Men Fashion: Must Have Winter-Jackets
Besides shielding you from the biting icy air, rain and wind in winter, jackets also come as a fashion statement to showcase your personality.
In the past, people pictured hideous clothes when they heard of dressing for winter. They primarily focused on being warm and comfortable for the cold period and not exactly looking good. Well, in recent years, most people, more so men are going to great lengths to look dapper irrespective of the weather.
Looking good in winter does not mean sacrificing your comfort and warmth. Layering is the ideal choice. This allows you to wear more clothes that match and look good rather than thick, unsightly ones.
This does not mean reaching for Bogner snow shirts and pants for your inner clothing layer and other fashionable clothing for the top layer.
The rule of thumb when layering is to have light fabrics for your inner layer and heavier ones for the middle and top layers. To this end, you will need a jacket for your top layer. Since this will be the visible element of your outfit, you should take time to pick the warmest and yet stylish one available.
Here are the must-have jackets for all men’s winter closets.
This extends below your knees and is a traditional, elegant and formal coat generally made from wool. Overcoats come in varied styles and weights including double and single breasted as well as lightweight topcoats and heavy greatcoats.
Charcoal overcoats are the most versatile ones since they will complement black, grey, and navy business suits. Remember that the overcoat should snugly fit over the suit, and there should be no lapels, cuffs or suit collars visible above it.
This is a less formal and shorter version of the overcoat and falls just below your hips. It is always double-breasted and has large plastic, wood or metal buttons and lapels. The peacoat is generally an ideal choice for dressing up your semi-casual outfits though it can also be paired with a suit.
Peacoats are generally navy though grey is also an appropriate color choice. Unlike an overcoat, you can wear this coat unbuttoned as your outfit’s statement piece.
This has a hood and will be lined using faux fur. Parkas were in the past made of sealskin and designed for kayaking and hunting in the Arctic. Their relaxed shape allows the wearers to layer heavily under them without adding to their bulk. They are perfect for casual outfits and should ideally be in a cool and subtle color.
Leather Bomber Jackets
These were used by pilots in WWI when cockpits were open, and thus, keeping them warm was essential. The jackets comprise a heavy wool lining that extends to the cuffs and collars covered by leather. Leather bomber jackets are paired with casual outfits and reach your belt line.
Yours should fit your body and shoulders snugly and have tapered arms that are buttoned at the ends for a sleek look.
Cold weather need not dampen your style sense. With the above jackets in your closet, you can now be warm and comfortable in cold weather while maintaining your fashion sense. Other than the jackets, do not forget to stock up on stylish gloves, scarves and hats. Wool, leather, denim and cotton are the best fabric options for winter wear.
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