With Christmas just behind us and the New Year fast approaching, we still have a few more long months of winter ahead. Instead of going crazy buying a ton of sweaters, jackets, and other winter closet essentials—adding up to hundreds of dollars of unnecessary items—consider purchasing wardrobe essentials that can be layered and worn no matter the weather. This saves you a ton of money in the long run because you can wear clothing items year-round instead of just one short season.
Having a closet filled with wardrobe essentials is a great way to maximize your space, simplify your morning routine, and eliminate the need for excessive shopping trips every time there’s a new event or vacation.
With brands like Western Rise, you can find everything a man needs for basic, elevated essentials. These can be layered or worn as-is for maximum comfort and durability. This way, you maintain your style and comfort during the winter, spring, summer, and fall.
Thanks to our great clothing options, you’ll want to stock up on a few colors of each item to have a versatile, long-lasting wardrobe that pairs perfectly no matter what you pull out of your closet.
Western Rise uses quality materials and fabrics that are made to block out the cold weather and frigid air like Merino wool so that you can stay toasty during these winter months (with odor-blocking properties perfect for the summer, too). Check out these essentials we picked specifically for your style this winter.
AirLoft Shirt Jacket
When shopping for winter clothing, the first order of business is finding a perfect jacket: a jacket that’s resistant to the impending rain, cold, and snow that comes with the winter while remaining stylish and warm without being overbearing. This may seem like a tall order, but Western Rise has you covered.
Thanks to its versatility, the shirt jacket or “shacket” is quickly becoming a staple piece in everyone’s closets. A play on the classic Oxford shirt with added comfort and durability, the shirt jacket is a popular trend that isn’t going anywhere. Our version contours to your body, creating a flattering fit for any occasion.
By investing in a shacket, you have something to wear year-round that can be layered to your comfort level. Leaving your house is easier when you have a light jacket that provides warmth.
You can wear the AirLoft Shirt Jacket as a shirt by itself or layered underneath other jackets for added warmth. It can be worn open with a t-shirt underneath as a great transitional weather jacket for the days when you can’t decide if it’s warm or cold out. It looks polished and comes in multiple colors, so you can truly match this jacket with anything and look great.
X Cotton Henley
Layer a comfortable henley under your shirt jacket for comfort, warmth, and style on colder days.
Our X Cotton Henley is great for lounging around the house because of its ample stretch and super soft cotton feel. Unlike most cotton henleys, this one is built to last through any situation thanks to its durable, thicker cut. That’s why the X Cotton Henley is our go-to, whether we’re lounging on the couch or playing a round of golf.
A henley is a great wardrobe essential because it can easily transition to warm weather wear. Just throw it on with a pair of shorts, and you will look and feel just as comfortable as you did during the colder months. Henleys are an elevated alternative to a regular old t-shirt. Look a bit nicer when you pair it with a pair of khakis or corduroys or embrace relaxation with a pair of sweats or joggers.
It is easy to attend any event on a whim when you are wearing a henley, thanks to its easy-to-wear sophistication, style, and comfort. You don’t have to put in a ton of effort when wearing a henley, but you can certainly dress it up and down to your liking. This makes it an incredibly versatile piece that is perfect for any situation.
Another great thing about our Cotton Henley is that it resists stains, fights odors, and wards off moisture. This means that it maintains its original state well and can be worn multiple days in a row without needing to be washed. Just throw on this henley, and it will look and smell like you just bought it.
Another great addition to your winter wardrobe essentials is a vest. You can comfortably wear this transitional weather piece any time of year.
Vests are amazing for warming your torso while keeping your arms free. This provides the ability to layer long sleeves or short sleeves underneath, depending on the weather that day. Wear them during summer nights when the wind picks up and the sun isn’t there to warm you up, or grab them in the winter when you need to add tons of extra layers to stay warm.
Because vests are great at blocking out the wind and cold from your body while being relatively lightweight compared to your winter jacket, they are great to wear over sweaters and sweatshirts comfortably. Vests are also great fall pieces for when the weather is cooling down, but it’s not cold enough yet for a full jacket. Plus, vests look nice with button-downs for special occasions.
Our AirLoft Vest is beloved because it is moisture-resistant and stretchy, so you can experience maximum comfort while also fighting natural wear and tear. Our vest lets you breathe and regulates your temperature thanks to fabrics that fight things that would normally tarnish your clothes, like moisture, odor, and stains. You can go out in confidence that your vest is withstanding the weather and helping you stay warm this winter.
Because it comes in multiple colors, you can buy a few of these vests and have something that will match all of your outfits. Since the vest is such an underrated winter item, we wanted to remind you of how amazing they really can be.
Winter Essentials for All Men
No matter what you could need—whether it be socks or pants or a jacket—Western Rise has styles for every man. We provide great essentials that do not sacrifice quality, comfort, or style and can be worn year-round, so you get the most for your money. We also use premium fabrics that help your clothing fight the elements that would normally cause wear and tear over time.
Winter essentials are a great way to ensure you have something to wear all season and all year round. We recommend purchasing at least two pairs of each essential you love so that you can have all of your favorites in a myriad of styles throughout the year.
For example, if you find a pair of pants that feel amazing and can be worn almost any time of year, buying two ensures you’ll have something you feel confident in while maximizing your wardrobe options every single day.
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