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21/092018

Wardrobe classics: the best winter coats for men



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Feeling the chill? Us too. This may have been one of the hottest summers on record but as the sweltering temperatures dip, we’re gearing up for whatever winter is about to throw at us. 

Top of the shopping list of winter clothes for men? The winter coats and jacket, of course – the stylish stalwarts of any man’s cold-weather wardrobe.

So, if our wardrobe classics have got you wanting to update your wardrobe, here are the very best winter coats at Centrale & Whitgift – from razor-sharp tailored overcoats to the slickest men’s lightweight jackets.

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The long wool overcoat

Timeless and flattering on pretty much any build, a single-breasted wool overcoat is nothing short of an outerwear essential. 

This style still continues to top charts since its invention in the late 1700s, and it’s not hard to see why. It’s warm, versatile and tailored to make you look a lot more statuesque than you actually are. It’s also forever on-trend, making it the perfect wardrobe classic. #Winning.

Wear it with tip: keep it classic. For a trend-proof look that’ll turn heads, team your winter coat with a fine-gauge knit jumper, Oxford shirt, slim trousers and Chelsea boots.

Our pick: Collection pure wool overcoat, £199, M&S

classic parka coat

The parka coat

Easily the most stylish defense against the elements, the contemporary parka made its debut in the military over 50 years ago. Since then, the original M-51 fishtail parka has been refined to outerwear perfection, as this modern must-have proves. 

No more bulky lining, just cool, clean rainproof style – not to mention more technical details than you can shake a Swiss Army knife at. This winter coat is definitely a wardrobe classic that will stand the test of time (and fashion).

Wear it with tip: make the parka coat your cold-weather smart-casual staple. Try pairing this winter coat with a sweatshirt, slim chinos and minimalist sneakers. Or play it cool with jeans, trainers, a T-shirt and an open shirt layered on top.

Our pick: Outdoor parka, £69.99, H&M

winter bomber jacket

The winter bomber jacket

The trend that never really went away, this year marks five years since the bomber jacket made its most recent comeback in men’s designer collections. 

Lightweight and super easy to layer, this sporty-casual winter coat is going nowhere in seasons to come – so snap one up now!

Wear it with tip: A bomber jacket looks best with equally relaxed pieces, so throw it over a white T-shirt, jeans and trainers or, for a modern feel, style with wide trousers, a roll neck and some squeaky-clean sneakers.

Our pick: Bomber jacket, £49.99, Zara


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