The Essential Men's Overcoat
Winter is coming. For some of us in colder climates, winter is firmly here. The chillier weather might seem like the opportune time to hide behind a puffy jacket, but we need to look at it as an opportunity to highlight one of the key pieces of any man’s wardrobe – the overcoat.
The overcoat has long been the overlooked piece of men’s winter clothing. However, that is rapidly changing. No longer something you’d only see in a Hallmark Christmas movie or on gruff police officers on TV, the overcoat is the new staple you didn’t realize you needed.
When it comes to the overcoat there are two things you want to look for – style and comfort. While combining your own personal style with the functionality of keeping warm in the winter may seem like a difficult task, the reality is very different.
The perfect winter overcoat provides the protection you need against Mother Nature while highlighting what is underneath the coat. An overcoat adds the perfect spotlight to a crisp white shirt while emphasizing the colour or shade of your tie.
One aspect of the overcoat that gets highly overlooked is its ability to transform anything you are wearing into more stylish wear. Take for example the simple t-shirt and jeans look; adding an overcoat to this look immediately upgrades it from everyday casual to modern. Wearing an overcoat over a shirt and tie or dress shirt only amplifies your individual business attire.
Also called a topcoat, the overcoat is known for its combination of length, style, and warmth. Usually made out of wool or cashmere, (though the material doesn’t end with those two) the overcoat has become a universal part of the men’s wardrobe. Formal, business casual or worn over a hoodie and jeans, it has become such an integral part of men’s fashion that you might actually be looking forward to the colder weather just so you have an excuse to wear it.
And don’t forget, like anything involving the Armatura Bespoke brand, customizing the fit, style, and look to fit your needs is what we do. Don’t hesitate to contact one of our style consults who can find the right overcoat to accentuate your overall look.