An overcoat is a topcoat that is worn over a men’s jacket, men’s suit, men’s sport coat, men’s blazer, sweater with dress pants, or even jeans and a T shirt. Once a clothing item solely worn to keep men protected from the elements and warm, today men’s overcoats have become a desirable trend and the latest fashion.
For decades women wore fashion and color, while men wore traditional men’s clothing giving little thought to fashion. Thanks to the Millennials and Gen Z this has changed in a major way. Today, men want style and are not afraid of color. They have a sense of flair and want to express themselves. The overcoat and topcoat are a noticeably big part of this fashion statement. The overcoat is as much about taste as it is about warmth. For men, the overcoat is the finishing statement, the period, and the punctuation mark!
Many times, it is about the style, length, fabric, color, and texture. Todays fashionable men would rather wear a smart looking shorter length overcoat than a jacket. Often the overcoat is textured and has interesting details. Men’s coats can be a neutral color, or a fashion color.
Single breasted with a notch lapel, double breasted with a peak lapel and a fly front with a top collar are the most popular overcoat and topcoat styles men wear. The traditional length is below the knee. However, popular today are the shorter coat lengths for a trendier look.
The four buttoned zipper front or a button fly front men’s coat and the double breasted with shoulder and sleeve tabs lend to a trendy chic sport coat look.
Overcoats can have various back styles that make a men’s coat look more interesting. Most popular are the strap back, the button strap back and the sash tie.
The best fabrics for men’s overcoats and topcoats are medium to heavy weight high quality wools which can be tailored into overcoats. Cashmere is a very luxurious fabric used for overcoats for men who want something special. Wools mixed with angora, alpaca and mohair add luster, texture, and warmth to your overcoat.
Black overcoats, navy overcoats, camel overcoats, vicuna overcoats, brown overcoats, cognac overcoats, olive overcoats and lighter grey men’s overcoats are the most popular colors.
Men are no longer afraid to express themselves by wearing color. The trending fashion forward popular colors today are, bright blue, teal, purple and red.
Men love texture for their overcoats and topcoats. Most popular are the houndstooth, glen plaid, plaid, fashion plaid, windowpane, herringbone, diamond weave and check.
Do you need an overcoat this winter to keep you warm and stylishly dressed? Are you not sure how to go about it? GIORGENTI has a talented design team that is ready to help. Our fashion consultants/clothiers will assist you in designing the perfect overcoat that will suit your personality and style.