Annnnnd, it’s cold out.
It’s November in New York, which means the weather is slightly less bipolar and much more constant cold. And while you may not want to completely switch over to your winter gear yet, you need to add a few more steps.
The right hat and glove combo can make all the difference in your winter style game. But far too often we wait to grab something until it’s ridiculously frigid outside, and all the good stuff is gone.
Don’t let this be another winter of wearing the knit beanie you grabbed for $3 at 7-Eleven.
Try this instead
These are things you’ll wear every single day. You should invest in them like you would a solid winter jacket.
Good news is, hats and gloves aren’t nearly as large of an investment, so you can jump on them now rather than saving up for half the year.
First, know your style. Are you a leather gloves type of guy or knit gloves? Same goes with hats, are you a minimalist? Do you want wild colors and a pompom?
Infinities has a huge range of styles and is our favorite designer winter accessories site we’ve found this year. Check them out and you can get a great idea of what’s out there.
We already grabbed our gear from Infinities for winter, and here’s what we’re recommending.
If you’re looking for some thinner knit gloves that still have the wool warmth, these Paul Smith‘s are our first choice.
We like these due to the to thin fingers which allow you to actually grab things without the mitten feeling, along with the thicker palm for added warmth. Also, the color scheme goes well with any jacket, which is key to winter accessories.
To go with these we recommend the matching Paul Smith hat.
We love the toned down colors with the fleck knit design. Great for the minimalist guy who wants to avoid the standard black and brown.
Check out the entire line of Paul Smith Accessories.
If you’re more of a standard black leather guy, which we can definitely appreciate, we suggest these quilted leather gloves from Barbour. They have the classy soft leather look, and the quilted pattern gives them the extra detail to set them apart from the pack.
And to match the minimalist feel of the leather, we suggest something that also keeps it low key. This grey beanie from Penfield is one of our favorite simple pieces. Nothing overdone, just a simple hat that a grown man can wear on a daily basis.
Don’t wait too long again this year. Your ears will thank you.