Online Shopping Picks: Stay Warm This Season with the Best Men’s Winter Accessories

Our focus today on The Style Guide is all about getting you prepped for winter in style — that means it’s time to tackle the best men’s winter accessories that your hard-earned money can buy. Our recent Online Shopping Picks entries have covered everything from stylish socks for the season to classic denim shirts for all your layering needs, but there’s something missing. Isn’t there? After all, what goes better with rugged leather boots than essential winter accessories? That means we’re covering everything from a standout winter jacket (via United By Blue) to a stylish Taylor Stitch scarf and a rugged pair of leather boots— and we’re just getting started. If it’s bewildering and crazy to know that we’re moving into winter after it seems like fall blew by, then you’re not alone. And with these picks for the best winter accessories, you’re going to stay warm as you fight the chill — we’re in this together, folks. Let me know what you think of my selections over on Twitter, and follow along to get some winter #menswear tips on my Instagram account.

The Jacket: United By Blue Ultimate American Jacket — $598

Don’t let the simple looks of the American Jacket fool you — it’s tough and ready for winter weather.

When you think winter accessories, do you tend to think more about the smaller items, things like stylish wool socks or a dependable winter scarf? That’s all well and good, but what about when you need to break out the true heavy hitters — a must-have winter coat has gotta be near the top of your list, right? I humbly offer up the United By Blue American Jacket, a beastly, functional and surprisingly stylish men’s winter coat made with a waterproof shell and filled with warm (and sustainable!) bison fiber fill. Less bulky than a parka and more stylish, the American Jacket is a worthy investment.

The Boots: Rancourt & Co. Shearling-Lined Dresden Boots — $365

From head to toe, you need your bases covered — Rancourt & Co. has your boots on lock.

Again, let’s think about the big picture — and thus, the big-ticket items you need in your closet (and on your feet) this winter season. While there are plenty of pairs of stylish leather boots to choose from out there, few combine everything into one handsome package quite like the Rancourt & Co. Shearling-Lined Dresden Boots. Featuring handsewn construction and Horween leather, the Dresden Boots are also, as one would expect, lined in cozy shearling. Complete with a rugged (and treaded) rubber sole, the Rancourt & Co. Dresden Boots could be the most essential footwear purchase you make this season.

The Scarf: Taylor Stitch Scarf in Oatmeal Alpaca — $98
Taylor Stitch
The right finishing touch for any winter outfit has to be a stylish Taylor Stitch scarf — agreed?
OK, with your new favorite winter boots and a stylish winter jacket out of the way, let’s move onto something smaller, but no less critical — an everyday winter scarf. It’s helpful that this particular winter scarf comes from Taylor Stitch, a personal favorite brand that’s proven that it can do just about anything. Featuring a blend of alpaca and wool fibers, the Taylor Stitch Scarf is all-natural, with a versatile color that actually comes from undyed alpaca fibers. The Taylor Stitch Scarf would add just enough visual interest with a charcoal overcoat, slim blue denim and … dare I say … the Rancourt & Co. Dresden Boots?
The Gloves: Hestra Deerskin PrimaLoft Gloves — $125
Don’t consider your gloves an afterthought in terms of your wardrobe — invest in this pair from Hestra.
Lest we forget, durable winter gloves are an absolute must, whether you’re layering up with a rugged field jacket or a slim topcoat. And since we’re accepting nothing less than the best, I’d say you ‘ve got to pick up the Hestra Deerskin PrimaLoft Gloves, featuring just the right combo of sleek style and functionality. PrimaLoft insulation will keep your digits nice and toasty, while elastic cuffs make these easy to slip on and off. These stylish winter gloves are certainly an investment in terms of price, but it’ll be one that pays off … according to me, at least.
The Beanie: Taylor Stitch Beanie in Navy Alpaca — $48
Don’t leave home without this Taylor Stitch beanie on your head — trust me.
OK, so your hands are nice and toasty, you’ve layered up with the ridiculously dependable United By Blue American Jacket, and you’re now looking to keep your ears warm. Allow me to introduce you to the Taylor Stitch Beanie in Navy Alpaca, a well-made winter hat from a brand that absolutely deserves some space in your closet. This Taylor Stitch beanie uses a Fisherman’s Rib Stitch for extra durability and thickness, something that’s essential when dressing for the polar vortex that’s coming.

The Socks: Wigwam Cypress Socks in Red — $13

Socks aren’t all that important, right? Wrong. This cotton-nylon pair is dependable, breathable and ready for winter.
When are socks more than just, y’know, socks? When the socks in question happen to be the Wigwam Cypress Socks, and when those socks happen to be keeping your feet warm this winter. Reliable winter socks can be a tricky proposition in terms of matter of style, but these cotton-nylon socks should be comfortable and breathable to wear. The Wigwam Cypress Socks are the sort of pair that are stylish enough to wear with classic dress shoes, yet dependable enough to wear with rugged winter boots while keeping your feet from overheating.

Holiday 2017

I don’t know about you, but I already feel warm and toasty just looking at some of these picks. When you layer up with the United By Blue American Jacket and complement that with plenty of other dependable winter accessories, you’ll have no trouble staying cozy in the snow. The trick comes in picking products that blend fashion and function, like the Rancourt & Co. Shearling-Lined Dresden Boots, featuring durable Horween leather. The same is true of smaller accesories, like the Taylor Stitch Beanie in Navy Alpaca and the complementary Taylor Stitch Scarf. And right on down to your socks, we’ve got you all set — the Wigwam Cypress Socks should be a go-to pair on many a cold night. I’m also a big fan of the Hestra Deerskin PrimaLoft Gloves, a reliable, sleek pair of winter gloves for outfits both tailored and casual. These picks should be enough to get your winter wardrobe started — you can expect plenty more #menswear tips for the cold weather in the weeks and months ahead.
As always, thanks for reading!
-Beau

Holiday 2017

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