Of Beanies and Men

Three beanies, three colorways but one woven label, adorned by the same tone-on-tone OTH logo. This soon-to-be winter staple will hit our shelves imminently. One may leverage the short time frame to come up with potential ways of styling this merino wool/acrylic gem, or just sit back, relax and carefully browse through our curated selection of winter wear wonders.

When it comes to styling beanies, Yvan knows quite a lot. Perhaps you’ve seen the man reporting live from overcrowded retail spaces, (furry) mic in hand. Part of the all-star Ringleaders Football Club roster, chances are you’ve also probably watched him hit the pitch in unusual settings, such as a packed Moonshine rave. While the mass endorses his soccer knowledge on LinkedIn, too many miss out on his winter wear style. As an experienced commuter, he is no stranger to the layering strategy, a bit too tedious for some but incredibly rewarding and functional for others, especially as you hop from a packed non-Azur metro wagon to the cold streets of the Island. Squeezed between fellow commuters, you may feel like the 700 fill power of your down jacket and the heavy cotton terry of your hoodie start to add up. Such warmth is undesirable for a long STM ride. Pull down your coat’s YKK zipper and you shall remember why it took you twenty minutes to choose the right layering combination: optimal comfort (and style) at all time.

Dressing like our lead reporter is easier said than done; a trained eye will undoubtedly spot that the garments Yvan effortlessly drapes himself with over the winter range from archive Carhartt WIP jackets to non-released beanies. However, without recreating perfectly his style, our winter wear selection will provide excellent alternatives and suggestions.

Ever tried to combine CHUP socks with a pair of The North Face Thermoball Traction Mules? It redefines comfort. Ready to give up for the day as your lightly padded coaches jacket doesn’t match the warmth delivered by our blizzard-proof Arc’teryx parkas? Call an Uber and go home. Unfortunately, this solution is not always at one’s fingertips, as most mittens fail to be touch-screen-friendly. It’s not the case for The North Face’s E-Tip Gloves, and they so happen to be in stock at your favourite St-Catherine shop.