Winter is here and what is more classic than rocking a navy pea coat? With its origin from the British navy, it is built to withstand the cold wind during the winter. Complete the naval look by adding a turtleneck and for layering during the colder days.
For today’s collage, I would like to like pay a tribute to the iconic waxed jacket. The waxed jacket is a flexible companion no matter the task. It does not matter if you are planning a hunting trip the forest, or if you are planning for a walk in the city. What all waxed jackets have in common are that they will get nicer the longer your wear them as they will develop a beautiful patina over the years.
The bomber jacket has received an enormous popularity the last couple of years and there are various of alternatives to choose from in stores and online. Many brands takes inspiration from the original design to create something own and unique, and one of these are the English based Private White V.C. Thanks the versatility of the bomber jacket, it can almost be worn with everything that you are able to find in your wardrobe. Wear it with a pair of denims, or why not a pair of flannel trousers? The choices are many, so I created an inspiration collage to make it easier for everyone out there.
We cannot deny it anymore, the winter is here to stay. To be able to survive the winter you will need a good overcoat, beanie and scarf. We have already talked about my favorite overcoats and beanies and I think it is high time that we take a look at my favorites scarves.
A scarf can be a real savior when it is chilly outside, especially with a combination of the lower temperature and a windy day. What many do not think about is that you can control your temperature easily depending on which knot you are using for your scarf. A walk in city, walking in and out of stores will probably need a different knot compared to if you are taking a long walk in the country side. Other important details to think about when choosing a scarf are the length, choice of fabric and color. A longer scarf will give you the option to be able to make more advanced knots, something that will impact the isolation as already mentioned but also what kind of look you are after. I like when the scarf have a length around 180 cm, a length that is not too long or too short.
The thickness of the fabric will also make a difference as a lighter fabric will look more elegant, but lack of the isolation that a thicker fabric will offer. For winter I would personally choose a wool or cashmere fabric as these will keep you warm, not irritate your skin and are easy to find in various price ranges. Another fabric that has been seen much more lately is the alpaca, a softer and more luxurious alternative than the merino and sheep wool.
When it comes the choice of colors, I would personally start off with earthy and subtle colors such as navy, grey, brown and camel. These colors are the easiest to match with your other garments in you winter wardrobe such as your coats and trousers. I think it is better to start with these basic colors and instead add colorful scarves afterwards.
I have picked my ten favorites for the winter to help you gentlemen in the jungle of scarves.