You Don't Have To Dress Up To Dress Well: Men's Basics for Fall

Akaash Achreja, Community Development at Skillshare

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About This Class

"Understated garments… are tasteful. That’s why I love menswear. It’s the subtle details that set a quality garment apart. The fit. The fabrication. The feel. What a piece looks like on the inside. Those are the things that matter." - Menswear designer Eunice Lee

Whether your job doesn't require you to don a suit, or you're simply dressing for a weekend afternoon - this class is all about dressing casually with basics, with a particular focus on the Fall/Autumn season. Think t-shirts, knits, sweaters, jeans, and casual trousers. Oddly enough, it's the simple garments that most men get so wrong. A guy in a sweater and jeans can look far better than most guys wearing $1,000 suits. This class will show you how to be that guy. 

We'll go over:

  • The single most important thing in purchasing and wearing men's clothing (especially basics)  - The fit
  • Why simplicity works so well
  • The staples every guy ought to have at least one of in his Fall wardrobe 
  • Footwear for Fall
  • Which parts of your Fall wardrobe you can be thrifty on, and what's worth investing in
  • Tips on where to shop
  • Why it's important to find a good tailor

You'll take what you've learned and put together an outfit for Fall comprised primarily of basics.

How you do this is up to you - you can put together an outfit in real life and take a photo, sketch an outfit on paper if you're artistically inclined, curate an outfit from pieces you found online, or even just share a photo that you think is a great example of an outfit based on basics. Along with the photo/illustration, you'll provide a brief description of why the outfit works well.

You're encouraged to collaborate with other students in the class! 

Award

The student with the best outfit & explanation will receive a gift card to either J.Crew or Mr. Porter to take what they've learned and add some new basics to their Fall wardrobe.

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Has a strong interest in his subject matter.
He really knows a lot about the subject and I think everyone took away some great lessons from his class.
Ross Bergman

Design Engineer at Humanscale

Thanks to Akaash I now have a fundamental understanding of what it means to dress well. When I shop, I'm organized and understand the basics of fit and how different articles of clothing contribute to my overall wardrobe.
Larry Berry

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Akaash Achreja

Community Development at Skillshare

After beginning his career at Intel, Noah went on to be employee #30 at Facebook, where he was a Product Manager, and employee number # 4 at Mint, where he was the Director of Marketing.

From there, he helped start two $1,000,000+ businesses - Kickflip (later called Gambit) and AppSumo, where he is currently Chief Sumo. Both were started in just one weekend.

He has a blog called OkDork, where he's been sharing his thoughts on startups, marketing, self-exploration and tacos for the last 7 years. 

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