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. To help you in the process, and learn how to compliment your look with a chesterfield 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. Fortunately, we have all boots colors for you, too. The most classic option is the black chukka or dress boot.
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 Overcoat
This coat works to wear over any suits. Classic colors, such as grey, black or brown, work with all kind of suits. 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. This coat is a safe but stylish coat option as you can wear it on a daily basis paired with any colors. 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.
If you're interested in learning more about the overcoat, check out our blog post: What is an Overcoat?
The trench coat adds for a smart, sophisticated look that works for most men. The trench is the classic 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. For the more daring among you, a trench coat in a different color like black or a trendy navy blue is also suitable.
The pea coat works well for weekend occasions. It's less business-dressy because of its short length, which is why it works with more casual looks as well; both at and outside of work.
Check out our other blog post to learn more about the different types of coats for men.
Find many more wool & cashmere coats here in different colors and styles in Hockerty coat section!
Find the perfect boots to go with your winter coat - do you want them classic? Then go for elegant cap toe boots. Are you up for something more special? Try our wingtip boots or suede chukka boots. All our boots are handmade, produced from hiqh quality Italian leather in Spain.