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Double Top Coat - He Spoke Style
Double Top Coat - He Spoke Style

Double Up: Layered Topcoats

February 24th, 2015

When I went to Milan last fall, I definitely had an agenda and a very specific list of things I’d hoped to acquire. A few shirts from Al Bazar, Cuban cigars, and a topcoat. Having checked off the first two items fairly quickly, I set about looking for my topcoat. Like many who travel to foreign soil, I was searching for something special and unique that you likely wouldn’t see the Average Joe (or even studied aficionado) sporting in the States. Call it a bit of a grown-up menswear hipster complex, if you will.

Double Top Coat - He Spoke Style

| WEARING | Montezemolo plaid topcoat and quilted liner, Blazer c/o ASOS, Al Bazar shirt, Pants c/o Banana Republic, Gitman Brothers tie, Tateossian and L. Jonas bracelets, Timex watch, Shoes c/o Coach | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

My search ultimately led me to the Brera district, not far from the apartment I was staying at, and a small boutique for the brand Montezemolo. I was drawn to several coats in the store – all very classic, a bit sporty, and cut perfectly for my physique. (For reference, I’m 5’9″, 143lbs, and a 36″ chest.) After narrowing it down to two options, and as a classic Libra, not being able to make a decision, the kind and patient store employee suggested I get both since they could be worn separately or layered together. Brilliant. And he was nice enough to give me a discount on the pair.

You’ve seen both topcoats on the site over the past couple of months – plaid here and here, quilted here, here, and here – but this is the first time I’ve layered them up. They’re both thin enough on their own that they’re not bulky when worn together. I also love the depth the combination adds, not to mention the added warmth.

Double Top Coat - He Spoke Style

Double Top Coat - He Spoke Style

Have you ever found a special article of clothing while traveling? Share your stories in the comments.

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

He Spoke Style

Brian Sacawa

Brian Sacawa is the Founder of He Spoke Style and one of the original men’s style influencers. Since 2013, his goal has remained the same: to provide men the advice and inspiration they need to dress well, develop their personal style, and gain more confidence. Brian’s interest and passion for men’s style and luxury watches has led to his writing for The Robb Report, The Rake, and Sotheby’s and he has been quoted on menswear in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,, Brides Magazine, and the Huffington Post. He lives in the woods north of Baltimore with his wife, Robin, kitties Nick and Nora, and German Shepherd/Collie mix Charlie.

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