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Expedition Parka
Canada Goose
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1. The Coat/Jacket: We talked about great outerwear a few weeks back, and it certainly bears repeating this time of year. Whether it’s a casual quilted option, a water resistant overcoat, or a truly technical piece, you’re surely not leaving the house without one. For that hard-core, “I can’t believe this weather” day, this Canada Goose Expedition Parka is going to be your best friend. The shell is an Arctic Tech weave, which is wind and water-resistant. The fill is 625 grams of 100% white goose down designed to keep you warm at temperatures of 20-30 degrees below zero. The hood is trimmed in coyote fur, the sleeves have ribbed cuffs, and this coat even has an internal snow skirt to keep you dry. It is also long enough to cover your suit coat for those really nasty days. If you are going to be spending some serious time outdoors or you just want to stay warm and dry on your way to work, this is the coat for you.
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11/04/2014

Style + Function Rolled in to 5 Cold Weather Necessities

No matter where you live, winters have been pretty darn cold, haven’t they? Whether we’re going out to shovel, warm up the car to the head in to the office, or walk to the train or bus, there’s not much avoiding Mother Nature. Being prepared doesn’t mean we can’t also look good, though. What do we need? A great coat, a soft scarf, a hat that doesn’t look silly, functional gloves, and warm boots. Once you’ve got that, all you need are some really warm thoughts. We’ll help you with the first 5 things…

Take a look at our overview here, and then head over to Fashion Finds, to see our top picks for each category in the “Gents’ Top 5 Cold Weather Essentials Hit List”.
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http://www.jmclaughlin.com/men/cold-weather-shop/check-block-cashmere-scarf.html
J. McLaughlin - Check Block Cashmere Scarf
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J. McLaughlin - Check Block Cashmere Scarf
Check Block Cashmere Scarf
J. McLaughlin
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2. The Scarf: You rarely wear a suit without a tie, right? Well, think of your scarf as your coat’s tie. It completes the look. And in this case, it’s going to make you a whole lot warmer. Luxurious cashmere and soft wool in rich colors or masculine patterns add just the right sartorial finish. Like this 100% cashmere black, white and grey check pattern from J.McLaughlin. It will add a distinctive look to your black, blue and grey top coats and jackets, and is a great length to wrap around your neck and keep you warm.
https://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/accessories/scarvesandhats/PRDOVR~B2640/B2640.jsp
The Hill-side® for J. Crew - The Hill-side® Wool Fedora
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The Hill-side® for J. Crew - The Hill-side® Wool Fedora
The Hill-side® Wool Fedora
The Hill-side® for J. Crew
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3. The Hat: When we were kids, we always tried to get out of wearing a hat. But we’ve smartened up over the years. And let’s face it, we don’t all have the same amount of hair that we did when we were kids, so a hat is just plain functional. Dressier and more casual options should be at your fingertips. On the sportier end of things, a knit hat is the go-to for warmth. So, we'll show you a few to choose from in Fashion Finds for walking the dog, heading to a football game, or getting that annoying shoveling done. On the more dapper side, fedoras are back and better than ever. Since made popular by Prince Edward of Britain in the 1920’s, fedora’s have been the standard men’s dress hat – and the answer to what hat a gent should wear with his topcoat. (Fun fact: "Fedora" comes from the name of a character in an 1882 Sarah Bernhardt play who wore a creased hat with a brim.) This wool felt fedora is by Hill-side, a Brooklyn based company, is water resistant and has a snap brim. Available in several colors, the black is an easy choice and perfect finishing touch.
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Polo Ralph Lauren - Classic Deerskin Gloves
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Polo Ralph Lauren - Classic Deerskin Gloves
Classic Deerskin Gloves
Polo Ralph Lauren
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4. The Gloves: From soft cashmere-lined leather gloves, to wools and polar fleece versions with touch screen technology we’ve got a lot of good ways to keep our hands warm and lookin’ good. These deerskin leather gloves with Thinsulate fill and a wool/cashmere lining from Polo Ralph Lauren will keep you warm up to the most frigid temperatures. They look great with a topcoat and a more casual jacket. You can’t go wrong with a classic black, but there are several classic colors to choose from.
http://www.zappos.com/timberland-earthkeepers-britton-hill-wing-tip-boot-waterproof-black-smooth
Timberland - Earthkeepers® Waterproof Britton Hill Wing Tip Boot
5. The Boots: It’s not usually until we get ready to step out in to the wet or snowy or super cold day that we realize we may not have the right shoes. Be ready with a great pair of boots on hand. There are options at all levels – high traction soles, waterproof seaming and materials, as well as warm linings are seen in boots that range from stylish to sporty. So, there are ideal options to get you to work and to the park for a snowball fight. These wing tip leather boots from Timberland have plenty of style AND function. They look great with any casual wear – perfect for an easy dinner out, running errands, or a casual dress day at the office. The best part is that the grained leather is waterproof and breathable, all the seams are waterproofed, and the rubber lug sole makes for great flexibility and traction. Warm, dry feet and style, rolled into one.
 

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