Although El Niño’s warming effect has delayed the onslaught of winter in some parts of the United States, January and February are sure to bring cold winds and snow. Here’s a look book of styles and brands that will keep you feeling warm and looking cool.
The Four-Pocket Puffer Jacket from Banana Republic in mistletoe green is made of 100% Nylon with PrimaLoft equivalent to 550 Down. Translation: It’s going to keep the warmth in and the cold out. It has a standing collar with a zip-out hood with tonal elbow-patches and snap epaulets (military-type straps on shoulders). Four snap pockets, and two internal pockets make plenty of room for gear. $250
If you fancy yourself a dapper gent, you need a proper topcoat for wearing over a suit jacket. The Herringbone Wool Topcoat from Land’s End is a wool blend that will keep you polished and protected. It’s refined look and water-repellent finish makes it a great commuter. It’s tailored with topstitching and charcoal herringbone weave. $249
J.Crew is known for classic style and uncompromising quality. The Dock Peacoat is modeled after a 1930’s Navy coat with an authentic 10-button front. This version features an updated cut with a slightly slimmer fit and finished with more pockets. It’s made of wool and lined with Thinsulate for extra warmth. This look will never go out of style. $298
This Wool Duffle Coat from Gap has a classic look that has been employed since the 1890’s. It’s a double-faced wool blend with hood and classic rope loop and toggle closure. The front flap patch pockets, shoulder yoke panel, and reinforced elbows have a timeless look. The straight fit hits at the upper thigh and offers a nice mix of classy and casual. Available in deep navy blue and forbidden forrest green. $168
The Upland Waxed Cotton Down Jacket from LL. Bean offers a more mature look for the outdoor gentleman. The box-stitch quilt pattern and corduroy collar and offer a traditional field jacket look while the DownTec 650 will offer serious warmth from the elements. The waxed cotton will develop a vintage patina over time and the brass hardware is tough and rust resistant. Shown here in Coffee Bean, it comes in Dark Khaki and Loden green. $189
Canada Goose has been making luxury coats for serious weather since 1957. The craftsmanship and commitment with which they approach their designs gives one the confidence to take on the arctic. The Foxe Bomber comes in seven colors and is suited for extreme conditions. Filled with 625 White Duck Down and features a shearling collar with leather trim for a contemporary look. All of their products come with a lifetime warranty. $845
Alpha Industries began its history fulfilling military contracts and specializing in their MA-1 Flight Jacket and M-65 Field Coat. For winter temps I recommend their N-3B Parka, originally designed in the 1950’s for USAF air crews. The nylon shell and thick lining offer superior protection against polar conditions. The hood is lined with synthetic mouton fur and trimmed with faux coyote fur. If you long to look like Han Solo on the frozen planet of Hoth, this is the one for you. $200
The Huntridge Field Jacket from Eddie Bauer is just plain sharp. They call this one the “Burly brother of the classic barn coat.” It features a hazelnut wax-finish cotton and polyester shell and buffalo plaid flannel lining for an extra layer of warmth. I dig the quilted gun patch on the right shoulder. It’s a modern slim fit but designed for lightweight layering. $300
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