How To Wear Winter Coats
It’s that time of year when the doom and gloom of the shorter evenings, cold weather and swirling winds are counteracted by one thing: we get to buy a new winter coat. The crown jewel in any man’s wardrobe, the winter coat is a big purchase, and needs to be respected as such.
Winter jackets have always been a key part of the Ben Sherman collection, and our new coats for the season show once again that your choice of outerwear is not one of function over style. Let our style tips show you how to wear our favourite jackets, ensuring you find the perfect winter coat for you.
Our Blouson jacket is the smart casual jacket you’ve been waiting for, looking as good over a shirt as it does a knitted polo. Cut from a wool-blend fabric, the Blouson adds tacticity and warmth to your winter outfits, and looks great styled with our cotton chinos – turned up at the bottom to show our hidden taping – and knitted polo in grey marl.
Our classic parka has had two makeovers this winter. The first, our technical parka, is resistant to wind, rain and any other winter elements this island of ours may throw at us. With a host of pockets, and both zip and popper fastenings, our technical parka effortlessly blends practicality with style. To bring an added layer of modernism to the Mod classic parka, team yours with our badge print t-shirt in black and your favourite Ben Sherman selvedge jeans.
The second contemporary take on our iconic parka is our bonded wool version. The warm wool outer and lining will see you through the depths of winter, while the concealed pockets also help to keep your belongings in check and safe from the rain. It looks great with our gingham shirt and smart/casual micro twill trousers, while the addition of our merino cardigan will bring extra warmth.
Finally, our heritage-inspired military trucker brings a rugged edge to our winter outerwear collection. Fashioned in military green and lined in our iconic gingham check, this is a trucker jacket of real substance, with the combination of both zip and button fastenings protecting you from the worst gales. Team with our button- down gingham shirt and slim fit black denim jeans for the perfect winter look.
A winter coat is a big purchase, and one that always requires a little extra thought and consideration. Even if the cost per wear makes an expensive investment piece worth it, there are a few other factors to consider when in the market for a new jacket. Ask yourself: Will it fit over chunky sweaters? Will I despise it next season? And even more importantly—is it warm and practical? The next question is deciding whether you identify with a down puffer, sporty parka, or prefer to bundle up in a chic wool wrap coat, and how you can make sure it suits your style for any and all occasions. For those who have donned the same style for years, and are waiting patiently to purchase the coat that’s just right, now’s the time to strike.
With both the end of season and post-Christmas sales kicking off, the winter coats you’ve been eyeing since the beginning of fall are thankfully no longer full price. Tap into one of fall’s biggest trends with a quilted coat: This military green Barbour collaboration with Alexa Chung is the winter coat equivalent of cozying up in a comforter. Snag Nanushka’s hot faux-leather puffer at 40% off, or one of Saks Potts’s most prized possessions for an extra 30% off. There are classic investment pieces that will be sure to last a lifetime from Tory Burch, Acne Studios, and Stella McCartney; it’s the perfect time to use the discounts to finally add an otherwise pricey statement coat to your wardrobe, after all.
Here, 15 outerwear steals to shop now before they’re gone—or most importantly, before the next winter squall.