The Checklist: Coats Of The Season
As a certain character on a certain TV show once said, “winter is coming”. What he forgot to mention, however, was that without the right kind of coat, you’ll be ill-equipped to battle the entry into cooler climes. Luckily we’re bringing you our essential edit of coats to beat the brr in style.
When it comes to being buttoned up, we’ll let our double-breasted coats do the talking. A structured classic with a boxy fit, the double breasted brings a touch of tailoring to sharpen up an outfit.
For full coverage in summer, we recommend factor 50. For full coverage come winter, we recommend a full length coat. We’re partial to LOEWE's dramatic opera-style overcoat, sharper full-length favourites from Low Classic or quilted khaki styles from GANNI and STAND STUDIO to keep you both cosy and cool.
Nothing says winter warmer like a snuggly faux fur texture, keeping you warm whilst also setting you apart from the crowd. Try Markoo’s textured black coat, or go for gold with Bottega Veneta’s tassell-hemmed style - plucked direct from the house’s runway collection.
A true original that never goes out of style, the trench coat is an investment piece that can be just as easily thrown over jeans and a tee as dressed up over a sharp suit for a more formal encounter. Either way, the trench coat speaks for itself: communicating a message of effortless elegance that pays no mind to seasons or trends. A staple that will live in your wardrobe for years to come.
For too long, parkas have received a bad rap as the scruffier sibling of the coat-wearing world. Not any more, with Bottega Veneta, Rejina Pyo and Moncler bringing us an elegant take on the casual silhouette, employing technical fabrics and clever colour details to give our beloved parka a 21st century twist.
Whether you’re channeling Morpheus from The Matrix or looking for a softer touch, a leather coat is a sartorial byword for confidence and cool. We’re green with envy for Remain’s emerald belted style, and for red pill-popping Trinity fans in our midst, Kwaidan Editions’ slick zippered number is sure to do the trick. Love the look but prefer a vegan alternative? Low Classic’s lustrous faux leather trench has the answer.
For a classic but unexpected twist on outerwear, try a cape. Draped across the shoulders and with a suitably satisfying swing, the cape is a sleek alternative to a traditionally sleeved style. They say not all superheros wear capes, but if they did it would probably look a little like Bottega Veneta’s elegant dove grey number.
For those wanting to break out of winter’s darker colour palette, we suggest going wild in style with bold animal prints from the likes of Commission, STAND STUDIO and Batsheva.
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