What coat to wear this winter
Struggling for outerwear? And more importantly, how to match it with your haircut?! Don’t worry – we’ve got the team at Burton to help us out with some tips for your winter wardrobe…
Which coat best suits your style? They say you can judge a man by his shoes, but let’s face it, who has time to notice footwear? As winter approaches, all eyes will be on your outerwear. With the night’s drawing in and temperatures tumbling, wrapping up warm is on everyone’s mind. A coat is probably the most important thing you’ll buy this season and though function is outerwear’s whole purpose, it wouldn’t hurt if it looks good and fits in with your individual look. Brave the chill in our edit of coats and jackets to carry you through the season and beyond, whether you’re quiffed and clean-shaven or you’re all about a grizzly beard. The Pompadour and the Field Jacket Many men have grown tired of the classic quiff, swapping this old school style in favour of the latest incarnation – iconic Pompadour – with a 21st century spin on 50s styling. To do it justice, an iconic cut needs an iconic jacket. Cue the field jacket, a timeless essential that is clean, straightforward and goes with any casual or smart look. Keep things simple with dark denim straight leg jeans, and a classic cable knit jumper. Smarten the look with a pair of brown desert boots, or team with a pair of canvas trainers for those laidback country walks.
Stubble and Bomber Jacket The bomber jacket has been a style staple since it was first worn in flight by American pilots. Nowadays, it’s a throw-on piece easily worn over everything from everyday casuals to a shirt and trousers. Stubble wearers will appreciate this effortless versatility with a look that bridges the gap between low-maintenance and well-groomed. Less commitment than a full-on beard, a stubble needs little more than a regular trim to keep it stylishly scruffy. Carry on the unkempt with intent style with a black leather bomber jacket layered over knitwear to help you face the elements.
Moustache and Mac Coat Sharp and sophisticated, macs are classic raincoats associated with elegant city gentlemen. If your moustache is a permanent fixture long after the 1st of December, this coat is suitably stylish for slick, rakish charm. Facial hair is an expression of personal style and is often the focal point of the face, so anyone bold enough to embrace a tash will appreciate how macs manage to stay smart come rain or shine. Whatever the weather, team with a polished suit to face the daily commute with no worry that the rain will dampen your style.
Beard and Parka Fur-lined and built for the elements, the parka is the ultimate practical coat. It might conjure up visions of Mods or 90s Britpop, but its origins actually lie with the Inuit people of the Arctic so you can safely assume this coat is fit for purpose. Your winter whiskers might help stop your face from freezing but every rugged, beard-owner also needs a hardy, all-weather coat to prepare him for sudden downpours and frosty conditions. With practical hoods and utilitarian design, parka coats offer warmth, protection and the necessary cool factor without any fuss. Combine yours with sturdy boots, a checked flannel shirt and your favourite jeans to keep you kitted out through sleet, snow and Sunday lunch.