Best Men’s Fall Wear In Detroit

October 22, 2011 6:00 AM

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By Kim North Shine

There are times when a beat up t-shirt or ratty sweater will do, men. And more often than not, it won’t matter much if you’re wearing colors and styles that are so last year. But then there are the moments that call for breaking out some style know-how.

So whether you’re a guy who prides himself on sporting the latest styles, one who saves them for special occasions or one who’s somewhere in between, consider these fall 2011 fashion essentials – and the our handy list of metro Detroit stores that sell them.

Even a few pieces will bring a wardrobe up to date.

Trusty classics like the Polo are in, but color is the rule.

While colors, especially deep purples and reds, oranges and blues, are in, neutrals are a necessity. Pair pops of color with tans, browns and grays, which is expected to be THE neutral of choice.

aviator jacket thinkstock Best Mens Fall Wear In Detroit
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1. Give a salute to military. Coats, aviator jackets and boots that convey soldier or aviator.

2. Textured fabrics especially on jackets. Velvet, corduroy, suede and other luxe fabrics

3. Fur details, but in limited, understated amounts on pieces like jackets and boots convey fashion sense without feeling ridiculous.

4. Plaids – Lots of plaids in different sizes and patterns – and also stripes – will abound, and in in vibrant colors.

5. Well-fitted jeans – Goodbye baggies and droopies. No pants on the ground, looking like a fool with your pants on the ground – to borrow a song from xxx. Skinnys, tighter fitting jeans are the way to wear denim.

6. Patterned socks – Have fun, play up a love or a hobby or emphasize an outfit.

You can find these and other looks at your go-to store or any one of these:

Claymore Shop

908 South Adams
(248) 642-7755
Claymore Shop – CBS Detroit

Nordstrom Rack at Troy Marketplace

822 East Big Beaver Road, Troy
(248) 764-2121
Nordstrom Rack – CBS Detroit

Nordstrom at Somerset Collection

2850 West Big Beaver Road, Troy
Nordstrom – CBS Detroit

Banana Republic

Eight locations, including:

2800 West Big Beaver Road, Troy
(248) 816-8112

M-59 (Hall Rd) & Romeo Plank Rd, Clinton Township
(586) 412-1235
27456 Novi Road, Novi
(248) 344-4060

203 Pierce St., Birmingham
(248) 433-3200

244 N Adams Rd, Rochester Hills, MI
(248) 375-5745

Banana Republic – CBS Detroit

The Gap

At least 15 metro Detroit locations, including:

The Village, Grosse Pointe
(313) 885-5133

Laurel Park Place
37604 6 MILE RD
(734) 462-9610

Partridge Creek
M-59 (Hall Rd) & Romeo Plank Rd
Clinton Township
Phone: (586) 286-1082

The Gap – CBS Detroit


Eight locations in metro Detroit, including:

18000 Vernier Rd, Harper Woods
(313) 245.2200

18900 Michigan Avenue Dearborn

500 W 14 Mile Road Troy
(248) 597-2200

Macy’s – CBS Detroit

J Crew

Somerset Collection
2801 West Big Beaver Road, Troy
(248) 649-2739

17360 Hall Road, Clinton Township
(586) 226-0256

256 North Adams Road, Rochester Hills
(248) 375-2329

J Crew – CBS Detroit

Kim North Shine is a Detroit-area freelance writer who needs to take her husband shopping.

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