CC Picks - Winter Essentials

Although Spring/Summer is fast appoaching in the fashion world we here at CC recognise winter still has a firm grip in most regions. In light of this of this here are our, Winter Essentials...

Acne Studios Canada Scarf

The Canada Scarf is made in Italy with sublime quality and attention to detail, consisting of a 100% Virgin Wool fabric. The shape of the scarf is broad and long allowing many variations of contortion and folding to select a preferred silhouette. The Scarf has a superbly soft, luxurious feel and is finished with a tasselled edge and Acne Studios branding.

Our Legacy Regular Round Neck Knit

This garment from Our Legacy's AW15 collection is produced using an Italian marled yarn. Meaning the single yarn has a multitude of colours winding around one of another. The wool fabric consists of 70% Baby Alpaca and 30% polyamide, this gives the garment incredible warmth and comfort without compromising on range of movement and wear-ability. This for me is a perfect winter mid layer to sit well under a white t-shirt, or for a more formal look a white oxford shirt. The insulating alpaca wool allows you to refrain from heavier outer layers  more autumnal items such as a light cotton blazer or mac.

Ten-C 3L Anorak

Look no further for a fine example of engineered outerwear than the brand of  Ten-C. This particular garment (3L Anorak) is made of an innovative three layer treated nylon unique to Ten C, which is breathable, fully water proof and wind resistant. Defining feature's of the jacket consist of: fully taped seams,  a button raised chin strap, adjustable hem and cuffs, plus the preference to adjoin a 100% down or shearling liner for added insulation.

 

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Our Legacy Beanies

Our Legacy is currently one of the most relevant brands in contemporary menswear. The Swedish design house creates some of the most interesting garments and silhouettes we’ve come across, utilizing a diverse range of fabrics while still maintaining a high level of wearabillity. Some of the more basic products they produce such as these 100% wool beanies are a no brainer during the cold winter months. The hats consist of a superb shape and construction, tending to sit just right on the wearers head, while also being a cozy winter accessory.

Grenson Archie C Brogue

A sturdy, robust shoe is very necessary during the winter months and sometimes a pair of boots feel slightly too heavy to walk around in. The Grenson Archie brogue in black with the addition of a commando sole is a great alternative. The authenticity of Grenson shoes and their ethos doesn’t have to be explained in great detail, it is a company with a rich heritage of top quality shoe making and the Archie is one of their most popular silhouettes. This model is constructed in a smart yet tough black grain leather and is Goodyear welted to a hard wearing black commando rubber sole. This shoe manages to appear smart and understated, while also providing the functionality of waterproof leather uppers and great traction due to the addition of the commando sole. All of this combined with great comfortability and a reasonable price tag makes this a great winter shoe.

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Our Legacy Classic Coat

An overcoat is a staple within a winter wardrobe regardless of season, however they do tend to come in handy during the colder months and are excellent pieces of outerwear to layer up with while maintaining a smart-casual style. This Our Legacy overcoat is a beautiful example of a wool top coat with a special consideration shown for cut and fabric. This jacket fits extremely well, while still allowing enough room to layer up with a sweat, shirt or lightweight jacket underneath of it. It is completed in a virgin wool with an extremely soft handle; the quality on this coat really is excellent all around. it is highly recommended to invest in a fine quality wool overcoat similar to the one shown here, the diversity they provide to an outfit is unparalleled in terms of outerwear.

Norse Projects Aros Noise Cropped Pants

The Aros wool chino from Norse takes their ever popular chino silhouette and gives it a winterized facelift. Produced in a lightweight mélange wool, making them perfect for the winter months. These trousers manage to combine the functionality of a warm winter pant while still maintaining that smart Scandinavian style that Norse Projects is known for, due to their slim fit throughout the leg and their cropped silhouette. They look great with everything from common projects to a pair of derbys or brogues. Not your typical winter recommendation however, Norse has created a great cold weather garment.

 

Norse Projects Gloves

These gloves are made of 100% wool, consisting of a thick and heavy construction. With an assortment of colours and optional sizes they make a great addition to any winter wardrobe. The gloves are manufactured in Scotland using high quality yarned wool and given their density have a comfortably constricted fit. Of course Norse Projects basic is neglected from their famous subtle branding, having a small detailing with the staple " a product of the cold cold north"on a singular gloves wrist band.