In the words of the great Billy Connolly: “There’s no such thing as bad weather – only the wrong clothes.” So get winter ready by updating your wardrobe and you’ll be up for a trip outside throughout the season. Take a look at our men’s cold weather edit for 2022 into 2023’s must-have items…
DIEMME Balbi Suede And Rubber Chelsea Boots
The classic Chelsea boot has been revamped to reflect the chunkier silhouette of this season. Italian-made it has elasticated side panels for easy pull-on, a suede upper and a sturdy lugged sole so you can take on city and country terrain while remaining at the forefront of fashion.
MUSTO Essential 25 Litre Backpack
Whether hiking, sailing, cycling or just out for the day, this water-resistant bag will ensure your belongings stay dry through rain and snow. It boasts a durable nylon diamond ripstop shell with a 600D TPU base, an external quick-access zip pocket, an internal padded laptop sleeve and large mesh pocket for all your bits and pieces. Padded shoulder and back straps make it comfy to carry for hours and stretch side bottle pockets provide handy on-the-go access for your water.
VALENTINO GARAVANI Roman Stud Shearling And Leather Boots
Plush shearling, leather panels and a leather insole are complemented by silver studs and a gold tongue logo on this Valentino Garavani boots. Their chunky rubber treads give you extra peace of mind when traversing slippy pavements or hillsides.
SALOMON ACS Pro Advanced Rubber And Mesh Trainers
If you’re an active type and need something breathable that’ll keep you balanced while jogging on the wonkiest of pavements, opt for these trainers. They sport a 3D open mesh with a stride-stabilising Agile Chassis System, a moulded OrthoLite® sock liner and an All Terrain Contagrip® sole.
STONE ISLAND Hooded Felted Jacket
Treat yourself to a good winter coat with classic lines and an oversized, fashionable fit. This one has a lined hood, a neck that zips high to keep out the wind and roomy patch/slant pockets so you don’t need to carry your phone, keys and wallet separately. The jacket features a hallmark of the label’s black logo patch and contains wool for lightweight extra warmth.
CANADA GOOSE Arctic Disc Toque Merino Beanie Hat
A beanie makes for an ideal gift — given that one size fits all, you’ll never go wrong when ordering. This one comes in grey, red, black and navy, showcasing the brand’s emblem via a logo patch at the front. And while its name may say North America, its actually made in Italy, from the finest 100% Merino wool, for classy cosiness.
BURBERRY Hooded Logo-print Quilted Down Coat
Featuring the postcode of its HQ and date of birth in a cheery yellow, Burberry pays homage to its London roots in this black quilted-down coat. Containing goose down and goose feathers, it’s like wrapping yourself in a duvet and pillows, yet with a midweight super wearable feel and bold look.
JIL SANDER Fringed Mohair-Blend Scarf
Another stalwart stocking surprise is the humble scarf. But as this one has been crafted from mohair, it’s a little less humble than your average wrap-around neckwear. The navy colour and fringing are offset with the Jil Sander logo on a white label. Soft and snuggly, this is sure to enhance your sense of hygge.
MONCLER GRENOBLE Tratten Quilted Ripstop Down Coat
Those living or holidaying in a chillier climate will do well to invest in something below the knee. This longer-length quilted coat comes from experts within the ski regions, so they know all the tricks — like the double attack of zip and snap-button fastening to keep the warmth in and the cold out, down lining, a structured drawstring hood, stretch-jersey cuffs and a water-repellent Longue Saison lining. You’ll be toasty, but not overheated, as the coat is breathable.
PYRENEX Vintage Mythic Quilted Down Coat
Taking its cue from the 20th century, this is a new interpretation of Pyrenex’s classic. The mountaineering label launched its first ever black Vintage Mythic coat back in the 1970s. And here is the 2022 incarnation, which retains the signature water-repellent glossy black nylon filled with insulating down. It’ll do its job even in temperatures as eye wateringly low as -20°C and can be popped in the washing machine whenever it needs a freshen-up.
BURBERRY Logo-Jacquard Cashmere-Blend Gloves
A guy can never have too many gloves; so add to your collection this winter, with a pair of monochrome hand warmers. Made in the UK from 98% cashmere, they’ll keep the most sensitive of mitts happy and free from chapping when the frost sets in. And the Jacquard logo will add panache to your pinkies.
THE NORTH FACE Camouflage Brooks Range Parka Jacket
This parka has an urban flair and unique colour/pattern design that makes a colourful change from the usual solid hues seen in winter coats. It has a detachable hood, recycled down filling and waterproof coating to keep you dry when the rain falls hard (an inevitability at this time of year). A high neck and the large semi-face covering hood are just the ticket to keep your hairstyle in place on the windiest and wildest of nights.
ROA ANDREAS Leather Hiking Boots
The Vibram Megagrip tread sole has been designed for hard-core hiking with plenty of traction and hook-style laces. Crafted in Italy, these boots are made for walking — very durable and with the added feature of an embroidered logo.
HELLY HANSEN HH Arc 22 Medium Technical-Ripstop Bag
A detachable strap enables you to carry this Helly Hansen ripstop bag over the shoulder, or in your hand. Its bucked top belies the roomy interior, allowing you to pack a large number of belongings for your outdoor adventures. Take it sailing, to the gym or on your bike rides.