We look your layers up and down with 2016 essentials that keep your fall fashion on trend and on point.
By Mike Fleming

After a particularly long, particularly hot summer, it’s almost time for the sweet relief of layering season, guys. It can’t come too soon for gay fashionistos ready to triple our wardrobe options.

Counting the days to cooler temps will go easier for you if you have some well-conceived daydreams and shopping to bide your time. Imagine yourself in these must-have pieces, and make plans by shopping for them now.

capFitted Baseball Caps
Elevate the look of your snap-back trucker hat without sacrificing its ease. Find your custom size, then buy several colors.
Bird Cap
$29 each
mountainhighoutfitters.com

 

BlazerFall Blazer
If you buy one thing for fall, make it a sport coat. Goes on and off, goes with jeans or slacks, and goes everywhere. Tweeds, cords or wool-cotton-poly blends.
Weekend Jacket
$147
Uniqlo.com

 

shirtDistressed Denim Shirt
Worn alone or open as jacket, this could be your most versatile best friend this fall.
Blue Bleach Denim Western Shirt
$65
us.topman.com

 

pantsGray Jeans
They’re already popping up in Midtown, and they will fully blow up when color palettes come into play.
Straight-fit 1969
$55
gap.com

 

shoesSuede Desert Boots
Full-on 1970s chukkas are back in every color, and you need at least one pair to complete your look.
Jack & Jones Gobis
$81
asos.com

 

VestVest
The puffy staple that’s been around comes into its own, but this year with brethren like this fleece version with reflectivity features.
Fleece Vest
$120
nike.com

 

socksFunky Socks
Give them a little flash where they least expect it. A well-conceived punch of color, matching or so very not matching, goes over well at even most dressy occasions.
Happy Socks
Most with Optional Matching Boxer Briefs
$12 pairs or $45 box sets
happysocks.com

 

BomberLong Bomber
Say hello to your trench replacement and blazer substitute. Get it in an array of colors, dress it up or down, and throw it on for a style hit as you walk out the door.
All Saints ‘Holden’
$268
allsaints.com