Coats

Survival on, brother

Survivalon Contrast Jacket

If it was good enough for downed British pilots during WWII, so the saying goes, it should be good enough for you. Though that adage is entirely fabricated, the Survivalon Contrast Jacket ($398) was indeed made to protect Limey pilots; it is also easily good enough for you.

Style Pick: Billy Reid Skyfall Peacoat

Subterfuge is hard when you’re shivering. Combine that problem with Bond’s utter necessity for style and you get the Billy Reid Skyfall Peacoat ($695). The coat alone is noteworthy for its prominent appearance in the movie, but the fact that Daniel Craig loved wearing it so much on set that he bought a few, on...

Style Pick: Barbour + Jack Spade

Two prominent names in mens style come together to bring you a line of smart-looking waxed cotton bags and coats. Barbour, the British company that forged a tradition over almost 120 years, joins with Jack Spade, the Manhattan upstart 100 years junior. The younger clothier has been making inroads with the British Empire — a...

Neat and discreet

LoCa Knax Hook Rails

Coat hooks and racks are a necessary evil in an accessory-laden home, — but they needn’t ruin your decor. Knax (~$100+) retractable hook rails from Danish design company LoCa provide plenty of stylish wall storage when you need it that then folds away flush with the surface of the rack when you don’t. Available in...

Style Pick: Epaulet x Mackintosh Dowanhill Raincoat Navy

One of our favorite New York boutiques has teamed up with iconic coat maker Mackintosh to put a more modern spin on the classic weather stopper. Rest assured, the brand’s renowned rubberized cotton fabric and impenetrable seam-taping haven’t been touched, but the cut of Dowanhill has been slimmed down to achieve a more modern silhouette....

Style Pick: Billy Reid Grey Tweed Sunday Coat

Most major men’s brands offer some form of overcoat, but few can compete with the fine detailing found in Billy Reid’s Grey Tweed Sunday Coat ($895). Mixing southern gentility with Italian tailoring, the three-quarter length, English Donegal tweed coat features a wool Japanese blanketing body and pocketing lining, rich leather detailing under the collar and...

Perfect Pup Protection

Ruff Wear K-9 Overcoat

Just because your four-legged friend sports a coat year round, doesn’t mean they’re invincible to the cold. Knowing when your dog requires added protection depends on a variety of factors including, age, weight, fur-type, and height. Generally speaking, though, unless you own an Alaskan Malamute or a breed with “Mountain Dog” in the title —...

Sta-Puft

Patagonia Ultralight Down Jacket

Light is good. Light, warm and water-repellent are just that much better, especially when it comes to outerwear. No doubt this fall will bring the kind of weather where you want to be prepared yet mobile and versatile. The new Patagonia Ultralight Down Jacket ($279) will allow you to do just that with its lightweight...

Style Pick: Vince Nylon Puffer Peacoat

A sporty and modern twist on a classic men’s jacket. Made from 100% nylon and featuring slanted side pockets and oversized nautical buttons, it’ll fit in at the game or out on the town. $395 | Vince.com

Hiking? Doubt it. Style? Absolutely

Gant Rugger Hiker Jacket

Good jackets are generally one of two breeds: down-filled marshmallow parkas or lightweight cover-ups for a beach barbecue. Rarely does a man cross paths with a perfect autumn jacket that strikes a balance between the two. The Hiker Jacket from Gant Rugger ($285) is quite possibly the best such garment we have ever seen. Not...

A New Spin on Military Surplus

Denham LONGSHORE D.G.L Jacket

In the realm of jacket brands vying for your dollars, of which there are plenty, few have such depth of heritage and origin as the Denham LONGSHORE D.G.L Jacket ($780). What makes it utterly unique is that the entire jacket is re-cut from Dutch army blankets and ponchos. The ponchos obviously provide the jacket with...

Bolstered Blazer

Hlaska Surly Navigator Blazer

A perpetual conundrum facing stylish men is the ability to look good without seeming dressed-up. While there are many techniques to walking this fine line, owning fashionable and purposeful outerwear that looks great without appearing like you just came from the office can help tremendously. Hlaska’s Surly Navigator blazer/jacket ($375) is a great example that...

Look Good, Stay Dry(er)

Jack Spade Neptune Trench

GORE-TEX and its analogous water-proof brand-specific variants can be a life saver for camping or just getting to work in a down pour. The downside is that most jackets made using this material look better suited for Everest than the office. Trench coats have been a staple of men’s fashion for decades because they provide...

Get the Look Without the Hurt on Your Wallet

French Connection Military Melton Coat

Since not everyone can afford outer wear made by the likes of legendary jacket manufacturers such as Barbour and Burberry, we’ve fingered the French Connection Military Melton coat as a reasonably-priced, stylish alternative. Made from 100% Wool, this black overcoat is great for those looking to stay warm while maintaining a personal sense of style....

Style Or Functionality? Both.

Nau Modus Trench

It’s no secret that we at Gear Patrol have a fondness for Nau gear. Several of our crewmen have purchased their garments in the past, and it’s about time we share with you one of our favored go-tos, the Nau Modus Trench. The Modus Trench is a three-layer, waterproof, windproof jacket that has two feet...

It Was A Dark and Stormy Jacket...

Aether Stormy Jacket

Layering is one of the single greatest fashion opportunities found in the cooler seasons, and a great shell should fit as well over a single oxford as it should a sweater, serving its function as protection from the elements. Last year, we first learned of the Aether brand and checked out the Aether Summit Jacket...

Your New Fall Standby

Vince Fall/Winter 09 Line Up

With Fall just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about about cool weather looks. Vince, a high end manufacturer of sweaters and jackets, has always produced quality fall/winter wear with style in mind. This year’s lineup is no exception, emphasizing classic cuts and neutral color palates with a subtle tweaks to make them...

Cloth Logic

Diversify Your Winter Wardrobe Men, here’s a quick fashion tip that blows by many. When the weather turns cold, your outerwear is the most visible and memorable part of your attire. So everyday you walk into the office wearing the exact same coat, you’re one step closer to developing a permanent nick name. And not...

Lands’ End Canvas Field Coat

Sharp English Style. Little U.S. Money. You may have never realized it was gone, but the classic Lands’ End Canvas Field Coat is back due to popular demand. That’s a good thing. For fifty bucks you can get yourself into a sharp looking rugged coat made of lightweight canvas and flannel plaid lining. The front...

Banana Republic BR Monogram Four-Pocket Trenchcoat

We’ve seen a few products come out under the Banana Republic BR Monogram label and frankly haven’t been entirely impressed by a lot of them, but with Spring coming we think the folks at Banana have put together some decent gear, specifically this BR Monogram Trenchcoat. It’s a four-pocket trench that’s cut with a slimmer...

Diesel Pea Coat

The mark of a good coat is the ability for it to work with a bunch of your getups rather than being single purpose outerwear. We cover a good number of men’s fashion items here on Gear Patrol and we understand clothing is subjective, but we think you’re likely to find this coat well worth...

Burberry London Overcoat

Burberry’s signature pattern may what you think of when you hear Burberry but that doesn’t mean it’s the only thing they have for you to rock this winter. The Burberry London Overcoat is one this particular writer goes to every time the weather calls for it. Throwing it with a crisp white shirt or even...