A few tips for choosing the right coat to wear over your suit?
The first rule when wearing a coat with a suit is that the coat must, absolutely and imperatively, be longer than the suit jacket. This protects you from all kinds of weather and provides warmth in winter, but it’s all about style!
It’s also important to choose a coat one size larger than normal. That way, the suit won’t wrinkle and you won’t be compressed. However, don’t choose a coat that’s too wide, as this will distort your silhouette.
Fabric is also an essential criterion when choosing a coat to wear over your made-to-measure suit.
Wool and cashmere are the coat materials par excellence. On the one hand, these two fabrics are more elegant. On the other, they’re hard-wearing and keep you warm. You can also find coats in wool-cashmere blends. A good compromise that goes perfectly with your casual or chic look.
The trench coat is the most classic choice, and is the most suitable for the suit. It’s available today in a wide range of colors and can be combined with any suit color.
Although it’s a very typical businessman look, it’s totally up to date. What’s more, the trench coat is an off-season jacket that can be worn for any occasion. Traditionally beige in color, it can be worn over a black, gray or navy blue suit.
The Chesterfield overcoat is also a very classic coat, and goes very well with a suit. Synonymous with elegance and luxury, it’s perfect for very special occasions. This type of coat is distinguished by its simple, yet concealed buttoning, and by its length, which sometimes reaches just below the knee. Chesterfield coats are generally made from a very high-quality fabric: a blend of wool and cashmere, or all-cashmere. Often available in gray or a very dark shade of blue, it can be worn over a black, gray or blue suit.
With its casual touch, the peacoat is perfect for going to work. Its double-breasted cut means it can be worn with any suit.
Like most coats, the peacoat has its origins in sailors’ garments. Featuring ample lapels and a collar, it was designed to withstand the rigors of winter and all kinds of bad weather. Very warm and functional, you can wear it in winter at your business events or for an evening out with friends. With a mid-thigh length, the peacoat is perfect for any suit.
With its military heritage, the duffle coat is a fairly thick wool coat with a large hood. Warm, practical and very comfortable, it can be worn in winter over your suit to go to work or for less formal events.
What’s more, the overcoat is a must-have piece in both winter and autumn for pairing with suits. Contrary to popular belief, it is very elegant and is really intended to be worn with a suit. Generally made of wool, it is long and has a double-breasted fastening.
On the other hand, a long coat in dark colors ranging from black and gray to brown is a must-have in men’s dressing. Suitable for any type of suit, this style of coat can be worn with dressy outfits, especially for wedding ceremonies, business meetings…