fashioned neckline.
Maison Margiela Brown Replica Shearling Sneakers
Shearling is typically used in outerwear—but why not footwear? Maison Margiela makes a strong case for the latter with these Italian-made kicks, built with a fuzzy faux-shearling upper and rounded out with a real-deal rubber outsole.
1017 Alyx 9SM Mockneck Polar Coat
Military-inspired greatcoats with sweeping lapels have their place, but 1017 Alyx 9SM’s Mockneck Polar Coat claims the other side of the spectrum with a straight silhouette, generous patch pockets and a spongy llama wool-blend fabric. In practical terms, it can be buttoned all the way to its neck to deal with the squalliest days ahead.
Walker Slater Forbes Shopper
We understand that at this point you absolutely, positively, do not need another cotton canvas tote in your life. That’s why we’re instead directing your attention to this shopper from Walker Slater, cut from thick Harris tweed in a pleasingly bucolic shade of barleycorn.