Timeless

December 31, 2014

Hellooo,

 

It has been awhile huh? Hope everyone is doing well and healthy. It is crazy to believe that 2014 is coming to an end in just a few hours. With that I believe I should make my last style post of 2014.

 

This year for me has become the year of topcoats. I love myself a good topcoat that is perfect to withstand the cold while looking stylish. When it is cold outside, the only acceptable outerwear is a topcoat.  I love to style my topcoat causally by playing it with layers. A simple layering for me is my shirt and sweaters. The key for me to a killer outfit is the shoe. One of my favorite purchases for the buck is this Faux Leather Derby Shoes by 21men.

 

When buying a topcoat a few things to remember are fit, style, and construction.

 

Fit: First thing with a topcoat or any coat is to make sure that it fits you perfectly. Whether you are wearing it with a suit or play it with layering. The coat must hug you like you have never been hugged before.

 

Some men like a looser fit while younger men often prefer a trimmer fit. However, if you see X-wrinkles when buttoning your overcoat, it is definitely too tight.

 

Style: With regards to style it is once again up to you what you choose. The single-breasted overcoat with notched lapel is a good all a rounder whereas the double-breasted peak lapel overcoat is a little more formal and wears warmer when it is cold because you have two layers of fabric over your chest.

 

Construction: High-quality coats have a sewn canvas, whereas less expensive overcoats have a fused canvas. A sewn canvas is definitely more durable and built to last whereas a poorly glued interlining can come loose after a few years, ruining the garment. If money is of no concern to you, go with a fully canvassed overcoat. If not, try to buy fully canvassed suits and go with a glued overcoat. Unlike with a suit, a glued canvas overcoat is acceptable since it is cut looser and you wear it less frequently.

 

In summary, a well-fitted classic overcoat is a smart investment you’ll get thousands of wears out of them.

 

 

Get The Look:

 

Topcoat: H&M

Sweater: Topman

Shirt: Gap

Pants: Uniqlo

Shoes: 21men

 

 

 

 

 

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