weathering winter / no.001

Yes, the weather was brutal this past 2014-2015 winter season (especially for those of us in New England). It literally snowed into the first days of spring in the Boston area... like, "spring/summer ima let you finish; but this winter was the hardest winter of all time." With memories of the coldness and surplus of snow, I'd like to share a few pieces that helped weather winter this past season. (outfit details below)

Navy Blue Wool & Cashmere Peacoat – John Varvatos Grey Italian Wool Shawl-Collar Pullover Sweater - Banana Republic / Light Blue Oxford Button down - J.Crew Distressed Slim Fit denim - 7 for All Mankind / Brown Distressed Leather Combat Boots - Aldo Black Italian Wool Scarf - YSL Big Bang Timepiece - Hublot Tortoiseshell Clubmaster Sunglasses, Polarized Lenses - Ray-Ban / All Images: Jamie Clayton

I love the details of this peacoat; the buttons, slanted pockets, and particularly the fit and feel. It's lighter in weight than traditional peacoats, yet still very warm. If you did not know, John Varvatos does an excellent job with mens wear... especially outerwear. True story; the suit I wore on my wedding day was Varvatos... and I might add, I looked great. Thank you again Mr. Varvatos. This shawl-collar sweater is a personal fave to layer or wear alone. The collar and wooden toggle button is a nice touch of classic and modern. Personally, most of my button downs are from J.Crew. They usually have a great selection of classic menswear that are great fabric and fit. These jeans have been naturally distressed over man wears and washes. Once upon a time they were dark blue. They are sure to keep your in style, comfort, and warmth accompanying your treks through the snow. Once upon a time, these leather boots were also monochromatically dark brown but have been naturally distressed over many wears (particularly through snow and salted roads). Aldo does a great job of offering stylish and reasonably priced leather boots–and you won't feel terrible watching them take a beating through the seasons. Yes, much like wine, leather boots better with age. And then I went to and all I could afford was this scarf (laughing out out). Actually, I scored this scarf on for a fraction of it's retail. This luxury design house is great and this scarf of theirs is: simple, made in Italy, and 100% warm. Able to literally outlast harsher conditions than you (New England winter, no problem), this timepiece from Hublot has some serious craftsmanship. Enjoy this spring and summer–you earned it.