Stylish man in a coat, standing on the street downtown.
As temperatures continue to drop over the next weeks and months, it’s high time to invest in a solid winter coat that lets you look and feel great while fighting off the cold.
We took a look at some of the best men’s retailers out there for sleek, well-constructed options that meet this criteria and suit an array of styles. Strong working men, hip city slickers, and gussied-up fashion lovers alike are sure to find something in this list that catches the eye, so keep reading to find your perfect coat.
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A classic choice in every sense of the word, this charcoal driving jacket is perfectly suited for casual and dressed up looks alike. The material is soft, thick, and warm, and the funnel neck protects the wearer from harsh wind gusts. A quilted liner adds warmth, and the sleek lines won’t bulk up your oufit. According the buyers, the only slight downsides are less than spacious pockets and a small fit–size up to wear over winter layers.
Schott is the authority on all things leather, but we suggest taking an unexpected route with their flight jacket featuring a lush detachable mouton collar for dramatic effect. Naked pebbled leather, satin lining, and two way front pockets are some of the highlights, but really, it’s just so cool. Like Top Guncool.
For the working man who needs to stay warm but maintain the ability to move freely, a good old fashioned Carhartt is near perfect. It’s one of the brand’s most popular, with triple-stitched seams and Thinsulate featherless insulation, and it comes in sizes up to 5x so it will fit almost any body type. We love the classic Carhartt Brown’s light camel look, but the jacket also comes in three darker color schemes for those who need to hide an excess of grease, dirt, and anything else you might dip into on the job.
Much like the Schott above, this leather jacket oozes rockstar charisma. It’s the perfect biker shape, with nickel accents that shine bright against the black leather. The bright red lining is striking as the jacket opens and moves with the body, and the slim fit ensures you’re not adding inches to your physique (but do consider sizing up after checking the sizing chart).
While you may think a moto jacket like this is less than ideal for colder temperatures, the company has added a quilted body lining to wick away frigid temps and help you look great while you stay warm. Plus with a price that’s less than half some other standard options in this style, you’d be a fool not to take a chance on the newer leather company and their stylish wares.
Puffers are a go-to choice when it comes to warmth, and this modern take on the standby shape features a rich oxblood color to make sure you never blend into a sea of all-black coats. A detachable hood and side pockets make it great for everyday wear, and the fit is true to size so there’s no guesswork on how it will look on the body.
When the thermometer drops to sub-freezing temperatures, it’s time to dig out the serious heat. This down-lined, waterproof, thermal-reflective, and removable faux fur collar having Columbia option it great for staving off frostbite in extreme weather. It’s currently on sale for half off the original price (at time of publication), so jump on the deal now to stay toasty this season.
Men who want to step just outside the box without going totally madcap fashion-wise can appreciate this interesting speckled number with an exaggerated collar and dazzling floral liner sure to impress anyone who catches a glimpse. Perfect for finishing off an elegant evening look for date night or just a fancy stroll, the bit of stretch added in makes for a proper fit and a hint of give, so layer accordingly and live it up with panache and comfort.