Fashionable Cold Weather Gear
Author: Chris Connolly | Published: Sunday, November 23, 2014
Schott NYC Perfecto
Schott NYC has been producing tough-as-nails outerwear in New York for 101 years. Their Perfecto label was first sold in 1928 at a Long Island Harley Davidson distributor and predated Harley’s house brand motorcycle jackets by almost 40 years. (The iconic The Wild Ones shot of Marlon Brando straddling his motorcycle features a Schott Perfecto.) The utilitarian efficiency of Schott apparel has appealed to fringe dwellers from the very start and they remain true to this heritage. This ANJ4 wool bomber combines multiple materials for near indestructibility and to keep you warm, and also features detailing and color contrasts that will make you stand out in a crowd. $675 at schottnyc.com, or 236 Elizabeth St, Manhattan
Jean Shop Rockers
Rock on. And on. And on. Jean Shops Rockers are meant to age and evolve with the wearer and to develop their own personalities over time. Woven from a single continuous thread of yarn, this selvedge denim is produced in Japan and crafted in the US. The Rocker silhouette is back-to-basics and although it’s available in a variety of fades we get ours untreated and break ’em in. Quick tip: True denimheads buy Jean Shop rockers one size smaller than usual because the fabric eases to a perfect fit. $290; jean-shop.com and 37 Crosby St, Manhattan
A boot that stays comfortable over 1,000 miles is nice, but it’s even better when that same boot looks equally stunning paired with a suit or pulled on under jeans. Wolverine’s 1,000-Mile collection of formidable footwear is handcrafted in Big Rapids, Michigan. The boot pattern was first introduced in 1914 and the 100th anniversary is being celebrated in a variety of styles and colors as well as leathers that include bison and horsehide. $300-$750; available at Tenet in Southampton, Hirshleifers in Manhasset and Mur-Lee’s in Lynbrook
Look Chic While Keeping Toasty
Author: Nicole McConnach | Published:
Head to Hand
Hearing the words, “Don’t forget a hat and gloves” while dashing for the door became bothersome when mom used to bark it out every day, but as with everything else, she was right. Maison Martin Margiela’s long wool mittens, $235, and Inverni’s pom-pom knit beanie, $210, will bottle in the heat in the earthy “looks homemade” style that is both comforting and on trend. Gloves available at saksfifthavenue.com, hat at bergdorfgoodman.com.
Cold as Ice
Shade those precious peeps from sun glare and envious glances behind a cool lens. Bogner Monochrome snow goggles, $308, are technically on point with a curved shape that allows for an extra wide field of view and desirably fashionable with an icy hue that complements a range of snow gear styles. Available at shop-us.bogner.com.
Joan of Arctic
Once the ice and snow begin piling up on every walking surface, you’ll want to reach for a pair of rubber bottom beauties. Sorel is the go-to all-weather brand meant for walking on just about anything, providing waterproof warmth all winter long. These Joan of Arctic knit boots, $150, combine flair, practicality and a warm sweater-knit top that is ideal après-ski or en route to the office. Available at Nordstrom, Garden City, (516) 746-0011.
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The perfect piece of luggage must be light, have a TSA-approved lock and maneuver easily. This sleek case checks all the above boxes—it weighs less than seven pounds and adds flourishes like a continuously adjustable telescopic handle and acid green accents. Engineered by Porsche the PTS Trolley 4 Ultralight Edition Hybrid M, $980, will suit both world travelers and weekend explorers.Contact Porsche of South Shore for further information. (516) 546-1700, porscheofsouthshore.com
S’now Big Deal
Warning: This is not Rosebud, the sled of your idyllic youth. Vintage sleds built of wood and steel were great for snow days during our childhoods, but grown-up mindsets (and grown-up bodies) require a little more machine. The Hammerhead Pro XLD is an all-mountain rocket with precision steering and a powder-coated aluminum frame. Practically indestructible, the Hammerhead is also lightweight and streamlined to get you to the bottom of the hill as fast as possible. Getting to the top of the hill, sadly, is still up to the rider. Around $200 from various retailers, details at hammerheadsleds.com.