We've seen the first flurries of snow and it's clear that winter has arrived! Whilst we aren’t keen on the thought of dark mornings and cold nights, we’ve got to admit that we’re sort of looking forward to getting some of our winter favourites out of storage and back in the wardrobe. In addition to those wear-forever pieces that have seen you through season after season, there are some must-haves that you’ll need to add to see you through the icy cold days ahead. Here is our pick of the style essentials that will see you through until spring.
Thick Cable Knit
Evoking all sorts of connotations of rugged weekends in the wild Scottish Highlands, the thick cable knit comes around time and time again. We favour neutral shades of oatmeal, black, navy or marl grey, preferably worn with slim fit jeans or chinos. Add a new season spin to your thick knit by layering it over a thin polo neck; added warmth and extra style points all round.
A great pair of boots is a winter must have, with designers including Jeffery West, Polo Ralph Lauren and Hugo Boss offering some of the our favourites new season styles. There’s nothing to say they must be black either; brown boots are more popular than ever and work especially well with casual weekend wear, whilst Jeffery West’s Victoriana-inspired styles will add a cheeky edge to smarter looks. Blue suede shoes are another option and they will give you a look that is more Mumford & Sons than Elvis Presley.
A thin knit, like those currently available in store from Polo Ralph Lauren, will add infinite layering possibilities to your wardrobe. Wear over a shirt or beneath a suit jacket, or opt for a polo neck style and channel a smart Parisian edge that is perfect with dark skinny jeans and a great pair of Jeffery West boots.
Designers including Hugo Boss, Lexington and Armani all featured their own take on the chambray shirt in their AW15 collections. A favourite of Hollywood’s main men and a look that is cool but casual, blue chambray has an effortless edge that’s hard to replicate.
Along with offering some of the smartest denim styles in the world of menswear, designer Jacob Cohen turns his attention to chinos too. Like his jeans, Jacob Cohen’s chinos are beautifully crafted, with the same implicit attention-to-detail you have come to expect from the menswear maestro. With the same pony skin labels and bold pocket handkerchiefs too, there’s no mistaking the Jacob Cohen touch.
Winter is the perfect time to introduce a blazer or suit jacket into your wardrobe. Capable of smartening an outfit in an instant, a great tweed jacket takes a simple shirt and jeans combination to a new level. Pair with chinos for casual Sunday lunches or evenings in the local pub and twin with skinny jeans in a dark wash when the occasion calls for something smart, but a suit just doesn’t quite fit the bill.
Does your winter wardrobe need work? Visit Robinsons today and shop the latest collections from labels including Hugo Boss, Jeffery Campbell, Armani, Lexington, Jacob Cohen and Polo Ralph Lauren.