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Guide To Winter Suits

As seasons change, so should our wardrobes. While winter isn’t officially here till the 21st of December most of us are feeling a cold chill already. Here at Henry A. Davidsen, we have a variety of custom men’s suits in Philadelphia perfect for any season. In this blog, we will be going over factors that one should be aware of while designing winter garments to stay comfortable and professional all season long.


Wool and CashmereThe classics are venerated for a reason. Wool and Cashmere have remained the fabrics of choice for suiting due to their versatility, insulating properties, and comfort. For a winter suit, think the heavier the cloth, the warmer it will be. You can learn more about weight here. A heavy-weight cloth can range anywhere between 10.4 ounces to 14 ounces. Fabrics in this range will keep you comfortable without causing unneeded sweating once indoors. 


Three-Piece Suits

three piece suit on bust formYour mother was right when she told you to put on more layers. Three-piece suits are an easy way to add style, formality, and importantly warmth to an ensemble. A three-piece suit is versatile in that as the day heats up the vest can be removed and your style continuity will remain unbroken. A vest also lends the opportunity to forgo the jacket once indoors for an upscale approachable look.


A Gentleman's Guide to Surviving the WinterDarker colors absorb more of the scarce sunlight and warmth in the winter. Think black, dark grey, and navy suits for the colder months. Explore more about patterns here. When wearing an outfit with multiple patterns it is important to keep the color palette more uniform. An outfit with no patterns or very similar ones can be more experimental in terms of color. An excess of contrast can have the effect of swallowing the finer details. We want to showcase personality, not have it be lost in the noise of a loud outfit. 


man removing plaid scarfWhat is a fancy meal without garnish? You can learn all about accessories here. Color coordinating your accessories can be an easy way to add intention to an outfit. Too often we see men walk in from cold donning neon beanies and ridiculous scarves on top of a somber-colored suits. Remember, your image is speaking for you. It doesn’t go mute just because the temperature drops. 


Looking for more warmth? Check out our blog on overcoats. If you have any further questions or would like to get the custom clothing process started Contact Us, call 215-310-0219 or email us at info@henrydavidsen.com.

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