Thermal thinking

Ok, so though we'll complain for hours and at the first sign of snow we'll cancel everything we have planned for at least two weeks, it's unlikely to get particularly cold this winter.

That said, it's better to be safe than sorry, thus the latest underwear innovation from quintessentially British clothing manufacturer Sunspel is top of our winter hitlist.

Constructed from superfine merino wool (which, before you think it, is completely itch-free) the thermals are designed for extreme cold, and thanks to some pretty nifty natural properties, come with inbuilt moisture-wicking and odour resistance. So you can wear them to work without smelling as though you've slept in them - which, no doubt, we will.

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Thermal top available for £64.99, leggings from £46. www.sunspel.com

Words by Teo van den Broeke