It’s finally crisp enough outside to get back to enjoying these heavier weights of warmth.

This is the first part of my Winter outerwear men’s guide I’m doing in collaboration with Bloomingdale’s Lenox in Atlanta. I had the opportunity to explore their Fall/Winter Men’s Store collection with Style Advisor Brian Short, and he pointed me in the direction of some slick seasonal finds. In this look we went with the Layers of Luxe concept to showcase the complement of cashmere & leather.

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To play off the textures, our color story was on trend, with a cashmere wine sweater, layered on top with a leather biker Jacket by All Saints in the same color. If you’re going with a monochromatic look always use texture for contrast. It provides a dynamic to something that could otherwise look mundane.

Soft, stretch and comfortable, The Diesel Thavar SP Denim I’m wearing is part of their Jogg Jeans collection. The the perfect blend of denim and sweat pants. Zipper front, with the option of lace closure, as well as belt loops if you care to wear one. The fit is great for those looking for a tapered fit, closer to the body, but still wanting maintain that balance of comfort for everyday wear.

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As you know, I like to explore trends while still staying true to aspects of traditional menswear. You never want to overdo anything. When style is best, it’s effortless and never looks like you’re trying to hard. Remember to keep it simple and know that trend is one small step from tacky. 

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I shot with the ever so talented Kayla Madonna in an industrial office park setting in Buckhead off highway 75/85. This was done to play off the urban and slightly rugged streetwear vibe of the look. Always glad how our collaborations turn out on camera.

More cold to come so more outerwear looks and tips coming in with the weather.

Sweater by Theory | Jacket by All Saints | Denim by Diesel | Boots by John Varvatos | Hat by Bloomingdale’s | Photos by Kayla Madonna

Cheers,

‘Champagne Jesse’ Mills


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