Outerwear: Can It Be Stylish And Warm?

As anyone living in a northern climate can attest, this winter has been brutally cold already. From snow in Florida, to the pounding of the Northeast by the Polar Vortex. Winter has come. And it’s not over yet. The coldest month, February, is just around the corner. So how can you stay warm and stylish? Is your outerwear simply fashion forward? Are you layering up under your stylish wool coats? Or have you opted for the biggest parka you can find? Are the only choices fashion or function? Nope. You can have it all this year. We have rounded up our favourite outerwear that bridges the gap between fashion and warmth.

The Halstrom III by The Arrivals NYC, $695
Halstrøm III is a snow parka crafted with weather-proof materials and modularity for dynamic functionality. The parka features a 3-in-1 design so you can layer depending on the weather. Additionally, both the waterproof shell and insulating liner can be worn  separate. The liner is down and feather filled for extra warmth when the temperature plummets. We love the minimalist yet modern design.

Elk Parka by Wully Outerwear, $729
This parka is great for those who want to opt for completely animal free – no down and no fur. Rather, the brand opted for 200g Primaloft Gold insulation to keep you warm down to -30°C.  We love the triple closure feature – zip, snap and toggle. Not only does this feature add extra wind protection but also style. Made in Canada.

MacMillan Parka by Canada Goose, $825
This hip-length parka couples great warmth with stylized features including a quilt-through design. Additionally, the new curved hemline provides extra warmth and protection on your backside.. The MacMillan Parka provides fundamental protection for active city living despite the weather. Thanks to the 625 Fill Power White Duck Down it will keep you nice and cozy when the temperature drops to -20°C.

Crawley Coat by Rudsak, $1395
We love that this jacket is like an upscale classic aviator coat. Moreover, this bomber-inspired men’s winter jacket steps up the luxe factor with a genuine leather exterior. Made in a host of neutral hues, this short puffer coat is fully lined, and its fill is made from a deluxe blend of lightweight high-loft goose down and feathers that creates a secure layer of insulation against cold drafts and winter weather. This adaptable jacket features a removable inner dickie and hood trimmed with rich raccoon fur that helps this indispensable seasonal piece adapt to current conditions.

The Villars Coat by Moncler, $3485
We know this might seem like a steep price tag but this is functional winter luxury at its finest. The Villars jacket freely combines the classic shapes of the duffel coat with the feel of a sportswear jacket. This coat ticks off all the boxes in fashion and performance. We love that it feels like a classic tailored coat yet it will keep you as warm as a classic parka. This coat is perfect for walks in the mountains or as urban apparel to tackle the city winter. This is an investment piece worth investing in – it’s a classic.

Christian Dare

Christian Dare

Christian Dare spent much of his formative years working in the fashion industry as a Visual Manager before pursuing a Masters’ Degree in Design. He is the Principal at Christian Dare Creative, the co-founder of Stylist Box and runs a successful men’s lifestyle blog, Christian Dare Edited,focusing on menswear, interior design and craft cocktails. You can find him online at www.christiandareedited.com or follow him on Twitter @christiandare but he is more fun on Instagram christian_dare. 

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