Men's capsule winter wardrobe

Winter is a tricky time of year. Where once in our meteorological heyday (summer, remember that time?), you could get away with a couple of t-shirts and shorts, winter and its onslaught of social requirements mean more thought – and literally more clothes – are required. Enter our men’s capsule winter wardrobe, a curated edit of the ten pieces that’ll make cold-weather dressing a dream. Before you do anything, buy these…


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1. The coat

The North Face Saikuru Jacket


Everyone is better off with a sleek black down jacket in their winter wardrobe and this Saikuru Jacket from The North Face is the best money can buy. With both Heatseeker™ Thermolite Eco insulation and WindWall™ wind protection technology there’s no need to fret when you leave the house.

The North Face, Saikuru Jacket, £200


2. The sweatshirt

CP Company Lens Sweatshirt


This grey, long-sleeve Lens Sweatshirt from CP Company is a layering lifesaver this season. With its premium signature goggle logo badge and zip pocket, it’s not your regular throw it on cotton sweater. Easy to style, this timeless design will serve you well for many years to come.

CP Company, Lens Sweatshirt, £120


3. The shirt

Ralph Lauren Slim Fit Garment Dyed Oxford Shirt


The oxford shirt is a key ingredient in any capsule wardrobe, for it never truly goes out of style. Top of our list? This slim-fit style from Ralph Lauren. This button-down, complete with their signature embroidered polo player logo, will effortlessly blend with other favourite pieces in your smart/casual wardrobe.

Ralph Lauren, Slim Fit Garment Dyed Oxford Shirt, £105


4. The trousers

Polo Ralph Lauren Cargo Trousers


Ralph Lauren’s durable cargo trousers will get you through thick and thin. Dress them up for more formal occasions or down for casual day-to-day wear. Well-crafted, the elasticated waistband and flexible 100% cotton will ensure you’re not restricted in the slightest.

Polo Ralph Lauren, Cargo Trousers, £65


5. The bag

Fred Perry Classic Barrel Bag


Do not leave the house without this classic barrel bag from Fred Perry. With a detachable strap and multiple pockets, it’s the ultimate vessel to store all of your overnight necessities and toss over your shoulder when travelling from A to B. We love the black and ecru combination with chunky silver hardware, and not forgetting the famous golden Fred Perry laurel wreath.

Fred Perry, Classic Barrel Bag, £80


6. The scarf

Barbour Yaxley Scarf


Protect your neck for those icy winds making their way through the streets with the Yaxley scarf from Barbour. This timeless tartan in a wholesome primary and secondary colour blend named ‘seaweed’ will brighten up any uninspiring outfit. The frayed trims and fringing also add some much-appreciated character.

Barbour, Yaxley Scarf, £30


7. The hat

Champion Logo Cuff Beanie


Eliminate your chances of getting brain freeze with this thick knit beanie from sportwear masters Champion. The navy colourway is a softer alternative to black, tying in nicely with their embroidered logo, while the ribbed finish leaves your head feeling secure. You won’t be catching a cold in this.

Champion, Logo Cuff Beanie, £24


8. The jumper

Calvin Klein Jeans Logo Jumper


While ‘don’t forget a jumper’ used to incite yawns when said to you by your mum as you ran out the door, now rather than eye roll at the thought of knitwear, you can feast your eyes on it as knitwear in 2021 is thoroughly cool.

Calvin Klein Jeans, Logo Jumper, £70.00


9. The jeans

Levis 501 Original Mens Jeans


Approaching its 150th birthday, this particular model has stuck around for good reason: they fit like a dream. The Levi’s 501 are a vital building block for the capsule wardrobe and competitors don’t come close. This cotton blend, raw dark-blue wash called ‘Denim’ is fail safe and looks perfect paired with just about anything. The straight leg fit, and iconic contrast stitching give them a relaxed feel fit for weekend styling.

Levis, 501 Original Mens Jeans, £56


10. The shoes 

Farah Vintage Jonah Chukka Boots


The Farah Jonah Chukka boots really earn the staple shoe title. Catering to all, the supple leather moulds gently to your foot, while the cushioned inserts provide your soles with maximum comfort all day long. Ideal for both smart and casual wear, this pair will pass at any occasion, saving you plenty of decision making time at the shoe rack.

Farah Vintage, Jonah Chukka Boots, £75.00