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Mens Winter Fashion Guide

Updated: Jan 31, 2021






Even though we are still mostly in doors these days, it feels good to take the time to put together an outfit that is both cozy and comfortable. But, being warm doesn’t have to mean sacrificing style. With an emphasis on layering, more pronounced textures, subdued colors, and thicker fabrics, winter fashion for men is far from mundane.


Sweaters will be a large contributor to your winter looks and there’s really nothing wrong with that. They’re clean, effortless garments that are warm and cozy – so what’s not to love? Chances are, you already own an article of clothing made of wool, but there’s quite a bit more than meets the eye with this peculiar fiber. Wool comes from sheep, goats, alpacas, and rabbits, though sheep wool is by far the most common. The type of wool varies from the type of sheep it comes from, and the properties of each vary too.


Wool is animal-friendly (the sheep is unharmed if properly sheared) and (my favorite word) environmentally sustainable. It’s very warm, hypoallergenic, odor/stain resistant, and insulates when wet. In fact, wool doesn’t feel wet to the touch until it absorbs 60% of its own weight in water.

Freshen up your seasonal style with some of these 10 cold weather essentials below from The Irish Store, New Balance, Amazon, The North Face, Acne Studios, COS, Sorel, Patagonia and NAADAM:



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THE IRISH STORE


Men's V-Neck One Button Aran Sweater


Step out in style with this stunning Irish sweater. I love the smart shawl collar and the stylish single football button detail at the neck and 2 snug side pockets. Available in: rich army green, soft gray-blue and traditional Aran cream in beautifully soft merino wool.

And can we talk about the exquisite craftsmanship? Here, the classic diamond stitch is beautifully re-created. This stitch represents the Aran Islander farmer’s fields. It is filled with moss stitch, symbolizing the Carrageen moss seaweed that would have been collected by the Islanders and used as fertilizer. This combination of stitches wishes the wearer wealth and success. Whether it’s for your Dad, son, brother or husband, this is the perfect gift. Sure to become his favorite sweater for many seasons to come.






NEW BALANCE


Essentials Stacked Logo Sweatpant


Inspired by classic NB heritage, the NB Essentials Stacked Logo Sweatpant is designed with an impressive combination of fashion and comfort. Made with French Terry fleece, these men's sweatpants have an athletic fit that leads to all-day comfort. Topped off with stacked logo branding, these classic sweatpants provide style wherever you go.






AMAZON


oodji - Ultra Men's Buttoned Jersey Cardigan


This unique slim-fit cardigan can be worn instead of a denim jacket or a pullover. It's perfect for stylish and striking everyday outfits for work or days-off. This cardigan goes well with jeans and trousers in various designs. You can wear it over an eye-catching T-shirt to create a laid-back look. If you need a versatile formal outfit, match this blazer with a classic shirt. Suitable footwear will complete your look. This blazer is sure to become one of your favorite items. Designed in France. Note: oodji Ultra apparel runs considerably small, so I recommend either going one size up your regular size for a slim fit or two sizes up for a more relaxed fit.






THE NORTH FACE


1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket (in Timber Tan)


It ain't easy trying to look cool while remaining warm. Lucky for you, there's The North Face Retro 1996 Nuptse Jacket in Timber Tan and TNF Black. Inspired by the iconic design lines of OG design, this boxy puffer jacket provides a warmth that won't quit with deep baffles stuffed with 700-fill goose down for insulation. Stow the hood in the collar when the weather permits, and if it shows mercy completely, you can stow the entire jacket in a pocket.













ACNE STUDIOS


Logo Patch Wool Navy Beanie


Acne Studios navy beanie is knitted in a thick rib-stitch from soft wool and features an embroidered logo patch on the turn-up. 100% Wool. One Size. Stretches to fit. Circumference: 56 cm. Also available in red.








COS


Ribbed Wool Cashmere Socks


A little luxury to pair with work shoes or snow boots. Exceptionally soft, warm, and comfy. Designed from a thick wool blend with a touch of cashmere, these socks are an elevated take on a daily essential. Also available in Dark Grey.






NAADAM


Signature Ribbed Cashmere Scarf


Winter's #1 wardrobe essential. The signature ribbed cashmere scarf is knit from 100% soft and sustainable cashmere, spun gently for the softest hand feel. Durable and warm, this scarf has ribbing throughout and an ideal width. The perfect polished winter accessory, pair it with cashmere gloves and beanie.








SOREL


1964 PAC Nylon Waterproof Boot


Built with seam-sealed waterproofing and vulcanized rubber, these nylon boots are a favorite for everything from relaxing après ski to blazing a trail through the snow. Even as temps drop, the removable felt inner boot delivers warmth down to -40°F/-40°C.








THE NORTH FACE


Men's Etip Recycled Gloves


These touchscreen-compatible fleece gloves are a favorite not just because they’re made to keep your hands in their natural relaxed position, but because you don’t have to take them off to use your phone. Four-way stretch means these soft gloves work with your hands and a gripper palm ensures the days of dropping your phone are over. Also available in Grey.





PATAGONIA


Men's Classic Retro X Fleece Jacket


A warm and windproof 100% polyester (50% recycled) bonded sherpa fleece jacket for cool, blustery weather. Fair Trade Certified™ sewn. Comes in a variety colors: Natural (pictured), Black, Navy, Kansas City (Classic Tan), Natural with Barn Red and Purple.










Let me know in the comments section below any other great winter favorites that you recommend!

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