Cold Weather Essentials for Men

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Cold Weather Essentials for Men
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It may be freezing outside, but that doesn't mean your winter style has to suffer. To prove it, we're bringing you cold weather outfit inspiration from the most sartorially savvy guys spotted on the streets at fall '14 Fashion Week. Ahead, the cold weather essentials that'll get you out of your seasonal sartorial rut. Even if some of the looks are a bit too fashion-forward for your taste, we think you'll appreciate these guys' daring approaches to cold weather styling.

Leather Jacket
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Leather Jacket

Troy Alexander, fashion editor at Bite Magazine, demonstrates that a leather jacket is an outerwear essential for any modern-day badass. Once you've invested in a jacket that suits your style -- fatigue, bomber or motocross -- a well-cut pair of jeans, a denim shirt and a pair of oxfords are you need as a base for this staple. Extra style points if you sport colorful socks and cuff your jeans to show them off.

Heavy Jacket
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Heavy Jacket

Seasonal transitions are a great time to up your style game with strategic layering. When the temperature ranges from winter chill to springtime sunshine in the span of a single day, it can be a challenge to dress for the weather. Take a cue from fashion student John Bandela and layer with a heavy, hip-length peacoat or jacket when the weather is unpredictable. Wear the jacket over a blazer when it's freezing, then make the bold jacket-on-the-shoulders move when the temperature rises.

Knee-Length Coat
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Knee-Length Coat

Follow DJ Nick Grimshaw's lead and dress down a wool coat on days when you don't have to dress for a blizzard. Knee-length coats aren't new in the realm of cold weather outerwear, but Grimshaw's classic coat features a modern twist -- fur lapels. The trim fit and flashy fur make this a coat dressy enough to be worn with a suit, but Grimshaw shows us how it can look equally as sharp over a simple T-shirt and jeans.

Wool Hat
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Wool Hat

Milliner and fashion blogger Latouché is dressed to the nines, but his use of accessories is what really makes him stand out. Take a page out of Latouché's style playbook and top off a dapper ensemble with a wool hat to add immeasurable cool to your look. The safari hat is a classic silhouette and the wool fabric is perfect for cool temps when you want to retain some heat. For added style, don printed socks with cropped pants and throw in a pocket square to impress the sartorially conscious.

Knit Hat
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Knit Hat

Fashion writer Emmanuelle Chousakos shows us that sometimes the easiest and warmest way to beat the cold is to cover your head up. A comfortable and casual beanie will not only keep your head warm, but it will also give off that effortlessly cool vibe. Up the luxe factor by investing in a cashmere cap instead of regular wool. Your noggin will be toasty warm sans the itchy factor that usually comes with a wool beanie.

Gloves
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Gloves

Mens leather accessories designer Steve J. Corocran proves that biker-inspired leather gloves are the finishing touch that can take your look to that impossibly cool level. Mixing up your textures is the key to making an outfit with a limited color palette interesting instead of boring. Though Corocran sticks with black and blue the variety of textures makes his ensemble intriguing versus drab. So, be bold with texture like Corocran by pairing leather gloves with a wool coat, knit sweater, denim and patent leather shoes.

Scarf
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Scarf

Stylist John Jarrett demonstrates that an easy way to kick an outfit up a notch is with a great scarf. Not only does an oversized scarf keep your neck area insulated, it also offers an opportunity to easily reinvent your go-to cold weather look. Throw a scarf on with your favorite leather jacket or coat and you have an entirely new outfit to add to your rotation.

Boots
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Boots

It almost goes without saying that boots are the ultimate cold weather essential, but it's worth pointing out that all-weather footwear doesn't have to look like it came from a sporting goods store. On those days when you don't need to slosh through the worst of what Mother Nature has to offer, pull on a pair of rugged boots like Model Arthur Gosse. Make sure the hem of your pants covers the tops of your boots to keep the wind from biting at your ankles.

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