A winter coat is a reflection of your personality, your priorities, and your style; which is why, for the tastemakers of the world, the search for the best coat is paramount.
Yet, with so much choice these days (and so little time), it’s often difficult to make a fully-informed decision, forcing us to settle for a basic winter coat that is, quite frankly, less than we deserve. Here to rescue you from coats as dull as the weather is our hand-picked edit of the best winter coats from the new-season collections.
Hikercore meets haute couture: Bottega Veneta reclaims technical outerwear from your geography teacher and remixes it for the street. Sleek, silver and superbly cut, it looks perfectly at home over a suit and during forest walks, making it one of the most versatile and best winter jackets for men this season.
Fancy living out your dream of being one of Paris’ most respected nightclub owners and flaneurs? Well, Charaf Tajer – co-founder of streetwear brand Pigalle and legendary nightclub Le Pompon – and his new luxury brand Casablanca lets you do just that with this silk and cashmere blend double-breasted coat. With its fat peak lapels and classic camel colorway it's practically begging to be paired with a Cuban cigar and silk PJs.
Marni comes with that *mind blown* level of men's winter coat sorcery by recreating the traditional trench coat in butter-soft sheepskin leather. Not only does it make you look like you belong in The Matrix, it’s leather so it makes you feel as invincible in light rain as Neo does when he’s dodging bullets.
As someone once said, winter is coming, so to preempt those mornings where you just can’t pull yourself out of bed, why not bring the bed with you. Part peacoat, part duvet, this puffer from JW Anderson is basically a wearable sleeping bag. Made from subtle paisley print crinkled fabric, it mixes the luxurious aesthetic of Moncler with the dandyism of Saville Row tailoring.
Get yourself an audition for the next Guy Richie movie: shearling is cool again. This Loewe number comes expertly cut so you’re not drowning in jacket like your friendly East London market purveyor, and is made from the finest materials – when it comes to leather, Loewe is the master.
Whenever we see Gucci now, all we think of is Harry Styles. Resplendent in a soft quilted fabric and adorned with animals and blooms of flowers, was ‘Watermelon Sugar’ a love letter to this very jacket? We believe so. The best thing about this coat is that it’s reversible, for when you’re feeling a less ‘Styles’ style of outfit.
Quadrophenia by way of Japan, this parka comes oversized and deconstructed with contrasting panels of military green and shiny black fabric. Trust the Japanese to take a mod icon, perfect it, and give it back to us. Domo arigatou.
Brighten up the dour weather with this classic mac, which comes in a youthful check print. It’s giving us big Wes Anderson energy, so make sure to pair it with soft pastels or fall neutrals, corduroys, and some suede Wallabee’s to make it look like you just walked off the set of The Darjeeling Limited.
The best thing about this jacket, other than it’s shimmering metallic colorway, is the addition of Matthew Williams’ signature rollercoaster belt buckle at the neck. Not only does it let everyone know you’re wearing ALYX, and keep the elements out, it’ll also keep you strapped in as you board the ‘fire fit’ and hype train.
Scandinavian minimalism meets classic British design, this military icon is revamped for the modern day with a contemporary oversized fit. Retaining classic design features like welt pockets, a concealed placket, and a belt that styling rules dictate mus bet worn tied not buckled, it has everything you need to keep calm and carry on.