Every Guy Needs An Outerwear Wardrobe
December 19, 2016
Form and functional design align in outerwear that does more than just ward off chill—it looks good, too. Add these four essentials to your sartorial mix for a well-rounded start to the season.
A ’90s streetwear star reemerges more grown-up than ever. Throw over your tee while walking the dog or layer under a topcoat. Initially designed for alpine climates, modern puffers are slim and sophisticated—thanks in large part to Moncler, which pioneered the first goose-down jacket in 1954.
Few silhouettes are as classic as the peacoat. First worn by sailors more than 150 years ago, it’s now a cold-weather standby. With its oversized collar, eye-catching buttons, and signature double-breasted cut, the peacoat is universally flattering. We love it layered over a chunky turtleneck in homage to the coat’s nautical roots.
When you’re looking to stave off serious cold, a hooded parka is your go-to. Once relegated to the slopes, it’s now at home paired with a tailored suit or head-to-toe denim. Toronto-based Canada Goose is best known for its fur-trimmed iterations, engineered for the coldest places on the planet.
The ultimate layering piece, a vest doubles as extra protection against the elements while adding visual interest. Pair a rugged wool or suede vest underneath a sport coat with trousers or for weekend mode, layer a puffer over a sweater and chinos.