As we become more exposed to the social and environmental effects of fast-fashion, there has never been a more important time to consider your investment staple winter coat. We empathise that it can be a struggle to bid adieu to the summer, but your favourite hoodies won’t keep you warm for much longer - it’s time to familiarise yourself with the best winter coats for men.
Your new winter coat might be the biggest investment piece this year. So it’s important that you find one that answers all of your needs. Whether you’re more casual or you have a few formal events lined up for the festive season, you need to be happy with your winter coat. If you get it right, you’ll be happy with it for years to come. That’s where we come in.
We’ve handpicked the best men’s winter coats for AW19 and 2020, perfect for every occasion and style.
Mods unite. Forever ingrained in British culture alongside Liam Gallagher and Brit Pop, the humble parka’s cool-factor will never die. Opt for a parka that is stuffed with high-quality warm fibres to ensure that it lasts more than one winter. Our classic Charlie Parker is lined with warm wool shearling and finished with a luxurious Mongolian sheepskin trim that will keep you cosy on the most punishingly cold days. The casual parker is the best winter coat for men that enjoy long walks on a weekend. Pair with jeans and Dr Martens for an effortlessly cool look that can withstand the worst winter days.
If you spend more time commuting than in the wilderness, then maybe the classic outdoorsy parka isn’t for you. Our E. Tautz x Gloverall Parka features a unique camouflage hood and elbow patches as a nod to the camo trend. Meanwhile, our resin-coated Billie Parka is lightweight and showerproof, ideal for those days of downpour when you still have to endure the tube.
An overcoat is a long coat that is intended to be worn (you guessed it) over your clothing. It is handy for any smart or formal occasion, from work to winter weddings. Traditionally, an overcoat is knee-length and tailored that is single or double-breasted. Elegantly designed with an eye for function, overcoats have a single rear vent for added ease. Though the overcoat has been a key part of a gentleman's wardrobe since the 18th century, we consider it today’s best winter coat choice for men that want both versatility and class.
The best overcoats to invest in will be crafted from premium materials with intricate details such as unique buttons, sumptuous lining and detailing. Our Chesterfield Overcoat is made from a blend of wool and cashmere with a full lining, meaning that you don’t have to sacrifice warmth for formality. This tailored piece can be smartened up with a tie or kept casual with an everyday outfit.
Don’t mistake it for boring though. Our Studio Nicholson x Gloverall Overcoat has plenty of room for layering with an oversized fit and dropped shoulder for a contemporary silhouette finished with their signature large patch pockets. With so many styles of overcoats to choose from, it’s surprising how much such a classic coat can portray your personality. The classic overcoat can be styled smart or effortlessly cool, making it the best winter coat for men to invest in. With care, it could be a staple in your wardrobe for years to come.
The bleak mid-winter isn’t just for parkas and overcoats. Originally worn by the sailors of European and the American navies, the peacoat (also known as a reefer jacket) is characterised by its double-breasted front, broad lapel and large buttons.
When looking for the perfect peacoat, opt for exquisite tailoring to create a sharp silhouette. Our Classic Churchill Peacoat fits the bill with notched and waist-height pockets for a touch of formality. The Classic Churchill coat is based on the original military jacket worn by Winston Churchill. This reefer coat has been expertly handcrafted from English Melton wool with embossed buttons, sporting an anchor motif in a nod to its naval origins.
And if you are looking for a really good peacoat made from a luxurious wool blend, you should look at our Grayson Long Peacoat. New for AW19, this longer-length peacoat is a fresh take on our classic naval reefer style. The lightweight wool offers the same warmth and protection as our other thicker coats but is light enough to wear in a cosily warm pub without overheating. The Grayson features two large welt pockets to stow all your commute essentials and keep your hands warm too. Try this coat on just once, and you’ll understand what we’re talking about.
Nothing is more quintessentially British than the old-faithful duffle coat. Perhaps the king of smart casual winter coats, the duffle coat incorporates all the best tailored features of an overcoat and a mac with a hearty dose of comfort. Unlike other men’s winter coats, the duffle includes a hood in its design. The oversized hood and buffalo horn toggles dial the formality down a notch, making it perfect for weekend excursions.
Opt for those with a higher wool blend to ensure that the quality lasts for many winters to come. This will keep the cold out and the warm in. Our Classic Morris Duffle Coat has been crafted from a rich blend of Italian wool with a tartan check interior. The definitive design is mid thigh-length with a button adjusted hood to keep you cosy. Just to be on the safe side, we have thrown a fixed shoulder cape in the design to keep you extra warm.
When investing in a staple piece such as a duffle coat, correct sizing is crucial. We don’t like to impose rules but we want to make sure you’re wearing your duffle coat the right way. Ensure that it is snuggly but not oversized, as it can create an unflattering silhouette that drowns you. There is a wrong and a right way of wearing a Duffle coat, so be sure to find the correct balance.
When investing in a staple piece such as a duffle coat, pay close attention to its sizing and ensure it is fit for purpose. If you plan to wear your duffle coat alongside formal or smart wear, opt for an oversized fit. This will accommodate extra fabric underneath, such as a suit jacket and shirt. Our Original Monty Duffle Coat has an oversized design to give you space to layer up underneath. Say goodbye to freezing outside your winter formals. For a more tailored fit, look no further than our Morris coat. This classic coat, named after Gloverall’s founding family, offers a more streamlined silhouette whilst also keeping out the chill.
Trends will come and go, but for the most part, the styles that stand the test of time will remain the same. With the in-depth review above, you are now more than ready to make an educated purchase. With the winter season well and truly here, it’s time to choose your best winter coat, hunker down and embrace the chill.