Already, summer has flown by and we are faced once again with tackling brisk autumnal mornings and rainy afternoons. Staying comfortable in the changing seasons is essential, and the best place to start is ensuring your wardrobe is up to date with warm, comfortable and stylish clothing and accessories to see you safely through winter.
In this article, we’re going to take a look at a few staple items every man needs in his wardrobe for the changing colder seasons.
As with summer, finding the right fabric for your winter suit is a must if you want to stay comfortable and warm both in and out of the office. Suits are the perfect garment for the colder seasons, providing the perfect layering options for fluctuating temperatures.
In the colder months, fabrics you should be looking for include cashmere, wool, and tweed. These thicker materials not only add a luxurious feel to any suit, but will also wrinkle less and, of course, help keep you warm.
Be sure to steer away from linen and cotton, as these summery fabrics will do nothing to arm you against the cold!
Choosing a winter-colour for your suit is far more forgiving than your summer alternative! The most popular suit colours for the colder months include black, navy, and charcoal grey. If you dislike the idea of letting your personality completely disappear in the colder months, don’t forget you have a number of ways to accessorise and complement your style, from ties and pocket squares to hats, scarves and gloves.
For those of you still wanting to add a little colour and personality, consider deep colours such as a deep burgundy or plum.
A stylish overcoat is a must in the changing seasons, and can create a fantastic first impression whether you wear it to office and business meetings, or for social occasions.
Overcoats were typically worn to the ankle, although a more modern design is knee-length and is favoured for it’s ease of movement and stylish look. Your overcoat should cover your suit and shirt sleeves, and should be in a similar fabric and style to your suit.
Winter is a great time to stay stylish with accessories, from hats and scarves to knitted ties. If your suit colours are more muted for winter, opt for accessories that will either complement or contrast with these colours. Scarves are a must-have accessory for adding a great element of style and personality to your outfit while keeping you warm - consider adding a chunky knitted example to contrast with a more muted suit.
Remember, you don’t have to stick with purely muted tones just because it’s cold outside - consider adding a bright pop of colour or even a floral pattern to make your outfit stand out.
At Richard Smith Bespoke we specialise in custom-made suits for men. Regardless of the season, occasion or style, our expert tailors are on-hand to create the perfect suit for you - simply contact us today to discuss how we can help you.