In Transition: Cold Weather Essentials
Written by Charles Shoultz

The chill is back in the air; the nights are colder, and the days are getting shorter and shorter. With all these changes, a gentleman’s wardrobe must transform as well.  This time of year can be unpredictable, brisk and crisp one day to frigid and wet the next.  To brave these uncertain times, we submit some key pieces for any discerning dresser’s wardrobe, garments that will help you navigate the tumbling mercury but still keep you in style. (Click on the images to find more info on each item). 

Barbour Flyweight Quilted Vest: A perfect item for sudden temperature changes, and a burst of color for a casual weekend outfit.  It also works well under suit jackets or even over a sweater when the temperature drops. 

Homespun Knitwear Oldtimer Henley: Simple and timeless, the Henley is an ideal shirt to wear under a leather jacket or a lightweight peacoat.  Think of it as your companion on a motorcycle ride through the fall foliage. 

Levi’s Vintage Trucker Jacket: Versatile, essential, the perfect jean jacket to wear over a crewneck sweater for an extra layering pieces. It also pairs nicely with chinos and a long sleeve Polo shirt for a classic Varsity look.   

Todd Snyder Grey Heather Pocket Sweatshirt- Casual, cool, can be worn while around the house or out for simple errands.  Wear it with your favorite pair of beat-up jeans or dress it up with a tailored dark-hued suit (See the November GQ cover featuring Justin Theroux).

Baracuta Original G9 Harrington Jacket- As perfect today as it was when Steve McQueen wore it, and just as useful.  Do like Steve and wear it with a turtleneck for an instant “style icon” look.

Facconable Cable Knit Cardigan- An elegant style in a warm, inviting color, with a handy quilted lining you can detach. No qualms about it; this is the ultimate layering piece.

Brooks Brothers Own Make Donegal 101 Sport Coat: A staple of fall dress, this tweed sport coat is expertly constructed on American soil.  Wear it with some richly colored pants, like deep green or burnt orange. 

Howard Yount Cotton Moleskin Pants- Moleskin is velvet’s workwear cousin- rugged, warm and elegant.  Pair these pants with a heavy tweed jacket and crisp white shirt for a versatile, day to evening look. 

Alden Kudu Indy 404 Boot- A hardy yet elegant boot that will help you through rainy streets and across marshy fields.  Looks best when dressed down, though a casual suit can handle them too.

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