A Lesson In Layering

A couple weeks ago my good friend Leo Petaccia (as seen here) and I were discussing ways to dress during the frigid winter months. Our debate soon became about the pros and cons of layering and buying a heavy duty winter jacket. We concluded that anything below -15 °C was parka weather and anything over was perfect for layering.

For this reason, I wanted to put together a layered look that is not only warm, but will keep you looking sharp and visually interesting all the way to spring.

A Lesson In Layering

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The key to layering effectively is to start with a good base. If I know I am going to be outside for multiple hours, I will always start with a plain white t-shirt and a thin gauge turtle neck. Make sure these two layers are slim to the body so you can throw a thicker gauged knit on top.

A Lesson In Layering

A Lesson In Layering

To accompany the turtleneck I decided to throw on a shawl collared toggle knit cardigan, a grey plaid scarf, a Donegal tweed driving cap, a grey washed denim peacoat, black leather gloves, hunter green chinos, and black chukka boots.

A Lesson In Layering

A Lesson In Layering

Lastly, it’s always fun to shoot when you get a pleasant surprise on location. As my photographer Marc and I drove through the snow covered fields of King Township, we came across this beautiful and very friendly sheep dog. We found she made for some great shots and we hope to visit her again soon.

A Lesson In Layering

Get my layered look:

Yours truly,

Mr. Cavaliere

PHOTOGRAPHY BY STILLS MOTION

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