Enduring Designs to Beat the Elements

10 Great Winter Topcoats for Staying Warm in Style

December 8, 2015 Buying Guides By

The topcoat has been shielding wearers from the elements for centuries and, as evidence of its timelessness, the design has remained relatively unchanged. It is a piece mostly worn over uniforms and suits, and it traditionally exudes professionalism. Today, the topcoat has been tweaked ever so slightly to be in line with modern tastes (shorter in length and with a slimmer silhouette), and men have started wearing the coat in innovative ways. In contemporary fashion, the topcoat can be seen worn over any imaginable outfit — from an Italian three-piece suit to a tailored crew-neck sweatshirt and faded jeans. What this means is that the topcoat has become an essential piece of outerwear fit for most any occasion, beating both the elements and trends at the same time.


Boiled Wool Overcoat by COS $350


Ludlow Wool and Cashmere Blend Coat by J.Crew $450


Classic 2 Button Herringbone Coat by AMI $595


Luchino Coat by A.P.C. $635


Wool Blend Overcoat by Tomorrowland $875


Grey Basketweave Wool Overcoat by Luigi Bianchi Mantova $995


Blue Herringbone Peaked Lapel Overcoat by Camoshita $1,095


Classic Houndstooth Raglan Sleeve Overcoat by Eidos $1,295


Herringbone Virgin Wool-Blend Coat by Boglioli $1,695


Austin Houndstooth Wool Overcoat by Massimo Alba $2,015

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