Weather.

Gentlemen,

Winter throws us a lot of curve balls and it is important that we are prepared for them. What does that mean?

Outerwear.

Men should have at least 5 mainstay jackets in their closet. The first of which is: the overcoat

The overcoat should go past your hips, woolen, some type of inner lining for warmth. The colour should be something that is easily transferable to all suits or in these days, your sportswear. From browns to blues, these colours are neutral and can go across the board

The car coat. This jacket is a little shorter and usually made of something a bit more technically for the chilly, wet days. Not for fashion but for practicality.. keep it dark in colour (navy) and very water resistant!

The parka. In Canada .. men need a proper parka and we are home of the highly sought after Canada Goose. Get one.. don’t worry that you see it everywhere.. there’s an obvious reason to that – ITS WARM. You’ll have it for a long, long time.

The rain coat. Again.. a technical fabric but meant for late spring and early fall for those wet days! Something with a good in case you get caught without your umbrella! This shouldn’t have a liner but just be a shell to protect you from the elements.

Lastly, and something you can have a few of, a bomber or a shorter, sportier jacket.. I say a few of them are good because the varieties in this category are huge! From Moncler to Goose to the luxury of Zegna – this is for weekends and jeans. Something cool, with sneakers.

Remember, a proper jacket (except for the last case) is an investment in protecting your suits. It can be stylish, but worry about staying warm and dry first!!!

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Author: Vincenzo Fazzari

I am a Made To Measure specialist for a prominent Canadian retailer and the concept of 'how to be an ideal gentlemen' is truly a passion of mine in a culture that is lacking such ideals. This page is not just about clothes and how they should fit but your attitude and how it should fit into your life.. hence the title.. "The Right Fit"

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