Polar Vortex Chic: Men’s Edition
Stay Toasty with Stylish Winter Looks
Though your instinct might be to remain indoors and don a sweat suit, under a Snuggie, under a down comforter, life must go on…and it must be stylish.
Rag & Bone Sweater, Barneys
Wearing this beautiful Merino wool sweater will feel like wearing a robe, except for the disapproving stares. Rag & Bone does casual, masculine cool better than most and this piece, with its unique shawl collar and mélange texture, is a perfect example.
Cashmere Scarf, Hermès
If you’ve never wrapped your neck in a lush, soft-as-butter, cashmere scarf, you truly don’t know what you’re missing. This one, from scarf genius Hermès, is long, simple and elegant. It’s available in a striking rust color, as well as oatmeal, navy and grey. It will perfectly fill that spot your coat doesn’t quite cover, as well as an empty place in your heart. That’s just what cashmere does, believe us.
Down Parka, Montcler
This coat is not playing around, in warmth or style. Not only is it waterproof, but it’s super light as well. So, you won’t feel like you’re wearing a down comforter with sleeves, which is decidedly not cool. We especially like the length on this coat – it will protect your pants as you sit down on the snow-covered front seat of your car after digging it out post-blizzard.
Corduroy Trousers, Paul Stuart
Is there anything better than a classic corduroy pant in a rich, gold? They add that bit of extra warmth and durability, as well as a sexy, professorial vibe. If you’re the guy that wears jeans or cotton trousers every day, try switching it up with some corduroys. Paired with a smart, modern sweater and you can’t go wrong.
Leather Gloves, Scoop NYC
These gloves are like a warm cloud for your hands. They’re made out of an extremely soft, hand-stitched Nappa leather and, as if that wasn’t enough, they’re lined with pure cashmere. The visible stitches add an artisan touch to make these gloves stand out from the crowd of bland leather gloves.
Leather Boots, Emporio Armani
Here’s the problem with boots: Usually, whatever feels warm and solid outside looks like a joke as soon as you step into the office. And, who wants to lug around another pair of shoes to change into? These boots from Armani, however, are undercover agents that function like a rugged boot while coming off as a slick dress shoe as soon as your trousers slip over them. These are boots you can live with.
Trillby Hat, Paul Stuart
You need a hat; there’s no getting around that, regardless of what it does to your hair. So, you should probably opt for one that also makes you look painfully cool, as if you’ve just stepped out of an old, black and white Rock Hudson film. This fur felt, made-in-Italy topper does just that. It will keep your precious body heat in while also significantly upping your dapper factor.
It can be hard to feel like your dashing, handsome self when temperatures plummet and the snow just won’t stop falling. Icy sidewalks and chattering teeth don’t exactly make you look hip.
The good news is, with a few key pieces, you can maintain your style without risking hypothermia. Instead of falling back on the usual knit beanie and North Face coat, try something new that’s cool and hot at the very same time.