Apart from the beautiful snow falling off the sky, there is not much to love about winter. Your entire body freezes, and if you are unlucky, your car gets stuck in the snow. However, winter is a fantastic time to showcase your fashion sense as a man. It is the only time you can wear a hundred pieces of clothing, and no one will judge you.
But there is a catch here; you don’t want to look like you came straight from Game of Thrones or an eight-year-old dressed by their grandpa. So, how do you dress for winter to stay warm and still look dapper?
You don’t want to look like you came straight from Game of Thrones or an eight-year-old dressed by their grandpa.
In simple terms, layering is wearing many items on top of each other. Those appalling snowmen have not figured out this secret yet because they still wear an 8kg coat on top of a thick sweater. The trick is starting with something light and absorbent and finishing with a thick coat. For example, if you are dressing for the office, you can start with a white t-shirt and then a dress shirt, a sweater and finish with the suit coat. For casual wear, start with a t-shirt, flannel shirt, vest and then a jacket. If it’s freezing outside, you can wear a top coat when you are leaving the building.
2. Wear winter accessories
The time for expressing that fashion side is now. Winter accessories from John Henric UK are fantastic pieces that not only transform your look but also keep you warm. Winter is the only time you are probably allowed to wear a scarf with a suit to the office, so take advantage of that. You can also take it a step further and invest in a cute woolen beanie and leather gloves to protect your hands. However, don’t go overboard with colors and patterns for office wear.
3. Stylish winter coat
Your winter coat is the one thing that people will notice because it’s on the outside. Don’t be that guy whose coat looks like it came from the dead. Be very deliberate about choosing something stylish, modern but classic so you can wear it for years. A classic grey or beige overcoat and trench coat is a favorite, especially for formal wear. The Parka and a beautiful duffle coat will work very well with casual wear, but you have to reduce the layers underneath.
4. Winter footwear
Your regular loafers and dress shoes will not do during winter. Not only will they make your toes freeze to death, but they will allow water inside. The right winter shoes must have a fantastic interior lining to keep your feet warm and dry, and have an excellent sole with traction to avoid slipping in the snow and be waterproof. Boots that can pass for dress shoes will be ideal for office wear, but you can wear leather hiking boots and duck boots for those casual days.
Boots that can pass for dress shoes will be ideal for office wear, but you can wear leather hiking boots and duck boots for those casual days.
There is a delicate balance between dressing warm and looking like an Eskimo. You have to pick the right winter fabrics, know how to layer well, and of course, choose some cute accessories and shoes to finish the look.