Winter Style: 5 Items You Should Have in Your Wardrobe
With temperatures plummeting and the threat of snow on the horizon, the time to upgrade your seasonal options is nigh. And remember, there’s no need to sacrifice style for practicality when it comes to putting together your weather-ready wardrobe.
Most men end up relegating style to the summer or fall months and letting their appearance tank during the winter for the sake of staying warm, and the rest suffer through the cold for fear of looking foolish in an out of style winter item.
But fear not, as we’ve decided to help you out with our pick of trendy cold-weather threads that will help you to get through the frigid days without looking like winter wally.
Warm, whatever the weather
Light, warm, and stylish — what more could you ask from a winter jacket?
Patagonia has been knocking out premium-quality cold-weather gear since 1953, so they should know a thing or two about putting together a great jacket.
The 800-fill-power goose down in this jacket means that you won’t feel a nip when you’re outside, and the fact that the feathers are 100% traceable means you can sleep soundly at night knowing that no birds were harmed in the making of your coat.
The understated navy and light blue colourway of this jacket will look great with a pair of skinny jeans and winter boots, making it the perfect jacket for your winter wardrobe.
Layer up with a Textured Knit
Barbour Copeland Crew Neck Knit, Northern Threads, £100
One of the best ways to stay warm and look stylish is to build some layers into your outfit. A textured knit like this Barbour sweater will look great as part of layered look, as it will add great contrast to any plain garments you may also be wearing.
The jumper is spun from 100% lambswool and has an all-over chunky cable patterning, as well as a brand patch near the lower hem. Barbour is known for its premium materials and excellent craftsmanship, so you know you will be a getting a jumper that is made to last.
Keep your Neck Warm
Hailing from Sweden, chilly climate specialist Fjallraven has impressed us with the cool stylings of their Frost scarf. The patterning on the scarf looks like a mixture of the crosses on the Union Jack and some conjoined snowflakes, but actually comes from a traditional Scandinavian design.
We think the scarf looks pretty nice in grey, but it is also available in dark grey, dove blue, and wild ginger should you already have a colour in mind to match your outfit. The soft lambswool of this awesome scarf will keep your neck snug during the worst winter weather.
Avoid Frosty Fingers
Superdry Twist Herder Mittens, £19.99
Don’t listen to the naysayers: mittens are not just for kids and girls, and as far as we’re concerned they are one of the manliest accessories on the market. In terms of warmth, mittens are far superior to gloves because they take advantage of the combined heat of your fingers.
These Superdry mitts are very stylish, and the fleece lining is guaranteed to keep your hands toasty. Just don’t attach them to your sleeves with string, because then you’re on your own.
Invest in Some Snow Stompers
Redwing Ice Cutter boots, £289
There is no arguing with our choice of winter boot. Redwing boots have been manufactured in the USA since 1905 and are made from quality materials for ultimate comfort and durability, with a great big dose of heritage style.
These Ice Cutter boots are purpose-built for the worst weather imaginable, with an insulated wool lining, waterproof leathers, and specially designed outer soles for gripping frosty ground. They look great with almost any kind of jeans, and are the ideal choice for keeping both of your feet on the ground in winter.
The products in this winter round-up will keep you in rude health when the snow begins to fall. Our rugged choices are all quality items that we have handpicked to help you complete your winter wardrobe, so now you have no excuse not to stay safe and stylish until the spring comes along.