A Gentleman’s Guide: Dressing for Winter

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Written by Jamie Etheridge

Winter is fast approaching and it will be holiday season in just a few short weeks. If you want to stay stylish and warm at the same time, now is the time to plan out your winter wardrobe.

Start with the basics. Plan to wear a rotation of three or four quality custom suits. Choose suits that do the work for you. A dark navy suit will serve you well for many occasions. It’s versatile enough for day, evening, office wear, formal presentations or business trips. We recommend the Madison Navy Herringbone. [http://www.knotstandard.com/suits/madison-navy-herringbone-suit/]. Made from Italy’s Vitale Barberis Canonico Super 110s Wool, the Navy Herringbone can serve as the perfect foundation suit for any winter wardrobe.


Add in a glen plaid, windowpane, Prince of Wales check or pinstripe for those days when you need a power suit or want to demonstrate your fashion sense. Choose high quality woolen fabrics from LoroPiana, Scabal, Holland& Sherry for exceptional suits with elegant drape and impeccable fit.


Think in layers. The perfect suit still won’t keep you warm on a freezing New York winter day without a bit of kit underneath. Choose classic cotton undershirts and men’s dress shirts to stay warm without feeling stuffy.

Invest in a quality overcoat. Windbreakers and bomber jackets are great for casual weekends but for office formal, choose a quality well-made overcoat that accentuates and enriches your office wardrobe. Knot Standard’s luxe wool-cashmere blend Hudson Camel Overcoat is the epitome of beautiful elegance. Made from woolen spun yarns, which are much thicker and loftier than worsted spun cloth, this overcoat is a beautiful investment piece for any wardrobe.


Don’t forget the accessories. Accessorize with warmth and style in mind. Choose calfskin gloves in mahogany or deep camel; stock up on thick, warm woolen scarves in black, mud and navy. A fine leather briefcase keeps your documents and laptop safe and still looks great when hailing a cab or riding the subway.

Ask a Knot Standard stylist for more guidance on dressing for the colder months.