With the winter weather and a dramatic change in climate it’s fair to say temperatures have officially dropped. Whether you’re on dog walking duty or just taking yourself for some well deserved fresh air there is no need to compromise on style. This gives you the opportunity to layer up and taking more consideration on how to dress is all part of the fun.
Comfort and style can play a great role in feeling like the true gent you are. So here we have gathered a look book of outfits providing you with three key looks that achieve functional style this season.
We start with an outfit that brings a more casual approach to winter walks, however this will get every man and his dog turning heads, in a literal sense. A simple Boss tee with a lovely touch of texture in melange grey. This tee sits underneath the well fitted Belstaff Hedley, which is top quality and certainly not to be mistaken for your regular sweatshirt. It is constructed with the signature ribbed shoulders and the iconic badge proudly positioned on the arm. Green has been seen across the fashion industry as one of the most featured colours for this season and really compliments the surroundings.
Whether you have a full head of hair or not, a hat is an essential winter accessory, particularly as most of our heat is lost from our heads. Fred Perry make premium quality apparel and their accessories certainly aren’t compromised. Bobble hats are all the rage and this chunky knit ticks both the style and practicality boxes. Man’s best friend also deserves expertly designed products combining fashion and function. Barbour have produced a range of dog accessories that are meticulously made for a long lasting value, from leads to dog beds and even coats to keep your pet happy through the colder seasons.
Now for the all important outerwear, if you think it looks warm – just wait until you put it on! CP Company are synonymous for producing the highest quality of jackets with all the technical additions you want. The signature details such as the iconic goggles that feature on this jacket are sure to get you noticed and are a nod to your knowledge and attention to style. The jacket is constructed from a strong synthetic outer which has been garment dyed for a unique colour and luxury duck down padding, which makes this jacket the comfiest you can find.
Nudie Jeans Co produce top of the range denim, this pair although of a lighter shade which can be perceived as casual, are constructed from an organic cotton blend and are a straight fit style of jeans, it is this feature which can smarten up the look. Wearing your jeans low just isn’t acceptable for a gentleman. Finish the outfit with these Fred Perry desert boots, the leather contributes to giving that touch of luxe with the contrast sole which is right on trend for this season. This outfit allows you to go straight from your dog walking duties to maybe taking a short detour to retrieve mans best friend a well deserved refreshment at the local pub with pride…. and maybe sneak yourself a pint.
MAN ABOUT TOWN
There is nothing like fresh winter air and it can really help to clear your head after a slog of a week in the office. Dressing smart brings confidence, this look combines practical but keeps you looking and feeling the part. We’ll start with the jacket, which brings this look together. The classic mac is a must have in every gentleman’s closet, it can take you through the week and is the perfect addition to reaching that dapper status – in addition this jacket sports a classic spread collar. The Fred Perry Raincoat is constructed from a lightweight cotton blend and possesses a quality to be resistant to those impromptu showers. Made in England, it possesses an authenticity that brings trust to it’s craftsmanship.
This look is pieced with a classic suit pant from the iconic brand, Polo Ralph Lauren. As leaders in quality they are synonymous with smart apparel. This outfit also features a staple white tee from Pretty Green which is of premium quality, teamed with this chunky Barbour Barnsfield knit featuring a shawl neck line which lightens the outfit, adding warmth and style.
Owning a quality crafted pair of gloves is essential during winter and Hugo Boss are considered as one of the leading fashion houses that provide top premium menswear accessories. These pair of gloves are constructed with smooth goats leather with tonal stitching throughout. In addition the soft wool blend lining adds further luxury.
The desert boot is a timeless footwear choice that transcends fashion and it doesn’t get any more classic than a the craftsmanship from Clarks Originals. They are a company with over two hundred years of shoemaking expertise and have gained full respect for their iconic selection of footwear. This pair of black desert boots are constructed from smooth english suede combined with a signature crepe sole. This look brings a contemporary and quintessentially british style that allows smart and versatile options to add to your wardrobe this winter.
ONE MAN AND HIS DOG
An important part of dressing for the climate is ensuring that there is an aspect of comfort within your different layers. In this situation it is important to find the right balance and keep in mind that functionality is key. There has been somewhat of a revival for the gilet this year which goes alongside the trend of contrasting sleeves. This outfit uses the gilet to keep the warmth without adding to much protection from the elements that you can’t move. We have used this Barbour knitted vest that is constructed from a wool blend and features a high collar which sits comfortably and can shield your neck from that chilly winter breeze. It is has a light weight synthetic lining which adds to the comfortability of this layering technique. Underneath the gilet it is only necessary for a thin layer and we have chosen a long sleeve polo shirt from Penguin. This however still provides more warmth than your usual cotton and is constructed from a knitted pima cotton with the signature Penguin logo positioned on the chest for when you have reached a sanctuary of warmth.
I would say that this Barbour International jacket is the key piece in this look. They have teamed up with Triumph, the oldest continuous cycle production company, having had global success with both brands being represented by many past legends such as the likes of Steve McQueen. The heritage of both brands are represented in this jacket and really adds that edge of masculinity as well as the practicality that is to be expected from such a reputable specialist in outerwear. This colour is a lovely warm hue to feature in your wardrobe this season and is a positive change from the usual collection of black and navy coats we are all guilty of hoarding as the go-to and versatile colours.
This outfit also features a pair of Nudie Jeans in a darker wash this time which allows for a smarter option to denim. We have chosen these to allow the jacket to stand out as it should. Nudie produce the highest quality denim that is organically sourced, a pair of dry jeans is also something you need to get on board with if you haven’t already. They tell a story and have the ability to be personalised through their wear. There is definitely more to this material than meets the eye – you can take a look at our denim guide to find out more on the technical details of denim.
Obviously if your off on a muddy trek then a good sturdy pair of wellington boots is an essential piece of footwear that will easily see you through the many winters whilst protecting your clothing. Barbour and Hunter provide quality wellies that you can rely on year after year – with various colour ways to choose from. The look is finished off with a classic Barbour tartan scarf.
We hope we have provided you with what we believe to be three key looks for when you are dressing for the cold weather. The best formula in this situation is simplicity, and remember there is no need to compromise on style in these situations. Co-ordinating your colours and layers are essential to completing this look. There are many choices of jackets, sweats and footwear that will see you through this winter, as quite simply you wear more clothes than usual. You can find a wide range of premium designer menswear that suits your outdoor ramblings, have a wander round our collections here.
Featured in this article:
BOSS UPF 50+ Grey Marl Crew Neck T-Shirt
CP Company Khaki Down Filled Goggle Jacket
Fred Perry Charcoal Grey Lambswool Cable Knit Bobble Hat
Fred Perry Desert Boot
Barbour Brown Tartan Lead
Nudie Jeans Lean Dean Organic Shelter Worn Jeans
Man about Town
One and his Dog
Barbour International Triumph Sprint Jacket
Barbour Mayburgh Knitted Gilet
Penguin pima cotton long sleeve polo shirt
Barbour Wellington Boot
Barbour Tartan Scarf and Gloves
Nudie Jeans Steady Eddie Organic Dry Greystone Selvedge Jeans