The infamous and ever-changing British weather calls for coats for every eventuality.
Finding the winter coat is no easy feat. An investment to your winter wardrobe, we Brits look for coverage on milder days, protection on rainy days and warmth on frostbitten snowy days. The reality is that two or three coats on heavy rotation with varying purposes is usually the answer. To help you find the sweet spot in your winter coat collection, we have highlighted some our favourites designs to keep you cool and comfortable on your commutes, dapper on your night out and most importantly, protected against the elements.
The North Face |
Designed first and foremost with function and practicality in mind, The North Face created outerwear for modern day explorers. Whilst you may not have your sights set on conquering the tallest mountain, their enduring fabrics and hardy styles will have you covered in the harshest of weathers. The ever-popular Nuptse jacket is a classic during the winter months. However the 1990 Mountain Q Jacket is our choice when looking for a coat that is both waterproof and breathable, ideal for throwing on when running errands in the cold and wet weather.
Originally designed for fisherman working the docks around Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Barbour is a leader in luxury British outerwear. Their several royal warrants, are testimony to their quality designs and long-standing, rich heritage. Waxed coatings, tartan linings and diamond quilting are trademarks of the Barbour brand and have remained central to their identity over the years. The Reelin Wax Jacket is a classic choice, when braving the elements. Fit for both long country walks or pints in the pub – duality is what makes it special.
The Idle Man |
Offering classic tailoring and timeless designs, at Idle we design clothing that is made to last. Our Shearling Flight Jacket hits the perfect blend of style and functionality. A nod to classic aviator styles, this heavy weight jacket features a plush shearling collar, for warmth and comfort, while buckle finishes and contrasting silver hardware add interest. Available in black and tan colour-ways the flight jacket is your go-to for crisp and sunny winter days.
Carhartt WIP |
Carhartt WIP are known for their contemporary designs and easy to wear styles and we've crowned their Fairmount Coat the ultimate commuter's coat. If you're up at the crack of dawn, facing the frost of the morning, battling rush hour crowds and hot-footing it across the city on public transport, this is the coat for you. A water repellent outer and a pile-lined body and collar mean you'll be dry in the wet and warm in the cold.
Made for when it Rains. Literally. Rains' attention remains entirely focused on developing and manufacturing the best waterproof products available. With minimalistic designs, their beauty lies in their simplicity, meaning you'll look effortlessly cool as well as dry. Their Long Jacket designs with extra length provides protection for you and you clothing from the wet weather, whilst the ventilated storm shield and lightweight fabric offer a breathable solution.
Best known for their sumptuous down-filled jackets and innovative fleeces, Penfield are savvy when it comes to outdoor clothing. The rise in puffer popularity has given way to endless experimentation in both designs and colour and the Walkabout Puffer Jacket is high on our list for style points. This camo print jacket takes the title for reinvented prints. Thoughtfully placed colour-blocked panels and contrasting yellow piping mean you'll stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons.