Transitioning into winter means inevitably updating your wardrobe with pieces that will help you combat the chilly mornings and odd rainy days. Investing in high-quality garments allows you to build up the ideal collection of clothes instead of replacing them every year. The best way to keep things looking fresh is to layer your existing favourite pieces with a few new items. This way your style stays consistent, up-to-date and appropriate for the weather. Here’s our list of the best men’s winter style essentials…
Comoditi – Black Selvedge Jeans
Comoditi‘s brand ethos is all about buying well, not a lot. Jeans are a necessary item for every man, with many of us wearing them throughout the week from work to the weekend. Finding it difficult to tick the boxes of affordability, quality and comfort, the brand set about designing the ideal jeans for Australian men featuring 9.5oz lightweight luxury-grade selvedge denim to accommodate our unique climate.
The Drumn Coat by Jac+Jack is a smart winter investment. Featuring signature clean lines that the brand is associated with, this coat is the epitome of timeless style. The cut is loose enough to wear over layers without looking bulky, made from premium Italian Merino wool.
With natural materials and craftmanship at the forefront of the brand’s philosophy, Merz b. Schwanen design garments for people to experience life’s good moments, reinventing classic pieces for modern men. This navy Merino wool beanie will help you fight the cold while staying comfortable and looking smart.
Hunter Lab believes your style begins with your skin. The brand is passionate about providing men with super natural skin health tools backed by science to advance the daily skincare ritual. The Cleansing Shave Foam is crafted with Australian botanicals to cleanse and protect the face and neck prior to shaving, and deliver the required lubrication for a close shave, all while avoiding nasty ingredients, including aerosols.
Like all of Nudie‘s denim, the Billy Jacket is designed to be worn in with over time. The black 100% organic cotton jacket features a slim, flattering fit with gunmetal trims and signature yellow stitching.
Independent footwear brand Oliver Cabell craft simple, timeless footwear. Following on from the popularity of their sneaker designs, their new Chelsea Boots feature the same pared-back sensibility. Made from Italian suede and vegetable tanned leather, these premium boots are perfect for winter and beyond.
Conceived in their New York City Studio, J. Crew‘s designs are made to be effortless and remain timeless. Both are the case for this wool-blend scarf that is ideal for throwing on before leaving the house on chilly days. It’s textured and lightweight so it won’t wear you down or look bulky.
Having designed a collection of pieces for men that are effortlessly smart, L’Estrange London‘s style strikes the right balance between casual and formal. The Harrington is a lightweight cotton stretch pique iteration of the classic shape, complete with their signature striped pocket lining.
Komono distill their watches to their simplest form, resulting in high-quality, minimalist timepieces for daily wear. This watch boasts a modern black stainless steel body with a tactile Milanese mesh wristband for added visual interest.
New Zealand brand, Blunt set out to combat the poorly made umbrellas on the market that were being thrown away at staggering rates. Through tireless testing, innovative materials and technology they have achieved a high-quality designer product that is ideal to keep close throughout winter.
Emerging fashion line Nikke Horrigan is quickly becoming known for their exploration of materiality in menswear, in particular their distinct distressed denim. A perfect addition to any winter wardrobe, the Heavy Denim Shirt has an 80’s vibe with an oversized fit and fading throughout. It looks as good buttoned up as it does worn over a t-shirt or sweater.
One of the easiest ways to mix things up for the new season is with a fresh scent. Homme by Costume National strikes a nice balance between citrus, spices and woods. Top notes of grapefruit, cardamom and bergamot blend with heart notes of cinammon, thyme and cloves before revealing base notes of patchouli, sandalwood and labdanum.
With a handful of boutique destination stores, Venroy‘s collection of premium men’s leisurewear is growing rapidly. Continuing the relaxed aesthetic of their tailored linen pieces, Venroy has incorporated luxurious cashmere into this sweater that features a classic fit and versatile grey colour.
Starting out in Japan in 1984, UNIQLO have become a go-to for affordable, high-quality basics. Their classic socks are no exception, with a multitude of colours to select from and self-deodorisation technology. Socks are a winter essential, not only to keep your feet warm but to complement your sneakers too.
A contemporary take on military pants, the Field Pants by Saturdays NYC are a comfortable option with a regular fit and straight legs. This pair of black pants are versatile enough to work in any casual or professional environment all year round.