When it comes to men’s coats, there is so much diversity and choice that it can get a little confusing.
When looking to purchase a brand new jacket, you want to focus on functionality first, style second. Ideally, you want to get a jacket that will keep you warm and toasty but is also stylish and high quality.
Whether you prefer a classic style, a sporty style, or even a street-wear style, in this post you will find something you’ll love.
Make sure you check out our full article on men’s winter fashion.
Semi-Formal Winter Coats
The Overcoat & Pea-coat
These include anything from overcoats to pea coats. The trendiest styles of classic coats at the moment are double breasted, slim cut, and a prominent collar. For length, you want to stick with the classic men’s wear rule of just stopping before the knees. Shorter styles will still work too.
The Duffle Coat
The Duffle coat is that coat that looks like the child of the classic winter coat and the parka. Its look is iconic and easy to spot, usually with a hood, square pockets, wooden buttons and a unique cut and design.
Heavy Winter Coats
The parka has surged in popularity as of late. The parka pretty much goes with anything, it is the ultimate outerwear piece for keeping you warm, so it’s perfect if you live in a place that gets very cold.
I highly recommend you pick one up in either black or green.
The Puffer Jacket
The puffer jacket is an excellent jacket for when you want to keep warm and still look good. The puffer jacket really leans towards the side of function because it will definitely keep you warm for those harsh Canadian winters.
The Shell Jacket
These jackets are meant for slightly chilly to rainy weather, they won’t be much help to you in a Canadian winter. They do look great though and can give off a sport / tech wear / streetwear look depending o on what you like. I highly recommend having a shell jacket because you will have those days where it’s cold but not cold enough to break out the heavy coats.
The Bomber Jacket
The bomber jacket is one of the most iconic pieces of men’s outerwear. Perfect for the Fall / Winter season, it can be worn in a puffy style (classic) or a more slim profile that has become popular.
Tip: How to pick the perfect size jacket?
Always look for the shoulder fit.
If the coat fits not too small and especially not too slouchy around the shoulders, you’ve found the one.