Ultimate Guide to Jackets and Coats
Friday 6 May 2022
It’s time to celebrate our freedom from lockdown this winter; dinner dates, formal events, cocktail bars and gig nights are all back on the cards. But before you boldly venture out into the cold, make sure you take stock of your winter wardrobe – starting with outerwear.
Coats and jackets are arguably the most important items in your winter outfit. Other than keeping you warm, they often function as a statement piece that expresses your personality and style. Here’s all you need to know about winter jackets and coats, and which one is right for you.
The Rugged Everyday Look
The utility jacket boasts a rugged charm that’s hard to imitate. While originally designed for workers to combat rough weather, the jacket has now evolved into a street staple with its distinct front-facing pockets and zips.
Our Mackay Utility Jacket is a perfect choice for all casual events with its standing collar and inner lining. If you’re looking for something a little more formal, try our Morison Utility Blazer. Its chameleon design is a cross between a utility jacket and a traditional blazer, and features a removable gilet layer – making it a breeze to tailor your look for either casual or formal occasions.
These jackets match well with a variety of pieces: cuffed chinos, jeans, tees or dress shirts. It all depends on the look you’re chasing.
The Bespoke Tailored Look
For a sharper edge to your outfits, add some wool to your wardrobe. A wool coat is a dependable pick to throw on when time is of the essence, and layers well with most pieces in your repertoire. This also includes suits – a bonus if you’re heading back into the office.
If you’re looking to mix and match within your collection, aim for darker colours like dark green and dark brown – both available options for our Aslan Epsom Coat. It features a sharp lapel, a non-mulsed wool blend and deep welt pockets perfect for keeping your hands warm. This piece is a versatile all-rounder that works well with a variety of colour palettes – contrast the jacket with lighter-toned chinos or denim and finish the look with a pair of leather or suede Chelsea boots.
This season, we’ve also introduced a new contender to the ring – the Egbert Wool Coat. Take advantage of its elongated cut to cover up a suit jacket, or keep it casual by throwing denim into the mix. The Egbert’s also topped with a standing collar shaped to frame and complement your jawline, adding a more refined touch to your entire outfit.
The Clean-Cut Look
If you’ve been searching for an outerwear layer that radiates style, look no further. Whether it’s coffee meetups, date nights or business dinners, the peacoat handles it all effortlessly with its clean lines and sharp detailing. Its double-breasted design and thigh-level cut makes it the perfect garment to complement knitwear, sweaters and suits. Think of the peacoat as your finishing piece – it’ll look great over any outfit you’ve pieced together.
There are plenty of styles and colour options to choose from – the Hadrian, Arbin and Arkin are some of the few we offer. Each are crafted from a luxurious soft-touch wool blend, ensuring you’ll stay warm and dry while feeling snug at the same time.
If you’re looking for your new go-to outer layer, you can’t go wrong with either a jacket or a coat. They’re elegant, practical, and an absolute must-have this winter season.
Long Vuong, Designer
Long Vuong is a menswear designer for Politix with over 20 years of industry experience. He focuses on blending craftsmanship, contemporary and timeless designs to deliver elevated styling to the modern man.