Five Brands I Enjoyed Wearing This Winter

Words by, Igee Okafor

Photography by, Erik Parapar

Now that the winter weather is slowly coming to an end, allow me to direct your awareness regarding a number of brands I carefully chose to showcase during the season. The brands presented below supply a variety of distinct, and well mixed clothing items that range from formal to casual wear.

Of course, one can never have too many brands in their wardrobe, and my personal style archive on will tell you so. However, the five brands listed below illustrate an assortment of menswear melange that is supposed to introduce something new aiding the process of easier, and faster shopping for you. 

BM Franklin is a company in New York that creates handcrafted custom hats for its customers. The Fedora featured above quickly became a favorite of mine because of its strong silhouette posed after some of the most signature staples in hat design like wide brims and contrasting bands. If you're a fan of Bailey of Hollywood, or Goorin Bro's, you'll want to give BM Franklin a try. 

Paul Smith is a brand known for its present day take on menswear classics. The clothes are dependable, authentic, and easy to style. They key to creating good product is taking the essentials people need and putting a detailed twist on it to make it feel personal. Paul Smith has always been at the forefront of keeping menswear exciting in that regard. The coat featured in the photographs above is an example of that. An essential single breasted coat with peak lapels, and a multi colored lining. 

I was reintroduced to Dries Van Noten on a shopping trip to Barneys where I noticed the fine quality of the brand's knitwear products. These days, we want to buy products that do the job as it pertains to making us feel comfortable, but we also want a bit of versatility, and edge. Dries Van Noten satisfies that need with their sharply cultivated take on layers, and original fabrics. Truth be told, the wide range brand as a whole may not be for everyone but when examined carefully, everyday treasures can be found like the wool blend sweater turtleneck I wear these days any chance I get. 

You want character in your shoes for affordable prices? Morjas is a great brand to consider. Morjas shoes are simple, durable and lightly built. The one of a kind designs are efficiently constructed to update classic shapes in a way that's relevant to today, and unique to the man purchasing the shoe. 

Procuring luxury timepieces, it is important for pay attention to as much detail as they can call out. If you're going to invest in a luxury timepiece, it is important to make sure it is designed, and created in a way that effortlessly adapts to your lifestyle with endurance, and inventiveness. This article will further explain why I am such a big fan of Carl F. Bucherer's watches. 


Men's Puppytooth Epsom Coat - Men's Stone Tapered Trousers / Paul Smith . Suede Tasselled Loafers / Morjas . The Manero Flyback / Carl F. Bucherer . Wool Blend Sweater Turtleneck / Dries Van Noten . Custom Handcrafted Fedora / BM Franklin

Thank you for reading!