The colder months are quickly descending upon us, with the winter suit becoming a priority. Here we look into the must-have accessories you need this winter to let your personality show through even on the coldest of days!
Check out the accessories listed below for a stylish, professional look this season.
Ties are a flexible accessory that can really be worn year round, but don’t miss the opportunity to liven up your winter suit with a tasteful splash of texture and colour. Darker colours are your friend in the colder months, so opt for more muted tones with a higher focus on the texture your tie can add to your suit.
Interesting textures for a winter look include flannel and wool, with darker tones such as plum, burgundy and navy working well with the more muted colours more popular for thicker, warmer suits.
A scarf is a must for the winter to avoid catching the cold, and simultaneously adding a touch of style. A thick, chunky knit can make for an interesting addition to a muted winter suit, but be careful it doesn’t completely drown you!
Scarves are also a great way to add a touch of colour to your look in the winter - popular options include tartan or check, and darker earthy tones such as olive, burnt orange and mustardyellow.
Winter shoes are an essential consideration, not only for the style of your outfit but for keeping your feet warm and dry.
Leather remains a staple option and will prove far more weather-resistant than modern trainers. To switch up from your typical year-round wardrobe, consider above-the-ankle leather boots for a trendy twist.
Finally, it wouldn’t be winter without a warm winter coat to keep you looking fashionable - not to mention warm. Opting for the same material as your suit (a thick wool or cotton being the most popular options) can help make a coat a stylish addition as well as a practical one. It is up to you whether you go for the full match with a coat of the same colour and pattern, or branch out with a complementary contrast.
Key things to remember when it comes to your winter coat is to make sure it extends on your arms below the cuffs of your shirt and suit jacket. As for length, to the knee is a more popular option than the traditional floor-length men’s coat, although it is a matter of personal preference in the end.
At Richard Smith Bespoke, we provide tailor-made suits, accessories and measuring services for men from our studio in Manchester city centre. To book your free consultation or to find out more about the services we offer, simply contact us here and we’ll be more than happy to assist you.