The best winter hoodies and shirts
Here are four warm, good-looking tops to wear this winter.
If you cut up, then sewed together random bits of clothing from the wardrobes of Han Solo and a lumberjack, this is what you'd get. It doesn't sound like it would work but this eye-catching flannel shirt is a must-have. It's not just a looker either, the extra layer of corduroy around the torso makes it a warm mid-layer choice on a winter's day.
The soft-fleece back of this dip-dyed hoodie will keep you toasty when there's a nip in the air, while eyelets under the arms ensure you don't cook if the winter sun shows its face. It's also got roomy kangaroo pockets at the front, a fetching rubber shadow logo on the chest and the close fit means that even though it's a 'street' brand, it won't make you look like a wannabe rapper.
This thick cotton hoodie has plaid shoulder overlays, close-fitting cuffs, a concealed zip-up front and an adjustable hood and hem to keep you snug on blustery days. But it's not waterproof so you'll need to wear it under a shell if it looks like rain is on the way. It comes in a variety of colours but this mustard one is the most eye-catching.
Umbro have gone for some, ahem, brave looks with their recent urban-inspired range. Unfortunately, some items look like cast-offs from Blade Runner. Not this hood though – designwise, it's a sweet combination of futuristic (the tonal print arms) and understated (the simple black torso). It's protective too – the micro-twill fabric it's made of keeps the wind off you while underarm mesh ensures you don't overheat when you're on the move.