At this stage of the year, we don’t need to reiterate how cold it is – or how cold it’s likely to get. So instead, we’ll skip straight to the practicalities of how best to arm yourself when the mercury drops. A good, well made winter coat should rankly highly, with an arsenal of toasty-warm knits in interesting colours that can constitute an outfit when paired with denim or woollen trousers. All rounded off with stylish accessories to cocoon your extremities. The materials you choose should also be a consideration – rich merino and cashmere for warmth, feather down for comfort, water-resistant nylon and technical fabrics to combat the wind and wet, and so on. Of course, when recommending robust designs and quality materials, it’s unlikely that we’d then suggest you shop it all on the high street – but with Uniqlo's cold weather offering, it’s hard not to.
Uniqlo has established a reputation for incredibly stylish clothing attached to incredibly low-price tags, but the frosty season is where the brand really comes into its own. Whether you’re searching high and low for an ultra-puffy down jacket or need to pad out your cardigan collection, the best men’s winter clothing can be found stacked high on its shelves. Unassuming, sure, but undeniably excellent.
Nestled amongst perfectly boxy t-shirts you’ll find machine washable cashmere around the £100 mark alongside premium lambswool knits, made from 100% premium 19.5 micron wool for a satisfyingly soft hand feel. Its new duvet coats are something of a cult purchase, stuffed full of Hybrid Down which uses a combination of down and padding for the perfect balance of lightness and warmth. With clever design tweaks and a universally-appealing pared back aesthetic, Uniqlo’s wintery selection proves that there’s no need for comfort to come at the expense of your discerning sense of style – or any great expense at all.
To ready yourself for the cold snap (and keep that thermostat turned down for a little longer), scroll on to discover Port's highlights from the collection below.
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