It’s official!  Fall has arrived and the stores have put their wares out on display.  Last week was my opportunity to spend some time out to see what was in the DC stores.  Here’s a sample of some of the hot looks we’ll be seeing on the denizens of Washington once the weather starts to chill down.
 
Diesel
3033 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20007

 

 
Long know for it’s jeans, I believe it was their sweaters that are stealing the show this season.  Distinct patterns make them a hot look for fall.

 

I was particularly fond of this burgundy K-Makana sweater shown here in a medium. Slim cut, great button detail and could also be worn as a turtleneck.

 

Barney’s Coop
3040 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
Colored jeans are a very popular trend this season.  Shown here in orange with a peacoat and boots.  Two enduring trends that continue to thrive this fall which should carry into winter.

 

 

Jack Wills
1097 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007
Jack Wills is a relatively new store in the DC area.  The British clothing brand has only 12 stores in the US, typically located in university towns.  The clothes have a very collegiate look similar to the Rugby brand by Ralph Lauren while maintaining a very British air.

The pants tend to run slimmer which is a nice look this seasonl. I tried on the white wool sweater in medium but felt it ran a little to large. The small actually fit remarkably well.

 

HM
3222 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
 
Not to be undone by some of the pricier stores, HM proves it’s right up there with the trends.  At their prices, you can easily capture many of the hot looks for the season and still have coin in your pocket.

 

Saks Fifth Avenue
5300 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC  20015
 
Saks has proclaimed that burgundy is a color we’ll be seeing a lot of this season. Most of the brands carried throughout the store had shades of this color in their collections.

 

Stripes are also hot. I love this stripped shirt by Etro and the look carries right down to the the socks.  If I didn’t already have a similar shirt by Paul Smith, I would have snapped it up.

Neiman Marcus
5300 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC  20015

 

Neiman Marcus also showed colored jeans in a m

ultitude of hues.  With limited space for men in their Mazza Gallerie store, looks tend to skew a little older for casual wear.  It was nice see color from this venerable retailer.  It was a welcomed change.

 

 

Bloomingdales
5300 Western Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD  20815
Layering and leather are also important elements for fall.  Here are a couple of the looks show here with the other trends, colored jeans, slimmer cut trousers and burgundy.
I look forward to fall as men’s fashion tends to heat up despite the cooler weather and this season does not disappoint.