I hate feeling cold. I spent the first half of my life in the tropics so I have no real tolerance for the kind of arctic conditions currently sweeping the North East of England. But I do enjoy some elements of winter. It is crisp, it is beautiful, and it provides opportunity for layering, my preferred approach to menswear. When I am wearing multiple layers, with a good warm coat, and a hat, I can handle winter. Just.
The only chink in the armour of insulation that I wear to keep my naf-nafs from freezing is my ears. They fall below my hat and above my scarf. And my ears ache when both I and they get cold. I’m a miserable man when I’m nursing cold-induced earache. Even as I think about it now, my ears have begun to ache.
A rather stylish friend of mine wore them everywhere in winter. Having tried some I now do the same. My son seems to wear his all year round. Probably not to be recommended….
If you are a hat wearer, you’ll want a pair that wrap around your neck rather than over your head like headphones. The thestyleblogger demonstrates below that you can be suave whilst warming your ears.The tricky thing can be finding some. Most menswear outfitters seem not to stock them. Someone somewhere is missing a trick, methinks. Try online if you are looking for a pair.
For ears sensitive to cold, they are perhaps the ultimate winter warmer.