The Five Winter Essentials Every Man Should Own

Timeless classics

We’re big believers of the quality over quantity mantra. Fads come and go, but every man should invest in timeless pieces that they can return to again and again – classic items they can rely on.

You can easily conquer the wardrobe game and take on winter by bolstering your wardrobe with these five essentials that will not only be your daily go-tos for work and weekend, but will last for seasons to come. 

Don't only rely on denim

Although jeans are a daily must-have, a great-fitting pair of chinos should also have a prominent place in your rotation. We like the Thompson Lake Slim Fit Chino Pant version for its slim fit, rugged construction, versatility and color choices—there are six shades in all. They’ll fit for casual Friday or the weekend – pair them with a button-up shirt, cardigan and desert boots. Or wear them with a sweater, down vest, beanie and our classic boots for an urban nod to outdoor style.

Invest in the perfect sweater

A well made,  everyday sweater will do wonders for your wardrobe. Our Thames River Lambswool sweater looks casual but feels luxurious, and will grow old with you as a timeless classic for the colder weather. Despite it being 100% lambswool, this must-have is machine washable, so you don’t have to treat it like a work of art. It comes in rich navy, a mossy green and sleek grey and will add a subtle dose of color this winter. Team any of them with a white shirt and chinos for a preppy look or throw one on with jeans and waterproof  boots for seemingly effortless laidback style.

Jacket Required

A proper winter jacket is not only a style essential, it’s a functional need. That’s why our Shrewsbury Peak Waterproof Down Jacket is so key for when the temperature drops low. This duck down-filled topper will keep you warm and dry because of the Hyvent water-repellent coating and seam-sealed details that keep moisture at bay. It’s built for days spent in the city or out on the trail, but it’s versatile enough to wear with business casual wear or off-duty looks, too.

Rugged winter boots

Let’s face it – winter means boots. And trust us, we’ve got you covered. Our original boot, the 6-Inch Premium Waterproof has become an icon but it’s still as hardworking as it was 40 years ago. More, in fact. From boot-laces engineered to stay tied to rustproof eyelets and anti-fatigue technology that will take away the ache from being on your feet all day, these boots can do it all. Sleek and masculine, they’ll keep you going for years to come. 

A helping hand

And last but not least, don’t forget the winter months are tough on your hands. Help them out with our luxurious Mile Beach Fleece-lined Leather Gloves. They come in cocoa and black iris and are 100% leather on the outside, 100% polyester fleece on the inside - whether you need to keep a steady grip on your drink, your handlebars or the steering wheel, they’re up to the task.

Give careful thought to your closest closet essentials by investing in these five go-tos for winter – they’ll keep you looking good and feeling warm for the long winter ahead.

Balancing style and function in winter can be tricky, but we’ve turned to experts for their advice. Meet the Bolton Down Vest, styled by Leo Chan or get tips on how to layer for winter from our style editor.