I love clothes. The more the better. However, it’s a different story for the man (and boys in my life). They hate shopping and they hate choices. When faced with multiple options in their wardrobes, they panic like rabbits caught in the headlights and choose the same outfit again and again. So, guess who ends up doing their shopping for them?
When online men’s fashion store, Jacamo asked me if I’d like to write a piece on men’s winter fashion I immediately knew I’d need to keep things simple. With this in mind, I’ve compiled a simple guide for winter wardrobes for the sartorially challenged men in our lives. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.
Light layers. Ever bought a man a thick jumper only for it to be rejected as too hot or too itchy? Lightweight layers are your friend. Pair a soft shirt with a button down collar with a loosely woven jumper for a smart look. Swap the shirt for a light jersey tee for casual days.
Hardworking basics. A great pair of jeans or chinos are the foundation of any man’s wardrobe. They’ll match everything, no matter how smart or causal. Steer them towards dark denim, it’s so much more flattering (also pretty practical for muddy winter days).
Function over style. Clever clothes designed with a bit of technical know-how always go down well in our house. Down filled coats that keep you warm, but feel as light as a feather. Or a smart waterproof jacket that keeps you dry but not too hot while cycling. And large pockets will always be valued more highly than anything else. Don’t buy anything without them.
Add bright colour. Men’s fashion does have a tendency to come in a range of dull, sludge-like colours. Combat this by sneaking a few bright hero pieces into your man’s wardrobe. I personally love a red jumper and, if all else fails, a collection of super jolly socks.
I hope you enjoyed this brief sojourn into men’s fashion! Normal service will resume shortly.
This post is in collaboration with Jacamo