It’s that time of the year again when we have to say so long to your favorite raggedy t-shirt, those tragically torn up flip-flops (please throw them away already – your closet will thank you). Put away those well worn shorts and start thinking about some more seasonably appropriate options. The Manual has compiled a list of ‘fall friendly’ items you should consider picking up before the crispy cold front sets in. Out with the old, and in the with the cold.
Blind Barber Facial Cleanser
How about a fresh start, before we start? Wipe away the sweat and dirt that accumulated during the past few months with Blind Barber’s new facial cleanser. The Wild Watermint Gin Facial Cleanser is gentle enough for daily use, and strong enough to remove all that dirt and oil so your pores don’t get clogged while shaving. Purchase through Blind Barber’s website.
A Barbour jacket is one of those classic items that never goes out of style. Maybe you remember your dad having one? Chances are, he still does. With it’s weather resistant waxed cotton shell, this jacket is perfect for those damp days. You can purchase you’re very own at J.Crew.
You can’t have the Fall without some flannel. You don’t have to be a hipster, and you don’t have to start chopping wood. Flannels are awesome, comfortable, and warm. We could keep going on an on. Check out some of Burton’s options here.
Gents Long Sleeve Baseball Raglan T-Shirt
Baseball t-shirts are the perfect lightweight shirt that will keep you cool and warm on those unpredictable days. They’re also a staple for every guy’s wardrobe. Available here.
Naked & Famous Denim
This wildly popular company makes creative, crazy and most importantly high quality denim, but check out their chinos. This mid-rise, slim leg selvedge chino is a perfect fit for fall and comes in some autumn appropriate colors. Available at Tate and Yoko.
Wildblue Noir Fragrance
Banana Republic’s newest fragrance is a perfect transition cologne from summer to fall because of its woody, herbal notes and dewy spices. This new addition also has warmer hints of vetiver, musk, suede, leather, fresh ground coffee beans and dark chocolate. It kind of sounds like something you’d drink by the fire. Kind of. You can purchase this dapper scent at any Banana Republic store starting in September.
Jack Erwin Shoes
If you want to dress things up a bit, here’s a heads up. In the shoe world, Jack Erwin is the new kid on the block. The company’s prides itself on handcrafted, full grain leather shoes at an affordable price. The shoes have an extreme attention to detail and will be readily available through their website to avoid retail markup. Check out their website here.
If you plan on engaging in more rugged activities, such as hiking (!) or cleaning the leaves in your backyard (sad face), check out the 1000 Mile Collection by Wolverine. Come one, with a name like Wolverine, how can these not be awesome? They’re made in America, and extremely hardwearing. Purchase them here.