Winter Wardrobe Must-Haves
Is your winter wardrobe ready for the deep freeze? Whether you’re an alpine adventurer or you prefer to settle in by a fireplace with a scotch, make sure you’ve got the essentials for the season. Here’s a curated collection of some of our favourites.
A Lux Scarf
Scarves are a great winter accessory. Not only are they functional, they can also instantly elevate your look.
For the ultimate in luxury, pick yourself up a scarf from Begg and Co. Their technicians are trained in-house by a team that has experience dating back to the 1860s, when Alex Begg first began making scarves.
Their designs draw inspiration from Scottish landscapes, architecture, and skies. These scarves also make excellent gifts.
A Warm Woolrich Parka
Woolrich is a new addition to The Helm, and we’re pretty excited about it. They KNOW winter outerwear, having outfitted some of the most rugged winter adventurers, like Admiral Byrd’s Antarctic expedition team in 1939, or the pipeline workers constructing the Alaska pipeline in the 1970s.
If you live in a cold-weather climate, a Woolrich parka won’t let you down.
While Grandma’s hand-knit mittens are cute for family get togethers, you’re going to want a pair of classy gloves for every other occasion.
Hestra makes gloves that hit that balance between function and fashion, with warm wool or cashmere linings and beautiful aniline leather and suede on the outside. They’re a great accessory to your winter style, and they’ll keep your hands toasty warm all season long. They also make an excellent gift!
A Classic Bomber
For the casual days that don’t require a parka, a bomber is our top choice. A classic bomber silhouette garners the best kind of attention, and a shearling collar will be your best friend when the wind picks up.
One of our top picks is this suede bomber from Valstar, who first designed their bomber jackets in 1935 to replicate the A-1 flight bombers from WWII. This is truly a timeless jacket! The supple suede is dressier than wool or cotton, and the slate grey shade makes this incredibly versatile.
Winter boots are a necessity anywhere with snow. You know that! For boots that look slick on the streets but perform on the trails, Danner can’t be beat. Known for making adventure-ready boots for nearly a century, Danner’s commitment to crafting superior footwear is unrivalled.
With Gore-Tex liners and Vibram outsoles, they offer practical warmth, grip, and waterproofing. The classic design will never go out of style, which is key, because these boots are made to last a lifetime.
When it comes to winter knits, cashmere reigns supreme. It's easy to throw on and effortlessly stylish. Plus, it feels amazing against the skin.
Not all cashmere is made equal, so stick with brands that are dedicated to sourcing high quality fibres, like Ralph Lauren Purple Label.
Their cashmere is sourced from the mountains of Mongolia, where the high altitude and cold climate result in a super fine, soft fabric. They also use only the longest fibres, which creates the softest, most durable cloth.