Yes, it’s getting dark earlier. Yes, all of us Brits are, for some reason, surprised by this. To top oﬀ this confusing transition from milder weather, we’re now plunging into some real chilly temperatures. So, surely you’ll want to make sure you’ve got the right outerwear. This is where the newest men’s winter coats enter the game.
Depending on your style, I’ve put together a few options for the best essential coats on the market right now.
ARKET – 2021 Long Down Puﬀer Jacket
Scandi superstars ARKET have cemented their fashion favourite status with their popular range of Upcycled Down coats, and this year’s oﬀering of a longer shape has been a huge hit. The coat is made entirely of recycled materials, and filled with down for a serious hit of insulation.
REISS – Double Breasted Peacoat
The peacoat has been a staple for men everywhere since it first adorned the backs of European sailors, and later the American Navy. Reiss have given it a modern update through the Giovanni design in camel. This fully lined, double breasted, wide lapelled jacket works perfectly with both tailoring and oﬀ duty pieces.
APC – Cotton-Twill Trench Coat
Originally designed to keep British Oﬃcers dry and warm whilst in the dark, damp trenches, I’m pretty sure they can handle a wet February afternoon in the West Midlands. Opting to drop the cinched, belted waist allows for a slick, straight fit whilst being tailored from a cotton twill, creating the perfect mid season layer with a lovely medium weight to it.
Barbour – Ashby Wax Jacket
I can’t help but feel that a long intro into why a Barbour Wax Jacket has made the list would be a great waste of both of our time. We both know that Barbour make incredible outerwear, and the wax jacket has to be up there with the best. This particular piece has been created using 6oz Sylkoil waxed cotton with a matte finish for a more lived-in feel. Slightly more tailored than the Bedale, but still with the classic tartan covering the lining and inside pockets.
Written by Tom Loughran