Your Ultimate Guide to Men's Winter Style
By Heidi Green
, last updated November 29, 2011
Keep warm and abreast of the latest fashion trends with this article; your ultimate guide to men's winter style. When temperatures begin to plummet, many men freeze up their fashion selection as well. The result is puffy, bloated coats and thick, ungainly pants. Fortunately, men have plenty of options when it comes to stylish winter gear. Whether you work in a formal, button-down office or from home, read on to learn about some winter fashion items that will keep you hot all season long!
The Unrestricted Peacoat From DC Clothing
One of the best places to start with your winter wardrobe is with your coat, and nothing says classic men's winter fashion quite like the peacoat. Crisp and angular, masculine and supremely warm, the peacoat has stood the test of time as one of the main staples in any gentleman's winter wardrobe. The look of the peacoat hasn't changed that much over the years and that isn't necessarily a bad thing, either.
For a subtle take on this classic outerwear, take a look at the Unrestricted Peacoat from DC Clothing. Utilizing the timeless double-breasted design, complete with oversized buttons, the Unrestricted has a fitted appearance. Made from a super warm blend of wool and nylon, the Unrestricted is available in classic black. All of the famous peacoat touches are here; the full, flip-up collar, the multiple rows of buttons and the upper thigh length. Some modern touches are thrown in for good measure, however, like the quilted red polyester inner for extra warmth, zippered hand pockets for security and logo trims for flair. You'll also find interior pockets for convenience.
The Solid PV Wool Pant From Calvin Klein
Just because the weather begins to get cold doesn't mean you have to leave your style indoors. Stylish gentlemen know that a durable pair of wool pants will keep them warm no matter how chilly things get. Best of all, a good pair of wool pants is suitable for many different occasions; work to dates to hanging out.
If you could use a pair, look up the Solid PV Wool Pant from Calvin Klein. These wool pants, available in season-appropriate black or charcoal, are just what you need to get you through another winter workday. Featuring a classic mid rise and straight leg, these pants define simple, handsome style. The flat front construction creates a minimalist look, while the side slash pockets work with the buttoned back pockets for a convenient location to store your valuables. These pants feature a belt loop waistband, so don't be afraid to class things up with a stylish buckle style belt.
The Blyfjell Sweater From Dale of Norway
There's no denying that sweaters are a necessity during the cold winter months. As an essential layer designed to keep warmth close to your body, a good sweater is an important part of a man's wardrobe. But instead of reaching for that boring crewneck, try to spice things up with a sweater that carries a little more flair. Sweaters with interesting textural additions and traditional patterns are all the rage this winter. Taking a cue from holiday sweaters from decades past, the hip sweater combines ski-lodge aesthetics with practicality.
For a comfortable sweater that exemplifies this philosophy, take a look at the Blyfjell Sweater from Dale of Norway. Made in Norway from one hundred percent Heilo wool, the Blyfjell features an intricate winter pattern in black, red and white. A henley styled, quarter length zipper accompanies the stand up collar, and the pullover design makes it ultra easy to put on and take off. The wool itself is both lightweight and extra warm, allowing moisture to escape and warmth to stay in. Perfect for the office or simply just gazing at the fire with a steaming mug of cocoa in your hands, the Blyfjell will become a favorite winter item.
The Hawthorne Boot From To Boot New York
Many men become confused about their footwear options once winter sets in. On the one hand, it's important to keep up stylish appearances for the office and social situations. On the other hand, the icy sidewalks and mushy snow streets rule out a pair of sensible oxfords.
Is it possible to combine style and winter function? Now it is, with the Hawthorne Boot from To Boot New York by Adam Derrick. With a supple leather upper and rugged construction, the Hawthorne comes equipped with a rubber top-lift sole designed to deal with the messiest winter storms. Featuring a slight heel and subtle stitching details, this boot is as stylish and office-ready as they come, as well. Available in tan and black, sport the Hawthorne in the winter or the summer with equal élan.