10 Must-Have Clothing Items For Winter 2014

Above: 10 Warm Wares You Need To Fight The Cold
Above: 10 Warm Wares You Need To Fight The Cold

Winter is no longer coming; it’s already here. Sub-zero temperatures, snowfall and arctic winds are currently in a city near you; all we need now are White Walkers to chase us across the frozen tundra. To prepare yourself for a Game of Thrones-like winter, we gathered 10 warm weather wear options you’ll need to make it through this year’s snowmageddon.

1. Snow Style
Yes it’s snowing outside but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your stylish swagger this season. The Kerr peacoat from Danier makes for timeless cold weather wear with its double breasted design, wool exterior and fully lined, quilted interior that gives its wearer insulation from the cold. Danier Kerr Wool Peacoat, $349.

2. Snow Style Part II
Can you tell we like double breasted peacoats? Dapper city dudes will like this rich-coloured brown woolly number from RW&CO. designed to hit mid-thigh. RW&CO. Wool Peacoat, $279.90.

3. No Kidding Around
Don’t let the name of Bench’s New Kiddo jacket fool you; it may look light and casual on the outside, but it can take a winter storm beating like no other. The jacket’s exterior is composed from water-repellent canvas, has a faux fur trimmed hood and an interior that is lined with fleece. Bench New Kiddo Jacket, $269.

4. Toughen Up
When winter gets tough the tough get going and suit up in Gap’s Snorkle Jacket before stepping outdoors. This army green number packs punch with its rugged design, multiple pockets and faux fur trimmed hood. Gap Snorkle Jacket, $198.

5. Call of the Wild
When you can’t resist the call of the wild or the Everest size snow mound piling up on your drive way, throw on Wild North’s Camp Hoody jacket. The exterior is made from a wool blend fabric and the lining is down filled to insulate you from the cold. The Wild North Camp Hoody, $940.

6. Puffed Up
‘Tis the season to wear puffy jackets and the Brugg by Victorinox Swiss Army is what you’ll need to protect yourself from the icy elements thank to its snap-on hood and 700 fill-power down insulation. For a local retailer call 1-800-665-4095 or visit www.swissarmy.com. Victorinox Swiss Army Brugg Jacket, $495.

7. Happy Feet
Slipping and sliding all over the streets of your city during winter is not an outdoor hobby we would label as fun. Stay grounded with these Caribou boots by homegrown brand Sorel. Its heavy-duty waterproof construction keeps your feet high and dry; the wool liner ensure your toes remain warm and the thick, rubber sole with deep-like treads prevent you from hitting the ice. Sorel Men’s Caribou™ Wool Boot, $190.

8. City Slicker
Created for style, comfort and winter wear family-owned company Eastland Black has been creating footwear for men and women since 1955. The Sherman shoe is a timeless favourite; a hand-sewn moccasin-style boot created from rawhide and a two-toned rubber sole which makes for irresistible winter footwear for city dwellers. Eastland Black Sherman Leather Boot, $265.91.

9. Head Case
If you don’t want your ears to freeze and drop off this winter then put on Canada Goose’s Arctic Tech hat. Lined and trimmed with real shearling this aviator-inspired number is a must for all who live north of the wall. Canada Goose Arctic Tech Shearling Pilot Hat, $225.

10. Hands On
Going through winter without a good quality pair of gloves is like eating pancakes without maple syrup, it’s just not done. These North Face gloves are fashioned from waxed cotton, water repellent leather and wool, and are lined with fleece; don’t leave home with them. The North Face Men’s Denali Special Edition Wool Gloves, $94.99.

Kimberly Lyn

Kimberly Lyn

Kimberly Lyn is a freelance writer based in Toronto. Her worked has appeared on StyleList Canada, 29 Secrets and GlobalNews.ca. She is also founder of the highly successful fashion blog The Souls of My Shoes, where she provides insights and thoughts on this world with a concentration on footwear. Find her at www.thesoulsofmyshoes.com and on Twitter @kimberly_lyn.

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