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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Reader Questions: Core Items and Favorite Items for Autumn

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Three Reader Questions:
I am curious, with beautiful fall approaching, what the community considers as "musts" for fall?
Dearest Muffy - thank you for your wonderful and soothing blog.   I have a question for the community about the upcoming season, the best time of the year, I think.  What do they consider the basics for a classic Autumn wardrobe to be?  And where does one find such things these days?  
Do your readers have favorite items for this September to November time of year?  Having spent most of my life in the south, I will be heading north for the fall.  Any essential/ favorites for cool to cold weather?



27 comments:

  1. Barbour jacket and bean boots for wet weather are a must for me. A tweed cap comes in handy. (Mine is from Lock & Co. hatters).
    JM

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  2. For Men: Tweed jacket. Button down long sleeve oxford shirt. Flat front cotton pants. V-neck or crew neck cotton sweater or merino wool if gets chilly.
    Corduroy pants. Cotton/wool socks depending on temperature. Penny loafers, chukka boots, chelsea boots. Stay with muted colors such as brown, gold, navy blue, forest green. Wool fedora or trilby.

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  3. I wear long sleeve OCBD shirts all year. So finally after Labor Day I don't have to hear. "Aren't you hot in those long sleeves?"

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  4. I can't wait till it's cool enough to wear my Barbours again, preferably with an old cashmere v-neck underneath.

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  5. My basic cooler weather wardrobe

    Waxed cotton jacket and cap
    Tweed shooting jacket and cap
    Shetland sweaters
    Oxford cotton and tattersall shirts
    Moleskin jeans
    Corduroy and cavalry twill trousers
    Sturdy boots and shoes with thick rubber soles.

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    1. Lace up those sturdy boots and go for a hike. Want an early preview of fall color? Hike up Mount Baxter. This is a “45 minutes and a Snickers bar” hike that rewards with glorious
      views of the Adirondack Great Range, Algonquin, and Mount Marcy itself. The Adirondack Park, little known to many New Englanders, is bigger (that’s right, bigger) than Vermont itself.

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    2. Time to grease up the Limmers.

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    3. Limmer is right around the corner from our ski house :)

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  6. The classic's never fail. Barbour jackets, Bean boots, and some sturdy corduroy trousers. Top off with a tweed cap, and you are ready for glorious fall!!

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  7. It will come as no surprise: tweed sports jacket, corduroy pants, oxford cloth button-down shirts.

    Best Regards,

    Heinz-Ulrich

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    1. What He said..

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    2. Exactly. Add a Shetland sweater as it gets colder.

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    3. I would only add grey flannel trousers.

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  8. Depending on where you work or where you're going....jeans, sweaters, jackets, boots. All good quality of course, many brands recommended on this site. Oh, and a good quality umbrella. And, yes, fall is my favorite time of year as well.

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  9. Just as I expected - no fleece! I think the suggestions would make for a truly classic and favorite wardrobe but as we follow “Around Towns” during the season we will find that Bob Dylan was onto something including wardrobes.

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  10. Barbour, shetlands, cords, OCBDs, desert or hiking boots. That's my uniform

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  11. I'll break out the Blundstones, but am certainly not longing to as we have another 5 or 6 weeks of glorious New England summer to enjoy! And we actually do wear fleece - lol! Fleece vests get added under foul weather jackets as the temps cool on the evening harbor cruises.

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  12. Alas, once it gets too cold to go sockless, one must put away the boat shoes and take out the bluchers.

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  13. Here in the South, it's never too cold to go sock-less. Core autumn/winter apparel items for me include cotton or cashmere crew neck sweater with a polo or OCBD underneath and maybe a jacket for the walk to the office. Also, I like my Quoddy bluchers year 'round.

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  14. My typical casual fall uniform consists of oxford button downs, merino wool and/or cashmere sweaters, tweed cap, herringbone blazers, wool dresses, jeans, cords, Cowichan sweaters (that can double as a jacket) and leather boots or hiking boots. Here in Canada, our weather can be very unpredictable between September and November so my summer clothes and winter jackets/boots are always on standby.

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  15. During this time of year, my favorite item is my leaf blower!

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  16. Certain types of materials (silk, wools, smartwool, cashmere mix with silk, fleece, shearling, etc) do certain jobs/functions when layered or worn alone...it is worth the research on this because you know your body functions with colder temps, where you are going-those past temps/weather patterns, etc.

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  17. Flannel and corduroy. Turtlenecks and Shetland sweaters. Barn jacket and duffle coat. Loafers instead of espadrilles. Plaids and paisleys instead of checks and stripes.

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