Keep it snug and manly with these winter dressing tips

Keep it snug and manly with these winter dressing tips

By OUR CORRESPONDENT | | 12 December, 2015
Clockwise from left: Fur lined jacket, v-necked sweater, gloves and laced-up boots.

Summers in this city are a time when we would rather go without clothes, if we could, just as winter is a time when all the clothes in our closet seem to fail in keeping us warm. All it takes,  is some light colours and airy fabrics to look cool in summers, while the winter look takes a little more effort in dressing up. Thankfully, it also gives us more scope to look good. Guardian 20 lists some tips for men, which if followed diligently, can help you construct a winter wardrobe that will help you stand out.

Jackets
Faux-fur lining: Besides keeping you warm it looks ultra chic, and gives the whole ensemble an expensive finish that is sure to provide you with a good first impression. While buying a faux-fur lined jacket or cap, it is important to pay attention to quality. One of the best tests of this is the softness of the material. The second important thing is the colour. Guys should go for shades ranging from brown to black. A white fur collar would also look great on a dark coloured jacket if you don’t have laundry problems, as the fur would get dirtier with use.      

Besides keeping you warm it looks ultra chic, and gives the whole ensemble an expensive finish that is sure to provide you with a good first impression. While buying a faux-fur lined jacket or cap, it is important to pay attention to quality.



Pockets and buttons
Though both these embellishments increase the beauty of a jacket, they can also hamper its look if used redundantly. Double breasted-jackets, with a set of six buttons, are very popular as they provide a proper hold and cover around your abdominal area keeping you warm. Pockets on jackets give a distinctive look and can serve great utility too. When trying out a jacket pay attention to pockets. They should be in the right place for you to be able to cover your hands when you walk around in the cold winter air.

Blazers and sweaters
Buy these to add a bit of variety to your winter wardrobe. On days when the sun is out, ditch your big heavy jacket and go out with your blazer on. A blazer can work for both heavy formal occasions and for light hang outs with friends if you regulate the whole ensemble. Pair the blazer with same shade pants and ties with a white shirt for the professional look and wear a lighter shirt and jeans under the blazer when out with friends. Sweaters can add the touch of colour to your wardrobe. Light shades of pinks, yellows, and blues will help you stand out from the sea of dark coloured sweaters everyone has on. Sweaters, if a little loose will give the ultimate casual free look.  

Gloves
Apart from serving the obvious purpose of keeping your hands warm gloves will give your winter look a finishing touch, and the better the gloves the better the finishing. When it comes to gloves guys should avoid all fancy stuff and go for the classic ones. A pair of brown leather gloves, just like your boots, will be an investment. While shopping for gloves pay attention to the fit. Another thing that makes a glove great is the finishing, check the detail and the stitching with care.

Boots
Winter is a time when one you actually walk for pleasure around the city. But the problem rises if your feet are cold due to improper protection. A good sturdy pair of ankle length, lace-up boots will be an investment that you will be thankful for many winters to come. As far as colours go guys can never go wrong with browns and blacks, paired with a thick pair of socks, they will protect your feet through the worst part of December and January.

Mufflers
Now this piece of cloth, if handled properly, can be as useful as it would be fashionable. The large number of ways to wear it gives you an endless way to edge out your look. There is a wide verity of mufflers available, ranging in texture, colours, material and size. There is a lot of scope for you to find the right one for you. Neck warmers are also a great substitute.
 

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