Just because it’s the heart of winter doesn’t mean you have to forego fashion sense for warmth. The businessman’s response to the frigid days at the end and beginning of the calendar has been the topcoat. Stylish and classic, these outerwear garments should be a staple in any well-dressed gentleman’s wardrobe. For this edition of Suit Your Life, we highlight eight topcoats that’ll help you make a lasting first impression while keeping you nice a toasty. Just remember a topcoat is meant to be worn over layers, so when purchasing it’s best to try one on while wearing a blazer to make sure it will fit properly when worn over a suit. —Gardy V. Guerrier
Banana Republic Plaid Topcoat, $298
Patterns are your friend. This plaid design adds a bit of splash to this classic grey topcoat and, in turn, you.
Ben Sherman Topcoat, $395
Ben Sherman’s military-inspired topcoat is versatile thanks to its shoulder epaulettes. This is a coat you can dress up with a suit or just as easily dress sown with a pair of jeans and a sweater.
John Varvatos Topcoat, $495
The double-breasted cut is back. This slim cut, six-button, double-breasted, grey topcoat from John Varvatos is a prime example of a trend done well.
Lauren by Ralph Lauren Charcoal Texture Chesterfield Topcoat, $220
You can never go wrong with a classic wool chesterfield topcoat. No matter the field or the suit, this coat will complement both well.
Uniqlo Grey Topcoat, $150
If you buy nothing else, buy a camel coat. Nothing compliments a suit better than a beautiful soft camel color topcoat. And at this price it’s a steal.
Calvin Klein Wool Blend Patch Pocket Topcoat, $495
The patch pockets on this Calvin Klein topcoat are what draw your attention, but the quality of the design is what will have you looking forward to winter just so you can sport this memorable topcoat.
Top Man Topcoat, $400
Known for their affordable youthful reinterpretations of English fashion staples, Top Man has hit the nail on the head with this tweed topcoat with football buttons and a ticket pocket.
Alfani RED Overcoat Gray Shawl Collar Slim Fit, $180
The shawl collar may gives this topcoat a hipper look, but it still provides the wearer with a garment that says you’re here to do business.