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We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you Ian Michael Crumm, our resident men's fashion expert, here to share style pointers and tips for tackling the latest trends in menswear. Straighten those neckerchiefs—Ian is on the go!
Now that I've broken down my favorite style points from New York Fashion Week for the ladies, it's time to do it for the guys. From Jackie Kennedy-inspired looks to ultra-thin turtleneck sweaters, guys were given a sartorial playground during the Fall 2014 shows. Here are the four trends men should consider this autumn.
1) Luxury track pants.
Shown in a navy gray at Jack Spade's first NYFW presentation, luxury track pants are the upgraded version of skinny sweats. Don't get my wrong, I still intend to wear those black 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target pants next season; these will be for more dressy occasions. Grab a pair of luxe track pants and pair with a blazer for a night out. Take notes on how Jack Spade's presentation was styled.
Where to shop the look: Barneys Co-op, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue Bala Cynwyd
2) Pastel coats
Last season, Ricardo Seco was one of my favorite shows and he once again wins that title. Models walked down the church alley at the Angel Orensanz Foundation. A-line jackets with large buttons in pastel colors were plentiful. His collection was inspired by Jackie Kennedy's a-line silhouettes and pastel colored ensembles. One of my favorites from the show was a baby blue car coat with three-quarter length sleeves. A fall 2014 must-have.
Where to shop the look: Saks Fifth Avenue Bala Cynwyd, J.Crew, Boyds, Banana Republic, Commonwealth Proper
3) Ultrathin turtlenecks
If the varsity jackets with leather sleeves weren't enough, Timo Weiland paired thin turtleneck sweaters with dress shirts layered under more sweaters. This look is one of my favorites. It's so simple — a great way to layer an outfit without bulking up the look. The turtleneck is noticeable, but acts as an accent to the other two layers instead of being presented as a full garment.
Where to shop the look: J.Crew, Gap
A look from Black Sail by Nautica's runway show. Image credit: Edward James/Getty Images
4) Graphic outerwear
Nautica played into this season's winter abyss for next F/W's looks. A graphic black and white jacket came down the runway paired with snow boots and ski glasses. Later in the show more graphic outwear appeared, including an ocean printed puffer coat and a red and gray jacket vest. Nautica's Fall 2014 collection was sophisticated and practical for the man who likes to have fun while enjoying the winter-y outdoors.
Where to shop the look: Boyds, Uniqlo (soon!), H&M
What were your favorite looks from New York Fashion Week? Sound off in the comments!
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