The cold and wet autumn days have been around for a while now and it’s time to find your warmer items, heavier materials and layers. In this week’s Ivy Post the two AN IVY founders, Nikolaj and Alexander, share their best tips for the ideal autumn wardrobe – and believe us, that list reveals one or two surprises.
Photos: Victor Jones
And as we often point out here at AN IVY, the suit and tie look can be styled in many ways – regardless of the season. That’s a point we’ll make again and again in this editorial where Nikolaj and Alexander focus on everything from overshirts, wool suits and daring colour combinations for hats, ties and layers.
Read more about the five style tips below.
HATS AND SUITS
A good hat is of course one of autumn’s and winter’s essentials. That’s why it was with great pleasure that we recently launched this season’s maybe most stylish take on the hat: Made in Scotland, with Donegal-wool and available in seven perfect colorways.
If you’ve been paying attention to Fortezza Da Basso during Pitti Uomo in the winter seasons the past several years there’s no doubt that the hat-tie-and-suit combination is a stylish choice. That’s if you choose your hat carefully so it complements the rest of your look. And yes, here the Donegal hat is the obvious choice if you ask us. Especially when styled with a suit or a coat in the same shade.
Wool Sets And Overshirts
There are countless alternatives to the winter suit. Once again, we’re seeing several sets in wool that challenge the traditional way of thinking about sets in the winter. Especially when overshirts and suit pants are paired together you are able to create a look that is cockier and more daring than the classic suit (which of course still is very dear to us).
Autumn is high season for shades of black, grey and navy – especially when it comes to the men’s wardrobe which is a lot more conservative about colours than the women’s wardrobe. But it doesn’t always have to be that predictable regarding the colours. Another tip from our end is to turn up the colours in the colder months. You can do this with your suit (the brave choice) or just by picking a more colourful tie or pocket square.
It doesn’t always have to be shades of black, navy and grey!
Ties and Short Jackets
Most people tend to wear their ties with long coats. It’s a timeless and stylish look but there are also stylish choices among shorter jackets which creates a bit more edgy look when styled with ties.
For instance, try wearing a suede bomber jacket as the one Nikolaj is wearing above or give it a go with more technical outerwear like the one Alexander is sporting. Both solutions work refreshingly well with the suit and the tie.
Shades of brown and Navy
Let’s end off with one of our favourite combinations: Brown and navy. Whether your suit is in a shade of brown and your tie is navy or the other way around, it’s a colour combination that’ll always work. Let this one be your go-to combination through autumn.
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