Wearing the wrong coat over a suit, regardless of how stylish the suit is, can destroy your entire look. Though it might seem rather simple and straightforward to choose and style a coat, it’s crucial you get it right or your entire outfit will suffer badly.
It's coat season and by now you’re likely to be in the process of purchasing a coat (that is unless you haven't already).
To help you in the process, and learn how to compliment your look with a coat, we've put together this guide for you!
Different Type of Coats
There are different types of coats, so the first thing you need to do is identify what type of coat you’re looking to buy; what’s your style? When will you be using the coat? What clothing style are you likely to wear underneath the coat?
To give you a better idea of what we mean; what works well with a trench coat, might not work for a long wool coat or a pea coat. You also must consider different coat colors; pick a color that works with the rest of your winter-wardrobe.
If you don’t want different coats, and you’re looking to buy just one coat to wear over your suits, remember to think of what suits you wear in colder temperatures - it’s likely these suits have different colors and fabrics than the ones you wear in warmer temperatures.
The Long Business Coat
This coat works to wear over any suits. Classic colors, such as grey, black or brown, works with any suit. This style can easily be paired with your dressy outfits as well as your business attire. It works just as well for elegant evening occasions as it does for the everyday business looks. If you want to make any changes, to add your personal style and touch - such as change the coat pockets or buttons, remember you can always customize your coat and add/remove/change any features you want.
A Classic Grey Coat works with any suit color and combination. This coat is a safe but stylish coat option as you can wear it on a daily basis paired with any colors.
This stylish Brown 100% Cashmere Coat works for almost any colored suit as well, and can easily be worn on top of any type of clothing, both day and evening time.
The trench coat adds for a smart, sophisticated look that works for most men. The trench is the classic (also read, more typical) choice to wear over a suit. Though this look is more common, it does not remove any dapper-points. This is a classic, can't-go-wrong, look! If you're unsure what coat to buy this season, a classic beige trench will be your best option.
The Pea Coat works well for work as well as weekend occasions. It's less business-dressy because of it's short length, which is why it works with more casual looks as well; both at and outside of work.
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What coat(s) will you be wearing this season?