The colder shorter days are up on us, its time for coats & winter accessories, I want to look at a couple of pieces for 2018 that will see you through untill next year, when I look at clothing, I don’t just look at a garment and say l want that, l first have a look at my Wardrobe and see what l need to update, if I need a coat, l first think what style I want then l shop round on the net when l see a style, l look how l could fit this into my Wardrobe now and what l have to go with it, and most of all does it need altering etc,
My first choice is this lovely Flintoff by Jacamo Wool Double Breasted Check coat, in a prince of wales black & white check, its 60% Polyester & 40% wool, the coat is in a regular fit, sizes from M to 5 XL, the cost of the coat is a £120.00, every man needs an overcoat, but the key word is universal, every thing in your wardrobe needs to be able to go with most things in your wardrobe, this coat you could dress up & dress down, for a smart casual idea go with a black V-neck sweater, white dress shirt, charcoal dress trousers, burgundy socks & a pair of Oxblood loathers stylish & bang on the money, dress down go with a plain white cotton T-shirt dress up with plain black slim fit (NOT FUCKING SKINNY FIT) jeans then finish off with a pair of crisp white plimsolls, finish off with a nice dress scarf or baker boy cap, most of these things you will have in your wardrobe just have a think.
The other thing about winter is knit wear if you buy the right knit wear you will be able to use them more as they again will go with most of the pieces you have in your wardrobe all ready, one of my favorite pieces of knit wear at winter is cable knit sweaters, they are chunky but so stylish if paired correctly with the right pieces, this Mustard cable knit jumper from Debenams, from their Racing Green range, is an ideal piece to invest in, its 100% cotton, they do have several other colours, sizes range from S to 5 XL, they are priced on-line at £30.00 but the sales do kick in shortly, my idea would be to dress with khaki chinos the slip on a dark indigo denim jacket, the mustard colour jumper would just pop, if I was to dress up with this jumper, I would go with a Navy trouser then a plain white shirt, finished with a dark drown herringbone blazer, again the mustard would just shine through.
As you get older and stop dressing like a 5 year old 7 stop wearing jogging pants, you may start to invest into trousers, when it comes to winter, thin cotton chinos wont cut it, you need proper stylish trousers that look and feel amazing. but they can be used for casual or formal dress, let me introduce you to the flannel trousers, they are the king of winter casual trousers, flannel is a thick brushed fabric usually 100%, if they are not 100% wool then don’t buy them, the fabric hangs beautifully and adds texture to your outfits, this pair is from Gents Outfitters Peter Christian Lord trousers him self, they are 95% wool & wait for it ! 5% cashmere super warm super soft very nice trousers they come in a casual fit only tho, waist size start from 32 up to 56, they come in at £85 per pair, this is a very good price for a pair of trousers that will last you a good couple of years, I had to get my tailor to re-cut my trousers to a more stylish fit as like a more defined cut that’s all, these trousers can make every outfit look amazing, I like to wear my flannels with a polo shirt & a navy blazer with oxblood brogues proper dressy, when I want to dress them down even more, I will go for french striped breton shirt and a navy twill cotton engineers jacket in navy blue, then some white plain low top trainers finished with a red trawler cap for a proper winter look.
Winter is also about accessories you know hats scarfs gloves, when its cold we need to keep warm, but it’s no good taking your time to put an outfit together then realising you need a scarf or a hat, and the only thing you have is your dads lads & dad football crap 1980’s hat, look for simple casual pieces again that will complement your outfit, my of my pieces is the classic USN watch cap, its been a winter staple for years, it was around before the crap David Beckham beanie err, it was used by navy sailors during WW2, its hard to find originals now but there are a couple of sites still making them like http://www.pikebrothers.com , but they can cost up to £80, here is a copy on ebay for only £30.00, a good way to wear the watch cap and complement your outfit including your flannel trousers is going for a navy polo neck sweater with a plain green M65 field jacket, finished of with chest nut-brown suede chucker boots you will be warm and toasty but also king of the street on a cold winter day.
During winter you need good proper foot wear that not only looks good but is also very practical I have a about 30 pairs of shoes give or take but they are all different, so come winter I always look for good shoes that will see me through the bad weather, a couple of weeks ago I came across these lovely Oxblood brogues from Lucini, what I liked about them was the chunky sole with tread, normally brogues come with a plain slip sole, which is not good on ice day, so with these bad boys I get good-looking shoes that are damn practical in snowy freezing weather, I got these from Ebay for £39.00, I will probably wear these with a navy suit or for dress down a pair of tobacco colour chinos & a tweed waistcoat with a white Oxford shirt finished wearing my m65 field jacket
Remember looking stylish does not have to cost a lost of money, as you can see I shop around then when I find some thing i like, I try to think I how I would wear it and most off all is it going to suit me and look good, if you’re in doubt don’t buy simple, invest your money wisely fashion changes quicker than the seasons, keep to the basics and you will always look great
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