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Ways to Keep Warm: Style Report

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

1. Beards

Number one way to keep warm? A little facial hair action! The trick is to keep it trimmed and relatively “neat,” which will assure you can get away with it at work. Facial hair adds character to a man’s face and diminishes that “boy next door” look. And regardless of the fact that it bothers your lady friend’s face (or…), trust us, she loves it too. It’s like cave man meets GQ style. Take these celebrity men for example:

Celebrity Men and Their Beards

Celebrity Men and Their Beards

Even Prince William rocks a beard…

Prince William with a furry friend...

Prince William with a furry friend…

1 1/2. Wool Scarves:

Don’t be caught on the mountain range with protecting your neck, literally. These wool scarves come straight from Italy and are the designer Daniel Dolce’s answer to a cold chilling wind.

Mountain Range 100% Wool, Italian

Mountain Range 100% Wool, Italian

and this Green Striped Italian Wool scarf by designer Daniel Dolce:

Green Striped Scarf, Wool and Silk, Italian

Green Striped Scarf, Wool and Silk, Italian

2. Mouton Collar Jackets

Fur is fur is fur is….always a hot topic. Regardless of those extremists at PETA, a classic mutton collar is a great essential to keep you warm in the winter. It’s not that it just looks good, but it’s main purpose it to maintain body temperature. Don’t believe us? GQ recently featured a line of ultra-hot mutton collar jackets, like this one from Ralph Lauren:

Mouton Collar Jackets, Ralph Lauren Black Label

Mouton Collar Jackets, Ralph Lauren Black Label


Dsquared Coyote Collar Stretch Wool Cady… by dm_512a4d0cd53c2

3. Top Coats

Ah, the dapper man strikes again! Nothing like a classic top coat to go over your suit, sweater, or even tee shirt. It will transform any simple outfit into an elegant look. Want to grocery shop in your pjs? Throw on your top coat and you’ll be good to go…a closet must-have.

Club Monaco $390, Top Coat

Club Monaco $390, Top Coat

Going hiking in Canada? You’ll need the extra warmth up there, especially visiting Niagra Falls. Before you make your trip to the North Country, get a hand-painted, rustic pair of Canadian Coin Cufflinks:

Hand Painted Canadian Coin Cufflinks

Hand Painted Canadian Coin Cufflinks

4. Sherpa-Lined Denim Jackets

Sherpa is ultra-cozy and ultra warm. Anything lined in it is liking living inside a pillow. Not really, but  sherpa lined boots, socks, and especially jackets are unbelievably snug (and affordable). It looks good, feels good, and you’ll want to rub your hands against it all day. Or…not. It’s just goodness in a jacket:

Sherpa-Lined Denim Jacket by True Religion

Sherpa-Lined Denim Jacket by True Religion