It still feels surreal to be sat in my office writing about winter coats. I’m all like: “wait, wasn’t it just summer, like, five minutes ago?!”. It always surprises me how quick the transitional seasons of Spring and Autumn are. It sucks that they are my favorite seasons for fashion and dressing, too. I mean, I LOVE me some layers. Still, winter is the perfect time to rock a statement coat. So, for my latest Bright.Style post I’m talking all about how to wear double and single-breasted coats. Jump in after the fold to see both looks and get all the tips!
First up is an outfit I styled around this double-breasted shawl collar coat. I think every guy needs a classic peacoat to see them through winter. It’s the perfect coat to throw on as you walk out the door when you are looking to smart up the overall look of your outfit.I paired the navy wool coat with a textured mouliné wool sweater and garment-dyed slim chinos in a beautiful camel color that’s perfect for reflecting the natural shades of autumn. The sweater added a lovely touch of texture to the look: a nice contrast to the coat on both a tactile and color level. The texture is thanks to the mouliné wool, which has a heathered appearance and tactile feel. Love this piece! My Skagen watch with its olive green strap was the perfect complement to the palette of the outfit.I really love how Jaeger updated the classic peacoat look by adding the shawl collar – a key trend in menswear right now. The stylish contrast color detailing on the undercollar and internal facing plays to my love of color, too.Alright, let’s hit up outfit number two! This look puts a stunning single-breasted coat at its heart. Namely, this camel overcoat. I’m seeing camel coats everrrrrrywhere this season so this is very much a hot (!) look for winter.To me, this is the perfect single-breasted coat for winter and so I wanted to make sure it was the statement of the outfit. With that in mind, I styled the camel overcoat around an all-black outfit with grey shoes. I wore polka dot socks to inject a splash of playfulness into the look.Seriously, I can’t with this coat! Love, love, love! It’s crafting out of camel-colored wool (making it uber wearable) and effortlessly pairs vintage-inspired details with a few modern ones, like softer shoulders, raised seam detailing and black matte cotton lining.Although I was wearing all-black, I made sure to add some interesting details to the look. I paired the slim trousers with this wool knit sweatshirt. I love how this sweater totally mixes things up yet maintains subtle and stylish. This cool take on the cable knit sweater contrasts the knitted wool front with cotton on the back and sleeves. Plus, instead of a classic cable knit pattern there’s a straw jacquard pattern – doesn’t it look great? How do you like to wear double and single-breasted coats? If you enjoyed this, check out my other posts on Jaeger menswear: Two Ways to Wear Ember and Color Block Cool! // Art direction and styling by Will Taylor | Photography by Jean-Laurent Gaudy | Posted in partnership with Jaeger; all views my own.