The time to swap sandwiches for soups and lagers for stouts is upon us. As temperatures steadily drop we also have to re-think our style options – not just in regards to fashion, but our homes too. Here are our top winter style picks for men across fashion and homewares…
Naturally, you’ll want a solid pair of boots to get you through winter. They’ll keep your feet warm and brave any wet weather that your regular sneakers wouldn’t be able to. We like the Grenson Grover Boot; a timeless style made with high-quality materials. The brand has been crafting footwear for over a century, so they definitely know how to make a quality shoe. These boots offer versatility, durability, and comfort.
Jeans are a year-round staple, but you’re likely to get the most wear from them in winter. This pair by Rollas is a great choice this season. They feature a slim fit with a shorter cut; a modern style that allows for versatile styling options. With their stone-wash, these jeans are ready to wear from the outset, with minimal breaking in required to achieve that worn-in look.
One of the best things about winter is diving under your doona into soft, comfortable sheets. The Jersey Company makes its bedding from the same material as your most comfortable t-shirts i.e. 100% cotton jersey. Aptly named the T-Sheet, the brand’s sheets are soft and stretchy, and the range comes in a variety of nice neutral shades, making them easy to style in your bedroom. Exclusive offer: Save 20% off all The Jersey Company purchases with code ‘HEYGENTS20’.
This soft, 100% merino wool sweater by Acne will see you through this winter and beyond. It’s quite lightweight, making it ideal for Australian winters where layering light pieces is key. The minimalist style and navy colourway mean you’ll get heaps of wear out of it. The sweater’s semi-fitted cut makes it ideal for work and smarter occasions, as well as casual ones too.
Upgrade your wallet this season to local brand Hentley’s Kerala Wallet. Handmade in Sydney from vegetable tanned kangaroo leather, Kerala can hold up to 16 cards and cash, all while maintaining a slim silhouette. Kangaroo leather is a beautiful choice of material for an everyday carry item, first and foremost because it’s sustainably sourced, but it’s also stronger than regular calf leather. Plus, it ages really nicely too, getting darker and softer over time.
Add some warmth to your bed or couch with the addition of a soft linen and felted wool cushion by Nodi. Cushions are a great way of refreshing a room without having to go out and buy whole new pieces of furniture, plus they inject a bit of character and dimension into your space too. These Nodi ones come in a range of colours, but our pick is the sage version.
The Dante Backpack by Sandqvist features a really neat roll-top, with a durable YKK nylon zipper closure. With a dedicated compartment that can comfortably hold a 15″ laptop, it’s a great choice for an everyday bag for work or uni. It also features a quick-access front compartment for your phone, wallet, and keys, while adjustable shoulder straps allow for comfortable carry.
The Common Projects Achilles Retro Sneakers takes the brand’s signature simple silhouette, and teams it with a suede and leather finish for added dimension. Ideal for winter, these sneakers are easy to style with different outfits, and can be worn casually or dressed up.
IN BED’s 100% Mongolian Cashmere Throw is the perfect addition to your place this winter. Not only is it super soft and warm, but its navy and grey colourway makes it an attractive decorative piece when strewn over your couch or bed too.
It’s a good idea to have a couple of simple button-up shirts in your year-round wardrobe, but it’s in winter that you’re likely to get the most day-to-day use from them. The Derek Shirt by NN07 is a great choice, as its indigo colourway allows for different styling options. It looks great under a crewneck sweater or worn on its own.
Though it’s only a myth that we lose most of our body heat through our heads, it’s a good idea to keep yours warm with a good beanie anyway. Not only do they protect against cold temperatures, but they can really amplify your winter wardrobe too. The Saturdays NYC Half Cardigan Beanie is made from 100% cotton with an all-over rib knit.
This jacket by RAINS is the perfect piece to whip out when the clouds are grey. The water-resistant jacket features a peaked hood to keep the rain out of your face, while snap-stud fastened pockets mean you can keep your phone and wallet safely protected too.
As their name suggests, these socks by Assembly Label simply feel good. Soft and warm with a ribbed design, the cotton socks will get some solid use this winter. Available in neutral shades of white, navy, and grey, these socks are ideal for work or to wear around at home.
It’s not often cold enough during the day in Australian winters to warrant huge, heavy jackets, so keeping your layers light is a good idea. That’s why Venroy’s Bomber Jacket is ideal; it’s made from linen so it remains lightweight, while still adding a layer of warmth. The jacket is available in a few different colourways, but our pick is the navy one, which is a great choice for winter.