Seven Winter Staples Men Should Keep In Their Wardrobe

The chill winds are upon us and winter is looming around the corner. This means it’s time to get cosy and up the warmth factor of your wardrobe. There’s nothing to stop you from being stylish while you do so, either. Here are some staples you should make sure you equip yourself with before heading out there.

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A good pair of black jeans

In terms of keeping things as fashionable and versatile as possible, don’t underestimate the power of denim. However, in winter, when you’re more likely to be wearing boots, coats, and things like leather jackets to keep you warm, you should opt for black jeans since they’re more likely to work well with the muted palettes more common for that reason. Don’t choose too tight a fit, either, as they can make you feel that cold much more closely.

Keep plenty of scarves

Even when the rest of your outfit might be fairly muted and conservative, since you’re dressing predominantly for warmth, you can still inject a little personality into your outfits by way of your accessories. The accessories that matter the most? Your scarves, of course. A touch of wrap-around comfort and colour can do wonders to bring your outfit to life a little more. Since winter is the time to go comfy, you might want to use combinations of warmer colours alongside more classic patterns to evoke feelings of nostalgia and timelessness.

The coat is everything

In the winter, there is, of course, no piece of clothing that is more important than a decent coat. However, you need to make sure that you’re being as picky as you need to be with mens winter coats as often it’s easy to choose style over substance and find it’s not quite as practical as you need it to be. Aside from being able to keep out the cold, how effective is your coat at dealing with the rain? It doesn’t have to be entirely rainproof, but if you’re not able to withstand even a bit of a shower before you get into some shelter, you’re going to find snow soaks through just as easily.

Bring out the wool blazers

Even in winter, we do have to occasionally switch things up to be a little more formal. Winter weddings are a thing, after all, as are end of year office get-togethers and the like. When you need to look a little fancier (but not quite full formal) then the wool blazer is the perfect smart casual wear for winter. It’s a warmer jacket that also tends to have slightly more expressive patterns, and it works well with button-down shirts and undervests to help keep you comfortable even on those somewhat chiller nights out.

Get the jump on winter

When you don’t need to be quite as formal and you don’t have to deck yourself out in a full coat or leather jacket, then the jumpers are what it’s all about when those days start getting colder. With jumpers, you do run the risk of looking a little more boring than usual, so it’s a good idea to choose those that have ribbing or textures to bring a bit of visual diversity to them. You don’t have to go extra colourful, however. Whatever you do, make sure that you keep a lint roller on hand as even the best jumpers can get into something of a state.

Put your boots on

The footwear that you wear is going to be as important as anything during winter to help you deal with wet roads, not to mention the occasional patches of ice. Getting a good grip is number one, so you should be looking at things like Chelsea style boots that not only have padded and textured soles, but also high ankles that keep your legs from starting to freeze. It’s good to go a little more formal in winter since you’re more likely to be wearing more layers and looking a little more organized in general.

A good pair of gloves

There are plenty of different types of gloves that can suit a man in winter. If you’re looking to do some practical work outdoors, whether for your job or during some DIY project, you need thick, protective, padded things. However, even if you’re staying inside and on the computer, you can keep yourself a little more snug with a decent pair of writing gloves to warm up your hands.

With the staples above, you’ve got enough basics to build enough outfits to keep you through the winter. Don’t catch a cold out there.

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Skechers Mens D’Lites Low-Top Sneakers: Review

Recently my favourite pair of Skechers got destroyed, they were super comfy and felt like slippers and perfect driving shoes.

When it was time to get a new pair of trainers, I had a long think what brand and style to go for.

The choice

For me trainers are now all about comfort, yes I have had a few big name brand trainers in the past. Yes they were comfy, but when I think about it now I could have got two pairs for the price of one or a wee meal and trainers.

I have always gone for dark colours, all black, all grey etc so it was time for a change.

So I knew I wanted a slight change, but also I didn’t want to spend too much on them as they are just trainers so I set myself a budget of £50 and started my search on Amazon UK.

My Selected Shoe

Yup still some black, but more colour elsewhere than what I normally order.

I opted for Skechers again due to comfort, as they get a great name for that and from my previous ones they were like a hug for your feet.

I am a 10.5 for shoes so I order that or an 11, and these ones were a XX which fitted perfectly.

Overall :

I thought I would do a wee review as I found these very good, very comfy and great value for money.

I have worn these every day for the last two months, and never once had sore feet after a long day at work or a long walk.

Overall I would easily buy these again, and recommend them to anyone.

Rating : 5/5

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Major Tom Clothing : Review


The guys over at Major Tom Clothing sent me a gifted package of four items of clothing, which included 3 tee’s and 1 shirt.

From the care taken taken in the packaging, to the details on every item you can instantly tell these are quality items.

The first thing that hit me was the gorgeous red tissue paper, with the bold and eye catching Major Tom Clothing sticker. I felt bad ripping it open it was so nice, so I opened it very delicately.

Each item had amazing detail from the logo, to the name on every button on the shirt.

About Major Tom Clothing

Music and fashion have long had a serious love affair, here at Major Tom we use this relationship as our main inspiration. Since the brand was founded we have worked with some of the finest mills from across Europe and further afield to source the perfect materials for our garments. This attention to detail was given to every aspect of the garment, from labels to buttons, even the thread that holds each piece together.

The end result is a beautiful product that the customer is proud to wear.

The Navy Major Tom Tee

The Major Tom Logo Tee is crafted from luxurious combed cotton.This piece is branded with the Major Tom logo embroidered on the chest.

At first touch you can feel the quality in the cotton, it’s very soft and very nice. The fit was really good to on me, and I loved the little logo.

I worse this all day just to get a feel for it, and I couldn’t have been happier. Super comfy, nice and soft against my skin and it looked very nice.

A solid 5/5 from me.

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The Clapton Tee

The Clapton Ringer Tee is crafted using a beautiful sky blue cotton with a contrasting navy and white stripe.

This stylish tee features cuffed sleeves in white with matching neck trim. Teams up beautifully with a pair of jeans to create that casual look.

This again was made from high quality cotton, and felt really nice and soft on. This is a slightly thicker tee, so one that I would recommend on a nice dry but not too warm day.

A solid 5/5 from me.

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the white major tom tee

The Major Tom Logo Tee is crafted from luxurious combed cotton.

This piece is branded with the Major Tom logo embroidered on the chest.

Also available in navy.

Just like the other tee’s this was mega comfortable to wear, and I loved how since the tee was all white the logo stood out. I had a few people ask me where I got this as they liked the logo, so its definitely an eye catching one.

A solid 5/5 from me.

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The Daltrey Shirt

Finally I get to finish and post this blog, as this was the last item I wanted to take photos off. I was waiting for a nice dry evening, plus a nice sunset. If you don’t know I stay in Glasgow and the weather here is hit or miss….mostly miss so now I can post this review 🙂

The Daltrey Shirt is perfect for all occasions. Fabricated with the highest quality cotton oxford, this shirt is branded with the Major Tom logo embroidered onto the chest.

Two-tone smoke coloured Major Tom buttons add a little contrast making sure you stand out in a crowd.

It is gently tapered across the chest and waist to give a modern defined fit. Teams up beautifully with a pair of casual trousers or jeans.

For me this was the best item, I loved the texture of the shirt, how it sat, how it looked on me. Its looks is perfect for a nice casual night out, or even a smart event and I cant wait to wear this more often when we finally get out of lockdown.

This one is a must buy guys!!!!!!!!

A solid 5/5 from me.

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Overall :

Note : Just because this was gifted, that has not influenced my thoughts in any way. The above is a 100% honest review of all the items of clothing.

A massive thanks to Major Tom Clothing for sending me these lovely items, and sorry for the delay in the post but I was wanting nice weather for the pics which Glasgow doesnt get too often.

All items are of a very high quality, and look good on.

I have no issues with recommending Major Tom Clothing, please do check them out and order a few items as you wont be disappointed.

Chat to me on here via the comments below, or on my Twitter or Instagram and let me know if you have purchased any items from Major Tom Clothing. I want to hear from you so lets have a wee chat 🙂

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