Best Topcoats for Winter
Our 10 Topcoat Picks for Tailored Winter Layering
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Statement outerwear comes in all shapes and sizes, but none more razor-sharp than the topcoat. Initially a formalwear piece in centuries past, the topcoat or overcoat also found its way into the military (where it was commonly called the officer’s coat), and now, it’s an essential part of every outerwear rotation.
The topcoat is quite literally a statement piece when worn because it’s often cut to mid-thigh or even knee or ankle length in some more fashion-forward versions. Naturally formal, visually striking, and usually with a three-button, single-breasted closure, topcoats are still a solid style move with your sharpest suit. That said, style gods like David Beckham have done a standout job wearing a topcoat over casual pieces like one of the best crewneck sweatshirts and indigo blue denim.
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It’s as versatile as it gets when you select one in the proper cut and color — go with classics like navy or charcoal to match with as much of your wardrobe as possible, or get a camel topcoat for an outerwear piece that’s somehow on-trend and yet still classic. Above all else, because the topcoat isn’t quite as insulated as your heavy-duty winter parka, you can wear it through spring with light, casual layers beneath.
Want your very own topcoat? Below, you’ll find our top 10 picks.