30 Fall Men's Wardrobe Staples To Stock Up On Now

"I. Hate. Shopping." Those three words aren't exactly in our vocabulary. Unless we're in dire need of, say, bug spray or cellulite cream, we've never met a retail trip we didn't enjoy. But, we get it: Not everyone is a die-hard browser. Especially when it comes to the fellas, we know hitting the racks doesn't always deliver the same endorphin rush. Unfortunately, there are no more excuses not to switch out your summer duds for cold-weather staples, and that means — yes, guys — making some additions to your wardrobe. To stop the mopey-face-in-the-dressing-room phenomenon (dudes, don't even pretend you don't know what we're talking about), we searched far and wide for the top-notch fall essentials worth the investment.
Whether you're shopping for your man, or you're one of our loyal male readers, there's no need to look anywhere else to find the season's 30 most on-trend, have-to-have items. With two price options in every category—from rugged brown boots to shawl-collar sweaters — we're letting you, uh, guys get in on this menswear bonanza.
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1. The Baseball Jacket — Sports just got a whole lot chicer thanks to dudes' new BFF, the baseball jacket. Even if you don't have a team to root for, this simply cut varsity topper is a great option for daywear and gives a dressed-up night look some insta-cool. Let's play ball.

Topman Jersey Baseball Jacket, $100, available at Topman; Paul Smith Black-Flecked Baseball Jacket, $625, available at Paul Smith.
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2. The Cap-Toe Shoe — While oxfords and loafers will never be out, we're sweating the effortlessly cool cap-toe to amp up your autumn dressing game. Wear 'em with jeans and a cashmere sweater for some smooth swagger, or keep the suit-and-tie combo polished. Whether you're going casual or formal, these semi-dress shoes are classic but never stuffy.

Johnston & Murphy Tolbert Cap Toe Shoe, $250, available at Johnston & Murphy; Gucci Marvin Lace-Up, $495, available at Neiman Marcus.
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3. The Colorful Chino — New rule: Don't be intimidated by color. Basing your bottoms in a new bold hue is a great way to turn up the volume on any look (and yes, you can pull it off!). While not as bright as its summer compatriots, a rich hue can seriously chase the fall blues away.

Brooks Brothers University Slim Fit Chino, $89.50, available at Park & Bond; Gant Rugger Winter Chino H, $165, available at Gant.
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4. The Billfold Wallet — You don't still use that velcro wallet, do you? Just in case, we're bringing you the billfold of our dreams that won't make you retch every time you reach for that hundo in the back. Trust us boys, these cash protectors will only get better with age.

Jack Spade Herringbone Bill Holder, $95, available at Jack Spade; Bottega Veneta Ebano Intrecciato VN Wallet, $440, available at Bottega Veneta.
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5. The Chunky Cardigan — Looking comfortable doesn't have to equal your college sweatshirt (at least not when you're going to work, or on a date, or... ever). Instead, stock up on a comfy cardigan that'll go with pretty much everything — and won't look sloppy.

Onassis Camden Cardigan, $198, available at Onassis; River Island Aran Cardigan, $79.16, available at Asos.
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6. The Chronograph Watch — Investing in a great watch is the perfect way to feel better about your everyday outfit. But, you don't need to break the bank if you don't want to. From Tommy to Tag, these tickers will keep you on time and looking cool, regardless if you're looking for a right-now piece or something you can pass on to your grandkids. And, this season, it's all about the Chrono — because, really, the more numbers, the better.

Tommy Hilfiger Men's Classic Brown Leather Strap Watch, $155, available at Tommy Hilfiger; Tag Heuer Stainless-Steel Chronograph (c. 1960s), $3700, available at Park & Bond.
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7. The Peacoat — Hello, gentleman! Want to turn on the British charm? Replace your puffer with a peacoat circa now and let those buttons do the work for you. An immediate solution to make it look like you have a better body, the pea lends some nice structuring to your daily ensemble,

Maison Martin Margiela Wool-Blend Pea Coat, $1304, available at Far Fetch; Rugby University Peacoat, $398, available at Ralph Lauren.
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8. The Henley — Okay, so sometimes you just want to cuddle up in your favorite long-sleeved T-shirt. We're cool with that, so long as it's of the henley variety, and we're specifically digging these grey ones that go with everything. Wear 'em under a plaid, or rock 'em solo with some beat-up cords. Either way, we're betting this is the no-fail staple of the season.

H&M Henley Shirt, $29.95, available at H&M; Paul Smith Grey Textured Henley Top, $200, available at Paul Smith.
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9. The Grown-Up Cap — Just like the baseball jacket, the baseball hat is getting a new high-fashion, high-profile, too. These are definitely some you won't get in trouble for wearing all the time.

Steven Alan Crushable Baseball Cap, $68, available at Steven Alan; Opening Ceremony Julien David Hard Cap, $205, available at Opening Ceremony.
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10. The Serious Weekender — Gym bags begone! We're all about ease, but we're not digging that nylon duffle. Instead, these weekender bags are perfect carryalls we know you can't live without. As we've said, this fall's about a little maturity, and these bags will guarantee you'll look like a jet-setter, even if you're not crossing state lines.

T. Anthony Classic Duffel, $395, available at Barneys New York; WANT Les Essentiels De La Vie 'Deurne' Leather Duffel Bag, $1595, available at Nordstrom.
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11. The Denim Shirt — If you don't already have an awesome denim shirt, fall's the time to find one you love. The best part? They come in almost every single price point. Right now, we're into wearing this button-down with a fancier blazer...or even — shocker — trying the Canadian tuxedo thing.

H&M Denim Shirt, $29.95, available at H&M; Acne Isherwood Flan Dark Blue Shirt, $260, available at Acne.
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12. The Cargo Pant — Late '90s alert: The cargo pant is back! But, it's looking a bit more tailored, and we like it. Streamline your favorite pair and you're set to go for fall. May we suggest a lil' cuff and some sleek boots?

Quiksilver Men's Traveler Cargo Pants, $69.50, available at Quiksilver; J Brand Trooper Pants, $231, available at J Brand.
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13. The Classic Navy Blazer — A navy blazer is a must for any wardrobe. It's dressy, it's laid-back. It's not the used-car salesman or little boy look you're used to, promise. Just make sure it's tailored and you've got yourself a lasting style. Seriously, we're on the anti-baggy patrol.

J. Lindeberg Patrick Soft Club Wool Blazer, $840, available at Revolve Clothing; Thom Browne Shetland Tweed Blazer, $1490, available at Park & Bond.
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14. The iPad Case — Nothing says you've got it all together quite like a sophisticated tech case. Sneak some work papers in there, too, and you're set for 9-to-5 and beyond.

Scotch & Soda Leather iPad Case, $90.20, available at Scotch & Soda; Black Fleece Macintosh iPad Case, $225, available at Brooks Brothers.
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15. The Knit Tie — If the silk tie was all the rage this summer, the knit version's the on-trend solution for fall and beyond. Pair it up with a casual oxford for the professorial thing, or add some luxe texture to your suit look for a conversation starter. And, go ahead, even mix it with a stripe or patterned shirt for cool contrasting.

J. Crew Thin-Stripe Knit Tie, $59.50, available at J. Crew; Thomas Pink Baldwin Sopt Knitted Tie, $115, available at Thomas Pink.
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16. The Boxy Briefcase — You saw it on the street-style blogs, you're seeing it here. It's the structured briefcase's time to shine. Not only does it look like you're killing it career-wise, these boxy numbers can fit your laptop and those important papers we know you're carrying around. No more messenger bags, okay?

Billy Kirk Schoolboy Satchel, $365, available at Need Supply; Salvatore Ferragamo Briefcase In Embossed Calfskin, $1900, available at Salvatore Ferragamo.
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17. The Striped Sock — If you're conservative everywhere else, at least try a pop of color to break up the monotony. Stripes are the new solids this autumn, and we're daring you to flash the horizontals with a mid-rise boot, or, better yet, a loafer.

Richer Poorer Bandit Striped Socks, $12, available at Steven Alan; J. Crew, Men's Camp Socks, $16.50, available at J. Crew.
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18. The Trench — Just like the pea coat, the trench coat is a great topper to any ensemble and borrows a little swag from those pesky Brits. A great khaki coat makes a dressed-down outfit a bit more sophisticated and a suit just that much more polished. Plus, with this in-between weather, a trench is always a safe bet to keep your warm but not sweaty.

Sandro Magnetic Trench, $685, available at Sandro; Gap Double-Button Trench Coat, $118, available at Gap.
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19. The Brown Boot — You can never go wrong with a classic boot, and with all the earth colors dominating the runways, we're putting a natural brown at the front of the line. Go for something a little higher and — if you're feeling extra creative — you can even wrap the shoelaces around the back once before tying 'em in the front. This season, rocking a brown boot with a suit adds some rugged flair, too.

J Shoes Thomas Men's Mid Brown Leather Boots, $207, available at J Shoes; rag & bone Enfield Boot, $495, available at rag & bone.
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20. The Straight-Leg Jean — Forget slim, skinny, and stovepipe. Make room for the classic cute in your wardrobe right now. Not too slouchy, but not cutting off your circulation, you gotta get on the straight...without being on the narrow. 

Bonobos Roanoke Jean, $145, available at Bonobos; Acne Roc Narita Straight-Leg Jeans, $250, available at Mr. Porter.
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21. The Slim Belt — Peace out chunky belts. The slim waist-cincher is on-trend, and looks fly with everything from a full-on suit to a white oxford and dark jeans. Also, forget everything you've heard about mixing black and brown — with these clean, spare belts you'll look sophisticated no matter how much you clash.

Club Monaco Slim Belt, $69.50. Available at Club Monaco. Logan Zane Zane's Slim Belt, $125, available at Logan Zane.
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22. The Slip-On Boot — Easy to get on and off, the slip-on is the comfort staple of the fall, whether you choose to show the side panels or not. Especially dope when teamed up with denim, they're also a fail-safe addition to a suit.

Oliver Clark Men's Slip On Boot, $115, available at Oliver Clark; Barneys New York Plain Toe Chelsea Boot, $435, available at Barneys New York.
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23. The Shawl Collar Sweater — The shawl collar has been growing on us season after season, and we're only sweating harder on this sweater after checking out all the covetable options on tap now. A contrasting collar and body is the way to go, and look for options that mix up the texture of the two, too. 

Odin for Target Jacquard Shawl Collar Sweater, $34.99, available at Odin; Etro Colorblock Shawl-Collar Sweater, $690, available at Neiman Marcus.
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24. The High-Top Sneaker — So you want to be comfortable, look cool, and hey, who doesn't love sneakers? This season, we're specifically digging monochromatic kicks (and all those collaborations). Here are just two that will match your whole wardrobe, but we could have spent days window shopping. Try 'em with a jacket and tie, just for, uh, kicks.

A.P.C. + Nike Dunk, $130, available at Nike; Alejandro Ingelmo Josh, $375, available at Alejandro Ingelmo.
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25. The Luxe Hoodie — Thank the Lord the hoodie's back on the up-and-up. But, don't look for the gym variety — it's time to get involved with something about more stylin' that's still not short on comfort. Whether it's sporting sophisticated elbow patches or extra-graphic pull-strings, this year, the hooded sweatshirt isn't just for sweating.

Polo Ralph Lauren French-Rib Fleece Hoodie, $115, available at Ralph Lauren; Paul Smith Grey Hooded Top, $180, available at Paul Smith.
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26. The Tailored Wool Suit — The best thing about this trend is that it's really a twofer— you get a blazer and pants that can seamlessly fit in with most of your wardrobe. Wool will keep the chill at bay, and we're all about oatmeal, rich grays, and heather when it comes to hues. Of course, don't even think about going a size up — don't be spooked by a fit that shows off your shoulders.  

SuitSupply Washington Brown Plain Suit, $469, available at SuitSupply; Ted Baker similar styles (prices vary), available at Ted Baker.
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27. The Tie Clip — Who says the ladies get to have all the fun when it comes to accessories? Smarten up your cravat with a some subtle bling that says you put some thought into your look, without being too fussy. Try it with a preppy, patterned tie, or class up a tux look for some non-cheesy bling.

Lanvin Rose Gold Plated Tie Clip, $175, available at Matches; David Donahue Sterling Silver Tie Clip, $60, available at Nordstrom.
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28. The Tuxedo Jacket — Gentlemen, it's time to be gentlemen. Swish up your style with a little sophistication, c/o a fitted dinner jacket that can bring you from the benefit to the dance floor of Le Baron. We love it with a slim white shirt buttoned to the top, or paired with some upscale jeans for the whole not-trying-too-hard thing that will keep the compliments rolling in all night long.

Asos Skinny Fit Tuxedo Jacket, $167.11, available at Asos; Sandro Pile Suit Jacket, $765, available at Sandro.
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29. The Everyday Plaid Shirt — Every guy needs a great plaid shirt for fall and winter. They're comfortable but polished, classic but still kind of making their comeback (and trust us, your girlfriends will borrow them, too). Under a wool blazer they're bananas, but they also work with, like, every other thing you own.

Brooks Brothers Tattersall Sport Shirt, $98.50, available at Brooks Brothers; Hamilton The Commerce Plaid Shirt, $245, available at Hamilton.
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30. The Leather Biker Jacket — Even if you're not a James Dean type, we think it's wise to invest in a moto jacket. You'll gain instant street cred without looking like a poser in some of the new options that have just come on the market, plus they give you some biceps you never knew you had.  

AllSaints Convoy Leather Biker Jacket, $495, available at AllSaints; Yves Saint Laurent Lightweight Leather Biker Jacket, $4550, available at Mr. Porter.

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