Not all overcoats are made the same. There are subtle differences such as the fit, silhouette and detailing that distinguishes each style from the subtle differences in the collar to the singe or double-breasted closure. Each overcoat will tick the requirement you need when choosing the perfect outerwear for the autumn-winter season.
If you are looking to update your collection or diving into the overcoat category for the first time, then you have come to the right place. Here is a small but useful guide on how to choose the perfect overcoat for you.
What are the different types of overcoats that I can wear?
THE INVERTED LAPEL COLLAR
An inverted lapel collar overcoat focuses on the best part of the coat, which is the collar. A traditional overcoat allows you to utilise the lapel to either pop your collar or leave it folded in place. The inverted version assumes that you only like to wear your overcoat with the collar up without any option of having it any other way.
THE HIGH COLLAR OVERCOAT
The high collar overcoat gives you a different option when it comes to the cut of the coat. This style features a single-breasted closure hidden behind a concealed placket.
Other iterations of the high collar overcoat have a zip closure instead of a button-up. This style is perfect if you want to ensure that you are warm-up to the neck. Something that a traditional lapel collar overcoat can give you.
ASYMMETRIC FUNNEL COLLAR
The asymmetric funnel collar takes everything you love about the high collar and gives it a fashion twist. The closure is offset, allowing you to wrap your coat off centre. It’s called fashion. Look it up.
THE DOUBLE-BREASTED OVERCOAT
Nothing feels more sartorial then a double-breasted overcoat. This silhouette is more tailored to the single-breasted style. This fitted overcoat is perfect if you are looking for a coat that contours to your body.
For a slightly less fitted and more a-lined silhouette the single-breasted overcoat is for you. With just one set of buttons to work with, you still have all the same details as a double-breasted overcoat, it’s just a matter of buttons and fit.
THE BELTED OVERCOAT
The belted overcoat allows you to play with the silhouette of the coat by either tying it around the waist to create more shape or tying it around the back to create a more tailored slimline profile.
These are some of the many overcoat styles you can choose from when selecting your perfect wool/cashmere coat for the autumn-winter season. What is your favourite overcoat to wear?