Sunday, November 1, 2009

Seasonal transition to cold-weather wear

Now that Daylight Savings Time has gone into effect, it's also time to take stock in what you want to wear heading into the winter season. In warmer climates such as Houston, it's a matter of common sense when selecting fabrics (combed cotton or corduroy trousers, for example, can come out now; seersucker can return to the closet) that are comfortable.

Wool is the best when it comes to seeking warmth. Comfort level increases from plain wool to Merino wool to cashmere. You can tell by feeling the fabric. Fleece is also a popular option.

When it comes to jackets, navy pea coats are convenient for winter wear. Executives may prefer a full-length cashmere by Loro Piana. Black, tan and charcoal are the colors of choice there.

If cotton is stil your favorite fabric for sweaters, consider cable-knit turtlenecks or cardigans. These remain elegant staples of menswear. Whether the venue is the ski lodge or the stadium, cotton sweaters are a versatile option.

Think comfort first; Style Points are sure to follow.

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