Pumpkin Spice: Meaning ordinary or “basic” in all things of, or pertaining to, autumn.

Listen, we love fall as much as the next red-blooded American dude in a flannel and beanie sipping a hot cider at the ball game, but let’s level with each other, here: This autumn shit has gotten a little out of hand. Oktoberfest brews are on shelves in August, workwear outfitters are hawking $1,000 jackets, and pumpkin has Ivan Oozed into every drinkable liquid on the planet. It’s time to take fall back—to take it off the couch and back into the real world—and this is where we start. With 5 of the most basic, “pumpkin spice” fall go-tos, and the 5 ways to do them better, badder, and bolder. So spike that cider and let’s get to it.

  1. Eric Geiselman
  2. John John Florence
  3. Kalani David