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I firmly believe that every guy should have pieces in their wardrobe that will stay in style from season to season. Not only does it save you money in the long run, but more often than not classic pieces are easy to mix and match with any style. I always gravitate to clothes that have a sense of longevity, for example a dark denim jacket like this one from J.Crew will work perfect for transitional seasons & is so classic that you won't have to worry about it being out of style by next year.
I like to get great quality coats for the transition in-between seasons because if you think about it, twice a year the weather shifts into that awkward time where you require something light that doesn't add bulk to your frame. I like to mix-and-match when it comes to my personal style, so a great coat to me is something that is minimal & easily dressed up or down. The coats I picked out for you guys today are ideal layering pieces, so tell me in the comments below how you personally like to style your coats as we ease into fall.
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I really don't consider it being spring until after the Easter holiday. With Good Friday & Easter Sunday behind us, its time now to start looking forward to the warmer weather of spring & the promise of summer in the horizon.
Spring is truly an amazing season, the flowers begin to bloom again & we begin to shed the layers we have been hiding under for the last few months. One thing that I am not a fan of are the Spring showers. Because of this, I pulled together a selection of essential spring coats to cover you throughout the temperamental weather we all endure during spring.
It really is nothing groundbreaking, but bright colors & patterns are just meant to be worn during spring. If you are normally not the type to wear bright colors, injecting them into your wardrobe via a jacket is a great way to test out the waters as you can simply take it off & resume your regular look with a more subdued style underneath. At the moment, I'm really digging patterns, like the KENZO jacket below.
Which one is your favorite coat? Let me know in the comments below & happy spring!!
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I read a lot of detective books growing up, & I mean A LOT! Encyclopedia Brown, The Hardy Boys, James Bond & Inspector Gadget were some of my favorite fictional characters growing up. I remember being in elementary school & begging my parents for this khaki trench coat from Zara Kids that I religiously wore throughout the fourth grade. I'd long for rainy days that would allow me to wear it to class, sometimes I'd even pout when my mother would tell me that it just wasn't the correct weather to wear it out that day. The trench coat always embodied this air of mystery & sleekness to me even to this day.
While I'm long past the age of thinking I'm conducting an undercover mission in my trench coat, trench coats are still one of my favorite outerwear staples for the fall. Over the last few weeks our weather has been all over the place, from rainy & cold one day to sunny & brisk the next. The trench coat is the all-time perfect coat for this unpredictable weather. Trench coats best protect your gear worn underneath from the nasty conditions outside.
When purchasing a trench coat remember to buy a size larger than normal, ensuring that whatever you wear underneath fits comfortably under the coat. Go for water-resistant materials that can withstand the rainy days to come. Most importantly, go for a material that is lightweight & can be worn throughout the day. While some trench coats can be made out of warmer materials, like the Topman Wool Blend Trench above, the best trench is meant to keep you cool but not toasty, opt for parkas or warmer coats if warmth is your main concern.
Now that the weather has begun to drop throughout the country, baseball playoffs have begun and all our favorite shows are back, it's perfectly fine to start preparing our closets and wardrobe with some great outerwear. Not only does your outerwear protect you from the elements of winter, but gives your look a last oomph. From street wear to formal occasions, these next three coats not only look great but incorporate some of the seasons coolest trends.
Ian Velardi Blanket Stripe Peacoat for Gap x GQ
Once again, I'm talking about this amazing Gap x GQ collaboration. This time it's about Ian Velardi's great Blanket Stripe Peacoat which incorporates a blanket stripe into its design. Because the military green color of this jacket, pair it with some dark wash jeans to finish off the look.
Bonobos Piedmont Blazer
For a brand known for their amazing pants, Bonobos truly has translated their success to outerwear. Keeping in line with the current trends of using more traditional fabrics, the herringbone design on The Piedmont blazer, made from Italian wool, looks great for wearing it to a business meeting then ditching the tie to meet up for a romantic dinner.
Barbour Motorcycle Jacket
Nothing makes a guy look cooler than throwing on a motorcycle jacket. A collection inspired by Steve McQueen, internationally known for designing great motorcycle jackets, Barbour has constructed this Baker Motorcycle Jacket piece in a waxed cotton material. Check out more Steve McQueen inspired pieces in this great collection at their site.