Fashionable or classic. Camel or dark colored. Double breasted or belted. A coat is probably the most important purchase for a man’s wardrobe during the winter season, and if you choose the right style and quality, it will last you several years.
What type of coat are you?
Purchasing a coat can be considered a kind of a long-term investment, so here’s my advice:
- take some time deciding which model matches best with your outfits (long size, straight cut…);
- think about the activities you will perform with it (day-by-day or special events?);
- find your color and take into consideration that classic tones, such as black, navy, brown and camel will never be out of fashion.
However, we have great news: it’s not too late to find a big deal and buy a new coat before winter ends!
Check out our pictures to see our pick of the best coats on the high street this season:
Long dark camel coat; its loose belt ensures the fabric hangs nicely on the sides and the back of the coat. Photo by The Sartorialist
Blue long coat with wide lapels and golden buttons: the ideal style for tall people who want to emphasize their stature. Photo by Tommy Ton for GQ
The German-born model Johannes Huebl wears a chic all black coat, with narrow lapels and front flaps pockets. Due to its dark color, this model is the perfect choice for day-to-day activities.
Los Angeles based blogger Tommy Lei, of My Belonging, chose a Sunderland grey coat by Tailor4Less for one of his posts. The front zipper closure gives the garment a casual accent. Photo by MyBelonging
Wool fabrics and plain dark colors, such as the grey and blue models in the picture, are the guarantee for a timeless design for your coat. Photo by The Sartorialist
Horn toggle buttons stand for modern style. You can make this model classier choosing a camel fabric. If you want to play on a safer ground, you can choose a 3-buttons, narrow lapels model in a dark camel tone. Photo by Tommy Ton for GQ