In this article we’ll be counting down the top 3 outerwear trends in this year’s Autumn/Winter lookbook. Whether it’s a must-have, or simply something to add to your wardrobe, I’ve selected what I feel are the top 3 styles in men’s coats that have emerged this Autumn.
“Outerwear took off its glasses, shook out its hair and went wild. There were fur trims.
There were mother-wouldn’t-approve patterns. There was enough embroidery to make your bank manager choke.”
– Tom Banham, FashionBeans Associate Editor.
There were a variety of styles on the runway, some a little more daring than others, and some a little more sober. It seems like this year, designers took things a step further, refusing to play it safe. This season’s coats are all about making a statement, so make sure to find one that compliments you and your style.
What was once considered a style exclusive to women has crept its way into men’s fashion over the last couple of years, becoming a sophisticated and smart outerwear option. Over time the style has been adopted in various ways, some more eccentric than others, becoming an eye catcher on the streets, which is why finding the right fur piece that compliments you can be tricky.
A lot of people opt out of the rising trend, fearing that it might be a dive regarding their masculinity. In this day and age where skinny fit jeans, oversized jumpers and even crop tops are all on the market for men, the fashion scene is changing and men are embracing this look, loud and proud.
Bomber jackets have certainly come a long way. It’s a style that has become effortless and easy to pull off – so much so, that it’s made its way into almost every fashion lookbook, season after season. The once heavy leather, military pilot jacket has become an essential piece in menswear, coming in a variety of styles, patterns, and colours. This A/W is no different. The bomber jackets are here to stay, whether worn on top of a shirt and tie to complement a smart outfit, or just worn on top of a sweater or hoodie for a casual look.
“One of our favourite looks for fall is wearing a hoodie under a bomber jacket”
– Jake Woolf, GQ style writer.
“A man is only as good as his trench coat. it completes every thought”
– Raury for Noisey, an upcoming musician and fashion icon.
Amen, Raury! Not sure about it completing every thought, but it certainly completes an outfit. The overcoat has proven its worth and immortality time and time again at this stage, never really dying out. With its smart look and its refined and sophisticated appeal, it’s no wonder why the overcoat makes an appearance every Autumn/Winter.
An overcoat is basically an extended blazer, in that finding one that is tailored to your fit and suits you well is essential to pull off the neat and mature look.
An overcoat isn’t something you should have to buy year-in, year-out; a better option would be to invest in one that will do you for the next couple of years. This doesn’t mean forking over half your paycheck, but maybe spending a little over your budget. A quality overcoat just can’t be beaten. It’s the ultimate item to have in your wardrobe for every cold season.