How to Wear It: No Coat

It’s chilly here in Richmond in the mornings, below average for this time of year. But our temperatures are considered normal for this time of year in parts North and West. In New York and Boston, Chicago and Denver, they’re waiting for it to get cold. They’ll be digging out the winter coats and boots to help dig out snowplowed in cars before too much longer.

We don’t really do that here — dig out winter coats and boots. It is a shame that we don’t wear more overcoats, at least in terms of style. They add a bit of dash in our custom tailoring opinion. Hats, too, are making a comeback, if a recent trip to New York is anything to judge by. We see too few of those on stylish heads around town.

So what do you do to stay warm in your three-season worsted suits and sport coats?

We at Leviner Wood humbly suggest taking a cue from the Italian influence and that trip to NYC and invest in a cashmere, or cashmere and silk, scarf and a fine pair of leather gloves. When in doubt, choose a longer scarf that will let you wrap it in many different, but equally nonchalant ways.

And since you’re not wearing overcoats, consider a custom tweed or plaid woolen sport coat. Combined with your gloves and scarf, you’ll still look cool while staying warm. Just ask Rod about rocking a flamboyant scarf…. OK, maybe something more subtle is to your taste.

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