Style Tips For Men: How To Layer At Any Age

Layering seems simple enough but rather than doing what you’ve always done why not try something new? From wearing cardigans over jackets, puffer jacketsย under sport-coats, vest over 3-piece suits, dressing up for the season has never been more fun and adventurous. For this post I teamed up with my partner-in-crime Ishmil Waterman (photographer) and writer Nicholas Mizera to put together this editorial featured in the latest issue of GotstyleMAN which showcases 4 distinct yet stylish ways you can layer this season no matter your age.

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Lacoste Sweater Bomber $250, J. Lindberg Fleck Jean Jacket $350, Benson Check Flannel Shirt: $125, Horst T-Shirt: $35

Head Of Class: How To Layer In Your 20’s

While others go to school you school the competition. Give a lesson in high-contrast lengths by throwing a versatile, varsity-style cardigan over a shorter version of this season’s most indispensable layering piece, the dark denim jacket. Complete the fresh look with a streetwear-inspired, long-button up beneath it all.

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Marco Nils Double Breasted Jacket: $497, Canada Goose Hybrid Light Jacket: $525, Marco Nils Vest: $198, Outclass Polka Dot Denim Shirt: $189, Horst Wool Tie: $65, A.Christensen Pocket Square: $45

Pattern for Success: How To Layer In Your 30’s

Forget the fall jacket and turn the heat up on your office outfit by slipping a slimmed-down puffer inside your cotton, micro-corduroy blazer. Compliment it with a polka dot shirt with microprint vest and then proceed to load on progressively finer patterns until fall colours aren’t the only things turning heads.

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Horst Knit Bomber: $128, Moods of Norway Double Breasted Check Blazer: $399, Benson Zip Up Sweater: $185, Marco Nils Flannel Shirt: $80, Doro Lapel Pin: $19, A. Christensen Pocket Square: $45

Paradigm Shift: How To Layer In Your 40’s

Breaking the rules come with the corner office. Mix and match sartorial genres by layering classic pieces like a tailored double breasted blazer and flannel shirt with sportier duds like a mock neck zip-up sweater. A trendy silk lapel flower teamed with a more traditional pocket square is also a winning strategy.

 

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Eidos Napoli Suede Vest: $985, Moods of Norway Blazer $499 and Vest: $149, Strellson Blue Shirt: $138, Knit Tie: $95

Bold Business: How To Layer In Your 50’s

Business means war, but a power tie alone isn’t enough firepower to win a merger. Dig in with a standard issue three piece-suit in a high-calibre plaid and ambush the competition with a shawl collared, suede cargo vest. Make an impact with unexpected layers and statement pieces that take no prisoners.