Suiting Up For Winter

Winter has arrived and we’re starting to feel the cold. Whether you have a few winter staples tucked away, or you’re getting every last day out of your summer wardrobe, suiting up for winter doesn’t have to be a hassle.

With a few simple tips, tricks and wardrobe additions, you can be ready to brave the cooler days while looking your best.

Check our winter wear for men essentials below. 

Jackets & Sweaters 

When it comes to winter wear, it’s all about layering. From sweaters and jackets for men, to the fabrics you choose, thicker layers and better insulation is key for ensuring you’re comfortable and warm wherever you go. Wools, flannels, tweeds and similar fabrics are great options, with greater density than warmer-weather materials like cotton and linen. 

Looking for a jacket? The Navy Winter Tweed Jacket by Florentino is a great option, balancing pure wool fabric with a contemporary, slim fit, perfect for the office or out on the town.


Navy Winter Tweed Jacket by Florentino


For something less formal but still stylish and versatile, the Black Able Cord Jacket by Dstrezzed is another great choice.


Black Able Cord Jacket by Dstrezzed


It’s also hard to beat a classic top coat, like the Beige Trench Coat by Florentino. Choose an option that suits your own personal style. 


Beige Trench Coat by Florentino


Sweaters are great as they’re not only stylish but the perfect winter layering item. They allow you to add colour to your outfit, dress up a business shirt for a business casual look, or even a t-shirt, while lightweight enough to be taken on, or off as you change environments. 

The Gun Metal Classic V Neck by Standard Issue is a classic sweater option in 100% New Zealand Merino Wool; great for casual wear, or formal layering. 


Gun Metal Classic V by Standard Issue

For a similar look on warmer days, the Army Green Slub Jersey by Dstrezzed has a sweater-like look and feel, while offering lightweight breathability in lightweight cotton. It’s also a perfect laying option to go under your favourite jacket or sweater.


Army Green Slub Jersey by Dstrezzed


With shorts well and truly packed away, adding some winter-ready trousers and dress pants to your wardrobe to have on rotation is a smart move. Here, you can similarly opt for more suitable fabrics, with greater density to provide added warmth and comfort, while pairing effortlessly with your chosen shirts, jackets and sweaters.

The Schist Cord Trouser by Cutler is a great, versatile trouser option. While corduroy is over 95% cotton, it is thicker than denim, affording greater warmth while still providing the benefits of cotton, like breathability. 


Schist Cord Trouser


In saying that, a great pair of jeans should be a staple in any man’s wardrobe; particularly in the cooler months. For a stylish pair, look no further than the Unit Black Denim by Pearly King. With hyperflex denim, leather detailing and 5 pockets, they’re perfect for weekend wear, wherever you go.

Unit Black Denim by Pearly King



When it comes to shirts, the perfect choice will depend on your outfit. If opting to layer and accessorise, you might choose a lighter option. The Army Green Voile Shirt by Dstrezzed is a lighter winter piece in 100% cotton, able to be dressed up with a sweater or overcoat.


Army Green Voile Shirt


Inside, just roll the sleeves up for a smart-casual look that will keep you looking and feeling cool. 

When it comes to winter wear, you can’t beat a classic flannel look. This Ash Thunderstorm Button Down Shirt by Cutler occupies a special place between smart-casual and casual, able to be smartened up with a trouser, or dressed down with a denim jean.


Ash Thunderstorm Button Down Shirt


Wondering how to wear a suit this winter? Just like your other items, the construction and choice of fabric in winter suits will be essential for maintaining warmth and comfort in your work and formal settings. Thicker fabrics also maintain their shape in superior fashion to their summer counterparts, making winter a great opportunity to dress to impress, or explore newer materials. It’s the perfect time to call in and discuss those winter suiting fabrics available in our bespoke or made to measure programme. 


Winter Cord Jacket by Florentino


Wool is a great option; nature’s insulator and a fabric that’s highly adaptable to different temperature conditions. The Joe Black Pure Wool Suit is a tailored option in 100% wool, perfect for the office, a formal occasion or as a winter wedding suit.


Joe Black Pure Wool Suit


Mix things up with a sharkskin style fabric in the Mission Steel Suit by Gibson, a slim-fitting option that will add some versatility to your winter rotation with some stylish dress shoes.


Mission Steel Suit by Gibson


When it comes to colours, darker tones are perfect for the cooler months, like black navy and charcoal. In saying this, you can add some more vibrant hues, like deep reds (cognac), or hunter green. 

Layering & Accessories 

A golden rule in winter is that accessories are your friend. Perfect for layering, mixing up your personal style and as functional items that keep you warm, layering up with some stylish additions is the best-kept-secret of many. 

For this, we’ve got you covered.

The  will cover your bases, pairing great together, or individually. Staples of fashion-forward celebrities like David Beckham, pair these with an overcoat, or even a suit for a contemporary smart-casual look that will keep you warm on your commute to and from the office. Even better, keep a hot coffee by your side with our sturdy Hydro Flask, perfect for winter mornings, sports games with the kids, or weekend adventures. 

With so many great style opportunities to be had, who wants to stay inside this winter? With a few simple items added, smart choice of fabrics and layering, you can prep yourself for the cooler months, while looking and feeling your best. If you’re looking for more winter wardrobe essentials or need an extra hand finding your perfect fit, join us at RJB Design menswear Auckland. We can take you through our full range of bespoke mens clothing, in our men’s suits store Auckland. With an incredible selection of menswear, men’s work essentials and men’s suits NZ wide, you can be sure we’ll have something for you. You can also check out a selection of the range online


We look forward to seeing you, 

The team at RJB Design.

June 16, 2021