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Everyone is obsessed with getting their fits off during the fall. And although I love basically not wearing any clothes during the summer outside of a few pastels, shorts dangerously short, and no-show socks, I too fall victim to the craze that is fall fashion.
Layers, jackets, earth tones, boots, scarves, and vests. Thank the Lord and Savior Tom Brady that it’s finally vest season.
Quick Sidenote: Vests are amazing, but if I see you wearing one with a short sleeve shirt underneath it, just know that you’re certified ‘8 Mile’ white trash. I know I’m not Barrett, but do not, I repeat, DO NOT, wear a tee-shirt with a vest over it.
I’m a man of simple fall pleasures (and if you call it “autumn,” just know I fucking hate you). Yes, I like PSLs (skim, no whip). Yes, I like day drinking on fall weekends watching an unhealthy amount of football. And yes, during the fall, I’m attracted to women who look like they belong in a J. Crew catalog.
There is one staple of the fall fashion aesthetic that runs rampant wherever I go. More pervasive than Patriots haters. It’s a look that I cannot get enough of, either. Instant attraction. It drives me absolutely crazy (in a good way), and I’ve even thrown in a version for my own fall fashion repertoire. I’m talking, of course, about the Han Solo look you’ve seen on every beautiful lady at a tailgate south of 65 degrees.
Navy or black gilet (vest), white or cream-colored shirt, dark leggings or jeans, and boots. It’s a scintillating recipe to get me all hot and bothered. And I know you all feel the same. Maybe we’ve all secretly wanted to fuck Han Solo (or not so secretly) and this is that manifested in being attracted to the look that reminds us of the galaxy’s most handsome scoundrel smuggler. One thing you can’t deny: man, woman, or wookie, you’ve got to be into the Han Solo fit.
Maybe there’s just something really pleasing about the contrasting shirt and vest and the form-fitting colors of the dark pants. Maybe we all really do just want to fuck Han Solo. All I can say is the look just does it for me, and I know I’m not the only one that feels this way. And ladies, I want to get your opinion. Does the male version of this fit stack up?
Yes, yes it does.
I’ve been a very vocal anti-cuffer. Last year, I pleaded with you all that just because it’s fall, you shouldn’t jump to cuff. Just because it’s fall doesn’t mean you need to get a significant other. But the truth is, it’s not like I don’t want one. There are just so many girls dressed like Han Solo to choose from, how can I narrow it down to just one?
There are so many great fall looks. Plaid is a classic. Corduroy? Love. Maroon? Fantastic color. Jackets? They’re deadly. But if you don’t have the Han Solo as one of your go-to moves, you’re leaving a lot on the table. For instance, if you’re at the bar and you’re NOT dressed like Han Solo, what happens when a couple of desert-dwellers are trying to smuggle droids to Alderaan? You won’t get the job, that’s what happens.
Obviously, I’m being a little facetious there. But the point remains. You have to have the Han Solo look as an option. I know it’s a little – dare I say – “basic,” but that’s the point. Fall colors and flashy garb are great, but every once in a while, the simplicity of the Han Solo is all that it takes. At least it’ll get my attention from across the bar. .