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A Guide to Men’s Overcoats

Monday, November 24th 2014. | men fashion

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During the winter time when the weather gets quite cold, the best outerwear with a suit is an overcoat. But there are a lot of terms when it comes to these dressy jackets. Particularly, there is a big difference between a topcoat, and an overcoat. An overcoat is a long coat with sleeves that is worn on top of other clothes, while a topcoat is a lightweight overcoat. A good overcoat should be warm, fit you, and make you look stylish and perfect. So when buying an overcoat, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind. Check them out below:

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Fabric: If you’re planning to wear your overcoat for so many years to come, make sure to buy a coat which is made of %100 wool and that it weighs minimum 4 to 5 pounds. Because generally, heavier coats last longer for their fabric is more durable.

Length: In old times, overcoats were quite long-reaching garments, extending almost to the ankles. But nowadays, most of the young men wear their overcoats knee-length, which is anywhere between the lower part of the knee to slightly above it.

Fit: When buying an overcoat, you have to make sure about the fit as well. Some men like a loose fit while younger men often go for a trimmer fit. This depends on your personal style as well.

Style: Regarding to style it’s once again up to you and your taste of fashion. E.g. the trench coat is a timeless classic piece that never goes out of style. This piece is good for those guys who are more into classic looks. For a more business look, you can go for the chesterfield coat. Generally, this coat is about the knee-long and usually comes in grey or charcoal colors. And as we said before, this can make a very perfect business coat.

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