The winter chill is upon us, today’s 77-degree high notwithstanding. While it’s important for a guy in Philadelphia or New York City to have some great cold-weather pieces like custom overcoats and flannel sport jackets, that won’t be enough to keep you warm on the coldest days. With that in mind, we’ve created a basic guide to men’s winter accessories.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll have individual posts dedicated to hats, scarves, and gloves – the usual suspects when it comes to keeping warm. This post will serve as a home base of sorts for those other posts, but we have some brief write-ups below.
Wearing a hat is one of the most effective ways to maintain warmth – lots of body heat escapes through the top of the head, so stopping that from happening is important. There are a multitude of hat styles – beanies, fedoras, Scally caps, baseball caps, and more. Some are more casual or dressy, others are more form than function, etc. We’ll do a deeper dive into these in the coming weeks.
Anyone who’s left the house in the cold without a scarf knows how unpleasant it is to leave your neck exposed to a chill. A scarf is the obvious way to alleviate this issue, not to mention an excellent way to complement the other elements of your outfit. Some scarves are dressier than others – there are even formal scarves – and we’ll have more on that in a couple of weeks (and yes, we can make custom scarves).
Your extremities have the most difficult time retaining heat – this is why your fingers and toes get cold but your chest doesn’t. You’ve already got socks and shoes on your feet, but you need gloves too. Like hats, there are plenty of styles of gloves ranging from dressy and minimally functional (we’re looking at you, driving gloves) to extremely casual but highly functional.
Either way, we’ll have suggestions on how to pair gloves with outfits and some examples of gloves that every guy should own.