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! 


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.

5 of 5 students recommendSee All

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

Employment Coordinator





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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