Men’s Fashion: Basics Don’t Have To Be Basic

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times … versatile basics are my go-to for every season. If you’re going to buy designer, invest in pieces you can wear often and for years to come.

A great watch, neutral pea coat, classic backpack, and leather boots are items you could wear every single day or for any occasion. Mix these designer basics with cheaper, trendier, fast fashion, and you’ll be ready to conquer the autumn months.


Hermes Cape Cod 32 Leather Belt in Dark Blue/Grape – $950,


Louis Vuitton Josh Backpack in Damier Graphite Canvas –$1,700,


Brunello Cucinelli Leather Lace-Up Hiking Boot in Brown – $1,195,


Bottega Veneta Coat in Nero Double Cashmere – $4,800, (similar style)


Rolex Black Oyster Perpetual Submariner – $8,000, Gearys Beverly Hills,

Contributed by John Russo

Bio: John Russo is one of the top celebrity and fashion photographers in the world. His work has graced covers of Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, GQ, and Esquire. He has photographed campaigns for Hugo Boss, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, and Lacoste. Russo has shot Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Julianne Moore, to name a few.

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