The turn into winter has me thinking about what coat(s) I want in my wardrobe. Typically I’ll see something I really like, pursue that, and then discover I want a different style instead. I’ve decided for both my benefit and hopefully yours, to create a small catalog here of the most stylish coat and jacket options for this coming winter season. I have broken this down into 5 categories: peacoats, parkas, bomber jackets, overcoats or topcoats, and biker or moto jackets. Within each category I’ve pulled 4 options and each of those won’t break the bank. Colours should stay within the essential menswear spectrum: black through white and all shades between, navy blues, forest greens and browns. Feel free to make any contributions in the comment section below.

The Peacoat.
These coats are the best possible combination of stylish and warm. Although many peacoats look similar, a great one is made from heavy wool, feels firm – particularly in the lapel and collar, has nice strong buttons with an anchor detail, and a tailored cut. These look excellent in a great range of outfits including both casually with clean and simple sneakers, or with a complete suit and tie. Go for grey to stand out or navy to fit in.

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Grey Wool Blend Slim Peacoat – Topman / Wool-Blend Peacoat – 21Men / Wool-blend Peacoat – Mango / Navy Peacoat – ZARA

The Parka.
There’s two general types of parka jacket. The first is something heavyweight, oversized, and filled with down, to keep you rugged up and warm even in arctic winds. Often they feature a fur hood which can ideally be removed. The second is lighter and wind resistant, which can be added as a last layer to block out the cold air. Both types are featured below. I personally bought the ASOS x Thinsulate fishtail parka and it is perfect for the frosty days in New York.

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Fishtail Parka with Thinsulate – ASOS / Military Everest Coat – Superdry / ‘Tarmac’ Quilted Parka – Spiewak / Parka with Hood – Minimum

The Bomber.
There are very few items of clothing men can wear regardless of how it fits and it’ll potentially still look good. Bomber jackets are one of those items. Take Kanye’s oversized ‘Yeezus’ bomber for example. It’s huge and puffy but it still looks rad. Tailored sartorial outfits can be made ‘cool’ with a nice sharp bomber, or a casual outfit can be lifted with one. Essential for fall, winter, and even spring. Here are four options.

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Grey Check Bomber – Peter Werth / Reversible jacket – Zara Man / Navy Wool Jacket with Fleece Collar – ASOS / Quilted Bomber Jacket – Scotch & Soda

The Overcoat
It’s nice to continue into the colder weather still wearing simply a nice shirt, and a pair of trousers, and finding a great overcoat to cover yourself in while you’re outside for brief periods is ideal. One thing people enduring colder climates often agree to is – forget looking good, it’s too cold for that. Don’t give up on life and start wearing ugly puffy down jackets. Overcoats with blanket scarves are the answer, with wool being warmest material.

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Wool Herringbone Tweed Topcoat – Frank & Oak / Wool Overcoat Camel – ASOS / Coat with Sheepskin Collar – ZARA / Wool Blend Coat – H&M

The Biker Jacket
Don’t ever look past a genuine black leather biker jacket. It’s going to look good if you wear it like you mean it. Asymmetrical zips look dope. Wear a plain tee underneath for a classic old-school look. Biker jackets comes in a bunch of materials and colours as you can see from the selections below. If you want to outdo the next guy, I’d be putting my money into a wool-blend biker jacket like the one below from Mango. Rock these like you’ve been wearing them your whole life. Confidence Cohen.

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Black Leather Biker Jacket – H&M / Khaki Leather Biker Jacket – Topman / Faux Shearling Biker Jacket – ASOS / Wool-Blend Biker Jacket – Mango

If you’re still on a jacket-finding internet expedition I can offer another post: Inspired Suits Jackets and Blazers. I’m hanging out on Twitter and Instagram so drop by any time.

20 Stylish Jacket and Coat Options for Winter Winds
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  • Arthur

    This is regarding the Zara Men’s Coat with sheepskin collar. That was in the 2014 winter collection and I really want to buy it. You’re article refers to the winter 2015/16. So will the coat be coming back or is there a way to get that exact one?

  • Arthur

    I would love it if you could tell me where to get that from, although now Zara no longer have it. Or will that be coming back? Please let me know. Thanks.

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