Best Winter Clothes for Men 2022: Puffy Parkas, Beanies, and Boots That Will Bring the Heat

Doesn’t matter if it’s a polar vortex, bomb cyclone or nor’easter. Whatever brand of winter you’re experiencing, it’s all a frozen drag. But with the right winter clothes for men, you can turn a tundra into a winter wonderland. Layers is the name of the game, which means two things: more ways to turn out some serious winter looks and more ways to totally brick an outfit. Between extra layers, beefed-up weather protection, and extraneous cold-weather accessories, it’s a lot to take in. Don’t worry, though! We’ve broken it all down bite-size pieces so you can chew through everything easily. From puffy parkas to beanies and boots, everything you need to keep warm through the winter and fire up your winter wardrobe is here.

There’s a method to the winter layering madness, and it starts with the base layer. While base layers do add some insulation, their main function is to wick away moisture and sweat. Even in cold weather, your body still releases sweat, especially when you’re bundled up in a super warm coat. All that sweat and condensation ends up just making you feel even colder. Polyester blends and merino wool fabrics are go-to materials for good base layers because they’re moisture-wicking, breathable, and warm. You can find them in short sleeves, long sleeves, and even turtlenecks, but they’re not just for your torso. Long underwear like leggings are invaluable when the icy wind is whipping and your warmest pair of pants is a pair of chinos.

Image may contain: Clothing, Sleeve, Apparel, Long Sleeve, and Fleece

Uniqlo Heattech turtleneck long-sleeve T-shirt

Image may contain: Clothing, Apparel, Pants, Tights, Human, and Person

Icebreaker 260 Tech leggings

Image may contain: Clothing, Sleeve, Apparel, Long Sleeve, Sweater, Human, and Person

Hanro woolen silk long sleeve shirt

Image may contain: Clothing, Sleeve, Apparel, Long Sleeve, Sweater, Human, and Person

Indera traditional long johns thermal underwear

You can’t go into winter without a good sweater. Next to winter jackets, sweaters are the most fun part of winter dressing. Sure, they’ll keep you warm and thawed through a polar vortex. But a really good sweater will go far beyond the baseline of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and send you straight to self-actualization whether it is a cashmere crewneck, a mohair cardigan, or even a simple hoodie. Wear a sweet cableknit pullover with a classic button-down shirt and a blazer and you’re in your hot professor moment. Or try an elevated zip hoodie with your fluffiest fleece jacket for some mad cozy fits.

Image may contain: Clothing, Apparel, Sleeve, Long Sleeve, Human, Person, Shirt, Suit, Overcoat, and Coat

Gap Mainstay V-neck sweater

Image may contain: Sweater, Clothing, Apparel, and Cardigan

Pendleton Shetland fisherman sweater

Image may contain: Clothing, Apparel, Human, Person, and Shorts

Jacquemus ‘Le Gilet Neve’ vest

Image may contain: Clothing, Apparel, Fleece, Sleeve, Long Sleeve, Jacket, and Coat

J.Crew cashmere collared cardigan sweater

This is the meat and potatoes of your winter outfit— the main course, the piece de resistance. And like a good winter meal, your winter outerwear has got to be hearty and super warm (also, water-resistant, even if it doesn’t fit with the food theme here). There’s a ton of winter coats to fit any sartorial palate, from parkas to bomber jackets, and of course puffer jackets. So whether your tastes lean preppy or street or high-fashion, there’s a winter coat with your name on it.

Image may contain: Clothing, Apparel, Jacket, and Coat

The North Face 1996 Retro Nuptse jacket

Image may contain: Clothing, Apparel, Sleeve, Long Sleeve, Overcoat, Coat, Robe, and Fashion

Ted Baker London Redrun belted wool blend top coat

Image may contain: Clothing, Apparel, Coat, and Jacket

Everlane ReNew long parka

Image may contain: Clothing, Apparel, Jacket, Coat, Sweater, Hoodie, Sweatshirt, Human, and Person

Arc’teryx Alpha SV jacker

Winter Pants

Your winter clothes need some beefiness to them. So just because you’re not wearing shorts any more doesn’t mean that a pair of chinos is gonna cut it. Opt for heavyweight and denser fabrics like corduroy, wool, flannel, or fleece. Or, you can try a pair of lined pants for some built-in bottoms layering. You could even go the opposite route and get a pair of wind-blocking, rain-shedding winter pants to pair over your regular pants.

Image may contain: Clothing, Apparel, Pants, Denim, and Jeans

LLBean stretch coutnry corduroy pants

Image may contain: Clothing, Apparel, Pants, Denim, and Jeans

Todd Snyder Italian pleated corduroy trouser

Image may contain: Clothing, Apparel, Pants, Khaki, Human, and Person

Wrangler Authentics fleece-lined carpenter pant

Image may contain: Clothing, Apparel, and Pants

The Elder Statesman wide-leg cashmere drawstring trousers

Alright, now you’ve got your pants. Next up socks. Like base layers, socks should be breathable and wick away moisture while providing insulation. Get yourself at least a week’s worth of thick socks, preferably made of some type of wool. Cashmere socks can be great, too. But you mostly want to save those for weather’s so bad that you end up staying inside. They’re luxurious and oh-so-soft, but also delicate and really ought to be saved for cozying up at home.

Image may contain: Clothing, Apparel, Shoe, Footwear, and Sock

Carhartt cold weather boot sock

Image may contain: Clothing, Apparel, Shoe, Footwear, Sock, and Pants

Paul Stuart cashmere blend ribbed sock

Image may contain: Clothing, Apparel, Footwear, Shoe, and Sock

Smartwool hike classic edition full cushion crew socks

Image may contain: Clothing, Apparel, Footwear, Shoe, and Sock

It’s time to let your canvas sneakers hibernate for the winter and bust out some shoes that aren’t afraid to take on the elements. This could be a pair of hiking boots, snow boots, or even a pair of Gore-tex-lined work boots. The point is to be able to stomp through snow and slush with confidence. What good is a nice pair of thick wool socks if your boots can’t keep freezing water out? Thankfully, there’s a gang of good-looking winter-ready boots out there.

Image may contain: Clothing, Shoe, Footwear, Apparel, and Boot

Timberland 6″ premium waterproof boot

Image may contain: Clothing, Apparel, Shoe, Footwear, and Boot

Blundstone classic 550 Chelsea boot

Image may contain: Clothing, Shoe, Footwear, Apparel, and Boot

Sorel Caribou waterproof boot

Image may contain: Clothing, Apparel, Footwear, Cowboy Boot, Boot, Shoe, and High Heel

Muck Boot Arctic Pro snow boot

Once you’ve got the bulk of your winter outfit settled, you can’t forget the cold-weather accoutrements. Unless you want to learn the hard way, as you’re holding your to-go coffee, hands exposed in sub-zero temps, you’ll want to keep your hands outfitted with a pair of gloves. Most gloves will have touchscreen compatibility these days, so you won’t have to worry about frostbite as you text. And, when the weather’s particularly unbearable, a pair of liner gloves slipped into waterproof and windproof gloves will keep your digits toasty as a fireplace.

Image may contain: Clothing, Apparel, Human, and Person

Outdoor Research Highcamp 3-finger gloves

Image may contain: Clothing, Apparel, and Glove

Moshi Digits winter touchscreen gloves

Image may contain: Glove, Clothing, and Apparel

Carhartt Flip It cold weather gloves

Image may contain: Glove, Clothing, and Apparel

Dents “Cambridge” leather gloves

Scarves are kind of like the dressing to a salad. Bright, zesty, funky, spicy, a good scarf will take your winter outfit/salad to the next level and add dimension and texture. Don’t be shy with experimenting how to wear it, either. Scarves can be wrapped, twisted, and knotted in so many different ways to add a sculptural element to your ensemble. Depending on the size of the scarf, you can turn a big, swaddly scarf into a shawl or even a balaclava.

Image may contain: Clothing, Apparel, and Scarf

Polo Ralph Lauren reversible plaid wool-blend scarf

Image may contain: Clothing, Apparel, Rug, and Scarf

Begg x Co “Arran” reversible cashmere scarf

Image may contain: Towel
Image may contain: Clothing, Apparel, Accessories, Tie, Accessory, and Pants

For some, beanie season doesn’t ever stop. But for everyone, beanies are essential for getting through winter alive. Winter hats aren’t limited to beanies, though. Try a Tyler, the Creator move with a winter-busting ushanka, or make a swerve with a funky crocheted hat.

Image may contain: Clothing, Apparel, Cap, Hat, and Beanie

Carhartt knit cuffed beanie

Image may contain: Clothing, Apparel, Cap, Hat, Beanie, and Rug

J.Press x Todd Snyder Shaggy Dog beanie

Image may contain: Clothing, Apparel, Cap, Hat, and Beanie

Bricks & Wood heavy knit beanie

Image may contain: Clothing, Apparel, Human, Person, Jacket, and Coat

Leave a Comment