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Outerwear Is In

Outerwear Is In
2012/01/20 Maya H.

[Theory Discipline topcoat}

On very good authority, I have listed the top points for men to note when thinking about outerwear:

  1. Slim-fitting ~ nothing too fitted so you looked like a stuffed sausage but nothing so roomy that you look like you borrowed the coat from your Dad
  2. Single-breasted ~ trends come and go, but single-breasted will always remain a classic
  3. Wool or cashmere ~ this offers warm without excessive bulk
  4. Knee-length ~ current trends make it acceptable to sport a finish at the thigh but knee length leaves in a great position to dress up or down
  5. Center vent ~ if any and at knee-length a single vent makes the most sense since double vents are typically about creating additional space for movement (more essential at a shorter length)

Our recommendations:

  • J Crew | Mayfair topcoat in wool-cashmere, $269 $180: although it's mid-thigh, we love the slim cut, the pockets (outer flap pockets, interior slash pocket, exterior ticket pocket), center vent, and in charcoal grey and navy
  • Barneys | Theory Discipline topcoat, $795 $319: this all wool, single-breasted three-button topcoat with notched lapels is 'money'...but only available in black
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