10 best men’s coats

If autumn/winter dressing were a movie, the coat would take the leading role. Scarves, knitwear, trousers and even boots are all supporting stars in comparison. It's no surprise then that making your biggest wardrobe investment of the year can be a daunting affair. To take the weight off, we've cherry-picked ten of the best winter coats to invest in this season.

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1. OVERCOAT



AllSaints Foley Coat


We have to admit, we're a little bit in love with the humble overcoat. The clean lines, smooth shoulders and almost cocoon shape of this AllSaints iteration hits all the right notes.


AllSaints, Foley Coat, £348


2. MAC



PS By Paul Smith Tailored Mac


Named after Scottish artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh - the genius behind waterproof fabric - the mac has become fashion’s precipitation-beating weapon of choice. The showerproof nature of this number will mean whatever you’re doing, nothing will rain on your parade.


PS By Paul Smith, Tailored Mac, £265


3. GILET



Polo Ralph Lauren Lightweight Down Gilet


Be as free as you can (in the coat sense) with a gilet that allows your arms to breathe while keeping your torso cosy. Perfect for those in between days when a full-on coat is just too much.


Polo Ralph Lauren, Lightweight Down Gilet, £215


4. PEA COAT



French Connection Melton Double Breast Peacoat


Smart but not too smart, military-esque without being too severe, the pea coat is a half-and-half dream. Nailing many a dress code requirement, this seafaring style covers all bases.


French Connection, Melton Double Breast Peacoat, £180


5. WAX



Barbour International Weir Wax Jacket


That crucial cost-per-wear ratio tips favourably in your balance with a wax jacket like this one that’ll last you for years. The handy pockets, rugged look and failsafe hue make it a winner.


Barbour International, Weir Wax Jacket, £279


6. PARKA



Tog 24 Kingston Mens Milatex 3in1 Jkt


The parka’s benefits are two-fold: luxurious, feel-me-now appeal and easy, rebellious cool. Layer with jeans, sturdy boots and shades to garner admiring glances and sartorial seals of approval.


Tog 24, Kingston Men's Milatex 3in1 Jacket, £125


7. LEATHER



AllSaints Cargo Biker Jacket


A leather jacket has long been associated with cool – think Marlon Brando in The Wild One. Today it should take pride of place in your wardrobe - just pair with muted neutrals and distressed denim.


AllSaints, Cargo Biker Jacket, £298


8. Padded



Superdry Fuji Double Zip Hooded Jacket


The technical outerwear trend is still going strong. Take inspiration from Versace, Prada and GmbH with an outdoorsy, padded jacket. This one will instantly brighten those grey city streets.


Superdry, Fuji Double Zip Hooded Jacket, £79.99


9. BOMBER



Alpha Industries Ma-1 Vf Lw Bomber Jacket


The first military flight jacket to transition into civilian dressing, the MA-1 comes with heritage in tow. Throw on this luxe, jewel tone version and look effortlessly pulled together.


Alpha Industries, Ma-1 Vf Lw Bomber Jacket, £150


10. WINDBREAKER



Nicce Colour Block Windbreaker


Windcheaters are big news. Set to take cult status alongside trainers, we're suggesting you add one to your wardrobe quick, starting with this colour block number from Nicce.


Nicce, Colour Block Windbreaker, £65