How to stay stylish and warm in the snow
There’s no excuse not to look sharp in snowy weather for men either. “Snow calls for serious kit,” says Telegraph Men’s style editor Stephen Doig. “This, fortunately, is something men enjoy; the heft and solidity of a properly padded jacket, even better if it contains some heat-tech and inner machinations like detachable layers.” You can DIY this by buying a thin padded liner jacket or gilet from a performance brand like 66 North or North Face, and wear it underneath a more classic wool coat.
Consider your hats, scarves, gloves, et cetera the final flourish to your look. Hodin likes to style her clients in one colour from head to toe: “A long but not too bulky scarf in the same colour as the rest of the outfit makes for a great tailored silhouette,” she says.
So have fun with your layers, and use them to add personality to your snow-day look – with just one word of warning from Doig: “Knitwear can become sodden with sweat pretty rapidly and emit a wet dog smell, so layer wisely. Lots of thin layers with a chunky padded coat are more effective than a mohair sweater.”
Today’s thermals are not your grandmother’s thermals. There are so many clever fabric blends available on the high street now that feel soft, wick sweat and keep you warm, all without adding bulk. Colourful roll-necks layer beautifully under contrasting jumpers. Long johns have made a comeback too – they’re not just for the ski slopes – try them as an extra layer beneath jeans.