Just because it is getting cold, doesn’t mean you can’t still look stylish! Ditch the 7-year-old parka and upgrade your style with a smart winter coat or jacket. If you’re not sure how to choose the right coat or jacket, our men’s stylist has put together some tips to help you out!
The topcoat is a staple item that is timeless as well as versatile. It has simple, sleek lines, and is well-structured. It is often made of wool, for both structure and warmth, and often is ¾ length, ending just above the knee. This style pairs well with a sweater and jeans combo. It is also great for commuting to work, as it isn’t bulky but will keep you warm.
Made popular by Daniel Craig’s Skyfall James Bond, this versatile coat style has the ability to smarten a casual outfit, and add some style to a smart outfit. Peacoats are generally lightweight, so they make a great ‘transitional’ coat to keep you warm as we go into winter.
The Down Jacket
Perfect for holiday travel or a casual look, the down jacket is sure to keep you warm. Down jackets come in various degrees of bulkiness. Look for one for a detachable hood to make it even more versatile.
If you are looking for something to protect you from the rain, sleet, and snow, then a good quality parka should be top of your list. These warm, often water-resistant, coats can help you get through the toughest of winters. Look for one that is streamlined with a contemporary fit.
The Trench Coat
The trench coat was initially designed for the military, but transitioned to civilian life fairly quickly. It is traditionally shin-length, double-breasted, and belted. They are generally light-weight and waterproof, so make a great option for rainy weather.