Some Quick Tips for Chilly Evenings

March 25th, 2012

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Even though it’s sunny during the day, the cold weather is not quite gone.  The evenings have been chilly.

Here are some quick tips for stepping out in the evening chill as we experience the tail end of Winter.


1. Cotton Tailored Coat

An unlined cotton topcoat is one of my go-tos between seasons. In fact, I have this same one by Theory in navy as well (as featured here).

The shape and fit make the jacket “dressy” but the cotton fabric gives it a casual feel as well. This jacket can easily be dressed down, as shown here.

Paired with a scarf it’s just enough to break the chill, but not enough to get overheated. Think of a cotton topcoat as a windbreaker, for whenever you’re not doing something athletic.

As I’ve mentioned (here), I like fur in small doses. This black/grey rabbit fur scarf ads a soft touch of luxury and sophistication.

Carrying a bag, especially for us city folk, makes life much easier when the weather is unpredictable. You can swap out layers and accessories and carry them on the go.

I like a leather duffle because, like a cotton topcoat, it can also be dressed up or down. Look for something big enough to carry your daily belongings but small enough that it’s easy to handle – but not so small that it gets confused for a purse.

Not sure what bag is right for you? Here are my top five suggestions.

  • Rabbit fur scarf from Flea Market in Canada
  • Black leather duffle by Kenneth Cole
  • Black leather tassel loafers by Allen Edmonds
  • White oxford shirt by Thom Browne
  • Light grey flannel trousers by Michael Andrews Bespoke
  • Black unlined cotton topcoat by Theory
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  • Emil


    Love your blog!

    I was wondering if you would consider doing a post of fashion tips for blonde men. As in real, nordic (Scandinavian) blondes. Pale skin but do get very tan.
    For example I feel like I can’t really pull off red but I dont really know.

  • ed

    the loafers and pants in the third picture down are expert. i just can’t go for the rabbit fur scarf, sorry

  • LIFTLUXEandrew

    Love the double-breasted suit jacket. So happy they’re making a come-back.

  • Adyna

    The dark navy suit is pretty amazing..the scarf makes the touch!

  • AFJ

    Nice bag and watch. Brands?

    A bit girly that scarf to my taste.

  • jack

    Super awesome.

    As always keep up the good work.

  • Jules

    Great post.

    Know you’ve answered this lots but I can’t find it – Whats the diameter of your trouser hems for your heavy suiting fabrics like these?

  • cam

    dan, nice post. why didn’t you feature the other 2 looks here from the lookbook? they are boss!

    • Daniel

      Agreed. Those looks were great! I guess that’s the benefit of also having the lookbook.

    • Qiqi

      Awww, I like the scarf tied around the dress! I did the same thing to my maxi dress (it just fleoatd too far from my ribcage). I have always wondered why companies would add belts to clothing that are the same exact color. I mean, black skirt and black belt. WHY?! (My guess is that it is cheaper?? I dunno, lol)