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5 Days, 5 Ways: The Textured Tie

the automatically autumnal accessory

When the first cool breeze of fall rolls in, my immediate reaction is and always will be…FLANNEL! What else conjures all the deliciousness of crunchy leaves, crisp apples, woodland bonfires and general autumnal feels? Unfortunately, it’s still too hot to wear a real flannel all day without sweating to death, but you can still finagle those fall feels into your daily wear with the right accessories.

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A textured tie is a great way to ease into thicker fabrics when you’re ready for winter, but the weather isn’t on your level. We love a flannel when you want to go full business-lumberjack come November, but this nubby wool tie is a great first step into fall.

Below, how to wear a textured tie five different ways:

MONDAY

Wear it Well: Pull everything together with a consistent use of color – in this case, blue. Oh, and that grey suit? It’s super-versatile; here’s more ways to wear the one (hopefully?!) hanging in your closet.

TUESDAY

Wear it Well: Wearing darker colors on lighter fabrics is another great way dress for autumnal anticipation. As always, we love a denim jacket as the cool weather starts to hit.

WEDNESDAY

Wear it Well: A sunny yellow sweater feels relatively tame with dark jeans and an otherwise monochrome look.

THURSDAY

Wear it Well: Boots and a blazer strike the perfect balance between “rugged” and “gentleman.” You’ll be surprised at how many outfits you can wear lace-up boots like the above with. Here, we’ll show you.

FRIDAY

Wear it Well: Keep the look playful with a bright, contrasting lapel flower. Oh, and that white dress shirt? It’s a wardrobe essential. You have one in your closet, right?!

Want to see more ways to wear your favorites? How to wear a breton shirtstatement bomber and chambray shirt.