Let James Bond teach you a valuable winter fashion lesson: layering

There aren’t many fictional characters who can steer the social and physical direction of men the way James Bond does. Maybe Indiana Jones? From Sean Connery in a blue jumpsuit Gold finger into a Daniel Craig Navy tuxedo Ghosthe can always be counted on to show us what’s in style.

You can also take some lessons in men’s winter fashion from 007 if you pay attention. in sky fall In his third outing as Bond, Daniel Craig taught us all how to do one of fashion’s essential skills: layering.

The basics of layering

Daniel Craig as James Bond

The purpose of layering is to give you versatility in multiple scenarios. Have you ever had to go from a cold outdoor environment to a warm indoor environment? Dress warmly for winter weather and then overheat at a Christmas party? Layering gives you clothes that keep you warm outside and can be removed inside, making learning to layer your clothing a vital cold weather skill.

There are four items that need to be layered correctly: Base Layer, Light Layer, Heavy Layer, and Accessories. Here’s how to layer for comfort and style, as taught by his royal spy James Bond.

Base layer

Taupe Long Sleeve Shirt

The beginning of any great layered outfit is a base layer. While the most formal layering ensembles start with a shirt, casual outfits include something more like a henley. James Bond The sky is falling the outfit starts with this All Saints ‘Jenkin’ Long Sleeve Henley.

Starting with a light and breathable fabric will keep you cool when needed. Or you can use a thicker waffle knit to retain warmth and keep you cool.

Light layer

A man in a teal long-sleeved shirt

Once your base layer is set, you need to throw a light layer on top of it to find a middle ground between that layer and the heavy layer. The most effective version of a heavy layer is a sweater. Since sweaters come in different thicknesses and weights, this garment is very versatile.

Daniel Craig opted for this N. Peal cashmere sweater. If you want to go with something other than a sweater, a good mid-weight quilted vest will take you from a base layer to a heavy one.

Heavy layer

A photo of Daniel Craig as James Bond next to a photo of an olive green coat

A heavier layer should almost always go on the outside of an ensemble, whether it’s a sport coat, jacket or blazer. For a more elegant look, a sports coat or suit over a shirt and sweater can complete a great office or party outfit. As your ensembles become more casual, you can opt for bomber jackets, waxed jackets or peacoats.

Daniel Craig completed his The sky is falling check out a British staple, the Barbour x ToKiTo ‘Beacon Heritage’ olive sports jacket. This is by far the most expensive piece and will probably be in any outfit you build.

Accessory layer

Daniel Craig as James Bond

Your accessory layer is most often a scarf or scarf. It’s light, easy, and usually comes in as an afterthought, but with a purpose. If you decide to go with a scarf, you have a variety of thicknesses to choose from. The best rule of thumb is to compare the thickness of the scarf to the thickness of the sweater. They should be as similar as you can make them to keep your look consistent.

James Bond is often seen in basic solids. He chooses high-quality clothes that are tailor-made for him. This makes everything versatile and always stylish. If you want to play around with the look, try allowing one item (two at most) to be in the pattern. The more solids you incorporate into your wardrobe, the easier it is to layer with other items.

Here you are. James Bond has reached out from the screen to give you a lesson in how to layer your clothes. Take his example and apply it to your wardrobe and in no time you will become the style icon of your group, as he was for all of us.

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