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2022 Men’s Fall Fashion Essentials and Style Guide

November 15, 2022

2022 Men’s Fall Fashion Essentials and Style Guide

The constantly changing temperatures of fall can make it hard to get dressed. It’s literally hot and cold, and temperatures can change at the drop of a hat. It’s somehow too warm for your favorite coat and too cool for your go-to tee.

Enter: layering. Man’s answer to this age-old problem. Layering also happens to give you a great opportunity to add in some fall essentials, so you’ll always look and feel cool. Let’s dive into the men’s fall fashion essentials for 2022.

The Fall Color Palette


Men's Gray Sweater

Color will guide your choices for all of your fall wardrobe essentials. While spring and summer are about crisp whites and loud colors, fall is much more subdued. The best colors for this season are both muted and rich. While black and gray will always be a go-to, you can also have fun with mustard yellow, olive green, burnt orange, burgundy, shades of brown, and darker hues of blue.

If you’re working color into your outfit, like mustard yellow, it’s best to balance that out by making the rest of your outfit neutral. For example, you could combine a mustard yellow Henley with a light gray zip-up over top, like this one, and dark blue jeans on the bottom.

If you don’t love loud colors, you can wear more neutral tones and instead focus on texture. For example, you might wear a light waffle-knit Henley with a denim jacket. Or, you could wear corduroy pants with a cotton t-shirt and a chore coat. Your accessories also add texture, like a fine-grain leather belt or suede boots. The more you layer textures, the more refined you appear.

Essential Fall Shirts


The Flannel


Men's Flannel Shirt

You know it’s fall when you see people start breaking out their worn-in flannels. You might be surprised to hear that flannel is actually a type of material, not a pattern. Flannel is a soft, fuzzy, woven fabric. It’s often mistaken for plaid since flannels sometimes have a plaid print on them.

Whether you opt for a single-color flannel shirt or a plaid one, you can style them the same. Choose to wear them tucked or untucked. You can also opt to wear them unbuttoned with a t-shirt or Henley underneath.

Fresh Polos

Men's Polo Shirt

A good quality polo is vital for warmer autumn days. It provides a clean, modern look but also allows you some airflow. Be sure to choose a fall color, like camel, burgundy, or black. You can also easily layer this piece with a jacket, giving you the option to warm up or cool down as needed.

Thin Wool Sweaters


Men's Sweaters

Sweaters are an obvious staple as we shift toward cooler weather. Be sure to add a thin, wool sweater to your fall wardrobe as the perfect transition piece. You can easily layer them with button-down shirts underneath or a jacket on top. When you choose a textured sweater, you also add depth to your look without being too loud.

The Best Pants for Fall


Men's Jeans

Pants are the easiest wardrobe transition for fall since you can get away with wearing much of your usual legwear. Men’s fall fashion pants include:

  • Dark denim: You can never go wrong with a pair of classic dark blue jeans. When in doubt, throw on some designer denim and you’re good to go.
  • Chinos: Chinos can carry you through a business look for work into a date night or casual hang with friends. Just be sure to wear a fall-appropriate color, like tan, gray, or black, and avoid loud summery tones.
  • Wool pants: Wool pants can elevate any look while also keeping you warm and comfortable. They look great with a turtleneck and clean sneakers.

Add the Right Fall Jacket


Men's Jackets


Jackets are where you really get to have fun with your fall outfits. A blazer can completely elevate your look, while a denim jacket can give you that casual, effortless appearance. It’s important to choose the right option for each occasion.

Leather Jackets

Mens Leather-jackets

Leather jackets provide that classic, Americana cool touch to your outfit. Plus, if you get a good quality, real leather jacket, you’ll find that it can last a lifetime with proper care. There are a ton of options - bomber, motorcycle, racer, and more. You can read our full guide on buying and styling your leather jacket here.


Denim Jackets


Mens Denim Jacket

Every man needs a denim jacket in their fall wardrobe. These jackets are perfect to throw on when the weather is still fairly nice. They’re just enough to keep the chill off without being too heavy. Plus, even though most denim jackets are blue, they can be treated like a neutral and go with just about anything.

Cachet Coats


Men's Cachet Coat

For nicer events, a cachet coat is key. These coats are fairly thin while still keeping you warm, so they’re perfect for fall. They also feature clean, sleek lines and a slim fit that can make your outfit look quite modern. They look great paired with a turtle neck or button-down and chinos or skinny jeans.


Man in Blazer

Every man needs a couple of high-quality blazers in his closet at all times. These jackets can elevate your look, even if you’re just wearing a t-shirt underneath. Choose shades of warm brown or cool gray, and you’re set for the season. Shop blazers from Franky Fashion here.

Fall Shoes: Sneakers or Boots?


You likely completed all of your summer looks with a clean pair of sneakers. Whether you went with classic white low tops or chunky dad sneakers, you can transition those shoes into fall. However, you don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to wear more fall-appropriate shoes, either. High-top sneakers, especially in darker shades, are great for fall and a comfortable alternative to boots.

When you are ready to transition to boots, you have a few options. You can go with a sleek Chelsea boot, lace-up dress boots, or a thicker work boot. You can’t go wrong with just about any style. If you need help picking out the right work boot, be sure to check out our guide here.

There you have it, a complete list of men’s fall style essentials. You likely already have some of these pieces tucked away in your closet. For whatever you are missing, be sure to shop Franky Fashion.

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