Can you believe we are only two weeks away from Thanksgiving?! It feels like only yesterday we were toasting the New Year, making resolutions (that we surely would never stick to), and doing our best to survive the winter here in Chicago. If there is any silver lining to the mountains of snow and freezing temperatures that we experience, it’s the full gamut of winter wardrobe pieces we can justify owning. No Californian has that going for them, I assure you.
Our team at Morris and Son’s has compiled this short and sweet list of 3 fall wardrobe essentials that every man needs in his closet. These are the building blocks for your fall wardrobe. They are each incredibly versatile, with all the style, comfort, and warmth that the Chicago man needs for this season.
The Swacket?! Not a word you hear everyday, we know. But easily something you can wear everyday, we assure you. The swacket is the perfect combination of sweater and jacket which makes it one of our most popular Baldassari pieces every season. We continue to buy new colors for our customers because gentlemen love how it doubles as a piece of outerwear in the fall, but can also be worn in lieu of a sport coat or soft jacket when the temperatures drop. This piece can be worn from day to night. Pair it back to your favorite shirt and Jacob Cohen jeans with boots or wear it to the office with flannel pants, dressy loafers, and a knit tie.
The Reversible Leather Jacket
This reversible Baldassari leather jacket is one of our favorite pieces this season. The Chicago guy always needs to be prepared for the volatility of the weather here. You leave the house for Brunch and it’s crisp, beautiful, and sunny out. You finish brunch and suddenly its raining with wind whipping your face. We've all been there.This jacket is perfect for that “oh shit” moment. Simply reverse the jacket to the nylon side, protecting the soft buttery Napa leather. You’ll still look stylish no matter which side you have facing out.
The Mock Turtleneck
The mock turtleneck is the perfect piece of knitwear for the guy who always claims he is too hot when he wears a sweater. The mock is a fine gage fabric and doesn’t go as far up on the neck as a normal turtleneck, leaving you with freedom to pile on all those extra layers. This is perfect for the guy who travels and doesn’t want to worry about ironing his shirt. It’s great to dress up with a sport coat and Drake’s pocket square. Or for a more casual look, wear it underneath your reversible Cucinelli outerwear vest.