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WINTER’S WINNING COATS

There’s a chill in the air so it’s time to snap up your winter coat – we’ve got the pick of the best

 

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Get smart

A beautiful formal coat makes a statement like nothing else in your wardrobe. But smarter styles are more versatile than you think – perfect worn over a suit for work, they can also be dressed down with knitwear and even casual sweatshirts and T-shirts, making them appropriate for almost any situation. Look for premium fabrics such as this super-soft cashmere long-line style (), and sharp tailored designs in either double-breasted or more streamlined single-breasted silhouettes ().

“Richly TEXTURED
fabrics add depth to
simple shapes”

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Keep it classic

Some shapes never go out of fashion. The pea coat is over 200 years old but it looks just as good today as it did then. Over the years, subtle design tweaks such as the woolly Borg collar (, left) and unexpected colours like khaki green (, right) have updated the military-influenced style but it has never lost its classic appeal. Equally iconic is the camel coat (), which offers a welcome departure from winter’s typical black, grey and navy tones. Thankfully, we’ve moved on from using the wiry camel hair that the original versions were made from.

“Khaki and CAMEL
coats look great layered with
similar tonal shades”

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Take the short cut

Full-length coats are only half the story though – while the weather still can’t make up its mind, jackets rule the outerwear roost thanks to their versatility and lighter weight. However, with our extensive range of jacket options, it would be a shame to put all your eggs in one sartorial basket. The trend for heritage style is going strong, and jackets like this shawl-collar version (, left), with its tweed-like fabric and cutaway hemline, is the perfect way to channel the look. If minimal is your thing, the clean lines of this modern bomber jacket (, right) will never go out of fashion; there’s nothing cooler than an immaculate leather jacket ().

“Denim JEANS are the
perfect partners
for shorter coat styles”

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Photographer: Paul Farrell / Stylist: Gareth Scourfield / Groomer: Tim Pateman / Models: O’Shea at Select, Eddie W at Models 1 / Editor: Ian Wright

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