There’s a chill in the air and that means it’s time to bite the bullet and buy a coat. Cut through the clutter with menswear editor Ian Wright’s guide to the only men’s winter coats you need to know
We’ll keep this short – the easiest way to move from
the dearly departed summer into autumn/winter is
with a short coat. Be it bomber jacket or Harrington,
this style will see you navigate the season transition
with ease. Another crisp cropped style is the pea
coat (pictured), and it still endures. Characterised by
wide lapels, a double-breasted front and vertical
pockets, this naval classic looks as good on
land-lubbers as it does sailors.
pockets are ideal for
keeping your hands warm”
Coats are not an area to scrimp on, so look for
premium materials to amp up your look in an instant.
Quality natural fibres look great even at sixty paces
and there’s no finer investment piece than this
beautiful biscuit-coloured coat. Made in Italy using
premium cashmere and camel hair from an exclusive
wool mill in Tuscany, this coat is one of our finest.
“This UNLINED style is
perfect for layering with
fine knits and T-shirts”
When the temperature really drops, look to a
padded coat. They banish winter chills with
fillings made up of fibres that trap pockets of air –
in the case of this handsome example, a superior
mix of down and feathers simultaneously keeps
the coat extra toasty and lightweight. The sleek
outer shell also features our Stormwear™ tech so
you’ll stay dry through any showers.
“Pop off the
on bright and crisp days”
For ultimate performance in tough conditions, pull on a
tech-led design made from advanced textiles. Keeping
showers at bay is only the beginning – this example
boasts taped seams that make the coat truly waterproof.
Inside, the zip-out inner layer has our breathable,
lightweight and moisture-resistant Thinsulate™
material adding warmth to this three-in-one jacket.
internal jacket makes
this coat truly versatile”
It’s a style icon worn by everyone from Alain
Delon to Humphrey Bogart (via Peter Sellers as
Inspector Clouseau) so finding the right one is
essential. Look for raglan sleeves, epaulettes and
a belt as key details – this double-breasted one
has Stormwear™, which gives it the
water-resistant finish you’d expect from a mac. A
detachable lining will stop you getting hot under
the collar when the weather inevitably changes.
tech means this iconic style
stands up to showers”
Street style images: Jason Lloyd-Evans / Main images: Luke Kirwan