One thing is worth remembering in such case — once you are fully dressed in outer garments whatever they are, your suit , tie and a shirt altogether do not matter any longer. Overcoats come in a great variety of fabrics, but those worth considering for everyday use are wool and cashmere.
Camelhair is given a special treatment and an exemption from the rule of color matching due to a long-lasted addiction to it from aristocracy. Typical fabric types and colors left to right: Wool in charcoal black; Wool and cashmere in navy blue; Wool and cashmere in taupe camelhair-like color. Overcoats come in a great variety of fabrics, but those worth considering for everyday use are wool and cashmere.
While they both are pretty good, the latter is generally warmer and better looking, as well as more expensive. Often you can find a blend of wool and cashmere, which combines best characteristics of wool price and cashmere look and insulation.
There are other options, however if you decide to buy an overcoat from a store, make sure to try on it wearing a sweater or jacket underneath. The overcoat should be comfortable and should not restrict movement.
Make sure there are enough inner and outer pockets, and they are of a good size — those are very important and practicable issues of design. Examine the overcoat for any exposed linings, loose threads and buttons — those are signs of poor quality. A good overcoat can cost a good deal of money; but it is a long-term investment and thus should be treated accordingly. Stay away from trendy designs — once such an overcoat goes out of fashion, you will have to buy another one, and then another one, etc.
Rather, stick to classic design and colors, which if taken care of, shall serve you for years. At the same time, choosing a good overcoat that fits you can become a nightmare.
You may find a color you like, but they do not have the fabric you need, or vice versa. You may like that particular design, but they do not have your size; and so on, you name it. Therefore, the best idea with regard to buying an overcoat would be getting it custom-tailored. In this case, you can be sure that, first, it has been selected strictly according to your taste, and second, that it has been tailored to your body shape and so that it perfectly fits you.
Design The major issue about design is whether to choose a single- or a double-breasted overcoat. Color As with suits, overcoats in darker colors such as black, charcoal and navy blue are considered to be the most classic, formal and best fit for almost any garment and occasion.
For Peacoats, you want to go with the classic Navy color. If this is your first Overcoat, go with Dark Gray or Black. Brooks Brothers Charcoal Saxxon Overcoat. Acne Studios Charcoal Coat. Saint Laurent Camel Coat. I love the Topman Camel Overcoat a lot, which is why I used it on my model below! Crew Charcoal Ludlow Topcoat. Allen Edmonds Carlyle Plain-toe Oxfords. Topman — Selected Homme Grey Pants. Burberry Brit Navy Peacoat. Topman Selected Homme Grey Pants. Your overcoat is designed to go over your clothing, not be a blanket you threw over yourself!
Too Complicated Some of my male friends suffer from this:
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