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Plaid Topcoat - He Spoke Style
Plaid Topcoat - He Spoke Style

Advanced Outerwear: The Statement Topcoat

December 23rd, 2014

| 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,

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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