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.
Every sartorialist worth his salt knows that the key to mastering those in-between-season moments lies in the hands of a good set of layers. Enter these light coats and jackets: perfect with a tee as you sip the last of the summer wine, but with winter warmer potential when teamed with a knit underneath. Trans-seasonal style, without the fuss.
Crisp and classic, a tailored edge puts the A-game in outerwear. Sharp shoulders, boxy silhouettes and clean lines mean that these coats work as well over a suit as they do pared back with jeans and a jumper. A jack of all trades, but also a master of one: the rag trade, that is.
For too long, parkas have received a bad rap as the scruffier sibling of the coat-wearing world. Not any more, with Balenciaga, Givenchy, y-3, AMI and more bringing us a high fashion take on the casual silhouette.
Bigger is always better when it comes to the puffer jacket, with classic cocoon shapes providing the perfect marriage of winter warmth and contemporary cool. Go for Jacquemus’ crisp white La Doudoune or keep it classic with Moncler’s iconic high-shine styles. For a more dramatic edge, Gucci’s full length monogrammed coat will keep you toasty from top to toe.
Looking for outerwear with flair? This season’s coat offering tells us to wear our style on our sleeve, with bold textures, graphic prints, bright colours and conceptual cutouts appearing in the mix.
Although not technically a coat, no rundown of outerwear would be complete without mention of a tried-and-tested outerwear classic: the beloved blazer. Perfect for layering under a light overcoat or teaming with a scarf and knit, a touch of tailoring never fails to elevate the practical demands of dressing for the cooler weather.
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