What type of coat should I choose for men for the winter?
We wear it to the office, for a special evening, for an aperitif with our friends. And we like to alternate between different styles: elegant, informal, sporty, dandy. Some people want one for every occasion and others always want a different one.
The men's coat is the key piece of the winter season and choosing the right piece is easier than you think, just consider a few characteristics such as: type, fabric, color and style.
Here's a practical guide to choosing the right men's coat for any occasion and style, with a list of overcoats to choose from and some little tips to make sure you don't make a mistake.
SOME RULES TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT MAN'S COAT
Gentlemen, several criteria must be taken into account to be sure to make the right choice of coat:
Pay particular attention to the quality of your coat: to be elegant and keep you warm all winter long, this strong piece must be made of a beautiful material (wool, cashmere, leather, feathers, technical synthetic material etc.).
Look carefully at the finishes, linings etc. of your coat.
For those reluctant to wear light colored coats and patterns, black, charcoal gray and navy blue are basic colors that work well with any outfit.
Choose your coat according to your morphology for a successful look.
CHOOSE YOUR COAT ACCORDING TO YOUR MORPHOLOGY
YOU ARE A SMALL MAN
No big surprise: small men should prefer short coats, with a maximum length up to the buttocks. Long coats are indeed not recommended because they compress the silhouette. If necessary, you can choose coats with small patterns to add volume to your build or a coat with vertical stripes to boost your look.
YOU ARE A ROUND MAN
The objective is to structure your silhouette without adding volume, by bringing more density to the shoulder. Favour fitted coats to mark your waist, padded at the shoulders and rather short (pelvis level). Vertical stripes on your coat are perfect for you and will refine your silhouette for an optical effect. Avoid coats with large patterns, large checks or horizontal stripes that have a fattening effect that is not flattering to your silhouette.
YOU ARE TALL
You have endless legs, but you're complexed by your large size? Choose a short coat, whose maximum length stops at the pockets of your pants. The bomber, the pea jacket and the duffle coat are coats that are perfect for tall people with a little complex.
And if you want to emphasize your basketball size, thick long coats (made of wool etc.) are your best allies. Don't be afraid of the slim-fitting shoulder jackets, on the contrary, they are at the top of elegance to magnify your look!