How to Properly Layer Your Ensemble This Winter


One of the wonderful things I like about living in New York is the benefit we receive from four true seasons each year.  From a fashion perspective you have an array of opportunities to show your personal style in different ways.  It also allows you to experience the fashion of others as the seasons change.

As winter has arrived, it is vital for every gentleman residing in the North to understand the basic concepts of layering. This is especially true in New York, as we spend much our time outdoors, running between business lunches and cocktail hours, and must plan our attire in advance of the day.

What you choose to wear over your outfit to protect yourself from the weather is as important as what you wear underneath, as you may be wearing a perfectly tailored suit and hide it beneath an ill-fitting jacket or bulky scarf. To avoid this, you must understand how to properly layer your looks to create cohesion no matter the weather. Here are a few rules to follow regarding layering to guide you as the temperatures drop.

You should also note that your top layer is important.  Overcoats and jackets are the first thing that people see and they can say a significant amount about your personal style.  These are excellent examples of layering successfully.

Key fashion point when wearing a suit, your overcoat MUST be longer than your suit jacket or sports coat.

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