OUTFIT OF THE DAY
Outfit of the day #320
By Matt Glazebrook, 29 December 2014
Kanye West, king of coats, was at it again just before Christmas. Spotted out strolling around with his wife Kim Kardashian West, the rapper/producer/new face of Balmain rocked a seriously excellent grey three-quarter-length overcoat.
As well as being a classic menswear staple, the wool coat is an ideal method for staying both snug and stylish throughout the festive party period. And while, as a resident of balmy Los Angeles, it’s debatable whether he strictly needed his for functional reasons, Yeezy provided a lesson in pure outerwear form.
The key to rocking a topcoat as part of a cool smart/casual get-up is balance. If you're lucky enough to own a real statement piece like Kanye's speckled black-and-white number, keep things clean and simple down below with a pair of smart black or dark grey jeans, a basic black tee or crew-neck jumper, and some sweet brown suede boots. Very nice.