4. The indigo blue dress shirt Often referred to as a workman's shirt, the denim-like piece is moving out of its working class stereotype. Similar to real denim, there is little that doesn't look good with this shirt. Dress it up with a slim tie and suit, dress it down with jeans or corduroys. Like your favorite denim, this shirt looks dressier in a darker color, so lighter blues can be trickier to pull off. While nothing beats a crisp white dress shirt for a job interview or a black-tie event, consider the spread collar indigo blue dress shirt your wingman for everything else.
5. The oversize outer jacket Winter is drafty, full of precipitation and cold temps; a man must seek protection from the elements. While bright anoraks, camel dress coats and trench coats are staples that one needs and should have, you have other fun options this season. Want to look chic and well-read? Try one of the sharply tailored gray wool herringbone jackets with high necklines and peaked lapels. Want to be ready to face a blizzard? Grab a tan or burgundy wax-coated, fur-trimmed parka. Feeling the British-style invasion? Go for military-inspired long black jackets with brass buttons.
6. The corduroy pant Everyone loves their jeans; witness your closet. This fall season it's time to break out the cords. You remember them; similar to jeans, they go with pretty much everything. Depending on their color, they go from super casual to night out. Right now the hottest colors are burgundy and jalapeno red. You've also got the neutrals -- tans and browns -- for everyday use. One last thought: The thicker the ribbing, the more casual the look, with pin cords being the flyest of the bunch.