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Blog George Richards Big & Tall Menswear

Stay Functional This Winter


Looking good in the winter is easy for every man! Jackets. Overcoats. Long-sleeves. Suits. Sweaters. You know the playbook as well as anyone else.
 
However, style sometimes has to take a backseat when the Canadian winter takes over. If you’re not warm enough, you won’t feel good and it won’t really matter how snazzy your suit game is this year. That’s where winter accessories come in and shine. Know how to get the most out of your winter accessories and you will stroll through the cold months feeling your best and looking your best.
 

Don’t Neglect the Socks And Shoes

 
Insulating your feet is essential to winter warmth. We’ll start here with the most obvious piece of advice: don’t just wear socks - wear the right ones. Fabric that’s a little thicker than your run-of-the-mill socks will make a noticeable difference. This is also a good time of the year to pair those warm socks with a pair of boots you can wear outside or in the office. That little added bulk will go a long way to making your feet feel cozy.
 

Functional Fingers

 
If you’re on the phone a lot, you might be tempted to buy fingerless gloves to use your phone outdoors. Please don’t! You’ll actually make it harder, considering the tips of your fingers will be frozen. Invest instead in a pair of gloves made of thin leather and warm insulation. Perfect for driving and easy to slip on and off if you need to type in the snow. Bonus points if they’re a pair of texting gloves with special fabric on the fingers.
 

Toques Are Your Best Friends

 
A toque like this cuffed one fits our functional theme perfectly. It pairs well with just about anything you wear, and the one-size-fits-all stretch fit ensures your head stays nice and toasty without squeezing too hard and eliminating comfort. A ribbed solid toque made of soft and warm yarn should become a staple of your winter outfit.
 

Scarves Can Save Your Neck

 
Looking good and feeling good in the winter is best defined by a big and tall man’s scarf. It’s the extra layer of warmth in the winter you never knew you needed, and the final piece of your classy outfit puzzle you absolutely deserve. Scarves come in a few different fabrics, so it’s really about which one feels right for you. This woven plaid scarf is like knitted heaven on your neck, and a cashmink scarf is soft and neutral enough to go with just about anything in your closet.