Basic Instruction: 6 Menswear Essentials for Fall

Basic Instruction: 6 Key Basics the
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* Rebuild your wardrobe from the ground up this fall
* Versatile pieces that you can wear again and again
* No denim included

Are we really talking about fall when it’s still July? Planning ahead can be a necessary evil, but in this case, we think it’s worth it. With every change of the season, you’re afforded the time to rethink your style.

Did you lean into trends too much last season only to realize you should have opted out and stuck with what you know? Maybe you found something new that’s led to a complete overhaul. Whatever the case, here are six basics that every man should have in his closet.

1. Reigning Champ T-Shirt 2 Pack

Reigning Champ was born out of CYC in 2007 and has been redefining basics ever since. Whether you wear it as a standalone tee or layer it, you’ll immediately notice the difference in quality and feel. Available in white, navy, grey and black.

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2. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 High Top

The Chuck Taylor All Star from Converse has been a steady sartorial staple for decades, and no wardrobe is complete without them. This pair is an updated take on the version that was available during the 70s, with a 14 oz. canvas upper, sidewall stitching, a cushier footbed and higher rubber siding.

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3. Reigning Champ Mid Weight Terry Pullover Hoodie

Reigning Champ’s basics have garnered a second spot on our list with this French terry pullover hoodie. With a bit of intentional fraying on the seams, this piece not only looks like it’s been in steady rotation for years, but will immediately feel that way too.

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4. Rag & Bone Standard Issue Chambray Shirt

Rather than grabbing yet another standard white or black button-up, opt for this chambray number from Rag & Bone. It works in just about any situation, and the incorporated changes, like a rounded hem and distressed metal buttons, subtly elevate it from your standard ho-hum top.

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5. Theory Neoteric Zaine Pant

Chinos they are not. The Neoteric Zaine from Theory applies four-way stretch fabric for a level of comfort you’d never get from standard cotton twill. The cut isn’t so slim that you’ll feel constricted, or so loose that you’ll feel like you’re swimming in them. Modern in every sense of the word, we think you’ll want a pair in every color.

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6. Theory Neoteric 5 Pocket Pant

This fall presents an opportunity to consider a more technical approach to your favorite jeans. The Neoteric 5 Pocket is cut like a pair of jeans, but it’s made from stretchy, water-repellent technical twill that offers a greater range of motion.

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