How Mr P. Is Making The Cold Feel Luxurious

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How Mr P. Is Making The Cold Feel Luxurious

Words by Ms Molly Isabella Smith | Photography by Mr Joachim Mueller Ruchholtz

21 October 2020

01. The merino wool polo shirt

T-shirt a touch too sloppy? Collared shirt a bit much? Enter the polo shirt, solving smart-casual dressing conundrums since 1896. A long-sleeved variety such as this one is particularly useful in these situations. It’s also knitted from fine merino wool, a bonus in colder conditions since it’s lighter than standard yarns, but just as toasty. The grid texture adds some mid-century vibes, which is always a big plus in our books.

02. The cap-toe Derbies

If you’ve perused our article laying out everything you need to know about dress shoes, then you’ll be well aware that Goodyear welting is the standard to aim for in shoemaking. This time-honoured technique means your treads can be resoled indefinitely. And, since we’re an eager-to-please bunch, that’s just what we’ve done here. Handmade in Northampton, these slick calfskin Derby shoes are what you might classify a “for ever piece”, a timeless perennial that will have pride of place in your wardrobe for decades to come.

03. The fuzzy sweater

It’s difficult to pin down the internet on what precisely the colour yellow symbolises – sources variously asign it qualities ranging from optimism to intellect. Sunny disposition aside, investing in this checked fuzzy sweater is certainly a wise decision – made in Italy from a snug mix of merino wool, alpaca and mohair it’ll brighten up the sombrest of winter wardrobes.

04. The cashmere corduroy trousers

It has recently been brought to our attention that denim, though regularly considered a wardrobe catch-all, isn’t that useful in the colder months. While wonderfully hard-wearing, it isn’t particularly adept at retaining heat. We suggest switching out your trusty jeans for something a tad warmer as the temperatures begin to dip. And what could be cosier than corduroy? We’ll tell you: corduroy trousers made with cashmere (holy moly), such as these, which are crafted from fabric sourced from Italy.

05. The sweeping shearling coat

Menswear has been bending its once staid rules of late, but venturing outside swaddled in a high-tog duvet – your puffiest jacket notwithstanding – will still attract a few quizzical stares. This shearling coat goes one better and is just the ticket when it gets properly glacial out there. And because this specimen is crafted from thick Napa lambskin in Florence and hand-brushed for singular fluffiness, there’s a solid chance you’ll want to sleep in it, too.