The 15 Best Topcoats to Keep You Feeling Warm (and Looking Cool) This Winter

You need a great topcoat in your closet. It’s not just because things are getting colder, and it’ll keep you warm out there. Nor is it simply because a topcoat looks great with pretty much everything, from a full-blown suit to a pair of jeans to sweats (yes, really). It’s because a topcoat—or an overcoat; let’s not get hung up on semantics—does both of those things at once, and it does them very well. It’s an essential. And we’ve rounded up 15 of the best to buy right now. Check ’em out.

Fred Mac Long Car Coat

Topman nordstrom.com

$120.00

A clean, khaki-colored mackintosh has been a wardrobe staple since the early 20th century. It’s just plain classic. And when you can get one for just over $100? Well, what’s stopping you?

Water Resistant Overcoat

Rains nordstrom.com

$170.00

Winter means rain, snow, sleet, and all manner of nasty weather. Rains makes outerwear to combat all of it in style.

Regular Fit Stretch Wool Coat

Cole Haan nordstrom.com

$398.00

Navy, black, and charcoal get a lot of love when it comes to wintertime outerwear. But a steely light gray looks equally great. 

Light Grey Raincoat

Suitsupply suitsupply.com

$499.00

Weather protection doesn’t have to look technical. This coat is made from a water-resistant wool blend and constructed with taped seams, but the vibe is simple and classic.

Nye Regular Fit Solid Wool & Cashmere Topcoat

BOSS nordstrom.com

$645.00

You need a go-to dark overcoat. It should fit perfectly, feel luxurious, and defy trends entirely. It should, in short, be this one from BOSS.

Plaid Duffle Coat

Vince nordstrom.com

$895.00

Not all overcoats need lapels. In fact, a duffle coat’s storm flap and hood are a nice way to keep warm—and combat the elements—in a style that’s classic, but not so popular that every other guy on the street will be wearing one.

Virgin Wool and Camel Hair-Blend Overcoat

Mr P. mrporter.com

$895.00

Wait, you don’t have a camel topcoat yet? Time to change that. Like, right now.

Stephane Checked Wool-Blend Coat

Officine Générale modaoperandi.com

$925.00

Office Générale specializes in just-cool-enough staples that elevate the rest of your wardrobe without demanding a total closet overhaul. This coat is a prime example of what the Parisian label does so well.

Italian Tweed Raglan Windowpane Topcoat

Toddy Snyder toddsnyder.com

$998.00

A more relaxed cut and a raglan sleeve make Todd Snyder’s Italian wool topcoat perfect for layering. And the bold windowpane check and the longer length make it perfect for standing out in a crowd.

Chad Oversized Wool Coat

Acne Studios mrporter.com

$1,150.00

Completely unstructured and eminently comfy, Acne Studios’ Chad jacket delivers an oversized silhouette coupled with very clean lines. The result is a coat that goes with everything, from a suit to your coffee-run sweatpants on the weekend.

Cambden Icon Car Coat

Burberry nordstrom.com

$1,890.00

It’s not just about the trench; Burberry also makes a damn cool car coat. Plus, the lining features the British brand’s iconic check for an extra dose of color (and fun).

Belted Wool-Blend Coat

Lemaire modaoperandi.com

$1,775.00

Belted, striped, and generously proportioned, Lemaire’s signature overcoat feels a lot like a big ol’ blanket you can wear everywhere. (We mean that in the best way possible.)

Quilted Wool Blend Top Coat

Dries Van Noten nordstrom.com

$1,840.00

Van Noten takes a simple idea—a single-breasted black overcoat—and throws a little spin on it that changes everything. The box quilting doesn’t scream “fashion,” but it does give this coat that little something extra.

Faux Shearling-Lined Checked Wool-Bouclé Overcoat

Saint Laurent mrporter.com

$2,890.00

Saint Laurent brings just a touch of its downtown, cool-kid edge to this overcoat in the form of a grayscale check and a faux-shearling lining.  

Mickey Double-Breasted Super 180s Wool Coat

The Row mrporter.com

$4,250.00

If you’re looking for the kind of overcoat you’ll have forever, this is it. Top-of-the-line materials and construction meet with a classic shape and a goes-with-everything dark tan to create a luxurious piece that’ll never go out of style.

Jonathan Evans is the style director of Esquire, covering all things fashion, grooming, accessories, and, of course, sneakers.

Source : Esquire