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End of Winter Essentials

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Men's Style Pro WInter Essential

In just a few days, winter will officially come to end. Even though warmer weather is in our future, we know it’s still pretty damn cold outside and lightly bundling up is a must. This winter I’ve personally found sartorial solace  in two pieces in my wardrobe, both of which happen to be the same color burgundy. These two items are my winter hat (called a “skully” here in Philly) and fine gauge merino turtleneck sweater.

Style tips for picking the right skully (winter hat) for you:

  • Evaluate the thickness of the fabric. If you have a full head of hair with some substantial thickness, opt for a thinner hat (so you don’t sweat to death). If you prefer a low-cut or you’re rocking that baldy then a thicker fabric hat will work best.
  • Choosing a color is relatively simple. Solid colors are easy to pair with most outfits (if you’re interest in complementing other pieces in your looks). Sticking with relatively neutral colors like shades of grey is a safe bet, but, don’t be afraid of warm colors like royal blue, burgundy, forest green and burnt orange.
  • Ribbed hats (like the one below) add great texture to your look and can help to conceal any “awkward” lumps in your skull (we’ve all got them).

Style tips for picking the right turtleneck sweater for you:

  • There are three basic colors when looking for a turtleneck sweater: black, grey and navy blue. Once you feel comfortable with those color, step outside of your comfort zone (within reason) and pick up a burgundy or plain red, deep purple or royal blue.
  • Fit: A turtleneck sweater is supposed to fit your body like a glove, but, not a like a glove that is two sizes too small.
  • Fit: The neck of your sweater should fit snuggly as well. If the fit is droopy, the neck is too large and you should size down.
  • Turtleneck sweaters are extremely versatile. Pair them with jeans, leather jackets, corduroy pants and suits, especially tweed or wool suit, because the textures complement each other.          

Shopping Tip

  • Right now is the perfect time of the year to pick up winter hats, sweater, gloves and down vest because all the spring apparel is in or coming into stores. This istime winter apparel goes on sale to make room for all the spring inventory. 

Work Ready                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Men's Style Pro WInter Essential

Custom Glen Plaid Trouser by Imparali Custom Tailors - Cooper Brogue Wingtips by Fin’s For Him - Camel Color Top Coat by Indochino

http://mensstylepro.com/2013/01/18/the-mens-style-pro-x-mantorii-custom-double-monk-strap-shoes/

Wool Hat, Sunglasses, Turtleneck Sweater & Green Downed Vest by H&M

http://mensstylepro.com/2013/01/18/the-mens-style-pro-x-mantorii-custom-double-monk-strap-shoes/

Wool “Ketchup” Pocket Square by Armstrong & Wilson (available online now)

Weekending

http://mensstylepro.com/2013/01/18/the-mens-style-pro-x-mantorii-custom-double-monk-strap-shoes/

Olive Green Corduroy Suit Jacket by Onassis Clothing – Levi’s 521 Slim Taper Jeans (Now 508s)

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Tan Leather Gloves by H&M – Derek Cardigan 7011 Brown Tortoiseshell glasses by Coastal

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Tan Captoe Boots by ASOS

Photography: Marina T. Peele @CantWinkLefty

Best,

Sabir

@MensStylePro

Editor In Chief/Creative Director of Men's Style Pro, Sabir has a deep passion for menswear and all things manly. Selected as one of the "5 Best Dressed Men In America" by Esquire Magazine in 2010 & as #GQFall 2013 Best Dressed Man, Sabir finds his way around the web in an attempt to seek out "the cool" of #menswear. Stay updated on Men's Style Pro doings on Twitter & Instagram @MensStylePro.

  • http://anorexicescapades.wordpress.com BougieHippie

    Stellar pics, awesome and very useful tips! Another great post!

    • http://mensstylepro.wordpress.com Sabir Peele

      Hi BougieHippie,

      Thanks for the kind words!

      Best,

      Sabir

  • http://withluckblog.com withluckblog

    always with the pocket squares! haha I love it!

    • http://mensstylepro.wordpress.com Sabir Peele

      Hey Jenn Dice,

      You know there will always be a pocket square in my pocket!

      Best,

      Sabir

  • http://thebrasharian.com thebrasharian

    Saw this up on Details! looks great! Can’t wait to start sending them my own stuff :)

    • http://mensstylepro.wordpress.com Sabir Peele

      Hi The Brasharian,

      Glad you liked the feature. Looking foward to your stuff.

      Best,

      Sabir

  • http://secondhand-dandy.blogspot.com/ Secondhand Dandy

    I love the concept of putting puff vest under suit jacket or a topcoat, as it definitely helps to warm up one’s body without loosing the style. My custom made quilted suit vest is my go-to essential for the transitional weather. Btw your topcoat looks incredibly sharp, I have to look for a similar model :)

    Kind Regards,

    Secondhand Dandy

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  • http://mensunderwearzone.com Mensu

    Some great style tips here, I would also agree it’s a great time to pick up some great bargains in winter wear. Great pick by the way!