Every Coat You Could Ever Want This Season
It’s officially fall, which means it’s time to invest in new outerwear. But which jacket is right for you?
Among the styles for fall 2019 are ankle-grazing overcoats, cashmere peacoats, cocoon-like down jackets… the list goes on. Here, we take you through a few of our favorites before they sell out. A new coat is a serious purchase, and you’ll want to be suitably well-informed before you take the plunge.
While it only scratches the surface of what’s available, this new-season primer should point you in the right direction. Read on.
The Single-Breasted Overcoat
The most versatile option in terms of formality, a single-breasted topcoat works just as well with a suit as it does with a sweater and jeans. Accordingly, it’s perhaps the primary choice for a smart man to buy. The overcoat makes a compelling case for inclusion and offers a lightweight quality without sacrificing warmth, while remaining tailored to perfection.
Short in the body and with a sharp shoulder, the peacoat is one of those rare garments that looks good on just about anybody. Look for one cut from a fabric blended with cashmere and virgin wool, which lends it an unrivalled warmth and softness. This is a thoroughly grown-up take on an old naval classic and a coat you’re sure to be wearing for years to come.
The Trench Coat
While the trench coat’s origins as a military-issue garment are still apparent, this take on the old classic has travelled a long way from the battlefield. Note that a true trench coat will feature epaulettes on the shoulders with large buttoned pockets, which were originally used to store territorial maps. Look for models that are made from a resilient nylon-gabardine material that comes in forest green or other darker hues.
The Leather Jacket
The leather jacket reaches new levels of refinement this season. Look for this model in unexpected shapes, like in a trucker jacket—note the identifying features such as the point collar and chest pockets with pointed flaps. A typically upmarket take on a staple can make those so-called investment pieces truly earn their name.
The Down Jacket
A standard down-filled jacket in a nylon fabric is a cold-weather standard. This season, keep an eye out for one that features a cutting-edge reworking. From vibrant colors to down-alternative fills, this jacket can take you from the windy city to the trail with ease.