The Best Streetwear Brands To Take On Winter
Most of the bigger streetwear hubs like California go all year without seeing any real weather. As a result, few brands have put a real focus on streetwear clothing that stands up in harsher climates. It can be hard to keep your wardrobe on point in the winter. Here’s our list of streetwear brands that will keep you warm without sacrificing looking dope.
Maharishi are probably one of the only streetwear brands where you can cop a ballistic vest next to a parka. They’re stylistically pretty experimental with an line entirely made out of recycled fabric. In addition to looking like the wardrobe for a post apocalypse film where only hypebeasts survive, their lines use heavily insulating materials in most of their pieces.
If you’re looking for pieces that are some of the best and warmest out there, One Stroke is the place to go. They don’t come cheap though, running just under $2,000 for most outerwear. The weatherproof quality is visible across the brand with flannels, sweaters and layering of fabrics.
One Stroke are a Tokyo brand and this bleeds into all their clothing. They incorporate elements of Japanese fashion into streetwear in a way that can work with a lot of different styles.
Alpha’s Flight Jackets come with ratings for the type of weather they’re tailored for. Most of them are medium rated so you won’t want to take them on an arctic expedition but it’s easy to find something tailored to the weather you’re expecting. They do a lot with the basic outline of a bomber jacket and define their looks by branches of the military. They don’t step too far away from the source though so if bombers aren’t your style, you’ll want to look elsewhere.
Dealing in boots means Palladium rightfully put their focus more on function than form. Unlike a lot of other manufacturers, they don’t ignore style completely. There’s a decent range of choice between choosing pairs for their weather resistance and look. Palladium lack the chunkiness of most weatherproof boots which makes them a great choice to pair with streetwear and stay weather resistant.
While their whole range doesn’t cater to weather resistance, Scotch and Soda’s outerwear provides a lot of choice. They’re not reinventing the wheel with parkas and trench coats but they’re versatile enough to suit a lot of styles and keep you warm. They’re prices are in a good territory, the low end of what you’ll pay for good quality.
Fjällräven have built their brand on outdoor gear. They deliver on clothing that manages temperatures in the arctic circle without losing out on style. A lot of their pieces are entirely geared towards outdoor wear and won’t suit streetwear at all but you won’t have to look far for something that will. The categorise their clothing by the conditions they’re made to be used in so you’ll need to navigate through a lot of gear that dads go hiking in to find something that works. You’ll be rewarded for your search though. Clean, minimalist pieces that are reasonably priced for the protection they give.