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October 6, 2015

15 Standout Coats of the Season for the Gents

You know the old saying about only getting one chance to make a first impression. Once the weather turns cold, that puts your outerwear front and center. In this week’s Clothes & Conversation,“Gents, Ready for Winter? We’ve Got Your New Coat Picked Out” we talked about some of the trends for the season and our take on how to interpret them for the Mark Sale gent – someone who wants to look updated and modern, but is no slave to fashion. Quality is always a key factor, and it’s never as important as it is when it comes to picking outerwear. You wear it a lot and rely on it to get you through the cold weather settling in on most of us. So, we’ve edited down the array of options out there to our top 15. Work, a night out, a weekend day, these coats will have you looking as good as you’ll feel.
Let us know what you think in the comments below and on social media. Whatever the occasion, we’ve got you covered. See you next week.
https://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/outerwear/topcoats/PRD~05662/05662.jsp?color_name=HTHR%20CHARCOAL&styles=05660-GY6480
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J.Crew - Ludlow Topcoat
Ludlow Topcoat
J.Crew
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Looking professional and keeping warm can be a challenge for any gent. We know your puffer jacket will get the job done, but it is not the best look over a business suit. This J.Crew wool and cashmere blend topcoat is the answer. Not only is the timeless style just right for your business look, it has a Thinsulate fill lining to keep you seriously warm on those very cold days. It’s the best of both worlds. While it comes in several neutral options through the ‘shop it’ button, this charcoal grey is our top pick, since it works with navy and grey (and black) so easily. You can really pair it with any suit color. The modern fit is typical J.Crew, so it will work on any gent – not too over-sized and not too trim.
http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306556126&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446818025 Saks Fifth Avenue Collection - Shearling-Lined Leather Jacket
Saks Fifth Avenue Collection - Shearling-Lined Leather Jacket
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Saks Fifth Avenue Collection - Shearling-Lined Leather Jacket
Shearling-Lined Leather Jacket
Saks Fifth Avenue Collection
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As we discussed in this week's Clothes and Conversation, shearling coats are more important than ever. Saks Fifth Avenue sourced this wonderful lambskin shearling from Spain, where some of the best shearlings in the world are found. The style is an utter classic - rich in color, unequivocally warm, and truly luxurious. The zip front goes all the way up the neck, with a button placket closure that neatly keeps out the wind. In addition to wearing it with of all your casual outfits, this coat is just long enough to wear over a sport coat, too, so you can get plenty of use out of it. The rugged look is cut for a modern fit that is ideal for most gents – it’s not too trim, but isn’t slouchy. It’s just the right shape for a timeless investment like this one.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/montgenevre-wool-down-jacket/4074013 Moncler - Mont Genevre Wool Down Jacket
Moncler - Mont Genevre Wool Down Jacket
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Moncler - Mont Genevre Wool Down Jacket
Mont Genevre Wool Down Jacket
Moncler
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The truth is, we simply love everything about this down filled, quilted jacket from Moncler. The shell is made of a dark heathered blue English wool flannel, giving this puffer an upscale look that elevates it to something truly special. (There is a stylish heather grey through the ‘shop it’ button, too.) It can be worn with everything from your wool dress pants to your broken-in jeans. And it’s not just the amazing style that makes it such a Find. The gorgeous wool is treated to be water repellent and wind resistant. Combine that with the lightweight high loft goose down fill, and it’s downright practical, too. It even has a detachable, insulated hood. This is a luxury coat that will keep you warm and looking good even in the coldest weather. The fit is contemporary and sleek, but if you prefer an easier fit, you can size up without losing any of the style.
http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306418197&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446864632 Sanyo - Removable Down Vest-Lined Jacket
Sanyo - Removable Down Vest-Lined Jacket
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Sanyo - Removable Down Vest-Lined Jacket
Removable Down Vest-Lined Jacket
Sanyo
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Sanyo’s classically modern fit is just right for this equally classic black, all weather coat. But it’s got a little something up its sleeve that makes it a true Find. It has a zip out down-filled vest, and that really sets it apart from the pack. The outer shell is water resistant, so this coat will work for you year round – remove the vest when it’s not needed, and include it once the temperatures drops. It’s all you need over your suits and sport coats, and makes for an ideal travel companion.
https://www.eastdane.com/boiled-wool-peak-lapel-peacoat/vp/v=1/1513765047.htm Billy Reid - Wool Peak Lapel Pea Coat
Billy Reid - Wool Peak Lapel Pea Coat
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Billy Reid - Wool Peak Lapel Pea Coat
Wool Peak Lapel Pea Coat
Billy Reid
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Billy Reid’s wool pea coat is simply amazing – and the customer reviews through the ‘shop it’ button show that we’re not the only ones who think so. Double-breasted details look modern again, and the trim fit (that is not skinny, go with your normal size) will have you looking agelessly cool any time you pop it on. There’s no disputing the high quality, either, with its leather details and natural horn buttons – really, bad buttons can make the finest coat look cheap, so we appreciate the attention. Wear it with any jeans or more casual pants in your wardrobe.
https://www.eastdane.com/expedition-parka-canada-goose/vp/v=1/1511849087.htm Canada Goose - Expedition Parka
Canada Goose - Expedition Parka
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Canada Goose - Expedition Parka
Expedition Parka
Canada Goose
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From Canada Goose, this Expedition Parka is the ultimate in cold weather wear. We mean it. The jacket is filled with 100% white duck down that is designed to keep you warm in -25 degrees. Yes, that’s 25 below zero. If this winter is anything like the last couple, everyone will be eyeing you with envy – even if it is while you’re shoveling out your car. This coat has all the cold weather details covered - the 4 hand-warming pockets are fleece lined, the hood has a natural coyote fur trim, and the down fill is protected with a waterproof lining to keep you dry at all times. The fit is modern, so go with your normal size. It comes in a medium blue through the ‘shop it’ button too, but the 35” length makes it long enough to wear over a suit or sport coat on those truly brutal days, so this black version will meet all your needs. Canada Goose is one of the world’s leaders in developing extreme weather gear – you will not be disappointed.
https://www.eastdane.com/long-down-filled-heavy-twill/vp/v=1/1504984744.htm Vince - Long Down Filled Heavy Jacket
Vince - Long Down Filled Heavy Jacket
Vince’s modern, yet timeless aesthetic shines through in this versatile parka. Like so many of their pieces, this is something that will be a part of your wardrobe for many seasons. The olive fabric is made of a cotton/poly blend, which gives it a sporty vibe that feels great. It has a quilted lining to provide warmth that is just enough for Fall and early Winter. The hood has a stylish toggle drawstring that’s comes through on practicality on a windy or rainy day. It is long enough to wear over a sport coat and is perfect with your jeans and twill pants for a rugged finish to any outfit. Like most Vince styles, it is a modern fit that isn’t too over-sized. If you want an easier fit, size up.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/burberry-london-kensington-double-breasted-trench-coat/3950647 Burberry London - Kensington Double Breasted Trench Coat
Burberry London - Kensington Double Breasted Trench Coat
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Burberry London - Kensington Double Breasted Trench Coat
Kensington Double Breasted Trench Coat
Burberry London
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It is hard not to include a Burberry trench coat on our list of favorite pieces. This Kensington all cotton double breasted trench is the real deal, plain and simple. Made in England, it features all the details of the original coat designed for the British forces in World War I. The fabric is the same wind and rain resistant cotton gabardine that was developed by Thomas Burberry in 1879. And its got all the right details - epaulets, a detachable throat latch, D-ring belt details, back rain flap that sheds water and that iconic Burberry check lining. It has a modern feel in black, which goes with well with both dress and casual outfits. This is an investment in your wardrobe – it’s your big boy coat…a true luxury piece that you will enjoy for years. It is a contemporary, trim fit that is sleek and polished over a suit or with jeans. If you prefer a looser feel, size up.
https://www.everlane.com/collections/mens-newest-arrivals/products/mens-anorak-midnight Everlane - The Everlane Anorak
Everlane - The Everlane Anorak
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Everlane - The Everlane Anorak
The Everlane Anorak
Everlane
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For damp and rainy Fall days before the weather takes a true turn for the worse, Everlane’s anorak is the functional, good-looking, and even better priced solution. It’s got the required hood and zip/snap closure, with an inside drawstring waist to give it a little stylish detail. It is long enough to wear over a sport coat but looks just as good over a sweater and jeans, especially in this deep midnight navy color that goes with everything. The modern fit isn’t too trim, and works on most gents, but you can size up if you prefer an easy fit. Everlane’s business model of transparent pricing ensures you will get the best quality for the price – and that’s hard to beat.
https://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/outerwear/wool/PRDOVR~C9523/C9523.jsp?color_name=charcoal J.Crew - Wool Car Coat
J.Crew - Wool Car Coat
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J.Crew - Wool Car Coat
Wool Car Coat
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The car coat (a simple, single breasted wool coat that hits at mid thigh) is the mid-century’s contribution to a gent’s wardrobe – when the need to get in and out of a car with ease became a true necessity. J.Crew uses a covered button closure placket and soft shape to create a look that is as modern today as it was then – and will be in years to come. The heavy weight wool will keep you warm through the Fall and most of the Winter, especially when it’s layered over a sweater or sport coat. This is a great jacket for the workweek, and it also can take on a casual feel when you wear it with your broken-in jeans to run your weekend errands. We’re featuring the rich charcoal color, and it comes in classic navy through the ‘shop it’ button, as well. The fit is typical J.Crew - modern and good for most gents.
http://www.zappos.com/cole-haan-smooth-lamb-clean-moto-java Cole Haan - Smooth Lamb Clean Moto
Cole Haan - Smooth Lamb Clean Moto
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Cole Haan - Smooth Lamb Clean Moto
Smooth Lamb Clean Moto
Cole Haan
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With the resurgence of the leather jacket, Cole Haan’s moto style is the way to do it with modern style. It’s ruggedly polished with jeans, twill pants, and cords – perfect for the weekend or a night out. It even looks good with joggers (not your old sweats, but those nice, updated ones you’re wearing now). The soft lamb leather has a rich brown color that will only get better with age. The classic stand-up collar, zip chest pocket, and welt side entry pockets look sleek in its modern fit that is universally flattering and not too trim. It comes in black through the ‘shop it’ button, as well, for a bit more of a street feel.
https://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/outerwear/Barbour/PRDOVR~E0546/E0546.jsp Barbour - Kempt Jacket
Barbour - Kempt Jacket
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Barbour - Kempt Jacket
Kempt Jacket
Barbour
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Barbour is a British heritage line that’s been around for about 120 years and, as we’ve mentioned before, a favorite of ours for almost as long. This weekend jacket has just a hint of tough-guy attitude for a stylish option that will keep you dry and warm until the temperature seriously dips. Barbour uses Sylkoil cotton for this jacket, which uses the traditional, and oldest, method of waxing cotton to create rich variations of color and finish. And that is visible in this rich olive brown color. The jacket has a quilted lining for warmth and is trimmed in a great-looking wool plaid under the placket and collar. With jeans and corduroys, and khakis, you’ll look ready for anything – and look good doing it. This is sold at J.Crew, but made by Barbour and the fits are similar – modern and universally “everygent”, so you can go with your normal size.
http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=48872&vid=1&pid=534781002 Gap - Fatigue Jacket
Gap - Fatigue Jacket
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Gap - Fatigue Jacket
Fatigue Jacket
Gap
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For that easy “throw-on” weekend jacket in early Fall, Gap’s cotton canvas fatigue jacket is ideal for jeans, sweats – really, any casual pants. The drawstring at the waist can give it a little more shape, or just leave it uncinched for a relaxed vibe. It’s got large snap pockets and a concealed hood for functionality, but this jacket is all about the casual weekend vibe – and that’s why the faded army color is so perfect. We don’t often pick Gap pieces, but they do updated casual classics well, and this is a true Find.
http://www.uniqlo.com/us/product/men-ultra-light-down-vest-156563.html UNIQLO - Men Ultra Light Down Vest
UNIQLO - Men Ultra Light Down Vest
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UNIQLO - Men Ultra Light Down Vest
Quilted down vests are a staple for most gents. When you add some stylish colors, they become a fun way to bring some fashion to your Fall wardrobe. To do this, we look to UNIQLO – you can’t beat the price for the quality, so you don’t need to feel guilty about choosing a color that might not be “timeless”. This bright blue (called 64 Blue) is just what we have in mind – and there are a lot of other great colors to choose from through the ‘shop it’ button, too. This one makes for a great pop to all your grey, black, and navy casual sweaters and sweatshirts. Throw it on with jeans in any shade, joggers, sweats, and cargo pants for a weekend ready look. It is down-filled and lightweight, in a contemporary fit that gives it a sleek look for a casual outfit. Size up if you prefer an easier fit.
http://patrickjames.com/SKU/10194/Robert-Talbott-Mariposa-Quilted-Vest.aspx#.Vgl-dKKjX2g Robert Talbott - Mariposa Quilted Vest
Robert Talbott - Mariposa Quilted Vest
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Robert Talbott - Mariposa Quilted Vest
Mariposa Quilted Vest
Robert Talbott
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On the other side of the vest spectrum, Robert Talbott’s modern fitting wool tweed vest is a timeless staple that is simply one of our favorites. The dark walnut color, suede-like trim, and large patch pockets are rugged and classic. It has a lightweight fill that adds to the warmth of the luxurious wool/cashmere fabric. Wear it over a dark olive, charcoal or navy sweater with your khakis, corduroys or jeans for a polished casual look. We’re sending you to Patrick James’ website for this piece, where they offer an edited assortment of timeless high-quality pieces that you can’t often find in bigger department stores. And you can return with a pre-paid label if it doesn’t work out…which isn’t likely.
 

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