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Comfortably Cool: Men's Fall Essentials
Our picks for staying sexy this season
With the Fall temperatures here, it's most definitely time to switch up our wardrobes and update our look! The same pertains to all of the men out there in the streets of New York City. Unlike women, I believe that most of today's men are not slaves to revolving trends. Sure, men care about how they appear and want to be presentable but a practical streak seems to dominate style choices. Timeless key clothing pieces are something that most men appreciate owning in their seasonal wardrobes.
 
Many of the guys out there enjoy the notion or fantasy of "dressing women-up" in looks they find desirable, and there's most definitely an alluring fashionable flip-side to that!  If you're a man looking for helpful style tips about "must-have fall fashion pieces" -- I hope you enjoy this article! If you're a woman, I hope you find style inspiration and perhaps may treat your man to one of the handsome fall men's fashions below!! Fall is a season that's perfect for cozy sweaters, chic jackets, sleek footwear and items that make you stand out in high-style while at the same time feeling ever so comfortably-cool.
 
This Michael Kors sweater will keep you warm and chic all fall and winter long. The ash gray shade of this Michael Kors sweater combined with a modern cut will flatter many different men. Grey is a great wardrobe neutral and much like black, goes well with everything! Michael Kors self-named label which was founded in 1981 has become a main-stay street-style brand that's popular with everyone from hip city dwellers to celebrities. His personal take on American sportswear and stunning evening gowns have earned him not only red-carpet accolades, but also various awards from the CFDA, among other fashion institutions. His urban-chic collection includes apparel for both men and women, as well as accessories and fragrances. This sweater will easily pull-together your autumn look from casual Friday polish to weekend excursions and for a reasonable $125.00 is well worth the investment. This chic grey sweater with zip neck would look wonderful under a manly fall jacket.
 
Nothing says fall more than a handsome jacket! Old Navy offers classic coats with a twist and this Navy Toggle Coat is quite a must-have. Navy is also a wonderful neutral and a color that flatters every skin-tone. Their latest campaign which has everyone in the entire family "feeling fall" is a sure hit! This coat is perfect for workdays and weekends in a cool yet timeless style that will serve you well for many fall seasons to come. Think style staple with a stylish edge. Old Navy opened its first stores in 1994 and is owned by Gap Inc. Old Navy is such a universal brand and it's great to know that you can look really handsome without breaking the bank -- this great jacket retails for only about $90! You'll have more than enough money left over for that piping-hot Starbucks.
 
 Another useful, yet style friendly wardrobe essential is a comfortable, classic, go-with-everything shoe. Saks Fifth Avenue has an exclusive collection of shoes made in Italy that are designed of the highest quality, but for the workmanship are priced very fair (about $290). Featuring; leather lining, padded insole, leather sole these are a far cry from the penny loafers you wore as a child!  They exude sleek sophistication and once again are multi-functional.  Pair them with anything from a weekend look of dark wash jeans and a crisp button down shirt to a well-made tailored corporate suit. Calling Mr. Corporate Cutie to the boardroom on line one, please. Ten floors of pure luxury has been serving high-end shoppers since 1924 at Saks Fifth Avenue along Fifth Avenue in New York City. Remember: always invest in a worthy shoe and that rule pertains to men and women alike.

 
Since time is always of the essence -- wearing a statement watch is a 'must-have' for all of the men out there. I especially like Casio's new and improved line of cool watches that enable you to stand-apart from the crowd without the high price tag! Many timepiece aficionados are talking about the new G-Shock and Edifice Black Label Collections by Casio. These watches retail for about $200 to $500 and many offer a stainless steel band with a black face and an analog dial code, complete with Solar Powered Multi-Band 6 Atomic Timekeeping, 100M Water Resistant, 1/1000th Second Chronograph and 29-City World Time + UTC. There's a wide variety of styles and watches to choose from including the The Pro-Trek Series which lets you enjoy all of the intuitiveness of analog readouts and the accuracy of digital values. This state-of-the art watch is great for the outdoors! When using the compass mode, the second hand points to magnetic north. When measuring altitude, the second hand indicates the difference between your current altitude and a starting point altitude. While measuring atmospheric pressure, the second hand indicates the current barometric pressure tendency. Highlighted with a blue IP bezel and easy-to-use buttons, this Pro Trek provides quick access to vital information wherever your adventure takes you -- talk about cool!
 
A signature fragrance is something every man should own. One of the featured scents at Neiman Marcus this fall is Gucci Guilty Intense pour Homme which is a twist from the successful Guilty pour Homme scent, made more intense, provocative and sensual. The lemon and lavender burst has been hardened by the coriander for a more metallic masculinity -- in other words, this scent is REALLY nice! The addictive patchouli and cedarwood dry down has been enriched with dry amber and leather accents for a darker and more provocative trail. After taking in one sample of this cologne, I can say that this is one of the definite go-to scents for the season. It's just strong enough, but not overpowering and is perfect for the boardroom to the weekend.  Gucci Fragrance was introduced to much recognition in 1974, and the line now includes an extensive selection of sought-after perfumes and colognes for men and women. As an added note: men, if you're going out on a hot date this fall -- trust me -- you want to be wearing this new Gucci cologne!