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Coat Check

28.09.17

Consider this your checklist of the season’s most relevant outerwear styles

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A well-cut coat is perhaps the most important investment that a man can make when it comes to autumn and winter dressing. Here, we look to the styles that will help to shape your wardrobe and define a sartorially savvy look for the new season.

THE LAYERING GAME

Evening events offer the perfect opportunity to exercise your styling creativity and the coat that takes you from car to bar should be as much a part of your outfit as what lies beneath. Monochromatic checks will offset a white blazer nicely whilst also working well with autumn’s rich plum and copper hues.

TEXTURE CLASH

A shearling collar adds depth to the classic leather biker and elevates its already-premium status. Our number one styling tip for now? Eschew a scarf and opt for a roll neck knit to create a sleek silhouette and keep the focus on the jacket.

AUTUMN'S HERO

A camel coat, whilst an outerwear hitlist non-mover, won’t go unnoticed. Wear it to upgrade even the most pared-back of outfits or pair it with white jeans and tonal suede boots to emphasise the warmth of its tone.

THE TIMELESS CLASSIC

The peacoat holds a spot in just about every outerwear line-up, not least due to its versatility. A true outerwear chameleon, it takes on a formal guise when worn with suiting and seems altogether more relaxed when styled atop a striped knit and chinos.

RETURN OF THE MAC

No longer reserved solely for spring showers, the mac is a year-round investment that personifies the marriage of style and functionality. Layered over anything from suiting to a lightweight knit, it adds instant polish to any look.

A FRESH PERSPECTIVE

Lighter shades make for a fresh alternative to classic black and lend themselves particularly well to weekend dressing. Why not try softening double denim with an oatmeal overcoat? It makes the usually confident look all the more approachable.

A LONG STORY

Long-length cuts offer something altogether dignified and when spun from a plush cashmere blend, they bring a dash of luxury to cold-weather looks. Take this classic silhouette and create a directional look with the addition of a button-front cardigan and white jeans.

CONTEMPORARY COOL

Recent seasons have seen the duffle coat make a gradual departure from its association with Royal Navy uniform and into much more fashion-focused territory. Wear it casually with jeans and leather sneakers for a relaxed look with an urban edge.

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