Mian Azhar tells men how to do it right

Unless you are lucky enough to reside in a climate that stays relatively warm through the year, every year you will be presented with a conundrum about your winter fashion choices.

Some people sit in the camp of just making sure that they are warm enough to brave the elements, which is perfectly fine. Others look towards a 'best of both worlds' approach, where they will look to keep warm and stay fashionable.

As such, whether you have been hunting for through Reiss inspiration, or are arriving here with a blank canvas, sit back and find out what you really should be arming yourself with ahead of the winter months.

The power of a gilet

Once upon a time a gilet might have almost been frowned upon, but those days are long gone. Nowadays, this can be one of the most powerful apparel items a man has for winters.

Let's not forget that one of the best ways to stay warm is to layer, and this is where a gilet enters the scene. You can either use it in the middle of other garments, or the final piece that can even sit over your favourite jumper.

Learn how to tie your scarf

Another item that you must be turning to is a scarf. The only problem is that most men don't have the faintest clue on how to tie this garment.

First and foremost, to clear up any possible confusion, scarves are designed for your neck. This is where your body loses a lot of heat, so they are an essential item if you are looking to stay warm.

From this point on, you have a bit of flexibility though. You can tie it in a Parisian style, creating something of a symmetrical loop that creates the ultimate warmth. Failing that, turn to a knot formed by tying the scarf once around your neck, or if you are completely out there don't tie a knot at all.

Whatever you do, don't devise your own method of tying. Chances are, if it's not been covered by the fashion publications, it's just not going to grab attention for the right reasons.

Bulk up the right way

As we have already mentioned, one of the primary rules about dressing for winter is to layer your garments. This is something that isn't even designed for stylish purposes; it is just so that you keep warm.

However, there are ways and means to do this correctly. If you just collect each and every garment in your wardrobe and pile them over each other, there is every chance you are going to look like a cartoon. Instead, you need to turn to clothing made from lighter fabrics, which are able to repel the cold weather. These might cost a little more, but trust us, in the depths of winter, it will be well worth the price.