There are certain articles of clothing that are considered basic wardrobe essentials. For instance, a navy blazer and an oxford collar button down (OCBD) shirt are both essential in developing a classic wardrobe, regardless of season. However, during the colder months, an overcoat is essential to every well-dressed man’s wardrobe.
This tweed topcoat was purchased last year from a local thrift store, almost around the same time as this one. It is my favorite topcoat because of its fit and versatility. Honestly, if this was the only topcoat that I owned, I would be fine. Which only further proves the old saying, “quality over quantity.”
The most important factors I consider purchasing a topcoat is very similar to the rules I follow when buying a blazer. It must fit properly in the shoulders, and provide a flattering silhouette. But most importantly, it must wear comfortably over my clothes. In other words, it should not fit too snug or too baggy.
Hat by Stacy Adams, Coat by Vintage (thrift), Blazer by Stafford , Shirt by John Henry, Tie by Pendleton (thrift), Pants by Ralph Lauren , Shoes by Cole Haan