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The season of spine-chilling cold and snowfall is almost knocking on the doors. Though most people prefer hosting marriages, anniversaries and other functions during this festive period, winter also stands in first place when it comes to the planning of holidays to honeymoons and picnics as well.

To clinch the spotlight, proper grooming for men becomes more important than ever. So here are the five winter essentials, which can add a boost to a man's winter wardrobe making him more appealing than before!

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A pair of block-coloured cardigans can elevate your fashion quotient to the next level. These simplistic woollen sweaters which look like a hybrid of a shirt and waistcoat are claimed to have originated back in the 1850s.

One can easily pair cardigans with formals, as well as casuals for daily use. It looks best with formal attire paired with a tie.

Knowledge shots: The cardigan was named after James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan and British Major General

Prince Coats (Bandhgalas)

Often it’s too good to go old, some fashion items never go out of the fashion, especially one which has a nearly 6000 years old legacy. No matter what you call it, Bandhgala, Prince Coat, Jodhpuri Suit or a shortened version of Achkan which was one of the first choices of the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, these high-neck suits can never go out of the fashion.

Prince Coats can be used in semi-formal and formal occasions, pairing it with a good monk strap or formal shoes can make you a head turner!

Knowledge shots: Bandhgalas which are famous amongst the men of the Indian subcontinent are considered one of the prescribed dress codes for civil servants for formal occasions as well as a uniform during the training period at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA).

Funnel Neck Coats

Are you fond of those long coats worn by secret agents and mafia bosses? Then it’s the right choice for you. These thick woollen outermost wear can both lift your outer looks, along with protecting you from harsh winters.

Funnel neck overcoats, can be paired with both formal and casual. It is primarily recommended for regions with extreme cold.

Knowledge Shots: The origin of these coats can be traced the back to early 1700s; it was made popular by sailors.

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Nehru Jackets

These hip-length, half-sleeved jackets are evolved versions of traditional formal bandhgalas. Widely used by Indian politicians starting from the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru to present-day PM Narendra Modi, everyone loves to pair these jackets with a stunning kurta.

These jackets can be used in both formal and casual applications, pairing this with traditional kurtas and formal shirts gives out the best results.

Knowledge Shots: The jacket was made famous by the First PM of India, Jawaharlal Nehru who used to add a red rose to his jackets.

Leather Jackets

Hoodies, Jumpers and other bulky winter wear may feel comfortable, but is it stylish? Though it always depends upon the individual choice to stand out in the crowd a good leather jacket can serve the purpose.

Leather jackets can be paired with both formal and informal meanwhile can be a great choice while outdoors. Especially for those who are into biking and prefer going on long road trips, this rugged and macho attire can take you to a whole new level of being cool.

These jackets were made famous by aviators and Hollywood icons such as Jimmy Stewart, Marlon Brando, and other stars back in the 1940-50s. Jimmy Stewart an aviator, who had commanded the U.S Bomber Squadron during WWII, wore these jackets in his movie Night Passage, 1957.