The best men's winter jackets and overcoats

The best men's winter jackets and overcoats

Being at the beginning of winter, with the sky becoming increasingly gray and temperatures falling, there is an inspiration but also a need to finally wear our men's jackets but also the coats for those who seek elegance.

Before discussing all the details, let’s recall that outerwear is judged on 4 outstanding elements:

  1. Its primary function is to keep you warm and protect you from climatic conditions.
  2. Being soft and lightweight
  3. It's the quality of fabric and raw materials.
  4. Finally, it's the perfect fit for you

 So, if you are looking for an elegant men's coat, a bomber jacket or a down jacket, or even a sports jacket, we analyze each garment based on these 4 suggestions.

Men's Winter Coat

A winter coat is a classic and remains indispensable for any male wardrobe. It can be easily worn as a business overcoat or in a more casual version matched with knitwear. There are an infinite number of models, longer or shorter, single or double-breasted but also designs and colors to choose from. So, it is important to choose one that suits your tastes well. The best men's coats are made with precious raw materials such as wool or cashmere and have important details such as horn buttons and impressive lapels. It's amazing how impressive a coat can be and how it can reflect your personality. It is worth investing in a good coat as it is a basic element in your wardrobe that serves both elegant moments and everyday needs.

Trench Coat

Although it is always a classic, its popularity varies from seasons of high demand to others of little or no interest. Surely this is a mid-season garment that gives an elegant touch throughout the day. Often available in technical materials instead of classic fabrics, its first function is rainproof.

Leather Bomber

A men's leather bomber is an iconic garment, a symbol of masculinity. It’s a must-have because it is essentially worn during the mid-seasons. Some of its versions have a fur lining but the most popular ones remain the lightest. The finest leathers to choose from are lamb and calfskin. They have always been known and sought after for their soft and flexible consistency.

Down Jackets

You don't have to be a fearless Arctic explorer to take advantage of the warmth and comfort of a men's down jacket. Its practical and lightweight characteristics have contributed to an explosion in sales in recent years. A good quality jacket is made of 90/10 goose down.

In many cases, there is a more convenient solution such as the eco down padding. Only recently, young men discover pieces of men΄s wardrobe that symbolize an airy elegance but also a more masculine image synonym of high-quality men's clothing. Such is the men's overcoat which, although it has not changed dramatically in years, has also been subjecting to its creative revival. New styles and colors came to be added to this classic but ultimately versatile garment.

The right men's coat 

Let's analyze the factors you need to focus on before choosing the right to buy:

  • Quality
    It is the most important parameter when choosing the right coat. Quality unfortunately or fortunately is easily perceived by the naked eye and rarely tricks the senses like touch and vision. It is better to buy a classic and good-quality coat than to buy this item as a trendy theme.
  • Men's coats are usually made of wool - with the noblest of those being mixed or pure cashmere - but lately, you can also find new technical and quality raw materials such as polyamide added to traditional woolen fabrics.
  • Fit
    Having successfully passed the question of quality, we focus on the issue of fitting, as trends in this field are evolving faster than we think. The keyword here is 'flattering'. The icon of the traditional coat is the clumsy one that makes you look somehow square instead.

The men's coats that have their roots in the Italian tailoring tradition have some characteristics that make them unique. Traditionally, without pads, the unwanted square image of the industrial product suddenly disappears. The lapels and their variants, the belt in the back part known as martingalla, highlight parts of the body, such as the chest and the waist.

What about the style?

Today, trends also vary in the style factor with many choices available for a man who wants to match coats with a range of different clothes and occasions. A primary differentiation parameter is between single-breasted or double-breasted coats.

Surely the single-breasted coat is a more widespread version because it is easier to adopt in everyday life and less demanding for bodies with proportions that are not always perfect. The double-breasted jacket is also popular, but it also demands a more updated lifestyle and a more elegant wardrobe.

Bonus: Colours and designs

Social media is a source of inspiration for the man's coat presented in endless shapes, designs, and colors that provoke but also disorient the man in search of his next purchase. Before deciding, the following parameters must be taken into consideration:

  • A coat designed in checks or stripes is not easily matched with similarly designed clothes and its purchase requires the presence of at least two or three plain in your closet. 
  • Blue and gray are the simplest coats to be matched with both knits and sneakers or with the jacket and tie.
  • If you want to opt for something different but contemporary, try a coat in military green or light beige and camel.