Winter is the time to invest in warm wool garments. Whether you’re getting something for yourself or as a gift for others, the seasonably-appropriate material will immediately be put to good use. The best pieces range from the familiar (e.g. sweaters and scarves) to the unexpected (e.g. sneakers and touchscreen-friendly gloves). Whatever your interest, there’s a well-made wool piece fit for the cold-weather months. And if you need any holiday-shopping inspiration, check out the assortment of knits below fit for every style and budget.
P. F. Flyers Sterlingwear Center Hi
P.F. Flyers teamed up with Sterlingwear — an outerwear brand that has made military peacoats for over four decades — to produce this American-made sneaker. The high-top silhouette features Sterlinwear’s heavy 22-ounce Melton wool, a leather toe cap and a satin lining. Not only will the black colorway compliment your existing wardrobe, it’ll look good all winter long.
Norse Projects Norse Gloves
Made in the U.K., these fine-knit gloves are made from soft wool. They have touchscreen-friendly pads on the forefinger and thumb, so you don’t have take your gloves off to access your phone. They’re simple, and will be a daily essential through the cold-weather months.
The Workers Club Ribbed Merino Wool Beanie
You can’t go wrong with this minimalist merino wool beanie. Made in Scotland, it is made from Swiss wool and has no exterior branding. The color is a versatile choice you can wear for years, too.
A.P.C. Fringed Virgin Wool Scarf
This virgin wool scarf is knitted in Italy and has a soft felted texture that will keep you warm throughout the season. It doesn’t scream, “look at me,” and that’s just the point. You can dress it up and dress it down, without it looking out of place.
Filson Mackinaw Cruiser
The Filson Mackinaw has been a staple in men’s wardrobes for over a century and for good reason. It’s cut from water-repellent wool-felt that is breathable and comfortable in all inclement conditions. The classic silhouette will pair well with a range of aesthetics, and will be appropriate whether you’re commuting to work or hiking in the backcountry.
Inis Meáin Aran Cable-Knit Sweater
Made in Ireland, this crew-neck sweater will add a healthy dose of texture to your winter wardrobe. It features a cable-knit design made from a tweed blend (merino and cashmere). It’s the perfect mid-layer for a cool day, or a great garment for holiday get-togethers.