How many coats do you need? - kayibstrore

How many coats do you need?

The topic of our carbon footprint is becoming more and more recurrent, and everyone is starting to worry about it. In order to avoid buying pieces that are not really useful or that we would have to change regularly, let's ask ourselves how many coats we need to own.

Our dressing room should include a selection that covers all weather conditions and allows for seasonal rotation, while adapting to various social occasions (from a night out at the bar to your best friend's wedding).

As is often the case with clothing, what is true for one person will not be true for another. More concretely, before buying a coat, you should quickly consider your lifestyle to determine which pieces would suit you and all your activities.

As a starting point, you can assume that an ideal wardrobe would contain a wool or cashmere button-down coat, which is a stylish piece for everyday wear and works equally well with a suit or a casual or smart-casual look.

Alternatively, you can go for a peacoat, the double-breasted coat that was originally designed to be worn by naval officers. It will fit for all generations and will never go out of style.

Next, you can turn to a piece that is both chic and masculine like a nubuck or smooth leather lapel jacket. If you choose one that is of good quality, you will still be able to wear it 20 years from now.

Finally, you'll need a technical jacket that can either take the form of a parka or a zip-up jacket that ends at the waist or thighs. You'll be glad to find it when you're biking in the rain or just when the weather is not so good.

These three or four coats can form a solid base for your wardrobe. If you don't see yourself in all of these options, take heart. These aren't the only choices. Here are the men's coats that deserve your attention for this winter

Men's coats for winter

The technical parka
The technical parka has been a big hit in recent years. When you think about it, it's not a surprise, as this garment offers effective protection against the elements.

Originally created by the Inuit people, the traditional parka has been improved with thermal insulation and a wind and waterproof fabric. The ensemble is therefore highly functional and designed for the winter season.

The technical parka will naturally be associated with workwear pieces: thick jeans, boots and axe.

Superdry parka -
The down jacket
Wearing a down jacket is a bit like wearing a comforter, in terms of comfort. This garment has its origins in America in 1936, when the eponymous founder of the brand Eddie Bauer almost died of cold during a fishing trip and owed his survival to his down jacket.

Since then, this garment has colonized every wardrobe and every environment, from hip-hop fans to normcore practitioners, including Mr. Everyman.

Windcheater Down Jacket -
Particularly popular during the 1990s (a period that is coming back into fashion), the down jacket should preferably be worn short and straight. Slip it over a hoodie, jeans and a pair of sneakers for an urban explorer look.

The peacoat
As you already know if you are a regular reader of the blog, the men's dressing room is largely inspired by the military world. And among the pieces we borrowed from it, there is one that is omnipresent: the pea jacket (if you were thinking of the chino, you are also right).

Dalmard pea coat -
Designed for 19th century sailors, this thick, double-breasted coat has its roots in naval history. But since then, it has also largely colonized the land.

To pair it with an everyday look, you can choose it in navy blue and pair it with other pieces from the nautical world. You now have a good excuse to wear your sailor in winter.

The technical jacket
A variant of the parka, the technical jacket answers the same considerations: you can't be warm until you're dry. Style-wise, it will suit like the parka to a particular fringe of the population: those who absolutely need a highly waterproof garment and those who practice the normcore style.
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