As the winter days draw firmly upon us, men are looking for ways to keep warm while staying on top of today’s fashion trends. Fortunately, this season has several forgiving fashion trends that look great on just about every body type. Let’s take a look at some of the best staples of outerwear that a man’s wardrobe should feature this year:
Puffer vests or “bodywarmers” were once industrial staples that warehouse workers would use when walking between cold or frozen environments to standard room temperatures. They have the stiff insulation that keeps a man’s vital areas warm without the added bulk of a full jacket. They’re mostly suitable for those days that are in between – cold, but not truly freezing. For truly cold conditions, there’s no substitute for a warm jacket that covers a man’s torso in its entirety. However, for quick ventures outside or a simple run to the local grocery store, then a puffer vest is likely a suitable option to keep a man warm for the short time he’s exposed to the elements.
Scarves were once the accessory that would get boys bullied on the school yard. That impression has faded over time and today, scarves are one of the most widely accepted and prominent fashion accessory men can choose. However, because of their rapid rise in popularity, a typical scarf is just all too common of an outerwear nowadays. This is why men need to choose bold patterns that really stand off of their clothes. A man’s winter wardrobe tends to be a bit drab or even monochromatic, which works in his favour when looking for the most ornate and decorative patterns on scarves.
If there’s one thing that can be said for the winter season, it is its unpredictable ways. While not technically outerwear, this is why a man’s footwear needs to be truly versatile in order to meet the needs of the season while still retaining a masculine charm. Hiking boots tend to be the best option when it come to both weatherproofing technologies and rugged styling that ensures men are never out of place when it comes to both the weather and various social requirements. Since the winter is no stranger to wet conditions, men should opt for hiking boots with manufactured Gore Tex uppers, which will help ensure a breathable yet completely waterproof fit that goes quite a way in ensuring comfortable feet throughout the winter season.