The coat is a must-have every winter. But back in the day, it was often nothing more than a practical garment worn just to keep out the cold. These days we embrace the fashion possibilities of a coat and make it part of our style.
Here we look at what’s in style this winter when it comes to overcoats:
The Check Overcoat
First up is the check overcoat. It’s a classic style but with a modern twist. Check is back in fashion and adorns suits in all its many guises, but it’s a recent addition to the coat and is sure to show you like someone that is at the forefront of winter style.
Whichever check you choose you’ll add some subtle texture to your look. If you want to keep things simple, a black and gray check can be paired with pretty much anything in your wardrobe. Some of the bolder checks will require more niche accompaniments, but don’t let that put you off. For information and tips just speak to your tailor.
No longer the preserve of mountaineers and hikers, the puffer is now a bona fide fashion garment. Due to its origins in harsh weather conditions, it’s a hardy garment that offers protection from the elements. It’s also a chance to make a bold color statement. Originally designed to make sure people were visible on the mountain, the bright colors have stuck with the jacket and it’s a piece that is equally at home on weekdays with a suit or at weekends as part of a casual look.
The Trench Coat
A classic of men’s fashion. Timeless and stylish, it’s hardly changed since it was first seen during WWI. Suitable as part of a formal or casual look, it adds practical elegance to your look. For casual wear, we suggest going for a lighter shade, whereas for business attire you should choose dark blue, gray or black. But be warned – no experimenting with color on this one. There’s a reason it’s stood the test of time.
The Winter Bomber
A 100% casual garment that sees the modern shorter style jacket provides warmth and style in equal measure. The winter bomber is available in a whole range of styles, from sleek and sophisticated to bold colors with logos and slogans. Anything goes with this one and it’s all down to personal taste. So why not have a bit of fun and get yourself a winter bomber? Go for wool, moleskin or felt and you’ll have the benefits of a warm fabric to go with the fashion statement.
For a smart-casual look, you can’t go wrong with a double-breasted peacoat. It works with any style and will add a touch of sophistication the moment you put it on. It pairs equally well with denim or a suit and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Buying one of these is an investment.
At Louis Collections in Bangkok, we offer style solutions for men all year round. For fashion advice or to check out our range visit our website.