Your Jacket Says A lot About You

 From classic pea coats to leather motorcycle jackets and parkas, take a look at the whet best men’s coats of the season say about you.


The Wool Coat

The Wool Coat

NordstromTopman Double Breasted Wool Blend Trench Coat

The details: A wool coat is timeless and sophisticated. Though it’s available in a variety of styles, from a classic pea coat or trench to a simple zip-up, there are a few consistent characteristics of a wool coat  — it’s always extremely warm and won’t go out of style. Throw down a few extra bucks and a nice wool coat will last you a lifetime.

When to wear it: Perfect for the office or a formal event.

Where to buy it:

Uniqlo Men’s Wool Blended Duffle Coat ($100)

Topman Double Breasted Wool Blend Trench Coat ($180)

John Varvatos Star USA ‘Perkins’ Peacoat ($395)

Paul Smith Check Alpaca And Wool-Blend Overcoat ($2,495)


The Bomber

The Bomber

J.CrewJ.Crew Wallace & Barnes Bomber

The details: Depending on the fabric, a bomber jacket may not fare well in winter’s coldest temperatures, but with its athletic fit, easy zip, and range of styles, it’s one of this season’s trendier coat options.

When to wear it: A dinner date

Where to buy it:

Gap Wool Bomber Jacket ($98)

Black Rivet Wool Blend Bomber Jacket ($135)

J.Crew Wallace & Barnes Bomber ($298)

Burberry Brit Quilted Jersey Bomber Jacket ($350)


The Vest

The Vest

GapGap Puffer Vest

The details: Simply put, a vest is perfect for days when it’s not cold enough for a heavy jacket, but not warm enough to forgo an extra layer.

When to wear it: A Friday night with the guys or catching your favorite sports team play.

Where to buy it:

Gap Puffer Vest ($70)

Scotch & Soda Reversible Quilted Vest ($129)

Moncler Tib Puffer Vest ($550)

Theory Printed Quilted Puffer Vest ($375)




DieselDiesel L-Ranseur

The details: Leather is in guys, and while these jackets tend to be heavier than others, leather is on the warmer end of fabrics, especially when it comes to facing the wind (hence why biker dudes opt for leather). Plus, you’ll earn major cool points.

When to wear it: Out on the town … or out on your Harley.

Where to buy it:

Banana Republic Brown Leather Bomber Jacket ($398)

Asos Nudie Leather Jacket Jonny Biker ($623)

Michael Kors Leather Racer Jacket ($895)

Diesel L-Ranseur ($1,500)


The Quilted Jacket

The Quilted Jacket

NordstromBarbour Tinford Jacket

The details: Quilted jackets won’t offer you much protection against a bitter cold January, but for milder temperatures, they’ll definitely do the trick. Lightweight, fitted, and altogether sleek, a quilted jacket is both comfortable and pretty darn dapper.

When to wear it: To the office, or out to dinner.

Where to buy it:

Barbour Tinford Jacket ($179)

Banana Republic Mixed-Media Quilted Jacket ($225)

Polo Ralph Lauren Brooks Quilted Car Coat ($495)

Belstaff Pathfield Tech Quilted Jacket ($695)


The Parka

The Parka

ZaraZara Parka

The details: Parkas tend to be longer than your average waist coat, and while they can vary in weight, fabric, and style, parkas are great for layering. Throw it over a cozy sweater and you’ll have both warmth and wind protection. For extra insulation, choose a down-lined parka over a cotton one.

When to wear it: Any and all weekend activities.

Where to buy it:

Lands’ End Classic Squall Parka ($55)

Topman Black Heavyweight Parka Coat ($200)

Zara Parka ($239)

The North Face McMurdo Parka ($330-$370)


The Down Coat

The Down Coat

Neiman MarcusMontcler Daniel Lightweight Puffer Jacket

The details: A down coat is pretty much a necessity come snowstorms and bone-chilling temps. With various types of feather lining, even winter’s harshest winds can’t get through. A nice down coat will cost you, but it’s worth the splurge.

When to wear it: If you plan to be outside for awhile.

Where to buy it:

Selected Down Parka Jacket ($356)

Canada Goose Chateau Parka ($695)

Ralph Lauren Black Label Ski Down Jacket ($995)

Moncler Daniel Lightweight Puffer Jacket ($835)

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