Advanced Outerwear: The Statement Topcoat

| WEARING | Montezemolo plaid topcoat, Uniqlo turtleneck, Pants c/o Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers waistcoat and gloves, Tom Ford eyeglasses, Timex watch, J.Crew belt, Doulbe monk straps c/o Coach | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

Cold weather is coat weather. And when it comes to winter dress, nothing has a bigger impact on your style than the coat you wear. This fall and winter it’s been all about the statement topcoat. Here’s an example.

Plaid Topcoat - He Spoke Style

In menswear, we often use the term “statement” to mean bold, wild, or even outrageous. And while that’s certainly one interpretation, it’s not the only one. There are a variety of ways to make a statement with a topcoat that don’t require you to be an “insider” or to possess an f— you attitude.

A statement topcoat can have a large lapel, be made with an interestingly textured fabric, have a unique silhouette, a not-messing-around fur collar, or a simple repeating pattern, or just be slightly longer than 3/4 length.

The one I’m wearing, like my quilted topcoat, is from Montezemolo. One of my new favorite brands. Obviously easy to dress up, but works just as well in a casual context.

Plaid Topcoat - He Spoke Style

Plaid Topcoat - He Spoke Style

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian
He Spoke Style

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