What type of coat to choose for men for winter? - kayibstrore

What type of coat to choose for men for 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. There are those who want one for every occasion and others who always give themselves a different one.

The coat for men is the key piece of the winter season and choosing the right one is easier than you think, you just have to take into account some characteristics such as: type, fabric, color and style.

Here is a practical guide to choosing the coat for men for any occasion and style, with a list of overcoats to choose from and some little tips to not make a mistake.

All types of elegant coat for men
chesterfield coatChesterfield
The single breasted coat par excellence. It was the Earl of Chesterfield who first wore this overcoat in London during the 19th century. The horizontal cut, typical of the frock coat at the waist, was missing and this caused a scandal. Since then, this coat has not changed much: slim, slender silhouette; medium fullness lapels; two horizontal welt pockets with tab; one optional left breast pocket; one slit in the back; length above the knee.

A stylish men's overcoat to wear over business or evening wear. Normally made from a soft precious fabric, often a wool blend with cashmere or even pure cashmere, in classic shades of gray or very dark shades of blue. NB: there is also a version with hidden buttons, which is called Covert coat.

Trench coat
Very light, and therefore better suited to the fall season, the trench coat is a true timeless classic. The raincoat par excellence was created in 1901 when the Ministry of War of the United Kingdom ordered a waterproof coat from the Burberry company. Indeed, it takes its name from the English trench-coat. Its silhouette has evolved over time, without succumbing to trends for a hundred years. Traditionally made in beige, its design is characterized by: epaulets, a cross closure, a throat flap slipped into the collar, a belt, a triangular flap superimposed on the closure to better close his coat.

It is surely versatile, suitable for formal and not.

loden coatLoden
"Loden" is the name of the ancient fabric made in the Austrian Tyrol, felted wool and waterproof, using which the famous fir green coat is made, from which it takes its name. The classic overcoat, popular among students, intellectuals, and the bourgeoisie in the 1960s and 1970s, features a shirt collar, braided leather or bone buttons, a hidden armhole with topstitching at the shoulder, a back pleat that starts at the top of the coat, slanted pockets with tabs, and small belts with buttons at the bottom of the sleeve.

Comfortable and for all ages, you should prefer the most youthful and current type. To be worn during leisure time.

Caban peacoat
The Caban is a sailor's coat. Seafarers from Northern Europe to North America have worn it since the 18th century. This coat is made from a heavy blue fabric. A traditional pea coat features: double breasted with six large buttons; wide lapels with a throat flap tucked into the collar; vertical welt pockets; mid-thigh length.

A men's coat that's as charming as it is casual, and doesn't fit into versatile office-leisure looks.

ulster coat
This is the elegant coat of the winter, it is with an Ulster that a tailor shows his mastery. Of course, it takes its name from the homonymous province of Northern Ireland. A solemn piece with a strong personality: wide lapels; eight buttons; lapel sleeves with hand finishing; flap pockets; cuffs with a martingale; pleat on the back with a slit; at the sides of the pleat, there are two deep pleats; large martingale; horn buttons; length below the knee.

In short, a structured and important overcoat, designed for those who like a more formal elegance, which fits any business environment.

Montgomery Duffle Coat
A piece of character, which was developed by Belgian fishermen using a heavy woolen fabric made in Duffel, near Antwerp; for its practicality it was even adopted by the British Navy. Sometimes it is called monty-coat, named after the British general Bernard Law Montgomery, the hero of El Alamein, who often wore it, turning it into a great classic still current. Hood, yoke with stitched edge, brandebourgs, two large patch and stitched pockets; the lining, often in wool tartan; loose and comfortable
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