Fashion Review: Winter

Jack Magargee

How to look cooler than winter


This fashion review will be particularly hard to write because of the inconsistent nature of this year’s temperature. One week it’s the North Pole and the next week I’m wearing shorts and a T-shirt. But don’t worry, I’ll tough it out.

[perfectpullquote align=”right” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Winter brings on the cold. Make sure you rock your boots, lined pants, and vest to stay ahead of it.[/perfectpullquote]

The obvious place to start would be on everyone’s favorite footwear: Timberlands. I have to admit they get the job done. The job being not slipping on ice. However if you’re not from Delco then what are you doing? Well that’s not completely fair to say but bottom line is that if you aren’t currently living or were born in Delco then you should be wearing L.L. Bean boots, end of discussion.

Second priority item is a sleeper pick: lined pants. Flannel lined pants might be the single greatest thing human society has ever produced. They feel like sweatpants while having the looks of a professional. Party on the inside, business on the out. The only drawback is that if it is one degree above freezing, you’ll be looking at an inferno in and around your legs. So be careful with your selections here.

Onto outerwear. I’m not a huge winter coat guy, I prefer layers. If you think about it, a Malvern student has to wear a long sleeve shirt everyday in the winter, so that’s one layer right there. Hopefully an undershirt is being worn with it so bring the layer count up to a two. A new trend with students is to rock a flannel over everything which I’m not completely against, but I feel like flannel is fall’s thing so I wouldn’t touch it in the winter. What I do love is the re-emergence of the fleece. Everyone thought they were dead and gone, but I’ve watched enough Sixers games to know it ain’t over till it’s over. The fleece is a great example of that.

The season’s staple of style for winter 2017 is, without a doubt, vests. So far it’s been the year of the vest. Patagonia must be racking up the dough. I never really got vests before I started wearing them. Why wear a cutoff over a different shirt? They don’t look wrong but I can assure you that the scientists who work on these know what they’re doing. These things are great because you can zip them up when it’s real cold and then unzip them whenever you heat up.

Winter brings on the cold. Make sure you rock your boots, lined pants, and vest to stay ahead of it.