Ask the Experts – What is your ultimate coat for this Winter?

“The North wind will blow and we shall have snow“. So the infamous rhyme goes, to prepare you all for what the season may well throw at us. In the third and final post of this season’s “Ask the experts” we’ve sort the wise counsel to that age old quandary “What is your ultimate coat for this Winter?” below you we find the answers from a prestigious panel of menswear buying experts ranging from on-line e-trailers to traditional department stores to more niche boutique retailers, all eager to inform you of their desired brands for Autumn this year.

Olie Arnold, Style Director – MrPorter
Brunello Cucinelli’s Shearling Peacoat is a favourite of mine for winter. Reminiscent of 1960s naval coats, this enduring style has been made with premium Italian fabric, providing exceptional warmth for the wearer. Style the coat with a pair of black cord trousers for a casual winter weekend look.

Simon Pickering, Buying and Merchandising Director House of Fraser
It would have to be the classic padded jacket as this should be a staple wardrobe piece for every man. They are lightweight but practical and can be layered up with a casual blazer or under an overcoat to give extra outfit building options. Something like this down fill jacket from Polo Ralph Lauren is perfect for the season.

Jack Cassidy, Buying Manager, Men’s Designer / Formal / Contemporary Selfridges

We’re seeing a lot of nylon in many designers’ collections and you definitely can’t go wrong with a marble-print Dries van Noten coat, or a classic puffer by Stone Island.

Pete Parry, Founder and owner – Steranko
My ultimate coat for this winter is the YMC Groundhog Jacket in checked wool. It’s a tried and tested style enhanced by quality Italian wool and sherpa fleece lining


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