How to build your perfect wardrobe
Finding your dream coat starts with getting the silhouette right. Tailored coats are ideal investment pieces since their clean lines and structured silhouettes don’t date. Whether you’re after something more close-fitted like a belted coat that can be nipped in the waist, military-inspired styles like the classic double breasted coat or opt for oversize tailoring for a vintage look, it’s all about finding the right cut to suit your style.
Whilst you can opt for bolder colours and prints, for a timeless look that pairs effortlessly with the rest of your wardrobe, neutral tones are you hero. Classic camel is a favourite year after year, whilst greys from deeper charcoal to dove grey and winter whites are forever chic. Look to the likes of The Kooples and Benetton for neutral tailored coats that you’ll reach to time and again.
The clue’s in the name, so it’s no surprise that heritage-inspired styles will continue to remain timeless classics. From heritage-inspired check patterns to silhouettes that have defined British heritage such as the quintessential trench coat, these tailored coats from SuitSupply and Rich&Royal will shield you from the elements in style.
Discover the tailored coats that will remain timeless.
The Pea Coat
Popularised by the navy, the pea coat has remained a timeless style for today’s modern man. With a double-breasted button fastening, wide collar and lapel, it shields you from the elements whilst giving some serious style credentials. Traditionally crafted from heavy wool fabrics, it will ensure you stay warm when temperatures drop.
The Trench Coat
The trench was originally invented for the military during World War I, where Thomas Burberry created a water repellent coat that was lightweight and durable enough to withstand the weather, whilst being able to be layered over the rest of their outfits. Still as essential today as it was then, the trench is an all-weather coat that works year-round, with both casual and formal looks.
Traditionally designed for more formal occasions, the overcoat brings the best of minimal styling with classic tailoring. With its single breasted silhouette, notch lapel and pockets to the front, it’s perfect for layering over suits and works equally as well with a chunky knit jumper and denim. Classic camel shades and charcoal greys like these styles from Gant and American Vintage will team in effortlessly with your outfits.