Winter is coming...well, winter is pretty much already here! It can be tricky to find outfits that are stylish, yet at the same time keeps you warm. The best solution to staying warm when wearing a suit is simply to change the fabric of your suit. The fabric you choose to wear these next couple of months will make all the difference - the temperature will keep dropping, and you will be forced to bear the cold while at the same time looking sharp. That's why we put together this guide for you on what to look for when customizing your next winter suit (which you can do at Hockerty).
It only makes sense that a fabric that is breathable and lightweight in the summer, will make you freeze in the winter. The same goes for a fabric that keeps you warm in the winter, will make you too warm in the summer. To find the best winter suit, look at the suit's construction and the fabric - these two factors will determine how well the suit can keep you warm. Some of the best fabrics to look for when buying a winter suit is:
Wool is the nature's insulator, making it a great place to start when looking for your next winter suit. Its ability to adapt to temperature change and the fact that is wears well makes this a perfect fabric for your winter suit. (Find the suit on the picture above here)
This fabric, made from wool, is created by combining three differently colored yarns which are then twilled (twill: to weave a yarn in a way that it produces a distinctive pattern). It's a great timeless fabric, and it's thick, warm, durable and water resistant.
Corduroy is created by twisting fibers of cotton so that they lie parallel to one another. The corduroy suit is one of the most underrated pieces of tailoring that a modern man can own, especially in the winter. Don't forget: the trousers and blazer don’t just work nicely together, but but as separates as well. (Find the suit on the picture above here)
Moleskin Cotton Suits
Moleskin cotton is great for winter as the fabric retains heat very well (and the high cotton content allows the fabric to be very breathable making it possible to be worn in the summer time too). The material is not only warm but also very durable, making it perfect if you are living a busy life. (Customize your suit here)
Don't forget about accessories! Since your winter suit colors will be on the darker side, choose accessories that either complement your dark suit color, or details that contrast (bright or patterned) your suit for a great impact. To add a dimension to your look, add different textures and patterns. A great way is to add a scarf: scarves are winter essentials that not only keep you warm, but also add style.
It’s important to develop a seasonal wardrobe; not only does it ensure comfort, but it marks you as a stylish man who cares about the finer details. Therefore, it’s important to get your suit right. Think about what season you plan to wear it. your body type, and the level of comfort you are looking for - then go here to design it!
Don't forget to finish the look by designing your own cashmere coat.