We've gathered 10 easy pieces that will make every fall outfit look that little bit better. Nothing too wild, just good, solid American wares that will take you from the woods to work, and back again. Many men may already own variations on these themes, but the styles below have been intelligently upgraded to give a bit of modern edge to the classic autumn look. Whether you're headed out to tap a tree in Vermont or a keg at a tailgate, you'll keep warm and stylish as the weather turns in these new classics.
Patrik Ervell Cardigan
Throw out your ideas about grandpa sweaters. Designer Patrik Ervell's sleek take on the cardigan adds a few subtle flash points – matte snap buttons, a reinforced nylon-tape placket that peeks out – to the retirement-home staple. This sweater serves as a reminder that the shawl-collar cardigan of the early 20th century was a forward-thinking look: It married military efficiency with the louche Victorian smoking jacket. Ervell's sweater is structured enough to sub for a blazer, but in soft and warm Peruvian alpaca wool it's much cozier. You may not look like Steve McQueen, but you'll look more like Steve McQueen. [Patrik Ervell Cardigan, $345; carsonstreetclothiers.com]