The guy’s guide to winter coats

Eager to step-up your winter wardrobe but aren’t sure where to start? Our advice? Invest in a quality winter coat or jacket. It’s easily the most important piece you’ll own and it will shield you against those harsher elements. A classic wool, double-breasted coat or pea coat will never steer you wrong. But for a new-season update, these are the coat styles that are trending right now.

The suede bomber

A bomber jacket used to fall firmly in the casual attire category, but it’s been given an upgrade this autumn/winter. Suede is the new-season take on this classic jacket style, tipping your look more in the luxe category than sporty. Shades of green are trending this autumn, however classics like navy and dark brown are foolproof. Wear your bomber with simple pieces and block colours, and opt for a fit that accommodates numerous layers underneath, without looking baggy. 

The single-breasted coat

Double-breasted coats are a worthy investment, and trust us, you’ll continue to get plenty of wear out of them this season, especially in your work wardrobe. But a single-breasted silhouette holds its own place in your closet. Reach for this modern style to complement your smart casual attire. Top tip: Pair it with a collarless sweatshirt or tee. 

The shearling-collared denim jacket

The epitome of cool and casual, the shearling-lined denim jacket is the comfiest thing you’ll own this season. Shearling is a wool or fleece lining that adds extra warmth as well as an element of softness to your look. This jacket is best saved for laidback weekend vibes. 

 

The Harrington jacket

Not familiar with the Harrington? It’s time to get better acquainted. This lightweight, waist-length jacket features an elasticised bottom hem and cuffs that fits comfortably (it should be a little roomy, but not oversized). Think of it as sportswear meets smart. It’s a trans-seasonal staple and a versatile addition to your wardrobe - it works just as well with a t-shirt as it does with a button-down shirt.

The button-less coat

For the minimalist man who likes clean lines, this trend is right up your alley. Concealed openings - where the buttons or zipper are hidden - offer a streamlined look that looks sharp but fuss-free. Bonus: The straight silhouette and detail-free front also work together to elongate your body.

Layer with leather

No matter what you’re wearing, leather accessories will always add a classic elegance to your look. Chocolate brown is the tone of the season, and good news, it goes with everything. Belt up for subtle streamlining to your winter outfit, and invest in a quality pair of leather Chelsea boots that can take you from boardroom to barbecue or bar.