Light grey flannel and olive winter check

Winter Essentials

Thursday 17 November, 2016

As the nights draw in and we reach the depths of winter, it's time to make sure that you're fully kitted out to fight the cold.
We've put together the main essentials to keep you warm and stylish now that the cold weather was started to bite. 

The Overcoat
A well fitting overcoat is key, it should be made of either pure new wool, wool cashmere or pure cashmere as these fabrics have the best properties to keep you warm. They are both elegant and sophisticated when worn over a suit for business but can also be worn with knitwear and jeans, or a casual trouser to cut more of a dash for leisure. For the best silhouette the coat should finish just above the knee. For a more classic look the length should finish approximately 6 inches below the knee.

The Suit
Although we tend to spend more time away from the elements a heavier weight suit for the winter has its benefits, as the natural properties of wool keep you warm in winter and cool in the summer. A heavier weight suit works well on days when it's not cold enough for an overcoat but too cold for a lightweight suit. Flannels and worsteds suiting over 11 ounces are ideal.

"Miles is wearing a light grey 3 piece suit with a U shaped waistcoat in a super 100's wool flannel from Huddersfield fine worsteds and Tom is wearing and olive check 3 piece suit in a super 110's worsted wool from Filarte"
The Jacket
Traditional Harris Tweed, Shetlands or lamb's wool jacketing's? Which one to pick. A Shetland is a good alternative to Harris Tweed for someone who wants the look and feel but not the weight of a traditional Harris Tweed. Lamb's wool is also a great alternative as it has the softness without losing any of the character you'd expect from the Tweed look.
The trouser
Not everyone is a suit wearer, so for those who aren't but still need to look sharp, wool or wool cashmere flannel trouser are perfect teamed up with a great jacket or a fine gauge knitwear and if you don't want to wear jeans then moleskin or fine brushed cotton trousers are the perfect alternative.
With these key items in you'll wardrobe, you'll breeze though winter.