The Best Coats for Men: 4 Wardrobe Staples
You can’t go wrong with this combination of outerwear. Follow our guide to the best coats for men and you’ll have something warm for every season and occasion.
By Jonathan Hackman
We’re big fans of outerwear—be it coats, jackets, dusters, hoodies, slickers, or whatever one calls them—and you should be too. The perfect coat is not only good for weather protection; it’s a fashion statement, and it’s one that will save you plenty of green on wardrobe expenses. There’s a perfect coat for every occasion: indoors, outdoors, for a night on the town, or an afternoon chopping wood, should you be so inclined. Coats are where it’s at, and here’s a short list of the best coats for men to meet every occasion:
I’m all for looking for inexpensive options for outerwear, but here is the one place you’ll want to spend a few dollars. A modern black coat can be worn on any occasion and in most temperatures. You’ll have a refined, contemporary look that won’t go out of fashion. The staple in the coat wardrobe.
Keep Warm and Work
Keep one jacket that you’ll beat on. The look, the material, the feel doesn’t necessarily matter: You’ll want something warm that you’re unattached to in appearance but linked to in sweat. When you’re doing yard work or have to clear a little brush in late fall, you’ll pull out this old treasure with a grin.
Canvas coats are tough, durable, attractive, and currently very much in style. The right kind of canvas can be worn out on the town or working on a construction site. This makes a great compliment to your “basic black” foundation.
When you want something comfortable, relaxing and warm, a good Sherpa-lined hoodie is hard to beat. Don’t get too hung up on color or style here because this is for comfort, and that’s the look you’re going for. Nothing looks more out of place than a designer hoodie.
There you have it: Four basic types outerwear that make up some of the best coats for men. Supplement these with a windbreaker or poncho and you’re set for all seasons. The ideal wardrobe of coats is more than an outerwear; it’s a lifestyle choice. The day will soon come when you don’t have to worry about fashion and your coat does all the work for you.