Weather Proof Style – Keep Your Cool This Winter Quintessential Gent 23 January, 2014 When it’s wet and windy and the temperature plummets below freezing; staying dry, warm and alive naturally becomes the priority. But surviving the harsh weather doesn’t necessarily spell sartorial doom. Which is why we have prepared a list of hard wearing yet stylish picks to survive the unpredictable months ahead in weather proof style. COATS Fjallraven Greenland Jacket Scandinavians are generally great at two things, good design and keeping warm. Swedish brand Fjallraven excels at both traits, creating outdoors clothes and accessories that are both durable and stylish. The Greenland jacket benefits from a fleece lining that covers the hood as well as the body and the six pockets mean there’s always a snug place for your mits. ASOS stock the jacket and more from the brand if you’re looking to take advantage of any discount codes. Woolrich Polar Down Jacket This down jacket from Woolrich has been specifically designed to withstand the harshest of conditions. Packed to the brim with down, this parka will help you laugh in the face of rain, wind and snow. Although it’s brimming with down the jacket isn’t too bulky, meaning you can safely pair it will slim jeans without looking unbalanced. SWEATERS J.Crew Fair Isle Sweater A fair isle sweater is a firm winter staple and this cosy soft wool version from J.Crew has the added benefit of bright touches of colour in the pattern. If it were still autumn a denim jacket would look great with the soft brown, but as we’re heading deeper into winter a dark wool overcoat would be the perfect pairing. Reiss ‘Admiral’ Sweater The sweater is the ultimate all year round workhorse. Great for adding another layer of warmth in the winter and for keeping the off the chill on summer nights. Although made from cotton the colour and weave of this sweater from Reiss is ideally suited for adding a bit of texture and contrast to your winter layering endeavours. There is also a mint option available for those with an eye on Spring. BOOTS Red Wing Leather Boots These rubber-soled boots from Red Wing are heavy duty enough to brave the weather yet not so bulky that it looks like you have a couple of bricks tied to each of your feet. Hand stitched and crafted in the USA these durable shoes would make a great snow shoe (If you’re willing to risk it!.) Topman Heavy Suede Boots As the time of writing this post, these heavy boots from Topman were in the sale, so you might pick up bargain, or curse your luck as the case may be. Topman aren’t exactly renowned for their footwear but these 100% leather shoes, in a tasty brown suede are a nice surprise. ACCESSORIES UNIQLO Cashmere Blended Scarf This versatile knitted scarf is perfect for keeping out the chill and has just enough cashmere (10%) to be soft around the neck. But when you can currently pick it up in the sale for under a tenner, we’re not gonna get picky about the specifics of the blend! Brooks Brothers Wooden-Handle Umbrella An unexpected downpour needn’t be a disaster if you have a brolly in hand. With a classic black canopy and carved wooden handle you can’t really go wrong with this Brooks Brothers umbrella. Previously featured London Undercover also do great wooden handled umbrellas.