Society seems to make two assumptions: women like clothes that are stylish but not practical, and men like clothes that are practical but not stylish. Admittedly, there's some truth to that. But it's also possible to get the best of both worlds, looking dashing and staying comfortable at the same time. Gentlemen, here's your quick guide to looking good and staying warm all winter long.
The classic pea coat is still in vogue, but this year you can find it in a wider variety of colors and prints to highlight your personality and match your favorite suits. For colder days, grab a mid-thigh Hugo Boss overcoat. This is a great accent for mono-colored suit pants. Wet weather demands a trench coat, but some feel this item is better off left in the 90s. The trench is back this year, but fortunately in bolder colors and a more tailored fit.
A lot of body heat escapes through an uncovered head, so you will need to don a hat. Beanies used to be reserved for casual wear, but they have come a long way this year. Try cable knit beanies, which are warmer and more professional. As the most cost-effective of the men's winter hats, you can purchase a different one to match each suit. Nothing combines warmth and class like a wool fedora. Fedoras are timeless and pair perfectly with suits, but in case they’re not your style, a Fur Hat World Russian fur hat may be just the look you’re looking for.
Brogue boots will be your favorite footwear purchase this year. They resemble a dressy loafer on the bottom, but extend past the ankle for warmth and dryness. When trudging through snow and rain, nothing protects your feet better than Duck Boots. But who wants to wear duck boots with a suit? This year, many brands are making their own versions of duck boots, with more professional and attractive styles.
Nothing else matters if a draft sneaks through your collar! Alpaca scarves are thick and warm for outdoor commutes. Infinity scarves now come in a wide variety of masculine and professional styles. The classic cashmere scarf provides the perfect lighter layer under your suit lapel. For an even more sophisticated look, opt for scarf sets with matching gloves and beanies.
This winter, don't be left out in the cold...or left out of this year's fashion trends for men! These coats, hats, scarves, and boots will keep you warm and keep you in style. Mix and match them to suit your suits as well as your personality.