How to survive a long wintertime / Man’s clothes
Sometimes I forget that men also need warm winter clothes. This is probably because I rarely see well-dressed men in winter. Usually the guy’s guide for appropriate dressing in winter is the classic Woolrich Parka paired with jeans and Timberland boots. But yesterday, I saw a guy, who not only looked sexy and fashionable, but warm and comfy, at the same time. I just fell in love with his down coat, knit cap (yes, really classy) and panama boots.
So, what does a man actually need on cold days to stay warm and comfortable? Let me give you some examples, guys! A warm, down-filled parka, a pair of weather-resistant boots and a couple of accessories to help your body retain heat for when you’re outside — there’s nothing exceedingly revelatory here. If you need some inspiration to freshen up your winter wardrobe, you’ve landed on the perfect page
Choosing the right winter coat is essential to your look. It’ll be the first thing people see whenever they meet you outside, so you'll want it to give the right impression. Many men just drop the ball in this area and go for a crappy-looking windbreaker.
A down jacket is not only the best choice, but really in fashion this season. It can be worn sporty and casual, classy or chic by following a few rules. Pair your down jacket with a light woolen sweater underneath for the ultimate comfy look. A down parka is the perfect alternative and keeps you warm from head to knees. Although they’re traditionally casual, feel free to wear one with a suit, as well. Mariano Di Vaio proves that a parka is the perfect symbiosis of warm and sexy by wearing the Ice Parka from NOHOW
My absolute favorite version is the shearling jacket for guys. Whether the outer layer is leather or jean, this jacket creates an urban masculine look. It's definitely the sexiest version of staying warm in winter, paired with light-washed, classy jeans, a simple t-shirt and some boots.
Keep yourself warm with a cool beanie. For ultimate coziness, try one with cashmere or check out the woolen.
For casual wear, knit caps will be your go-to option. Besides protecting your head, they keep your ears warm too. You can’t say the same of other hats. Knit caps are certainly not your only choice though. Newsboy caps or trapper hats can be a good choice for casual wear and a fedora or homburg can look exquisite with formal wear. You should also invest in a casual, flannel shirt. They're a lot softer and thicker than regular button-down shirts, making them a favorite choice for colder months. Although it’s easy to layer them, you should wear them without a sweater from time to time. Think of cozy evenings in a warm ski cottage and a man in a soft flannel shirt – love it!
If you're not quite ready to start wearing a sweatshirt, try using a knitted polo shirt as a slightly lighter layer of insulation as the temperature dips. On the catwalk, we saw this item thrown casually over shirts and t-shirts. For best results, invest in two or three fine knit selections in different solid colors with minimal branding for maximum versatility with your existing wardrobe. Layering is key for men to make the best out of their existing wardrobe and be prepared for every occasion or weather situation. Those sophisticated men with cashmere pullovers layered over a button-down shirt worn with a nice suit are the men I want to have a drink with in a classy bar. For a more casual look, layer the above mentioned flannel shirt with a cardigan or light jacket and finish the look with a down jacket.
The ultimate winter wardrobe essential for men is the one and only woolen sweater, so don’t hesitate to invest a bit more. Paired with a button-down shirt underneath, you create a sophisticated, but warm look. Take a leaf out of Mariano Di Vaio’s style and pair it with chino’s instead of the all day, every day pair of jeans.
You may associate this look with older, dully dressed men, but a roll-neck, knitted pullover can look really sexy and masculine when paired with a down jacket on really cold days.
Your regular shoes won’t keep you upright when the ground beneath your feet is frozen solid. They probably won’t do much to keep your toes nice and warm either, so you will need to slip into some winter appropriate footwear. Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean you need to stomp around in clunky, outdated boots. These days, you have a lot of options. Just make sure you choose waterproof shoes whether opting for nice looking panama boots or classic Chelsea boots with a solid profile. Treat yourself to a pair of cozy, colored socks to give your outfit an individual, modern touch. Winter sneakers can give a man’s outfit a sporty and effortless look. For this reason, check out sneaker-like boots by Nike, for example.