You know it’s cold in New York when you fly into London and can’t stop marveling at its amazing weather — despite the fact that the English capital has been in the throes of a month-long rain-and-wind storm unrivaled over the past 25 years. So it was for the American menswear contingent when we landed in London for LC: M, then flew onto Florence, Milan, and Paris for the rest of the men’s collections. By the end of the journey, we’d adjusted to Paris’ chilly downpours, but with an average temperature of 40 degrees, nothing prepared us for the sub-10 degree snowstorm we encountered when we flew back into JFK, or the sub-zero wind chill in the days proceeding. The moral of the story? Now is the time for layers. Lots and lots of layers. Undershirts, button-downs, woolen sweaters, shackets, overcoats, hats, gloves, and scarves. Heavy, textured, richly colored scarves. Wearing navy? Break it up with a patterned scarf in Autumnal colors like brown, rust, and gold. Rocking a khaki barn jacket? Try a ribbed burgundy scarf. Stepping out in black on black? Reach for a navy stripe scarf to break up the monotony.
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