Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Move over October, it's time for Movember

By Laura Medina

Banana Republic's Leather Jackets-Bomber & Blazer.

With October aka "Women's Health Care/Breast Cancer" Month and Halloween passing on, it is time for the guys, specifically, Men's Health Care Month..."Movember."

Banana Republic arrived just in time to attire the natty gents for Autumn.

Shot at Medlock Ames Winery in Healdsburg, California, the breathtaking environment set the ideal scene for a season that’s beloved for its simple pleasures—changing leaves, abundant harvest, and cinematic landscapes. Placing versatile signatures against the season’s soulful backdrop, the result is a new crop of polished, tactile separates tailor-made for the modern hero.

The foundation is the layering of necktie, button-down shirt, and pullover or v-neck sweater. A new white shirt is the reset button for your wardrobe. It's the most essential of the essentials and few things look better right out of the package. This Fall, as always, Banana Republic offers a range of white shirts to choose from. Soft washed textured white for him. The pattern that the Scottish call tartan and American call plaid has become the most classic item to incorporate into the your menswear look. Whether it's a touch of plaid with a tie or making a bigger statement with a shirt, it's just that simple jolt of pattern and color that can freshen up your Fall look.

Chunky camel sweaters and iconic camel peacoat coat for the gents.

For Fall, Banana Republic's Creative Director, Simon Kneen did variations on the tried-and-true blazer. There's the Safari Blazer and there's a blazer with a shawl lapel. A tweak here and there.

Tweed is a trend that will never leave us. Men can wear it as a blazer, separate pants, together or wear with a plaid shirt or herringbones-it goes with just about everything. Women will be swooning over our tweed wide legged cuff pants-paired with our range of harvest colored cable sweaters to add that pop of color to your Fall wardrobe.

For most gents, it is far simpler and more subtle to accesorize with shoes.

Sperry Topsiders teamed with All-American Penfield for a tweed-worthy collaboration.

High tops, sneakers, and deck shoes in cozy herringbone and camoflauge loafers for the "Prep-neck," Southern preppies who are proud of their Southern heritage by marrying their love for classic shoes and hunting-mixing fashion with functionality.

Very manly.

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