OK, during daylight hours most writers aren't known for their pulled-together cool. In fact, visit a writer's apartment before evening and they'll probably be rocking a bedhead and sweats look, like Louis CK on a hangover.

However, after dark it's a different story. After eight hours hard work at the laptop, the lure of getting out and meeting real people is irresistible. And that means it's time to choose clothes befitting a contemporary man of letters — even if those letters are for a Tumblr on animals that look like the Jersey Shore cast.

Luckily, men seeking a literary look have a whole library of cult authors to mine for style ideas. So have a quick flick through our favorite sartorially superior scribblers for reams of inspiration this fall.