As winter approaches, we are all shuffling through our wardrobes, bringing back the coats that haven’t seen daylight over the past few months. There’s nothing like being cosied up in a coat whether we are running errands or sat by the window at a coffee shop, looking stylish as ever while enjoying a hot drink as the snow falls. Choosing the right coat that compliments your outfit while also adhering to its purpose of keeping you warm is probably the first thing you should think about when picking out a coat as the temperature drops.
Coats come in many shapes, sizes, materials etc. but when it comes to choosing the one for you, remember to consider where you will be wearing your coat. If it’s outside, I would recommend a coat that has more lining to help keep you warm. Lining also give a layer of luxury as it’s silky and the perfect finishing touch to your garment.
1. Classic Wool Coat
The coat that is currently in style and looks the most sophisticated even with so many variations is the classic wool coat. Wool coats in general are a great choice when picking a winter coat as they are water-resistant so can handle a little unexpected down pour. While they go well with formal wear, they also can be worn daily pulling your casual attire together. They are perfect to wear while travelling to office jobs, looking elegant and sophisticated arriving in a short pea coat. They are currently very popular in big cities like London, Paris, New York; it’s no coincidence that these cities are also the fashion capitals of the world.
Wool is also great if you like to consider the environment. As this natural occurring fibre comes from a renewable source, it definitely is a more sustainable source than synthetics. On top of that, compared to most fibres, wool is also one of the best insulators, meaning an extra layer of wool over your outfit can really help keep you snug! Wool is also a low maintenance material in regard to keeping it clean; you may decide to keep your coat hung up in a protective clothes bag especially during the summer months when you will get let use from them. The beauty of wool is the self-cleaning properties. It’s important to remember that you can’t wash wool in a washing machine and will require being taken to the dry cleaners if it does need seeing to but this is a task for every so often due the qualities of wool.
2. The Pea Coat
A pea coat, made from wool is a popular choice, usually double-breasted and short, ideal for winter. Made with coarse wool, the pea coat was formerly worn by sailors, originally in a navy colour with large buttons. Although the inspiration for this style is very specific, when customizing your coat, we give you the option to use this as a concept that you can then build upon to make your ideal coat. Some options you have for variations include whether you want straps or buttons as sleeves or whether you want to add a half belt to add some detail to your coat.
3. The Collarless Coat
The collarless coat is a modern coat that you can wear more casually. The coat is perfect for autumn and winter. It has less weight around the neck and can appear more exposed and relaxed as a coat. If it is cold, it allows the possibility to pair the outfit with a scarf without feeling like there is too much going on. The collarless coat is just as customizable as the pea coat and all the other coats available.
4. Duffle coat
The duffle coat is one of our most popular coats and in winter is definitely the most reached for coat as it is versatile and practical in many situations. You can make a few changes to your duffle coat if you want from our selection of options that follow some of the current fashion trends. Some of the materials available for all the coats we have in store are also resistant to snow which is highlighted with a snowflake sign next to the material. Each type of coat has different options to choose from that are specific to what style that coat would suit. As each coat is customizable in so many different ways, the possibilities really are endless!
The wool that these coats are available in also come in a wide variety of types of wool from 100% pure wool, wool blends to cashmere wool fabrics. They also come in different patterns and colours, with different variations in the wool so when you receive your custom order, it’s a unique coat only you have in the entire world. You can customize your coat to be a long or short or can also decide to have lining in for an extra layer for warmth.
Why measurement is important?
A tailored coat really can be a great investment if you want your coat to be ideal to your figure and last for many winters over the coming years as a timeless staple in your winter wardrobe. By customizing your coat, you can plan to make room for layers if the winters are severe where you are, or have it custom to fit perfectly over a tight-fitting outfit so you don’t lose shape even while wearing a coat.
Finding your perfect match when it comes to a coat this winter couldn’t be easier with all the options we have and a unique tailor made service. From pea coats to duffle coats, and from the choice between lining and no lining, you can find the exact fit and specification to suit you and just in time for the beginning of winter.