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Back to School or Work for the Fashionable Male

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September can be a tricky fashion month for men. Even though it feels like it’s time for fall colors and textures, you still need to feel comfortably cool for those lingering summer-like days. Luckily, there are some great transitional pieces for men, regardless if you’re going whether you’re going back to the office or zooming from home.

California Plaids

First, consider a range of super-soft, year-round-weight plaids. They’re a fantastic staple to any man’s wardrobe and in any season. Bringing a pop of color into your pieces with faded palettes is a sharp look in the classroom, board room or backyard BBQ.

Eton’s Regular-Fit Plaid Cotton Buttondown Shirt at Saks Fifth Avenue


Where to Find It:

Between Nordstrom and The Gardens Cafes

Lightweight Merino Knits

Of course, knits always make our back to school list because of its remarkable comfort and layering capabilities. Consider these types of pieces during the chilly school day, by layering over a button-down shirt, or sport it at the next socially-distanced fall bonfire. Likewise, for the WFH guys, these can be a comfortable addition to sport for the business casual look.

Lightweight Icon Crew Sweatshirt by Abercrombie & Fitch – $49


Where to Find It:

Lower Level Grand Court

Perfectly Cut Chinos

The classic chino is always in style and makes for a great, versatile piece, no matter for almost all occasions. Dressed down with a t-shirt or dressed up with a dress shirt, these are no-brainers for any man’s wardrobe. Try cuffing the bottoms once to show off those awesome new kicks as well.

Athletic Tapered Traveler Chino Pant by Banana Republic – $69


Where to Find It:

Upper Level near Nordstrom

Wool & Linen Jackets

If you’re going back to the office, wool and linen sport coats are great transitional pieces for the season and in between events. Consider this pure-linen coat from Brooks Brothers, where you’ll stand out in any conference meeting and any socially distanced evening out to dinner. Further, for students, these types of jackets are as equally impressive for your next big Debate Team competition or oral presentation to the class.

Madison Fit Linen Herringbone Sport Coat by Brooks Brothers – $498.00


Where to Find It:

Upper Level near Nordstrom

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