Winter probably isn’t your favorite season, is it? Even when you're in Paris, one of the most beautiful and most popular cities in the world, you still wouldn't appreciate it. Paris in the snow is stunning, sure, but that's about it. Or is it? One good thing about winter is that it allows you to wear as much clothing as you want/need. With this comes the opportunity to flex your fashion game! You're in Paris! Even if you're a man, you'd still want to look your best, right? Take a note out of the dapper Parisian gentleman's book and layer up for winter with these menswear essentials.
Layer with a Trench Coat
A trench coat isn't just a Paris fashion staple
, but it's also a wardrobe essential. Thanks to its sturdy material and strong silhouette, you can easily stay warm the moment the temperature starts to drop during winter. Beyond its function, however, men benefit the most by wearing a trench coat. Its strong shape allows one to take on a more confident and imposing stature, improving their posture along the way. No matter what he's wearing underneath, a trench coat always adds a bit of an authoritative appeal, perfect for letting out your inner Alpha Male.
Go Sporty with a Puffer Jacket
Streetwear remains a huge influence in Parisian fashion over the years. Ever since it gained a lot of traction in the mid-2010s, it's become a major fixture in trends, fads, and more. And from this fashion movement came one more style staple that many men now rely on: the puffer jacket. Originally constructed as the perfect outermost layer to wear during winter, it's become a streetwear essential that remains trendy even when it's no longer cold outside. In fact, many designer brands
have even released their own versions of the puffer jacket, providing a chic winter wear staple for both men and women.
Trust a Turtleneck
As far as Parisian knitwear is concerned, a turtleneck conveys a lot of things. Though it's a garment that practically covers the entire torso, with the way the French sport it, it's become one of the sexiest articles of clothing one could wear. For Parisians, a man in a turtleneck would look a lot sexier than one that wears a muscle shirt. Though it covers everything, the way a well-fitting turtleneck hugs the male body, highlighting the biceps and defining the abs, provides a much sexier illusion than most. If you could handle it, all you really need is a turtleneck and a nice jacket to look like the hottest man in Paris.
Look Hot in a Hoodie
Continuing on with looking sexy during winter, a hoodie is also a great choice. Going back to the streetwear, a hoodie upholds the sporty look of the trend while providing comfort, warmth, and a little bit of mystery to your look. If you've noticed what men in Paris have been wearing lately, you'll know that many have been paring their trenchcoats and jackets with hoodies underneath. This look elevates the latter to a more elegant degree while it provides the right amount of layers one needs to stay warm during winter. Of course, a hoodie on its own is also a sexy enough look too, especially for when you're just relaxing in your luxury home in Paris
Tempt in a Tailored Suit
Any French menswear designer
would tell you that a suit will always work, no matter the season. In fact, since a tailored suit can get pretty hot depending on the material, arguably the best time to wear one is during winter. There are many suits out there that can keep you warm on their own. The more fitted to you, the better. As long as it properly embraced your body and doesn't restrict your movements, you'll be fine. And, of course, it's always better if it's bespoke too! That's the Parisian way to go about buying suits, after all!
Stay Warm in Leather Gloves
There's always that one accessory that completes your look. For spring and summer, it's a nice pair of sunglasses. But for winter, it's a pair of leather gloves. For some reason, Parisians are so into leather pieces. A leather jacket is a unisex wardrobe staple that works no matter the season and adds an indelible Parisian brand of sex appeal. Parisiennes have also taken to wearing leather skirts, boots, and more to rough up their styles. As for men, leather gloves complete a winter look unlike any other. Wearing them with a suit and a trench coat evokes a traditionally masculine yet modernly chic look that will certainly turn heads!
Sport Statement Sneakers
Oh, but don't forget about footwear! Since you're already wearing leather gloves, should you go for a sophisticated pair of leather shoes? Though it's not a bad choice, always remember that Parisian style, even for men, is all about the right balance. Gone are the days when haute couture
and bespoke suiting defined the fashionable look of the city. Since today's signature Parisian style has a more down-to-earth and nonchalant feel, wouldn't offsetting your more tailored pieces with a pair of sneakers be the right finishing touch? Not only does it follow the current streetwear movement, but it also adds ease to your look too!
The Parisian gentleman always looks dapper, no matter the season. If you want to take a page out of his fashion book, you'll want to invest in these winterwear essentials the next time you spend the cold season in the French capital!