Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are not the highlight for Autumn/Winter season. The real highlight is packing your spring/summer wardrobe and unpacking your Autumn/Winter wardrobe again. Out pop the sweaters, scarves and of course those thick winter coats. Winter coats are my addiction and a vital part for every true gentleman’s wardrobe. It’s the last thing you put on when you leave the house and its the first item of clothing someone will notice when you walk in anywhere. So of course the winter coat has to be perfect. However a lot of men make the ultimate mistake by buying a cheap and dull coat and then when the season is over it ends up in the bin. A winter coat should be an investment as well as stylish, so why not spend a little extra money and buy something that you can wear for years to come. To help you here are my top perfect winter coats.
BRADLEY FAUX FUR COLLAR COAT
Crafted from pure wool for a robust yet luxuriously soft handle, the Bradey green double-breasted coat is an elegant outerwear option which is ideal for wearing over formal tailoring.
STUDIO OVER COAT
Herringbone Studio coat with classic lapel is what I call the wow factor coat. I included this coat because I can see it being an ideal investment piece.
LUX GREY MELANGE WOOL RICH COAT
This coat may look more like a bathrobe but having seen and tried on this coat I have to say this beautiful wool rich coat, with blue and grey flecks for a blended melange finish feels extremely luxurious. Wear over light tailored trousers and roll neck sweater for a relaxed yet formal look.
DOUBLE-BREASTED TAILORED CASHMERE COAT
Burberry I have to admit makes some of the best coats ever. In fast this entire guide could have featured Burberry coats but I whittled it down to two coats. The first is this double-breasted coat cut from plush cashmere with a soft handle. The tailored design is detailed with peak lapels, button cuffs and flap pockets, reinforcing the coat’s sartorial credentials. Wear over jeans and knitwear for a polished off-duty look.
WOOL ALPACA COAT
This coat is part of Men in Motion, a new collection this season with a fluid and luxurious aesthetic to form the foundation of a contemporary wardrobe. Knitted from a heavyweight wool alpaca blend supplied by prestigious British mill Fox Brothers, design features include a single breasted two-button closure with notch lapels and full lining. Further characteristics include patch pockets, notch V detailing at the cuffs and centre back vent.
THE CHECK TOPCOAT
Burberry yet again, a quirky piece this double-breasted check topcoat in soft double wool, Designed as an ultra-warm outer layer, the piece has a long silhouette and a back vent. Peak lapels and flap pockets lend the coat a sartorial look.
So there you have it Gentleman, my guide to the perfect winter coats, just remember coats are an investment not something to be thrown away at the end of the cold season.
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