Spend Fall in the Forest

forest green fall 2014 menswear feature

We love following color trends because they’re an easy way to update our wardrobes without investing in pieces that will be out of style next season. The last couple years, camouflage has been all over the runways and in our favorite brands’ collections, so it only makes sense a deep, dark green would come next. Whether you call it olive, army or forest, not only is this particular shade everywhere, it’s practically a neutral, making it super versatile. We’re dressing it down with sneakers and up with wool neckties. It’s the perfect color for fall outerwear and sweaters. Even leather accessories are getting in on the game. Check out our favorite pieces below.

WeSCWeSC Elder Padded Hooded Parka
The end of summer is a bummer, but chillier weather does bring good things, like new outerwear. WeSC’s hooded parka works in all kinds of weather, and the dark olive hue is versatile enough to wear for years. The coated shoulders and back yoke give it a textured look. $250, WeSC

Mark-mcNairyMark McNairy Ankle Boots
Don’t be afraid of adding some color to your footwear this fall. These Mark McNairy boots are just as versatile as the black or brown pair you have lurking in your closet from last season. And they’re the perfect mix of dressed up and casual, featuring a refined wingtip design and rugged hiking laces. $400, TheCorner.com


John Bartlett Consensus French Terry Shawl Collar Pullover
This fall is all about being cozy – oversized sweaters, joggers and sneakers have all made their way into our wardrobes, and not just for the gym. This John Bartlett French terry pullover looks as good as it feels and is perfect for that weird transitional weather that makes getting dressed a chore. Wear it now then layer it later when the temps fall. $19.80, Bon-Ton


Filson Hunting Shirt
We love this shirt because it has a rugged, utilitarian look that’s perfect for fall dressing. It’s actually designed for hunters with reinforced shoulder patches and underarm eyelets for ventilation, but every guy will look good wearing it with dark denim and a great pair of boots or sneakers. $98, Filson


Lotuff Two-Pocket Leather Bifold Wallet
Rethink the classic leather wallet and go for something that’s not black or brown. For the minimalist, this vegetable-tanned leather bifold holds only a few cards and cash to reduce bulk. $150, Lotuff


Alexander Olch Solid Gaberdine Wool Tie
Handmade in New York, Alexander Olch ties are some of the finest around. This wool necktie looks extra handsome in dark green, especially when paired with a dark suit. Wear it with a bright shirt for a nice contrast. $150, Alexander Olch

New-balanceNew Balance 990 Sneakers
This fall is all about sneakers, so you should definitely buy those few pairs you’ve been eyeing. On our list is the classic 990 from New Balance, first introduced in 1982. Green suede and mesh is accented with navy details for a versatile pair. $179.99, New Balance