When the falling leaves and shorter days come knocking, it may be a good time to start thinking about the winter accessories. Accessories are not really a typical essential of the menswear wardrobe. However, an exception must be made for the winter months. In the colder time of the year, winter accessories are pretty much of the essence to help battle the freezing cold temperatures.
A scarf is the most stylish accessory also necessary for keeping you warm in the winter months no matter what kind of coat you are wearing. In choosing a scarf, it is vital to choose one that will give maximum insulation such as wool. There is an option to get one that is finer knit for formality and a heavier gauge chunkier knit for more casual wear.
A Pair Of Good Gloves
In choosing a pair of gloves, you could decide to either go with leather or wool. Cotton might not be a viable option especially when it gets wet. Leather is reserved in most cases for more formal occasions. However, the Ball and Buck’s handsome brown pair is rather versatile. For smartphone users, it is recommended to get a pair that is smartphone compatible like the J Crew’s Touchtech.
Losing most of your heat through your head may be an old wives tale but your head and ears get pretty cold in the whipping wind. To this effect, it is essential to have a hat to not only keep your head warm but to keep your ears warm as well. Important to note is that your color choice will reflect the hats formality.
It cannot be sufficiently stressed how important warm socks are. A good pair of wool socks will keep you feeling sufficiently warm even in the coolest of temperatures. And even though wool happens to be a tad more expensive than their cotton counterparts, their value pays dividends with keeping your feet toasty. Although wool socks like anything else tend to have their downside of being too thick and itchy, the benefit of warmth outweighs these downsides. The best wool sock brands are Smart Wool and Wigwam.
You shouldn’t be trudging through the snow with your canvas sneakers or suede footwear. In fact, suede, leather soles, and desert boots should be in the storage room in the cold, wet months. Instead, change to the rubberized boots and Vibram outsoles. These include
- Semi-dressy work boots.
These are the kind of boots you want to wear when it’s iffy outside but still look nice at the same time. They are designed in such a manner to last you miles and miles. Unlike the typical boots which have leather soles which soak up water in the winter, these boots have rubberized Danite soles and neocork rubber hybrids which provide more traction making them superior boots over typical boots.
- Boots with lugged soles.
When the weather gets a little rougher, you are going to need a tougher boot. Boots with lugged soles are built to keep you from slipping on the ice and snow. They often come in work or hiking boot styles. Due to this aspect, they may not be acceptable for your workplace but can be used to commute from one place to another. The Danner Mountain Light II and the Red Wing Beckman are the best brands for these kinds of boots.
- All weather duck boots
There is no boot better suited to the task of walking in the tundra than the classic duck. The rubberized sole and tough full grain leather uppers provide full protection from the wet and icy wilderness. When heavy snow is in the forecast, there is no better boot to wear. The go-to classic duck boot is the L.L. Bean Boot which invented the category back in 1912. The Sorel Cheyenne Lace-up Boots are also a good alternative, thanks to their soft inner lining