By Aarian, Buffalo Exchange HQ
When it comes to dressing stylishly for winter, it can be a challenge. Amidst the doldrums of gray skies and freezing temperatures, you may find it easier to throw on whatever’s laying on your floor, plus a large puffy jacket and call it a day. No longer, my dudes! I enlisted the help of my boyfriend Dylan (read: cajoled him thoroughly) to show how you can put together a variety of warm winter looks with some smart layering and just a few key pieces. Of course, we shopped at Buffalo Exchange Tucson for the best deals. Read ahead to find out how to style menswear in dropping temperatures without dropping major coin!
Chilled to the Herring-bone
I love how collegiate this look feels! With a wool herringbone sport coat, any outfit gets an instant upgrade. Color coordination is the name of the game here, with burgundy and royal blue tying the sweater and button-down combo to the knit scarf and matching shoes. Keep this menswear look fun with cropped pants and a baseball hat supporting your favorite team.
Love Letter to a Sweater: Tonal Dressing for Menswear
In the days leading up to the truly harsh temps of winter, everyone revels in the glorious days of ‘sweater weather’. Crisp air and cool breezes are the perfect conditions to break out your favorite pullovers. Alas, sweater weather can’t last forever – eventually, you need another layer or two to stay warm. When that day arrives, don your waffle knit sweater with a quilted bomber jacket for low-key tonal dressing. If you’re new to tonal dressing, consider it color blocking with different shades of the same color and try out different textures like knits and satin. Finally, classic tapered jeans and floral Dr. Martens give this pastel menswear look some edge!
A Winter Western
The seventies are back for menswear! Denim jackets are a closet staple and this particular jacket is made extra special by the Western detail on the pockets and yoke. If double denim isn’t your thing, I suggest a dark twill pant. Layer up with an oatmeal turtleneck (turtlenecks are back, baby!) beneath a button-down flannel. To bring out the subtle green in the plaid flannel, add an oxford with a brightly colored sole for a pop of color.
Don’t Freeze, Athleish!
Even in winter, athleisure lives on! In joggers, layered hoodies and longline tees, you’ll be warm and cozy without sacrificing style. Seasonal vermilion red punctuates an otherwise neutral palate of dark gray and beige (note: beige will be huge in 2019!) Finish this menswear look with printed sneakers and a color-blocked belt bag worn across the body.
Duck, Duck, Boot!
If you consider yourself an outdoorsman, this look is for you. While you’re traipsing around the great wilderness, water-resistant ‘duck’ boots are sure to be your best friend. Styling from the floor up, we paired these camel and navy Sorel boots with classic indigo denim, a half-zip ochre hoodie and a nylon bomber jacket. Accessorize with a plaid flannel scarf and five-panel hat for rugged, functional menswear that you can still wear every day.
Did you see any winter menswear you’re ready to try out yourself? It’s only going to get colder, so get yourself down to your local Buffalo Exchange and shop today! And remember: Buffalo is always buying men’s clothing. Take a second to go through your closet and bring in the things you no longer wear – you could receive cash or trade to spend on your wardrobe revival!