Now that the weather has gotten a bit cooler I thought it might be appropriate to talk about Fall and Winter Styling. An easy place to start is with colors. During fall and winter take advantage of richer, and deeper colors like navy, charcoal, camel, forest green, burgundy and darker colors.
When it comes to winter fashion for men, the fabrics you wear will be heavier and thicker, warmer and more insular. This keeps the body heat in when you’re outside braving the colder temperatures. Men’s winter fashion has plenty of heavier cottons, wools, thicker knits, more substantial woven shirts. All layers in general are thicker to keep in warmth.
For fit, clothes should start slim and gradually become more roomy, naturally. For example, layers that are closest to your skin should be slim and thin, as you build your outfit and layer, your mid layers and coats may be looser, thicker or heavier to accommodate your layers.
For suits and sport coats look for heavier winter-weight wools, flannels, and tweeds. Wool flannel is among the comfiest and warmest suiting fabrics. Topcoats and overcoats are a great option for keeping warm this winter. You may notice some topcoats and overcoats are slightly oversized. Most of the time it is because it is assumed you’ll be layering underneath, and the coat is designed to accommodate those extra layers. Our ¾ length Hybrid Overcoats are a perfect solution for staying warm this winter.
If you are wearing an all-season wool suit you will want to compensate for lack of warmth by layering up with sweaters or thinner quilted vest underneath your suit jacket. At UWM we have sweaters for every occasion from Givocci, St Croix, Eleventy and others. Scarves are definitely an accessory that not only looks awesome but serves a purpose. A wool or cashmere scarf is the perfect cold weather accessory. You can go with a solid, neutral color like grey or brown. Your scarf will work with everything in your closet and look great while also keeping you nice and warm.
A winter beard is also something that we couldn’t recommend more. You don’t have to go full on lumberjack. But a bit of well groomed facial hair always fits in during the colder months. To stay professional and well trimmed, keep your neck shaved smooth and your beard lines well defined. A beard will help to keep your face warm as well.
As far as winter footwear is concerned there are a few options. Dress shoes with rubber soles are important. Leather bottomed shoes although comfy do not do well with wet ground. Rubber soles don’t absorb the moisture, just make sure that you waterproof the upper portion of the shoe. The other option is to do like we do here at UWM Men’s Shop, wear a snow shoe or boot or even a sneaker into the office and change into your nice dress shoes once you are inside. Just don’t forget to change shoes before you leave!
At UWM Men’s Shop we have everything to ensure that you are ready and prepared for fall and winter this year, stop in today!!