A man’s guide: How to take on the winter weather in style

Who cares if this is the ‘warmest winter on record,’ I for one am certainly feeling the icy blast this season - and it hasn’t lessened from the last. On the streets we see scarves getting thicker; buttons getting buttoned and the prospect of pubs with open fires seem like a welcome retreat.

Never the less,  what appears to unnerve many of us -especially around the festive season- when we look out on the remnants of a rave hosted by Jack Frost, is the question, what is the best thing to wear when the weather is frightful? What is the happy medium between looking like a charity clothes bin and a shivering idiot?

To save you the torment, I have provided you with an outfit most suited to the changing climate, one that will see you through the winter in a comfortable and stylish way. So listen closely and take notes.

The first item on our list is a deep beige coat from ZARA. The double-breasted style is right on-trend for this winter and has been seen on many of the top brands A/W 14/15 shows.  The added silk burgundy lining is a subtle touch of sophistication and comes in rich burgundy hue.

To go under this overcoat, I have included a low rise turtle neck jumper in a gravel grey from River Island. The high neckline will cover just enough, so you can do without adding an extra scarf.

In keeping with the tailored look, I have also added a straight legged pair of navy blue trousers from REISS. These are sure to keep you looking trim with a clean cut look of distinction.

Now for the most important added extras. These are what separates the men from the boys, and add that contemporary edge.

The penultimate extra is the watch. No man should ever be without a watch that reflects his overall look; it is a true projection of what you want the world to know about you. What this Emporio Armani watch is saying about you is that you are a professional, you are accepting to the current trends but appreciate the timelessness of a classically designed watch.

As with all Emporio Armani watches this timepiece comes with unrelentingly precise quartz movements, cased in stainless steel with a blue croc leather strap. But, the most intriguing detail on this watch is the scallop-textured dial that disperses from the date window,  making this timepiece exceptionally refined and the perfect companion for any endeavour.

The final touch to this outfit comes from Fred Bennett, purchased through The Jewel Hut. This is just a subtle extra that takes this outfit up a notch. The sterling silver and enamel edge on this cuff, adds a fleck of metallic to compliment the Emporio Armani watch, completing the look and keeping it modern.

So there you have it, with this simple, but effective tutorial, you should be ready to brave the winter storm in a stylish manner most suited to high-class modern man of the world. It’s a simple guide which is sure to keep you looking your best, but most of all practical.

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James Tissiman