#OOTD: How to Wear a Shawl Cardigan Casually for Men This Winter

The shawl collar cardigan. How about it, folks? An essential, casual winter layer, yes? Now, we’ve talked about more refined style moves like how to wear a topcoat this winter (and you can certainly put that same Todd Snyder topcoat to use here as your outer layer), but let’s go a little more casual and talk about how to wear a shawl cardigan this winter. Of course, with Valentine’s Day on the horizon next week, this can also serve as a guide on what guys should wear for Valentine’s Day. Ya dig? To get even more specific, let’s talk about how to wear the Peregrine Waffle Cardigan, a rugged-yet-versatile, classic shawl cardigan that’s going to complement plenty of your favorite casual style essentials this season. Consider this a slightly different take on my 2020 guide to wearing a cardigan, complete with a bit more laidback, relaxation-ready appeal. Why go with a shawl cardigan for winter? It’s simple, really.

The shawl neck gives it a more burly build, insulating you from the cold (seriously, you could wear this cardigan with just a scarf and a Huckberry beanie cap, sans jacket, if you really needed to get out there). And the shawl collar cardigan is a favorite of current style icons (think Daniel Craig as James Bond) and past style luminaries (look at Steve McQueen’s shawl cardigan) in equal measure. If it’s good enough for them, it’s more than good enough for you. When you pair it with casual-yet-rugged pieces like your favorite henley and the perfect casual watch (from Timex!), it only gets better. Heck, we’re even throwing some Woodford Reserve whiskey into the mix for at-home enjoyment. Keep scrolling for the rest of this #OOTD, and be sure to give me a follow on Instagram to see how I’m styling my winter gear from Huckberry and beyond this season.

A mix of rugged and casual style essentials for days and nights at home (including your favorite whiskey, of course).

Maybe it’s just me, but this outfit just speaks to me as far as excellent, truly casual, laidback-but-not-sloppy winter style is concerned. When you want to switch up your work-from-home wardrobe and transition into happy hour without missing a beat, or when you want to refresh your wardrobe (and your winter cocktail) on the weekend, I don’t think you can go wrong with one of the best men’s cardigans, for starters. It’s a classic and rugged move, and it’s made all the more comfortable thanks to one of the best men’s T-shirts around, a nice change of pace from a typical Oxford shirt.

The casual and comfortable at-home vibes get even better, though. That’s because the Western Rise Spectrum Joggers toe the line between chinos and sweatpants with ease, and they wear quite nicely alongside the GREATS Foster Slippers for the perfect balance of “at-home” or “quick store trip” style. You can’t skimp on your accessories even on casual days, so the Timex M79  is a reliable timepiece to throw on, while our friends at Huckberry come through with one of the best men’s winter hats for chilly, snowy days. Last but not least, a relaxed outfit calls for a relaxing pour of whiskey, so what better way to serve it than out of the incredibly unique Infused Skull Globe Decanter Set, right? Oh, and if I had my way, I know what you’ll be sipping on: Some winter whiskey from Woodford Reserve, naturally. That’s all I’ve got for today. Happy shopping and happy weekend hangs, folks!

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