The Crossbred Coat
A compliant that almost everyone has is that a winter coat has drawbacks like is it going to be “too cold” or “too hot.” When trying to find the perfect winter coat, we want this hybrid coat that encompasses all of our needs; like being fashionable enough, being warm enough, but not too warm, and not too bulky that it looks like your mom made you put it on. This perfect hybrid has to have the makeup of the proper textiles and tailoring, but is achievable. Typically your coat should have a down-filled insert for insulation to keep you warm without the bulk, and should be made out of a fabric like cashmere or wool, and should have a sleek and clean pattern that is fashionable but also allows you to move. This need for a coat with feature of warmth and tailoring have brought forth a new type of coat in menswear called Veliance by Arc’teryx. This jacket is a down-filled performance coat that has revolutionized the idea of a slender, classic trench coat figure. There are other designers like Ermenegildo Zegna and Brunello Cucinelli have made improvements to the production of coats. Zegna made a tall neck, cashmere, down-filled coat whereas Cucinelli designed a single breasted cashmere balmacaan, which is a coat that fits loose. These best-of-both-worlds coats have really earned their keep and have helped men and women feel sophisticated while being in a casual, warm coat. The price range can vary depending on what brand and retailer you choose to go to, but the average price could range from anywhere to $100 to upwards of $500. I would love to help you find the right coat for you so feel free to call the studio!