This post was written by our own Alex Ross.

Fall is officially here, friends. If you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m a lover of all things fall. To me, it equals a new beginning or a fresh start. I loved going back to school shopping — getting new clothes and school supplies. One of the things I love most about fall, though, is the change of colors and style. I’m in love with the darker and golden hues that emerge, including the ones in the fountain pen world. Here are my top picks for this fall that will hopefully get you just as excited about the season.

Top 5 Fall Pens:

1. Parker Urban, Mandarin Yellow
I’ve been in love with this pen since the day we got it. Its golden yellow color is insanely unique and, in my personal opinion, gorgeous. This pen is a perfect pick for fall considering it looks like the changing leaves right outside my window.

2. Edison Nouveau Premiere 2014 Fall Edition — Autumn Harvest
This is a natural pick. What I admire about this pen are the flecks of gold and orange. It’s extremely unique and was created with this season specifically in mind. If you want to show off fall, this is the pen to do it with.

3. Lamy Al-Star, Purple
The Purple Al-Star represents the darker tones of fall. The purple/maroonish color will be perfect for your day-to-day fall adventures. Plus, the color reminds me of game-days at Virginia Tech. Go Hokies!

4. Faber-Castell Loom, Metallic Blue
To me, fall encompasses many hues, and navy is one of them. Mostly as it gets darker earlier, the skies begin to fade into night as a dark, infinite blue. It is so deep and rich and makes me love fall nights all the more. Think cozying up by the bonfire with the stars bright and clear above you. This pen is about writing down those memories.

5. TWSBI Vac 700, Orange
This orange is pretty close to perfect for fall. It’s vibrant but still has that dark, rustic feel to it. Orange is a signature color for all. Pumpkins and pens alike.

Top 5 Fall Inks:

These inks pretty much speak for themselves, so I won’t go into
detail about why I chose each one. It was pretty difficult to narrow it
down to just five though.
All you need to know is that Diamine Pumpkin was my first love at Goulet
simply because of the name. That might give you a glimpse into how much
I love this season…

1. Diamine Pumpkin

2. Noodler’s Burgundy

3. Faber-Castell Hazelnut Brown

4. Diamine Autumn Oak

5. Stipula Sapphron

I hope these fall picks inspire you to throw on your favorite sweater and scarf, snag a Pumpkin Spice Latte, and cozy up by the fire with your fountain pen. Slow down and get comfortable scribbling away letters, memories, and dreams. I might go do that right now.

Are you as pumped for fall as I am? What are your fall picks for pens and inks?