Getting your wardrobe together for the winter calls for infusing some of the best looks of the season. The best men’s winter fashion styles in 2018 are simple to pull off when you know what to wear. To help you along the way, it’s important to get some inspiration from a few great looks with a little guidance.

A Very Merry Velvet Vibe

Winter of 2018 can’t go by without you adding a dose of comfort and style, and you can pull it all off when you wear the right fabric. That’s why a full velvet ensemble is winning as one of the best looks for men’s winter fashion in 2018. Velvet suits are all the rage and have been seen on the runways as much as they’ve been on the red carpet. Velvet suits and blazers are favorite evening and special event pieces seen on stars like Daniel Kaluuya, Oscar Isaac, Matthew McConaughey and Michael Strahan. It’s a great winter fashion look to try due to its soft texture and polished appearance. You can go for a conservative look by opting for a velvet blazer, such as the Veltip floral velvet jacket from Ted Baker, and match it with a pair of tuxedo pants. You can even go for a more casual vibe with velvet by opting for a Ted Baker velvet bomber jacket. But if you’re fully committed to the look, go all out and don a velvet suit for a full head-to-toe look.

Prince of Plaids

Plaids have a staying style that makes its rounds in men’s fashion collections year after year. But for men’s winter fashion winter 2018 looks, it’s a trend that comes out on top. Plainly put: plaids just work for both on-duty and off-duty looks. You can wear it on the weekends or to work with the right fabric. Opt for more playful plaids for weekend getaways, such as the checkered look from Joe’s Jeans. You can also go for a head-to-toe plaid look that’s subtle when you opt for a wool plaid suit from premium brands like Canali.

Lively Layers

If you’re searching for an easy-going look to try, then the layered look is the way to go. It’s one of winter 2018’s best looks that’s on-trend thanks to its ability to achieve warmth and style at the same time. To pull off this look, it’s important to have a few key pieces. Start with a crew neck shirt, such as ones made of brushed Pima cotton from premium brands like Psycho Bunny. This shirt works as the building block and foundational layer for keeping your body warm and comfortable.

Make sure you also include a base long-sleeve shirt or a great layering sweater since these are essential pieces for adding bulk and pulling off the look. You can opt for an oversized sweater, pullover or cardigan from brands like Robert Graham or Peter Millar. Add an extra layer of warmth with a puffer vest, leather jacket or a wool midi-trench coat like the ones from high-end brands Ted Baker or Corneliani. When you want to wear the layered look on the weekend or for a date after work, consider going for a casual look and pair your layers with classic dark denim jeans. You can infuse the dad look with a straight leg denim pant or go for a more fitted look that has a tapered hem from premium brands, such as 34 Heritage and AG Jeans. A professional layered look will always look best with a pair of wool slacks like the pure wool dress pants from Canali. Finish off this look with a wool scarf and a pair of Chelsea boots for extra warmth and professional look.

Pinstripe Magic

Every professional man needs a professional look and you can achieve this with a little pinstripe magic. It’s one of the best men’s winter fashion looks for 2018 that’s in style thanks to its versatility to pair easily with other patterns and trends. It’s also the perfect pattern to wear for a business brunch, interview or semi-formal weekend event. You can opt for a full pinstripe look by wearing a wool pinstripe suit in an electric, royal blue hue from high-end Italian brand Canali. You can also go for a more traditional ensemble for the winter by wearing a navy blue pinstripe suit jacket from premium brands, such as Todd Snyder. If you decide to grab a pinstripe suit or suit pieces off the rack, make sure you take it to your tailor to get a custom fit. Your tailor can help you transform your ready-to-wear pinstripe suit into perfection by taking your measurements and adjusting your suit for a proper fit.

Final Thoughts

Whether you need inspiration for an afternoon business brunch or you just need something to wear for the weekend, opting for some of the season’s best looks simplifies the process for hunting for the best pieces to add to your winter wardrobe. Use this men’s winter fashion 2018 guide to take you in the right direction when choosing some of the best looks to add to your collection for the winter.

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Ralph Lauretta

About Ralph Lauretta

Ralph is a co-owner of Sal Lauretta for Men. His areas of expertise include custom clothing as well as being the primary clothing buyer for the store. When not at work you can find him hanging out with his family, reorganizing his garage or watching a Denver Broncos game.