Kitting the Men and Boys in Your Family out for the winter

With the colder weather on the way, now is the time to go shopping and kit everyone out with some warmer clothes. If you shop in the right type of stores you can potentially get everything you need in one place.

Coats and jackets

Browsing through these men´s jackets from Jacamo is a good starting point. The fact that this retailer sells nearly 300 coats for chest sizes 36 to 66 inches makes it really easy to find something suitable.

Buying the right coat is essential. It is the one piece of clothing that is likely to get worn every single day. Therefore, it makes sense to buy one that is styled in a way that means it can just as easily be worn for walking the dog as it can be for work.

Naturally, the coat needs to be warm, but it should also be wind resistant and at least showerproof. If it is not, consider buying a waterproofing spray. Just bear in mind that spraying a coat or jacket may change the colour slightly.

Warm underwear

If the boys and men in your family like outdoor activities it may be worth investing in some thermal underwear. It is really lightweight, so will not show under their clothes and will be comfortable to wear.

Good trousers

Trousers are a wardrobe staple. Jeans are good, but they cannot be worn everywhere, so it is always worth buying a pair of chinos or something similar. For those who like them, cords are an especially good option for the winter. They are soft and flexible, as well as incredibly warm.

The right footwear

Before you go out shopping make sure that the winter footwear your partner and sons already own is in good condition. You do not want them to discover that there is a leak in the sole the first time it rains or snows. It is much better to make sure their boots and covered in shoes are not about to fall apart. If they struggle to break new shoes and boots in look into getting their old ones repaired.

Again, consider spraying any winter footwear that you buy to make it waterproof. It does not cost much to do so. However, be careful about spraying footwear that is likely to be worn for vigorous activities. You do not want to turn a pair of trainers made out of water resistant breathable materials into footwear that leaves you with sweaty feet. Some waterproofing sprays completely block the pores in the fabric or leather, which makes it hard for the feet to breathe.

Choose tops that can be layered

It is also a good idea to buy a few new tops. However, that does not necessarily mean kitting them out with thick jumpers and sweatshirts. As you can see here, studies show that dressing in thin layers is actually a better way to stay warm. This is great news because it means that your boys can potentially continue to use the t-shirts, lightweight jumpers and shirts that you buy for the autumn and winter into the spring.

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