These Stylish Gifts Are No Match for the Winter Cold
Winter wardrobe staples that'll turn heads
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Fjällräven Expedition Pack Down Anorak ($350)
A slightly relaxed fit and large kangaroo pocket give this vintage-inspired anorak some serious Scandinavian style. And the 700-fill down insulation and high neck will keep you warm in Swedish-level cold.
Toast Cashmere Scarf ($270)
Toast makes everything to withstand both the elements and the whims of fashion. This scarf is no exception: created from 50 percent cashmere, 50 percent sheep’s wool, it provides plenty of real estate to keep the luxury seeker on your list cozy this winter.
Tecovas The Doc Boots ($295)
You don’t need to attend a rodeo to wear western boots. These have double-stitched leather and were constructed with a process that involves over 200 steps. The flexible upper means they’re exceptionally comfortable and so durable you’ll want to put them in your will.
Hestra Nordic Mittens ($60)
Fewer than 100 people in the world are certified master glove cutters—a 400-year-old title earned after years of mentorship—and two of them work at Hestra. These Nordic mittens fit like they were custom-made for your hands. Plus, the soft, blended outer and wool liner are warm enough for 20-degree walks about town.
Citizen Promaster Dive ($356.25)
Aquatic adventurers, this is your next watch. The Citizen Promaster Dive is the perfect device for expeditions on land or at sea. With a color scheme and shape to resemble the majestic features of an orca whale, you can dive up to 200 meters in impeccable style. The watch is powered by any light with Eco-Drive technology, and never needs a battery.
Sitka Ambary LS Shirt ($89)
The Ambary LS sports a classic look that will age well. That’s good news, since it’s made from hemp, recycled polyester, and elastane with four times the tensile strength of cotton. The material becomes more relaxed over time, so it will remain in rotation for decades.
Block Shop Textiles Parasol Robe ($155)
The fabric of this unisex, organic-cotton full-length robe is made by master printers in Jaipur, India. The fifth-generation artisans use hand-chiseled blocks to create unique designs, delivering an aesthetic that only care, earthy azo pigments, and a little elbow grease can produce.
DUER Performance Denim Tailored Jumpsuit ($159)
This Denim Jumpsuit from Vancouver, Canada based Duer is a true utility player. It’s built from cotton, polyester, and lycra, which means it moves like athleisure while delivering refined aesthetics that are respectable in the office and for drinks after. Testers found it just as comfortable during an eight mile day of touristing as it was for sitting at a desk for nine hours.
Sweaty Betty Mission Waterproof Parka ($258)
Sure, this insulated puffy’s oversized profile looks like something you’d see on a New York City fashion blog. But don’t let that fool you. The recycled polyester shell fabric boasts three-layer waterproof-breathable construction and sealed seams, so you’ll stay dry in snowstorms and in busy, slushy intersections.
Patagonia Down Sweater ($279)
The Down Sweater has been a staple in outdoorspeoples’ closets for decades, for good reason. Its handsome symmetrical baffles and light insulative layer make it a perfect standalone jacket on mild shoulder season nights but can also be layered with a shell to rip pow on a ten-degree ski day.
Astrid Wild Wool Fleece Jacket ($199)
The recycled Italian wool mix makes this fleece wear more like a sweater than a jacket—which means it can dress up for date night. The Astrid Wild Wool Fleece Jacket is light enough for a respectable adventure, while the oversized collar and soft touch are all about comfort.
Bombas Slipper ($45)
If a slipper and a sock had a lovechild, it would be these ridiculously comfortable footwear pieces from Bombas. A super supple interior brushed liner delivers all of the comforts of your most beloved sock, while the bottom is texturized with grippy silicone so you won’t find yourself sliding around your hardwood floors to get your morning coffee.