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Winter Season Outwear

Christies Tailors Leeds

Winter Season Outerwear: Plan Your Winter Wardrobe Early

Looking to invest in a new stylish jacket or coat to wear with your suit this winter? It may seem like a long way off, but the colder, wetter weather is never far behind in the UK! If you want to ensure you look stylish as well as keeping warm, it pays to start putting together that perfect winter wardrobe now. 

Here, you’ll discover the top things to consider and the different types of winter outerwear available.

What type of coat should you buy?

One of the main decisions you need to make is the type of coat you’re going to invest in. There is a wide range of men’s outerwear available so it’s useful to understand your options. The most popular men’s winter outerwear currently on the market includes:

  • Pea coats
  • Overcoats
  • Trench coats
  • Utility Parka

Pea coats are a major fashion trend right now and the great thing about them is that they suit all frames. This chunky, robust coat was originally designed for those in the Navy, and it’s one of the warmest winter coats you can purchase. Featuring a double-breasted design, you’re sure to look stylish while expertly keeping warm in this trendy outerwear.

Trench coats are another very popular option. This style of coat has remained popular for many years and it shows no sign of slowing down. So, if you’re looking for a coat that’s going to last years and remain well and truly in fashion, the trench coat is the one to opt for. This style of coat isn’t the warmest, but it’s ideal for those winter days which aren’t too cold. They’re available in a huge choice of designs and can perfectly suit most body shapes.

Overcoats, particularly wool varieties, are another warm and stylish option. They look more like thicker suit jackets, making them perfect for wearing with one of our tailored business suits. An additional benefit of this style of coat, is that it creates a slimming look. 

Finally, the utility parka is a more modern looking jacket, benefitting from a waterproof design. These jackets are created with practicality in mind and come with a lot of pockets to store valuables. 

There are a lot of other types of winter outerwear you can invest in, but the styles above are some of the trendiest.

Top features to look out for

When shopping for the right outerwear, you need to consider what you want and need. With formal coats, you’ll want something which looks stylish, but it won’t necessarily need a lot of pockets. With casual coats, you’ll typically need to carry a lot more around with you, so pockets become an important feature.

You’ll also need to consider whether you want the coat to be waterproof. Wool is a popular fabric choice for winter due to its warmth, but it isn’t typically known for its waterproof benefits. 

These are just a couple of things you need to think about when choosing the right type of winter outerwear for your wardrobe. While your main focus will obviously be on how the coat looks, you need to also think carefully about practicality.

Consider buying bespoke outerwear

Although you’ll find a huge choice of men’s winter outerwear on the market, it’s a good idea to consider buying bespoke. That way, the coat or jacket will be made specifically for you. 

You’ll be able to choose from a staggering number of colours, fabrics and features. Once it’s been expertly crafted, it’s also guaranteed to fit perfectly. Well-fitting outerwear is going to look a lot more flattering, helping you to feel more confident while also keeping warm in the cold winter months. 

There’s a lot to think about when choosing men’s winter outerwear. The above is just a brief guide of the top trending coats and the things to look out for when deciding which outerwear to invest in.

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