When it gets hot and humid in the summer, there’s only so much you can do; you can strip down to shorts and a t-shirt, but still feel the weather’s intensity. In the cold winter, though, you can bundle up with layers upon layers until you’re nice and toasty. Be sure to bundle up in style this winter. GQ.com recently shared some winter trends in men’s fashion. Below are five trends that will help you stay both warm and cool. Check out the full list here.
1. Corduroy suits are hot this winter — in the fashion-related and literal sense. Corduroy will add an interesting, full texture to your look with soft vertical rifts, and keep you very warm. Plus, it’s a pretty cheap material! Be sure to snag a corduroy suit to easily expand your winter wardrobe.
2. If you’re not digging the corduroy suit look, don’t worry — you can still stay warm and wear your favorite suit. It’s been becoming increasingly popular in high fashion to layer heavy jackets over suits. Though it may look silly to drape an oversized parka over a slim-fitting, modern suit, fashion has adapted to accommodate brutally cold weather conditions. You don’t necessarily have to sacrifice comfort for style.
3. Argyle has been used in traditional Scottish kilts for years — in fact, luxury knitwear manufacturer Pringle of Scotland popularized the pattern. Argyle became popular in the United States after World War I, and has returned again but this time to the runways. New, funky argyle designs will keep you both fresh and cozy.
4. Layering has also become popular and will save you lots of hassle. Instead of trying to find warm pieces, it has become fashionable to just layer what you have. Be sure to layer your longer pieces, like button-down shirts, under shorter pieces, like sweaters. According to GQ, the aim of the look is “all about untucking, pulling down, and stretching out.”
5. Shearling coats are luxurious pieces, and they’re hot this winter. They’re made from tanned pelts — often from lambskin — and the lighter they are, the more expensive. If you’re willing to drop the money necessary, shearling pieces will definitely add a lot to your winter wardrobe.
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