It is almost that time of the year again where the weather starts to cool down and the layers start appearing. For men this year it is an exciting time, with men paying attention more and more to how they present themselves. Usually winter allows the guys to be more dynamic with their appearance with the ability to add layers, blazers, and overcoats able to be worn. Over the rest of this story I will be mentioning my pick of must have items to wear over the next six months as the temperature drops. In addition you will be able to buy everything you see here on the new web store Lyst making it even easier to get the things that you want. Just click on the picture to take you straight to the collection.
| The Must Haves |
1. Pea Coats
The pea coat has a long history of keeping people warm with the oldest recorded mentioning of this fall/winter staple being in the early 1700’s and most known for being apart of the European and American navy winter uniform. With different colours and styles available it has made it easy to dress up or down.
2. Three Piece Suit (Trending)
The three piece suit has finally made a real comeback this season with it trending on runways across Milan, Paris, and New York. Usually seen on execs back in the sixties (think Mad Men), now anyone can wear them and look their best.
3. Leather Boots
Leather boots are a great way to keep your feet warm this season with designs such as clean and slim cuts for the more formal affair, or the more distressed and rugged looks for the casual dresser, whatever your fancy their is something for everyone.
4. Shawl Collar Cardigans
The shawl collar cardigan would most probably be my favourite must have item of the season. With the ability to add a different dynamic to your daily wardrobe, you can wear it under a blazer, with a suit, or by itself with a pair of jeans and boots. It also adds an incredible amount of warmth to your layers.
5. Wool-blend Scarves
This season add an extra layer of warmth around your neck with a wool-blend scarf. With this must have accessory you can make an outfit come into its own by layering it under a suit, pea coat, or nearly everything else.
6. Thick Over-coats
This season over-coats can add a touch of luxury and elegance to you winter wardrobe. Most of my picks shown are from British fashion house Burberry who are famous for their amazing trench coats. Wear one over your suit to add an air of mystery, or wear one over a sweater and jeans for a more laid back casual look.
7. Leather Gloves
Leather gloves are essential if you live in a really cold area, in Australia you will most commonly see them in cities such as Melbourne, Canberra, and Sydney, though if you still want to add a little bit of elegance and you have an early morning start it does not really matter where you live.
8. Dark washed Denim Jeans
Jeans have long been great piece for winter. So wear a dark wash such as indigo or black pair with a jacket, sweater or cardigan to add a bit of casual elegance and style.
9. Cashmere Sweaters
Cashmere sweaters are great for layering and keeping your warm. They look great under a suit with a tie, or for more dandy look wear with a pair of jeans, button up shirt and bow tie.
10. Leather Brogues
Brogues are going to be my last must have staple, they add something a little different to the plain oxford lace up or loafers. Wear a pair of brown brogues with your indigo jeans to pop out from the crowd.
That is our must have picks for the next season, is there anything else that you would include in your staples? We would love to hear from you.
Allan Klimo // Editor