Climate Control: 4 Essential Coats Every Man Should Own 2015

Your lifestyle and Canada’s unforgiving climate is proof that one coat does not fit all. Which is why I sat down with famed photographer Dan Lim, fresh face Justin (Plutino Group) to put together this editorial (featured in the latest issue of GotstyleMan) to highlight 4 Essential Coats Every Man Should Own to get through the changing seasons. From the transitional jacket to the heavy duty parka, these coats will not only keep you warm but having you looking your best because in winter your coat is the first and sometimes only thing people see, so choose wisely!

Special thanks to Laura Weber for her words & Johnny Demetriadis for his magazine art direction.

G-Lab Helmsman Jacket $750, Moods of Norway Shirt: $129

G-Lab Helmsman Jacket $750, Moods of Norway Shirt: $129

The Technical Coat

Finally a coat that works as hard as you do! Technical coats are able to handle whatever the elements throw at you and more. Waterproof? Check. Windproof? Check. Streamlined and fashionable? Double check and exclamation mark.

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Horst Quilted Hybrid Jacket: $189, Moods of Norway Shirt: $129, Nudie Jeans: $179, Sully Wong Sneakers: $250, John Varvatos Leather Gloves: $188

The Hybrid Jacket

Is it a jacket or is it a blazer? You decide depending on the weather. Either way, this cool jacket is perfect for the week-ends whether you’re having brunch, running errands, or on a casual date. Throw on a scarf and you are good to go in the Fall and layer over a sweater in the winter. Give it “blazer appeal” with a collared shirt and a knit tie.

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Tiger of Sweden Overcoat: $629, Ted Baker Pattern Sweater: $199, Gotstyle Flannel Shirt: $165, Outclass Herringbone Cargo Pants: $279

The Topcoat

If you ever intended on wearing a suit to work, you’ll need a topcoat to get there. Do it right with a topcoat that completely covers your suit jacket, but make sure the length doesn’t pass the knees to keep it looking modern. The topcoat does double duty for fancy date nights and formal affairs.

 

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Pyrenex Flannel Quilted Down Parka: $1,310, Blue Idustry Dot Jersey Blazer: $320, Lacoste Oxford Shirt: $150, Anderson’s Belt: $150, Dibi Knit Tie: $65

The Parka

In the winter Canada means business with snow and wind chill for days on end. You wool coat simply won’t cut it come minus 30, so embrace the country that you live in and invest in a trim parka. It will become a game changer once you realize that staying warm in the winter makes it more enjoyable.