Just in case the numbness of your fingertips and visible cloud of your own breath aren’t good enough indicators, it’s really cold outside. If you’re still battling the elements in a lightweight jacket, now’s the time to admit defeat and get a sensible winter coat. If you’re stuck when it comes to what silhouette to go for, here’s a bunch of well-dressed street-stylers to help you figure it out.
INSPIRATION AND ADVICE
STYLISH GUYS IN WINTER COATS
By Lakeisha Goedluck, 25 November 2018
All hail the return of the mac – jokes, this traditional style never went away and remains a hallmark element of gentlemanly dressing. Opt for one in a subtle tan shade like this guy to give your ’fit a classical feel. A Western-inspired shirt and darted slacks keep his look refined, but he switches it up on foot with a pair of dad-approved sneakers.
Oh, look, it’s that emergency-orange colour that we’ve been banging on about cropping up again in the form of a standout puffer jacket. This street-styler knows how to dress snug, choosing to layer up with a graphic-print hoodie. On his bottom half, he opts for striped joggers (top marks if you can guess the shade of the pattern) and a pair of slick Nike creps to round off his relaxed aesthetic.
Now, you can’t really say your winter wardrobe is complete without a solid check-print layer. This fella’s nailed it as he’s managed to find a coat with a pattern in the same colour as his extra-warm roll-neck. A casual pair of jeans, retro-flavoured kicks and an on-trend dark-blue bucket hat finish it off.
Shades of brown are usually the way to go when it comes to versatility and this guy’s picked well with this structural overcoat. To draw attention to your top layer, follow in his footsteps and go for all black with the rest of your kit. Oh, and rocking minimal Converse trainers that correspond to the buttons on your coat is just next level.
Double denim was the unexpected pairing to champion for SS18. If you found yourself rather fond of the look, why not update it for autumn/winter? Make like this chap and start off with a basic black roll-neck before layering up with a light-wash denim shirt. Then go for dark-wash jeans on your bottom half and pop on a pair of black Nikes in the same tone as your statement, sweeping coat.