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It's proving to be a slightly cold winter, wouldn't you say? Because bone-chilling winds aren't gender-biased, we wanted to make sure we had the guys covered (pun intended) this season. Here, Paul Stuart's Chicago merchandising manager Randy Lewis fills us in on his best-practice layering tips.
1. "Your winter coat should be made of at least 95% wool or cashmere for maximum warmth. This ensures that it will last more than one season. To keep the look modern, keep your [winter] jacket two-to-three inches longer than your suit jacket."
2. Remember: "You can still layer under more slim fitting coats. Trim-fit means that the tailoring is perfect, and still allows you to wear thick knits and move around freely."
3. Consider your socks. ""The over-the-calf socks in lambswool are incredibly warm and durable. These socks are thin enough to wear with your suits and dress shoes, but keep your toes nice and cozy throughout the winter."
4. "Perfect for the Windy City, a gilet is essentially a vest, built into your outerwear. This helps you bundle up without adding extra bulk to your look."
5. "When the temps really plunge, you may need to invest in a coat with storm system technology built in. Made from Loro Piana storm system fabric, this fiber blend sheds water and resists wind and low temperatures better than most nylon/tech fabrics."
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