How do you stand out in the colder months?
Men - variety is the spice of life. As stylish men, we need to stay fresh and show variety in our closet choices. The last thing you want is for people to think you're just a pony who does tricks and goes with the flow.
It's easier in the summer - a guy can wear bright colors and fun patterns that help set him apart from the plain shorts and t-shirts that are out there in sheepskin.
When the colder months arrive, it's a different story. Most men's closet options seem to become more limited, and everyone starts to look the same.
Wool Blend Suit Pants
Wool-blend pants make an appearance - the tailor's solution to dealing with cold legs during the colder months of the year. In short - wool-blend garments keep you warm. Pants made from wool blends offer the diverse abrasion resistance of polyester/cotton and the warmth of wool.
Wool-blend pants are often considered a more formal choice for winter. However, this does not mean you have to wear a full suit. Many men look great when wearing wool blend pants with a polo top or cashmere pullover. Great for business casual Christmas parties or winter date nights.
Slim Fit Corduroy Pants
Men have been wearing corduroy pants (or "cords") for decades. Usually, the cords are thicker than regular pants and slightly looser in the leg.
However, corduroy pants are a great option for men looking for cold weather fashionable men's pants. To avoid the '70s look, purchase a pair of fitted, thin-leg cords. Try to avoid bright colors and baggy styles. Well-cut corduroy pants are a great choice between formal pants and casual jeans.
Card on the table, men - I'm not saying you shouldn't wear jeans in the winter. They are a classic and have been considered a staple piece in stylish men's closets for over a century. In the summer, men typically wear brighter, lighter colors to match brighter, warmer colors. On the other hand, darker and darker colors are more common in the winter because of the colder and less vibrant weather. Try navy, gray or even black jeans.
Regarding fit - a safe bet is to choose jeans that are neither baggy nor skinny. The slim, straight fit is a modern take on the classic straight leg. This fit looks more fitted than regular fit jeans, but not so tight that they can be mistaken for yoga pants.
Men can wear different types of chinos all year round - they come in hundreds of different shades and can be made from many different materials.
When the cold weather hits - it is important that you wear durable and thick chinos. In the summer, thinner chinos can be worn. However, these may be damaged by exposure to the cold season elements.
Thermal Lined Pants
Thermal liner pants are a top choice for keeping warm in the winter. These pants are designed to meet the needs of men who live in colder climates. Typically, pants with thermal liners are made of a cotton-polyester blend that is both durable and warm - making these pants perfect for a fashion boost in colder climates.
One word of warning - choose your thermal lined pants carefully. Thermal pants are sometimes categorized as "work wear". Often, workwear is designed for function rather than style - they may be made of highly visible materials or have unflattering extra pockets. When buying thermal pants, be careful that they fit well, are monochromatic in color, and don't have too many leg pockets!