Classics never die. If a brand has been around for 50 years or more, that means they're doing something right. If your primary products are cold weather clothes, that means you have to have the goods that maintain the balance between maximum warmth and casual style.

Face it: lots of newer brands aren't creating new items for us to ogle over. They're imitating the L.L. Beans, Pendletons, Red WingsFilsons and Woolriches of the world. These sorts of companies have been making the same thing for years and are pretty damn good at it. There's also some under-the-radar brands that are innovating winter gear through newer fabrications and modern cuts. We're bringing you the best of both worlds. Here's  the Complex Guide To Essential Winter Brands.

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