The Best Hats, Gloves And Scarves To Suit Every Budget

Wrapping up doesn’t solely concern your sexual health. As the mercury plummets, our wardrobes widen to include a range of seasonal accessories, chiefly: hats, scarves and gloves. To mark the official start of winter, we’ve collated the best cold-weather clobber to suit every winter situation (and budget).


Scarves: one of the simplest of accessories but also one of the most problematic. Countless designers, brands and bargain bins offer their own take on the neck warmer, making a snap choice difficult. Stripped-back styles are the most versatile, sitting just as comfortably with tailoring as they do casualwear. Whether you’re looking for a scarf for the nine-to-five or five-a-side, a material that strikes the balance between soft and insulating will always be a winner.

Best Under £10

Beyond the scope of a fictional bear’s wardrobe, tartan is one of the more classic options available, which means extra versatility from a scarf that doesn’t cost the world. Burgundy Check Tassel Hem Woven Scarf, available at New Look, priced £4.99.

Burgundy Check Tassel Hem Woven Scarf

Best Under £50

Cost and quality is a tricky balancing act. Gant has managed to nail both with this soft lambswool option, while the price tag is a fraction of designer counterparts. Solid Lambswool Scarf, available at Gant, priced £40.

GANT Solid Lambswool Scarf

Best Under £100

There’s a reason cashmere is expensive. Few materials can claim the same superior warmth without the weight. It’s an itch-free investment that’s well worth your hard-earned. Kingston Cashmere Blend Scarf, available at Reiss, priced £70.

Reiss Kingston Cashmere Blend Scarf


Many men feel like a fool when hatted, but it needn’t be an Alice In Wonderland scenario. First, identify the right style for your face shape: there are many different hats available, so it makes sense to perform some self-assessment prior to purchase. Granted, we’re mostly restricted to woollen options in winter, though there’s still a potential minefield to navigate. No slouchy beanies, no fluoro bobble hats and certainly nothing with a knitted beard attached. If in doubt, keep it simple.

Best Under £10

Topman’s iteration takes one of this season’s biggest colours and turns it into a wearable piece for well under a tenner. Black And Green Mini Fit Beanie Hat, available at Topman, priced £6.08.

Topman Black And Green Mini Fit Beanie Hat

Best Under £50

Lose the bobble, keep the beanie. With a reliable label like Barbour, minimal branding and subtle design details are more than enough. Barbour Whitfield Beanie, available at Outdoor and Country, priced £27.95.

Barbour Whitfield Beanie

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Beanies rarely match up with tailored outfits. But by sticking to a regular size and neutral colour, there’s no reason why you can’t wear a woollen lid to work when the weather turns sub-zero. Acne Studios Kosta Ribbed Wool-Blend Beanie, available at Mr Porter, priced £80.


If you’ve read our guide to the top winter style mistakes to swerve, you will already know to give fingerless options, well, the finger. But you’re not out of the woods just yet. To get the most wear-for-your-pair, stick to monochrome colours. Bright shades are not only jarring, but are better left to park keepers. It goes without saying that quality leather gloves are the appropriate choice for office attire.

Best Under £10

If you want to keep your digits warm and your bank account healthy, there’s no harm in handing over cash on the high street. River Island’s black knit gloves have ribbed cuffs to minimise heat loss. Black Knit Gloves, available at River Island, priced £7.

River Island Black Knit Gloves

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The closest most men get to a supercar is watching Top Gear, but don’t let that put the brakes on your wardrobe. Marks & Spencer takes luxury tan leather for a spin with a design worthy of Steve McQueen himself. Leather Driving Gloves, available at M&S, priced £35.

M&S Leather Driving Gloves

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They may cost the same as a return flight to Barcelona, but Coach’s 3-in-1 gloves live up to their name. Leather gloves for smarter occasions, a woollen inner for colder days and the option to double up when your commute goes Arctic. 3-in-1 Gloves, available at Coach, priced £93.

Coach Gloves

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