The best thing about menswear is that it’s very simple.
A gentleman only wears a handful of shapes in a few traditional silhouettes, all from a simple collection of wardrobe staples.
The key is organizing and pairing these classic shapes in creative ways.
Here’s a few examples that I hope will get you thinking differently about the pieces in your closet.
1. Shawl Under Jacket
Too cold for just a blazer, but not cold enough for a bulky overcoat?
Slide a shawl cardigan under your jacket and you’re all set.
Keeps the body insulated and serves as a pseudo-scarf covering the neck (especially when “popped”).
If you haven’t invested in a tweed jacket yet, I highly recommend it.
It treads the dressy-casual line perfectly and can be worn a million different ways.
Gotta love them winter textures!
The nappy texture of suede shoes was meant for the cold chills of winter.
- “Huxley” eye glasses by Warby Parker
- Forest Green Donegal Tweed jacket by Michael Andrews Bespoke (Cloth by Ariston A 579/27)
- Blue chambray shirt by Rag&Bone
- Burnt orange wide knit tie by Corneliani
- Wool/Linen shawl cardigan by Club Monaco
- Brown wool flannel pocket square by Armstrong & Wilson
- Brown Leather Plaque belt by JCrew
- Brown corduroys by H&M
- Tan suede wingtips by Bass