That wear everywhere advice does not extend to weather that would worry Noah. The pattern makes for a bold and powerful look. Or in the place of standout shades, consider any one of the unique finishes on offer, be it a high-gloss or metallic sheen to elevate the piece. Like the previous style, the lightweight raincoat is an autumn wardrobe essential; the pack-away shell can be easily stored in your bag, ready to be withdrawn in showery weather.
But everything rubbish about it — the cold, the dark, the wet — presents one big bonus: The right coat is an outfit in itself, a piece that combines practicality and style like nothing else in your wardrobe. Which means even an infrequent shopper can stealthily build a high-quality collection over a few years. If, that is, you buy right. Style is, of course, a consideration. But not at the expense of comfort. No man ever looked good shivering. William Somerset in Se7en , the trench coat is the tell-tale uniform of the private eye.
Perhaps because the trench is so easy to style. Look for a lightweight, water-repellent material, and the length should finish at mid-thigh. You can easily wear it over your suit, or dress it down with a check shirt, black jeans and minimal white trainers. So long as you nail the fit. As a rule of thumb, the trench coat shoulder line should extend half-to-one inch past your natural shoulder line, to accommodate a blazer jacket, and the sleeves should be a couple of inches longer than a suit jacket.
Like the trench, the shearling coat also served its time in the forces. But as befits such a luxe and delicate material, it was far removed from the mud, worn by pilots to keep them warm in uncovered cockpits. All of which makes it more versatile.
Bite the bullet and invest what you can. Pair the jacket with crew neck tee and corduroys for off-duty, effortless style. That wear everywhere advice does not extend to weather that would worry Noah. Shearling plays poorly with rain. Waterproof fabrics are a must, naturally. Going for a well-known and reputable outdoors brand will ensure your buy is foolproof.
Waterproof, full-length and belted, it offers both form and function alongside a healthy dose of old-fashioned masculinity thanks to the upward-pointing lapels, which give the appearance of broader shoulders. But modern variations have also got looking damn good down to a fine art, too. A Mod favourite during the s and later a beacon of Britpop, the parka has been revived by brands such as Canada Goose and Norwegian Rain, earning its place as one of the most versatile styles for AW Aside from the sheer insulation you get with wool-trimmed options, brands are kitting the parka out with technical details such as flap pockets, bound seams and underarm vents that will help you see out a storm in style.
The modern look is also more Scandinavian outdoorsman than Liam Gallagher a good thing in our book and therefore can be easily paired with cropped tailored trousers and footed by some military boots for a rugged urban edge. The double-breasted peacoat is nothing short of a smart-casual beast, allowing for many different looks, whether it be distressed jeans and Chelsea boots, or tailored trousers and sneakers.
When winter hits in earnest, even the hardiest folk wish they could brave the elements in a coat that more closely resembles a rug. Thankfully, designers have got the message and this year you can wrap up in textured designs crafted from fleece and corduroy, as well as tried and tested wools and herringbone.
And swap out your leather shoes and formal trousers for something more comfortable like a pair of selvedge denim jeans and smart leather sneakers. Cut from the pelts of sheep and prized by generations of stylish men over the years, shearling is one of the warmest and most luxurious winter coat fabrics.
One way to swerve the cost is to opt for a coat with just a shearling collar faux shearling will also come in at a fraction of the cost. That way, you still get the warmth around your neck, but without herding your bank balance into the red.
Trucker jacket styles work well with shearling collars, particularly in denim or corduroy, two fabrics that offer a rugged workwear look for the winter. Pair them with a plaid wool shirt and dark jeans for an ode to Americana, or look for more elevated styles that you could wear with tailored trousers and a pair of Derbies.
Either way, you dodge the football commentator connotations. Get all the latest must-read FashionBeans content direct to your inbox weekly:. See all the latest vouchers, discount codes and offers from all your favourite stores for October With winter fast approaching, ask yourself: Key Pieces The Winter Bomber If you think knee-length overcoats belong only in spy movies, there are plenty of cropped styles around that offer a modern edge.
Key Pieces The Textural Coat When winter hits in earnest, even the hardiest folk wish they could brave the elements in a coat that more closely resembles a rug.
Men's Style Features. The Hot List A visual snapshot of this season's must-own trends, colours, fabrics & key pieces. Street Style Our photographers capture the best-dressed real men across the globe. The men’s jacket chart below is organized with the lightest and most casual coats in the top left, and moving down and to the right they become warmer and more formal. This cold weather coat chart covers 20 of the most common & classic jackets a man may need. The Idle Man take a look at the 8 best coats for men and how to style them. 8 Best Coats for Men. A parka or peacoat are a great combination of warm and stylish. Wear an overcoat for a more formal look. Bomber and leather jackets are versatile pieces of outerwear that you can wear all year.