Guide to Men’s Winter Coats/Jackets

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All of this sub-zero degree weather in my area lately has me wanting to wear a million articles of clothing just to stay warm. It is truly, truly cold outside and I am not a fan in the slightest. However, I can’t escape this cold so I’m forced to compensate with warm outerwear. So with all of that, here are my top recommendations for men’s Winter jackets!

Let me start with what I have. The first jacket is a simple black overcoat. The specific one that I have is from Express and I really like it. It can be worn with so many different styles, whether it be a dressier environment where a suit is being worn, your everyday casual look with jeans/chinos and a sweater, or I have even tried out the trend of pairing a coat like this with a sweatshirt and sweatpants. This coat is super versatile, especially in black. The one I have is a little bit longer and reaches about the mid-thigh, which I really like. However, some come shorter and are more traditional jacket lengths. Lengths vary anywhere from waist to thigh to past the knee, as there are pea coats, overcoats, and topcoats. To most, the differences are hard to spot other than length of the coat, so it is really just a matter of preference when picking out your own. For sake of trying to prove that the coat works as a style with sweats, I captured a few shots:

My choice:

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The second Winter jacket that I like to rock is a parka with a fur hood. The jacket is navy and actually has an orange lining as it is a retro coat. It keeps me super warm since it is a very heavy jacket. This is what I wear on extra cold, windy days. I can throw my hood up for that extra warmth. Obviously, the fur isn’t for everyone but I think a warm Parka is a must for men.

My choices:

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My choice without a fur hood:

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The third that I have is the one that gets the most wear. I have never quite figured out what to call it, but I think the description of “normal Winter jacket” is one that everyone can understand. It comes from Patagonia and they call it the “Men’s Torrentshell Waterproof/Rain Jacket.” It is the type of jacket that most men already have, a simple coat for every day use in the Winter and even Fall/Spring depending on the weather.

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My choices:

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Now, on to other jackets that I am looking into and would recommend for you to check out as well.

One that I have really wanted lately is from H&M. I saw it in store the other day and it immediately caught my attention. The color is super in fashion right now — I would describe it as a burnt orange, although they just call it brown. It can be worn as a casual piece on a daily basis or can, of course, be dressed up.


The next coat comes from ASOS and is a similar style to the last one. It is an overcoat in camel, which is very popular right now and I don’t foresee that changing. Camel is a very minimal look, but it will definitely draw a ton of compliments.


Forever 21 has an overcoat just like the other two I mentioned in burgundy, which I really like. They also have the same style in black if you want something more traditional. The other one that I like from Forever 21 is another overcoat in olive.

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link (burgundy coat):

link (olive coat):

The last coat is from ZARA, and it is definitely a more casual piece that can be worn daily. I really like the faux fur that can be seen on the rolled over collar to add an extra element to the style. It’s a great color that will go with a lot of minimal looks.

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I’m sure there are a ton of jackets/coats I’ve seen lately that I’m missing, but these are just some of my favorites right now. Hopefully this guide gives you a few ideas of what to look for and where. Thanks for reading!

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