During winters, the coat is the most essential and indispensable part of a man’s wardrobe. Being practical, it can also be the most stylish garment a man can own.
Selecting a coat is a painstaking journey in itself and requires a lot of perseverance and patience to get the right look. Keeping in mind a few aspects will make the journey smooth and trouble free.
The fit destination
To get the right look the coat must fit properly and often this is the aspect that is ignored the most. Little wonder then that some men look like they are wearing their old school jackets or some hurriedly borrowed garment with sloppy, stooping shoulders and the sleeves racing to reach the knees! So, choose a coat that fits snugly and squarely around the shoulders. The sleeve’s length needs to be long enough to cover the sleeve of the button shirt.
There are various types of coats available- the duffle, parka, mackintosh, trench coat pea coat and overcoat. The duffle, pea coat and parka are meant for casual wear and will look out of place with formal clothing. The mackintosh, trench coat and overcoat are versatile enough to be worn on formal garments as well as casual outfits. Teaming them with appropriate foot wear helps one achieve a suave, dapper look.
These coats are available in a variety of fabrics like warm wool, gabardine, Loden cashmere, polyester-cotton blends, and fur and weatherproof rubber fabric- all providing adequate warmth and protection from the chilly weather.