Start your winter right with these five trends. These are the five trends you can't afford to miss this season. Get your wardrobe winter ready!
An essential for the colder months, a good overcoat will keep the cold away and should last you a few seasons. Wear yours over your suit on those icy Melbourne mornings. Stick to staple colours; black, charcoal and navy are all safe options, that can be paired with just about any suit and shirt colour. When buying a good overcoat, you should be looking only at those that are 100% wool or have a high woollen percentage. Keep in mind that the thicker the wool, the more durable it will be. Cashmere coats are a top-end alternative, and despite costing double the price are extremely soft. A woollen overcoat is much more durable than the cashmere, and more practicable as an everyday work jacket.
Thought to belong to those with motorbikes, leather jackets are funny business. Despite being available each winter, their styling is forever changing. Should it be long or short? Plain or textured? This year get yourself a trendy biker jacket, complete with quilted chest and padded sleeves. Perhaps the ultimate in winter cool, wear yours with a well fitted jean and a basic shirt and tie combination.
Biker jacket worn by Adam Gallah.
Sport Coats and Blazers
If you'd prefer a jacket you can wear all year round, this is it. Blazers (or sport jackets) offer great value due to their extreme flexibility. They can be worn casually with a basic t-shirt and denim jeans, or dressed with tailored trousers and shirt and tie. To avoid the cold, buy a woollen blazer. A fine wool blazer will keep you warm in the colder months, and relatively cool in the warmer months.
This is one accessory that is often overlooked when it comes to men's clothing. A good scarf adds a touch of personality to any outfit, and lasts for years. Once again, we suggest buying a woollen scarf. To maximise wear it's important to consider the colours you'll be wearing it with.
The ultimate in casual footwear, a desert boot is a variation of the classic ankle boot. Available in several colours and finishes, they are a durable and flexible option for your winter needs. Worn with slim jeans or cotton chino pants, a desert boot is the perfect shoe for a night out. We suggest looking into the blue and camel colours, as these are both trendy and versatile.
Pay attention to these five trends, you'll be seeing a lot more of them this coming winter!