The past two years were marked by uncertainty, and that extended to our closets. Even beyond the abundance of sweats and lockdown attire, menswear seemed to be moving in all directions at an accelerated pace. But after some of those wilder developments (sequined suits, anyone?) this fall designers offered up a palate cleanser of pared-back classics. The season’s best collections emphasized timeless staples, free from extraneous flourishes—a return to the building blocks of a man’s wardrobe.
There’s a quiet confidence in outfits comprised of quintessential pieces—great coats, chunky knits, wide-leg trousers—that wear their refinement lightly. Such simplicity can make a strong impact, particularly when combined in one tonal, head-to-toe palette. Even if the garments are timeless as can be, a monochrome ensemble makes them look distinctly modern.
To showcase fall’s most elemental designs, we took them to the rugged landscape of Iceland. And while the craggy beaches and mossy hills make a particularly striking backdrop, the real beauty of these outfits is that they’ll look good anywhere you go.
Bally wool shirt, $875; Charvet silk scarf, stylist’s own
MODEL: Clement Chabernaud
SENIOR MARKET EDITOR AND CASTING: Luis Campuzano
PHOTO DIRECTOR: Irene Opezzo
HAIRSTYLIST: Eduardo Bravo
MAKEUP ARTIST: Vera Dierckx
PRODUCER: Baldur Oddur Baldursson
PHOTO ASSISTANT: Koen Vernimmen
Photographed at Blue Lagoon, Iceland