INSPIRATION AND ADVICE
STYLISH GUYS IN COLD-WEATHER LAYERS
By Kasia Hastings, 3 February 2019
Just when you thought it was safe to pack away your thermals, in comes another Arctic breeze forcing you to reach for the extra insulation you’d already dismissed from service. But it’s cool because the street-style set in London, Milan, Paris and New York have been out showcasing how winter dressing is done. From fleeced-up steez to on-point checks, here’s how to layer up and stay warm in style.
When it comes to cold-weather staples, we can’t overstate the benefits of investing in a longer coat. If you haven’t already enjoyed those extra inches of protection from icy winds then it’s time to take your lead from these seasoned pros. Whether you err towards our man on the left’s coordinated camel approach with its matching mac and bucket hat, thick hoodie and excellent ankle coverage, or our guy on the right’s considered consort of black cuts with its strong jacket-on-jacket action, one thing’s for sure – you’ll wonder why you ever left your backside out in the cold.
Finally, here we have a lesson in bold, confident layering from this season’s most valuable plaid player. This MVPP’s tactics don’t involve subtle, strategic sartorial moves – his game is about fast, high-impact play. First, he goes for a white igloo-like hoodie that creates a cocoon big enough to shield him from the chill. Next, he turns things up a notch with an oversized check jacket that’s basically like wearing a blanket. Finally, he balances things out on the bottom with baggy blue jeans. Well played, sir.