From the ultimate parka to the chicest cashmere sweater, survive Chiberia in high style with these four must-have men’s pieces.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Canada Goose Langford parka Black Label, $925; Burdi cashmere pique sweater, $1,205; J. TOOR Vitale Barberis Canonico Petrol Blue flannel plaid wool trouser, $360; Oak Street Bootmakers Natural Rough Out trench boot, $476.
No one lives in Chicago for the winters—but there’s no need to let frigid temperatures (or wind, or snow, or ice...) dampen your sense of style, especially when so many exceptional menswear pieces perfectly marry fashion and function.
Of utmost importance, of course, is top-notch outerwear. The Canada Goose Langford parka Black Label, exclusive to the brand’s just-opened Michigan Avenue outpost, touts a sleek and streamlined silhouette, all while delivering unparalleled warmth for even the coldest Chicago days (800 N. Michigan Ave., 312.767.0644, canadagoose.com).
Slip that on over the Burdi cashmere pique sweater; made with heavy gauge, Italian-milled cashmere, this classic layering piece features subtle detailing at the collar and elbows, setting it apart from other pullovers (58 E. Walton St., 312.642.9166, burdiclothing.com).
The J. TOOR Vitale Barberis Canonico Petrol Blue flannel plaid wool trouser defines sartorial elegance: a warm, comfortable pant with a timeless windowpane print that can easily be dressed up or down (900 N. Michigan Ave., 312.291.8249, jtoor.com).
Finally, forgo clunky snow boots for the handcrafted Oak Street Bootmakers Natural Rough Out trench boot—a durable yet sophisticated option that can withstand even the harshest weather conditions—and you’ll be ready to take on whatever Mother Nature delivers this season in style (47 E. Oak St., 630.668.0867, oakstreetbootmakers.com).