Men’s Winter Suits Guide: How to wear
a suit in winter
cooler months and seasons to come.
Friday 22nd September 2023
Winter is well underway and we’re bracing ourselves for the cold. Stay warm, look effortless cool – from different suit fits, styles, textures and layers, this guide will show you exactly how.
Here are six tips to finding the perfect suit for the season.
Find your fit
The fit is arguably the most important aspect of a suit. It accentuates your style, increases comfort and most importantly, separates an unpolished look from a tailored one. It’s crucial to find a suit that matches your body shape. At Politix, we have three styles on offer: Regular, Slim and Ultra Slim.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT COLOUR
You can never go wrong with your classic winter suit colours: navy, black, brown, grey and green. But here’s a general rule of thumb: When it comes to picking suit colours, if you have a lighter skin tone, base your outfit around darker shades. And, if you have a darker complexion, try a lighter hue to match.
This isn’t to say your suit choice is limited to your skin tone – you've got accessories, shirts, patterns and more to help you achieve your own unique style. Transform the look of a lighter jacket with a dark tie and pocket square or play around with pale windowpane checks on a darker suit – the choice is yours.
The fabric you’re wearing will determine whether you’ll be warm and cosy or braving the cold. For winter, your best option is to go with a wool suit. Our wool suits specifically are made of premium fabrication with a lightweight, breathable and comfort stretch nature.
Another option is to experiment with textures. Our knitted blazers are blended with elastane for enhanced stretch and feel, and features a unique two-tone look that will level up your style game.
While our knitted blazers come in many colours, we recommend trying a shade of Tan or Claret this season. Dress them up with a pair of matching trousers or style with a pair of chinos, for less formal events.
PANTS FOR COMFORT AND STYLE
Wide-leg suit pants have been trending for the past few seasons, and for good reason. Some of our new pants this season are designed with front pleats, side adjusters and a new tapered leg design, making them one of our most comfortable and versatile pants yet.
Front pleats (the gathered folds of fabric below the waist) offer more room for the thighs and hips without ballooning outwards. They’re great for men who have more muscular lower bodies, or those who simply prefer a roomier fit.
Side adjusters are small attachments on the side of the trousers that let you modify the width of the waistband, so you can easily find your perfect fit. Lastly, our new tapered leg cut accentuates the definition of your lower body without compromising on comfort.
LAYER WITH A VEST
Layering is essential for winter. And what better way to layer, than with the trending piece of the season: vests. Whether they’re a statement piece or an accessory layer, it’s hard to replicate the sharp look they bring to runways and fashion influencers alike. The great thing about vests is their versatility. Make it a three-piece suit by adding a vest, you’re sure to make any outfit more polished and formal. A vest as an outer layer creates a high-low look, perfect for more casual occasions.shop now
COMPLETE THE LOOK: ACCESSORIES
Now that you’ve found the right winter suit, it’s time for the finishing touches. When it comes to your accessories, it should all match your style. If you tend to go a little bolder, we recommend going for contrasting pocket squares, ties and cuff links. If you like the classic look, we recommend matching accessory colours.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QS
What are winter suits made of?
Majority of suits are made from cotton. For winter, we would recommend a suit made of wool. The Wool Collection, made with Australian wool include suits made with 95% wool and 5% elastane to lend itself well to refined tailoring and comfort stretch.