Monday, October 24, 2011

5 Stylish Fall Fabrics

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It is finally fall, which means its time to break out the darker shades of clothes and the awesome fall textures and fabrics. With temperatures quickly dropping, it's all about picking the right fabrics to keep you warm while still looking sharp. Because the fall color palette tends to be duller than its spring counterpart, you can make more of a statement with the fabric you choose. Here are five of the best and most stylish fabrics for menswear this fall.

1. Wool
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Wool is probably the most common fabric and texture during the fall and winter seasons, and rightfully so. It will keep you warm no matter how cold it is, and that is why it is most commonly used for coats. You really cannot go wrong with a wool peacoat, but if you are looking to incorporate wool a little differently, opt for a wool tie. They have a cool, natural look that gives them a more modern feel than silk ties.

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2. Tweed
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Tweed, much like wool, is another great option this fall. It provides warmth, and the subtle mix of colors adds dimension and texture that a solid color fabric doesn't have. Tweed is a timeless, classy look and looks particularly good as a blazer, or even a suit.

3. Chunky Knits
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Sweaters seem to be a fall wardrobe staple because of how easy they are to layer, but if you want to stand out from the rest and be the most stylish man, pick a chunky knit sweater. The added designs and heavier fabric, not only provide extra warmth, but also make it stand out from a plain sweater.

4. Flannel
Flannel is a great base layer for fall because it is comfortable and will keep you warm freezing temperatures. Its casual, relaxed look makes it perfect for the weekends. Plus it comes it a wide variety of colors and patterns, so it is sure to fit any personality.

5. Corduroy
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A good pair of cords or a corduroy jacket will probably never go out of style, which makes it a great choice for this fall. Corduroy's recognizable texture is heavier than the twill of chinos, and is an easy way to add some uniqueness to your outfit.