FOR KEEPING US WARM IN THE WINTER, COATS ARE FUNCTIONAL; BUT THEY ARE ALSO A KEY ELEMENT TO LOOKING STYLISH AND FASHIONABLE.
When the cold weather rolls in, don’t be caught without a stylish, fashionable, warm coat. Instead of throwing on the same old jacket that you have been wearing for years, consider one of these winter coats to update your wardrobe.
Fashionable and stylish winter coats
A car coat is a men’s overcoat that features a flat front and can have either buttons or a zipper, or both. Most car coats have a bit of an A-line shape and hit at midthigh for easy movement. Many are created from wool or a wool blend. These are very warm coats that are perfect for businessmen and others who want to stay stylish during the winter. Car coats normally have interior chest pockets and a full lining. This season look for car coats in shades of gray as well as tweed. This midlength coat is a fantastic option that can be worn for both formal and casual occasions.
Modern trench coat
Trench coats are classic, and this season they are definitely in style once again. This year’s trench coat is a little more modern, with a slimmer cut that is generally a bit shorter than the length of your traditional trench coat. Instead of khaki, look for trench coats in deep shades of green and chocolate brown.
For decades, the bomber jacket has been a popular choice among men of all ages. It’s a casual coat that is normally made of leather and was first worn by pilots during World War I. A little longer than your typical biker jacket, the bomber jacket is a classic wardrobe essential that can be worn year after year. This winter look for bomber jackets in distressed leather for a worn-in look. Nylon and microsuede versions also are available.
Coats with military touches were seen on the fall and winter runways, and that trend is carrying over to the city streets. On the rack at your local clothing store, you’ll find many coats that feature epaulets, satin stripes and combat influences. You may even locate longer-length coats that you’d expect a swashbuckling pirate to wear. If you are looking for something a little different this season, you’ll definitely find it in an assortment of military coats?
For casual wear, a softshell jacket in a weather-resistant fabric is your best bet. These lightweight jackets hit just below the waist and usually have a full zipper. Often this type of jacket will have a hood, making it ideal for rainy weather.
A classic piece that never goes out of style is the double-breasted peacoat. You can find wool peacoats from top designers as well as bargain brands. These coats have a universal appeal for men young and old; they can be worn with everything from jeans to suits. Most peacoats are black or navy, though this year’s camel, green and gray peacoats look to be a trendy option.
Do you live in a mild climate where you don’t need a heavy coat? If so, this season the cardigan is the answer. Look for an old-school traditional cardigan in fabulous shades of blue, green and yellow. Slip it on over anything from a tee to a turtleneck to a button-down shirt. Whether you are wearing it with skinny jeans on the weekend or trousers at the office, a cardigan is definitely in style this winter.
A stylish coat can make your outfit in the wintertime. If you are shopping for an everyday coat for your daily commute or for something a little more formal for special occasions, be sure to look for warm fabrics such as wool and tweed. Complement your coat with a stylish hat in a matching fabric. Hats not only keep your head warm but also are a fashionable way to disguise thinning hair. And be sure to check the interior of the coat to see if it’s lined, especially if you are living in a particularly cold climate. Although a quality coat might cost you a few hundred dollars, it will last year after year.