Contrasting stoic Calvinist traditions are what makes Geneva what it is. Boasting top of the line watch and jewelry shopping districts, upscale cafes, busy squares and nature all in one, this Swiss town encompasses a 360 travel experience. Between cafe hopping, taking in the dramatic backdrop and indulging in local cuisine there isn’t a shortage of activities for even the most active of travelers. Whatever you need for your trip to Geneva, our Destination Guide has it all and one thing that is certain – be prepared for potentially unpredictable weather.
If you’re wondering whether to pack for sun, snow or rain, plan for all three. An unexpected downpour is as possible as a sunny day beaming down on the lake. Loro Piana’s Traveller jacket adds a feminine touch without compromising on functionality. Made from Windmate, combining crease resistant microfibre and knitted cashmere, you’ll be protected from rain, wind with a perfect casual-wear style. If you love to explore only on foot and get lost amongst the labyrinth streets in the town’s history, then layering is a must when your day is going to be filled with outdoor activity. Tory Burch’s Floral Jacquard Sweater is finished with delicate fringe detailing in highland wool for maximum warmth and comfort.
Switzerland is living proof that style and versatility coexist. While men here like to adopt a relaxed style, it’s obvious that influences over the French and Italian borders define the style. Turtlenecks, a classic garment incorporating warmth and sophistication, are ideal for layering or worn alone. Deveaux’s Trapeze Turtleneck has a relaxed fit for comfort wherever the paths of Geneva may lead you. While we’re at peak sports-luxe, dressing well with purpose couldn’t be more appropriate in Switzerland. Giving you freedom of movement, the Brunello Cucinelli Hopsack Gilet is blended from linen, wool, silk with knitted inserts to keep the wind out. The informality of this garment gives even the most stylish of men the ability to dress it down or put under a blazer.
Between exploring Lake Lemen or the Rhone River, Geneva has the ability to cater to nature lovers as well as those who prefer to laze under the winter sun. If you’re an active traveler, hop on an e-bike tour through the vineyards. Can’t cycle? No problem, there are hiking options too but be sure to wear the correct footwear. Stuart Weitzman’s Lexy Suede ankle boots are crafted from ultra-soft suede that won’t leave you crying out for help after a long walk. Meanwhile, the gold hardware adds depth. For the gents, embrace the hiking boot trend with Bally’s Chack Suede boots that look great paired with wool trousers come day or night. Come rain or shine, the alpine town is certainly a place for rest and relaxation whether you’re at the Mont Blanc Spa to be pampered or soaking in the sites of the town. Be ready for when the sun does hit with Oliver People’s THE ROW Victory LA Square sunglasses, made from titanium with an aviator look for a sleek finish.
Settling down for something to eat come sundown is like having a bite of the world. With a number of international restaurants in the vicinity ranging from Indian to French you can be sure to eat well. Max Mara’s High Waisted Straight Leg Cotton Linen Pants paired with Jonathan Simkhai’s Shimmer Tulle Turtleneck make for a chic-meets-winter’s evening outfit. Finish off your look with Aquazzura’s Belgravia Point Toe Lace-ups for a signature European style.