Tips When Buying a Winter Coat for MenBy Angela Marshall, 5th Oct 2012
Depending on your lifestyle and budget you may well find that one winter coat does not fit your entire lifestyle, as you may have different needs for different occasions. You may need a coat for commuting to work, taking the children to sports events or a smart coat for formal occasions. Whilst there is no doubt the most important one will be the “everyday coat” and this one may be for work, general out and about or going for walks. Whatever you wear it for, it is the one that will get the most wear and will need to suit all weathers and last for a long time.
It is worth paying extra for this coat as it will then last for years and it is worth looking in the sales or when department stores offer mid-season discounts. It needs to be a style to suit your wardrobe personality and lifestyle, so that you feel comfortable and confident. A good tailored coat, in a style complimentary to your body shape, height and in a neutral colour that compliments your skin tone, will always look good on you. Add different scarves to change the look. The length of the coat is also important; a long coat can drown you if you are short, whilst the most complimentary is the knee length. However, chose a length to suit you and purchase a size that allows for the items you wear underneath. If you are buying a coat to wear to work over a suit the best thing is to ensure you wear a suit when you go to try the coat on.
The “everyday coat” is best in a classic style and then have an extra coat for other occasions in a more trendy style.
Styles this season for Men
Key trend this season is double breasted and knee length for a smart winter coat, however if you are more suited to a single coat then there are some 3 button styles around (it can be more slimming).
For a more casual look there are parkas, pea, waxed, padded & quilted coats.
Quilted and leather trim is also on trend.
Fur collars are fashionable especially on high end designer styles.
If you have always loved westerns you may even want to treat yourself to a poncho!