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When the temperature drops, it’s time for a new coat. Follow our lead as we make picking one of the season’s pedigree styles a cinch

Choose a tail-ored timeless coat

It’s better to be overdressed than underdressed, so smarter styles are always a sound investment. Even when layered over a T-shirt or a basic crew-neck knit, a sharply cut coat instantly gives you the air of a man who knows what he’s doing. The peaked lapel of this fine double-breasted camel coat () takes its cues from classic tailoring, and looks just as good paired with a knitted polo shirt at the weekend as it will over your navy suit for work.

Similarly the rich charcoal grey herringbone pattern () brings a heritage feel to a sophisticated shape. They’re so good it begs the question: why haven’t you got one already?

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Paws for thought in casual classics

We’re a work hard, play hard bunch, so we put just as much into our off-duty outerwear as we do our smarter styles. This robust parka () will take the weekend walkies in its stride – the detachable faux fur hood, thick padding and water-resistant technology will repel all of those harsh winter days, while the dark, olive-green tone works well with everyday denim and rugged boots. Plus, there are plenty of pockets for keys, wallets or dog treats.

A reefer jacket, aka a pea coat, is perfect for keeping shorter guys in proportion or for those who want something a little less weighty. Our example () has a subtle herringbone texture which adds another edge to the traditional buttons and trims. Popped collar mandatory, Lola the miniature Cockapoo optional.

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Fabrics that are a breed apart

Much like with footwear, if you invest in quality, your outerwear will stand the test of time. And boy have these styles got pedigree. The first, in a handsome oatmeal tone, is made from 100 per cent wool, a fine authentic Yorkshire tweed woven by Abraham Moon & Sons. Such a luxurious fabric speaks for itself, so only needs to be cut in a simple single-breasted notch lapel shape to really sing.

This similarly cut style () is our ultimate piece of outerwear. Made from cashmere, it has a subtle lustre (much like our dogs’ glossy coats) – whether you pick navy or taupe, the quality is so good it would easily pass for a coat twice the price.

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Photographer: Ben Harries / Stylist: Gareth Scourfield / Groomer: Paul Percival
Dogs: Hercules, Lenny, Lola and Oz / Menswear editor: Ian Wright

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