It's that time of year when the morning air is crisp and the leaves are changing colour. The best part about autumn is busting out the flannel jackets. Autumn flannel sportcoats occupy a special place in my closet and have been the foundation of my wardrobe and personal style for years – I couldn’t do without them.
Weekend getaways are a chance to escape the day to day and take a style adventure. When flying is involved, strategic packing is key. Maximizing your air travel experience requires two things: comfort and style. The vast majority of travelers seem to only care about the former. But the way you look absolutely carries with it some added bonuses, from cruising through customs to arriving at the hotel and not appearing like you just got off a plane. Fortunately, there are ways to get the best of both worlds.
Style is all about knowing what rules to bend and break, and one of the most flexible guidelines is seasonality. When winter turns to spring and summer turns to autumn, our first instinct is to swap out the old with the new. Seasonal dressing and the chance to experiment with fabrics and layering is one of the added bonuses that comes with living somewhere like Canada, with its not so subtle climate shifts.
For me, changing up my suits and jackets is the most exciting time of year: tweed and flannel in winter, and linen and cotton in the summer, and everything in between. Rotating the same jackets and trousers for months can become mundane so its Its always refreshing to change things up. Apart from pragmatism, there’s just something sartorially on point about having the right fabric for the right time of year. Owning pieces like a linen suit that are limited to wearing just a few times a year says a great deal about the maturity of your wardrobe. More so, it speaks to your proficiency in being able to pull off and coordinate unique seasonal fabrics and colours.