11 Winter Essentials Every Man Should Have

MenWit Staff Nov 23, 2018
Cold and frigid days are upon us, and a man needs all the help he can get to stay warm. Here are the 11 winter essentials every man should have in his closet.

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Winter is the only season when you can look hot while still looking cool. Depending on how intense the weather can be in your area, it's important to have a few essential pieces in your wardrobe. So, to help you buy the right pieces, here is a small, yet crucial list.

Beanie

If you're not a hat person, then beanies are the perfect companion for winters. They come in many colors, and can be worn in different styles. Plus, you won't have to pay a lot to keep your head and ears warm. And if a beanie doesn't float your boat, you can always buy other winter hats like the felt dress hat, Peruvian hat, or flat cap.

Wool Scarf

A scarf is not a must-have accessory only for women; men too require a warm, woolen scarf around their neck. These scarves are stylish, sophisticated, and a smart purchase. You can easily find inexpensive woolen scarves in different colors and styles; you can never go wrong with wool.

Gloves

When it comes to winter gloves, choose leather, wool, cashmere, or skiing gloves; they are built to go the distance. Possess either one of these gloves as they all provide the necessary coverage during winters.

Blazer

Owning a blazer doesn't necessarily mean pairing it with a suit. You can wear one with jeans and a casual t-shirt, or khaki pants and a shirt. There are many department stores and websites that offer a variety of blazers for different occasions. Research about the style, fabric, and design you are interested in the most, and then make your final decision.

Parka

An all-weather, down-filled parka is perfect no matter where you live. Usually worn over a suit jacket, the parka should technically be longer than the jacket. But if you're not a huge parka fan, or are looking for a dressier option, go with wool, camel hair, or a cashmere overcoat instead.

Leather Jacket

A leather jacket is definitely a wonderful investment as it stands the test of time. If you don't shy away from bold colors, opt for a leather jacket in hues such maroon, beige, tan, brown, mustard, or even green. Any of these colors will work wonders for any outfit you have on.

Denim Jacket

One of the most iconic American workwear pieces, a denim jacket gives you a rugged look while keeping you warm. And the best way to make it work for you is to find the right fit. Make sure that the length of the jacket doesn't go below your waist, and the armholes are cut high with the sleeves reaching just below your wrists.

Pullover Sweater

If you're not a jacket guy, invest in a trendy pullover sweater. With a variety of styles, colors, and materials to choose from, you can wear your pullover sweater with a casual t-shirt or a buttoned dress shirt.

Cardigan

Cardigans are a type of sweater that open down the front with either buttons or zipper closures. They are thinner than regular sweaters and are usually worn between a top coat and a shirt.

Wool Socks

Keep your feet warm with woolen socks as they don't lose their insulating properties no matter what the temperature is. They are thicker than cotton socks, and wick up more moisture without getting wet.

Winter Boots

A pair of heavy winter boots is all you require to keep your feet insulated, breathable, and dry. So, no matter what type of boots you buy, make sure they have all these properties.
The reason these pieces are mentioned here is because the season demands so. However, if the weather is a bit forgiving where you live, it is fine to do away with the warmer pieces. Make sure to shop at stores that have a wide range of winter essentials, and have the best deal possible.