As daylight starts to wane and the cold chill of winter hovers over the horizon, it can be easy to sartorial standards slip by the wayside.
To help you get the most out of your winter tailoring, we've created a quick guide, breaking down the best investments to upgrade your seasonal style and how to wear them.
As we shift from summer to winter tailoring, many men start the season off by hunting for a suit that can stand up to the cold. But before splashing out on yet another winter-centric statement piece, consider investing in trans-seasonal tailoring and opt for a staple suit made from premium woollen fabric.
While building up your 'basics' may not capture the same allure as a boldly patterned power suit, a classic twill or end-on-end weave will make your potential wardrobe pairings much easier. This will help to extend the life of your current wardrobe and give you many more combinations to play with as you enter into the new season.
For staples, stick to darker palettes with little to no patterning. While bold colours may rise and fall, navy and charcoal suiting will always have a place in men's fashion, no matter what time of year.
As the cold creeps in, it can be really tempting to cut back on social activities and spend the majority of your time indoors. Say no to seasonal hibernation and adapt to your environment by introducing outer layers into your ensemble.
Originally designed to break the backs of sea-faring Petty Officers, the Pea Coat is an iconic style which has resonated with men since the 1800's. Often marked for its military detailing this double-breasted masterpiece is more than capable of bolstering your winter tailoring.
Shield your suiting or wear as an overcoat with your casual combinations. Introduce a nautical element into your corporate wear and pair blue and charcoal suiting with a classic navy palette. For an on-trend alternative, opt for charcoal or camel hues and let the neutral palettes open up potential pairings.
When the temperatures drop to the low teens, your knee jerk reaction may be to grab the biggest and heaviest jumper you can find. While this is sure to stave off the turbulent winds of the season, you may find that breathability becomes an issue - especially when pairing with your winter tailoring.
Waffle Knits coming soon
Waffle Knits coming soon
Instead, opt for natural fibres that will harness the power of the wild. The fine fibres in woollen and cashmere weaves allow garment makers to create lightweight but resilient jumpers that add little to no girth to your entire outfit.
While warmth is its primary function, a tactical pullover can be an excellent way to break up busy suiting. Colour block or complement the exterior jacket to create a multi-layered masterpiece that will have you the envy of even the most seasoned sartorialist.
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