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What To Wear To Christmas Markets

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We’re finally nearing the end of November and it feels like Winter is in full swing. With the change in season coming up to one of the busiest times of the year, this can only mean one thing… Christmas Markets! Whether you’ve already visited and feasted on delicious German food or have yet to go and try a festive Gluwein; we have your style essentials covered.

Every market goer knows to wrap up warm and be prepared for even the most unexpected change in weather. To ensure your next trip won’t keep you out in the cold have a look at these ace products to seal the deal.

Parka Coat

The parka is an undisputed favourite when it comes to winter dressing. Warm, durable and highly versatile; it’s complimentary to both casual and formal attire. Perfect for nipping out in the cold or wandering around shopping for a few hours.

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With so many styles to choose from it can be a tricky task narrowing it down, however we’ve got some great style inspiration to share with you!

Traditional mod fur lined khaki styles work well teamed with a various shades of green. Layered up, this relaxed approach to personal style always comes off looking slick.

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Thin fishtail parkas are a fantastic statement piece; styled up with bright accents, quirky accessories and a classic winter jumper bring the look together well.

Furless versions are available on the high street, black on black looks contemporary and edgy, and you can always team a bright accent garment or accessory to add some interest.

The Pieces

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body warm coatssheepskin parkacheck hooded parka

Hats

At this time of the year, funnily enough, keeping your head warm is one of your top priorities. Just because the cold winds have started to set in doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style.

It’s great when you find something that will keep you cosy, content and also make you feel confident about your style.

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The beanie is essentially the dark horse of winter accessories; it’s become fashionable again in recent seasons and dates back to early days of working class service men. This must have is a cult classic and partial to hipster statements or just your easy everyday look.

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Fedoras are sharp, unassuming and are a fantastic on-trend piece this season.  Perfect for the modern gentleman, someone who is passionate about channelling heritage inspired tailoring or just wishing to smarten up – consider this piece for your winter essential.

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Another historic favourite, this time amongst the lower working classes of the twenties and various tradesmen. A la David Beckham; the baker boy hat is laidback luxe at its best.

Popularised by many high-end brands, the cloth and workmanship can instantly inject a nostalgic vibe into your daily look. Complimentary to any colour you can think of, works well with a clean winter overcoat.

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Trapper hats are perfect for winter dressing, conveniently cosy and easy to wear with anything. It’s one of those great products that you can just shove on in a rush out of the house. You’ll find it might be your new best mate over the coming winter months.

There is no right or wrong when it comes to choosing a winter hat. It’s a very personal statement and every guy has different style requirements and taste.

The Pieces

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Gloves

It’s all about the gloves! Aside from a good hat that will be durable over the next cold winter months; you’re really looking for the same decent quality in a great pair of hand warmers.

If you haven’t already done so, this season you should definitely invest in some gloves, not just a practical accessory they can add a unique edge to your winter look.

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Leather and driving styles are so timeless, teamed with a quality overcoat or leather jacket – Jack Frost will have no chance of bothering you. Plus they are a fantastic statement piece.

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Probably your favourite as a kid; there is something comforting about knitted gloves – but they aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. They have come a long way since plain knits, with cable, fingerless and digital patterned styles available.

It’s surprising the quality and variations of coloured leathers; contemporary and eye-catching – why not add some much needed colour to lift you’re dark winter layers. Give a unique twist on winter dressing by colour-blocking multiple accessories.

The Pieces

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On That Note…

Enjoy shopping around for winter essentials; with so many great products waiting for you – it’s tricky to get things wrong. We hope the style notes for winter dressing has provided you with some inspiration this season. Plus the added bonus that you won’t be left out in the cold!

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  • John Butler

    For this winter as of last I’ve gone more ‘Beat’ (beatnik) and I’ve chosen a black beret for head warmth and a similar leather (biker style)jacket to one of your photos but I wear it zipped fully up . It gives a semi-French Beatnik style with roll neck sweater and skinny jeans. I’ve also grown a beard which adds to the look. I hope the beret doesn’t become too popular as I prefer to look a bit different…

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