This feature originally appears in Complex's August/September issue.
It doesn’t matter if you call it burgundy, maroon, crimson, or something else—the color is consistent. Fall is a natural fit for darker clothing, and bordeaux continues to be a favorite for many labels. From clean kicks to versatile bomber jackets, it’s easier than ever to work the color into your rotation. Whether mixed with black, gray, or navy, or contrasted with lighter khaki, white, or stonewashed denim, the deep red hue adds warmth and richness to any outfit. Besides, there’s something intoxicating about a guy who looks like a glass of merlot.
Maison Kitsuné Thomas Mason Winchester Shirt, $335, available at eastdane.com
Zespa Sneakers, $340, available at stevenalan.com
Destin Scarf, $500, available at destinsurl.com
Coach Sport Backpack, $695, available at coach.com
Folk Leather Belt, $125, available at shopacrimony.com
Gant Rugger Rib Hat, $45, available at gant.com
Retrosuperfuture Sunglasses, $190, available at retrosuperfuture.com
Saturdays NYC Ken Sweatpant, $98, available at saturdaysnyc.com
Bespoken Phillip Pullover, $225, available at bespokennewyork.com
Alpha Industries MA-1 Flight Jacket, $125, available at alphaindustries.com