Maybe, to some, nothing says Fall like a cleaning out of the gutters. Or perhaps it's watching your kids dive into a pile of leaves you've just raked into an iceberg-like structure. Well whatever says Fall to you, it's all to prepare you for the ensuing shoveling of the walkway and driveway perhaps. It may even be the Olympic style leaping and pirouetting over curbs and corners of salt-laced slushy grey melted snow that says Old Man Winter has come and conquered. Well, to all my fashionable summer lovers and stylish spring admirers, the weather may be 'oh so frightful' in the winter but I'd like to think that the onslaught of fabrics and layers and ways to wrap yourself in warmth could help to get through the 32 below weather.
Now I get that you'd rather be in Tulum sipping a righteous margarita. However, if you're going to be where the trees bask in their nakedness and the snow lays heavy during the winter then isn't it only proper to get some enjoyment out of making sure your body temp stays waxing on the memories of summer's heat and humidity. This is where the leathers, tweeds, the quilted and the lined (not to mention the eggnogs, champagnes and mistletoes) roll in to make sure life is just as warm as the middle six months of the year.
Well fret not! ASOS Menswear has a holiday line that is sure to please. ASOS, that dapper British transporter of cool, affordable and quite stylishly apropo clothing has a holiday line-up filled with the fabrics, silhouettes and trimmings that keep men sharp and appropriately attired for that holiday suare or that winter weather fight.
For Holiday 2013, ASOS Menswear offers up great categories of threads for men to drool over. First up, a man needn't show up ill-fitted for any holiday party with ASOS's line of tailored holiday garments. It's more for a suave evening engagement than for opening gifts at grandma's. Trim suits and sport coats with lame and leather embellishments on lapels and sleeves and dress shoes with all the shine of a Christmas star made for an attractive capsule that screamed a night of dancing and a night on the town.
Next up was the über-attractive ASOS Black collection. The inspiration was still sporty and this season was given cool flavor by being fashioned in black and red graphic color-blocks and plaids. Shapes range from varsity bombers, to tees and techno-fabric balmacaans while shoes like Chelsea boots, wing-tips and monk-strap oxfords have dashes or vibrant red to liven them up. Quite attractive I must say.
Holiday 2013 ASOS Menswear continues to give men great outerwear choices with modern updates like a wool moto-jacket with leather sleeves and quilted and plaid wool varsity jackets all with a stylish and youthful approach. What's also great to note this season is ASOS's 'Crafted In' line of garments where the garment's fabric and construction was all done in the same country of origin. So in this collection you have attractive Harris Tweed suits and jumpers made in England and trim nicely tailored suits made in Italy of Italian wool.
What's also nice to see from ASOS Menswear is that they always give you great accessories to choose from, for yourself or to give as great stocking stuffers. Sweet leather bags, knit wool beanies, festive cuff links, vintage inspired notables and fun socks anchored a pretty attractive collection of clothing that can speak to stylish young men in all walks of life. So along with the drop in daylight, the dropping leaves and the dropping barometer it has to create a bit of a warming feeling to be able to find your own inner warmth by way of the garb.