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The Men's Winter Coat Style for Where You Live

Even our most functional winter coats can be stylish, too.

Rack of winter coats
October 30, 2019

In a country as ecologically diverse as this one, one man’s winter is another man’s spring—which why one coat does not fit all climates. No matter what you’re battling as the season sets in, be it snow, sleet, or a sunny 50 degrees, you’ll need a winter coat style that suits your scenario. Scroll on to see what outerwear is best (and yes, what’s trending) for where you live.

Men’s red wool coat with boots

East Coast: Prep it up

Whether you’re strolling the picturesque pastures of New England or city streets in New York, a tailored topcoat feels perfectly on vibe. But think beyond basic black, grey, and navy. Patterns or saturated tones like cranberry or forest green will do as much for your outfit as they will for those pesky wintertime blues. Top your winter outfit off with sophisticated leather gloves and a scarf in a classic print, like Burberry plaid.

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Men's winter topcoats

Midwest: Protect your neck

When the weather turns on a dime faster than Devin Hester on a punt return, you’ll want to be prepared with a seriously functional top layer for your winter style. Look for weather-resistant fabrics lined with quilting or down to ensure you stay dry and warm. Details like an oversized hood and glove-stowing pockets will be lifesavers once that clear sky turns suddenly snowy—and don’t forget a toasty wool hat and scarf.

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Men’s army green parka
Men's heavy winter coats
Men’s navy blue puffer coat

Mountain: Show your range

When it comes to this more rugged region, there are two snow-drifted paths you can take. A puffer in an updated color or shape feels appropriately sporty for the slopes—especially if you’re more about black-label scotch back at the lodge than double black diamonds—while a rustic jacket constructed from shearling, flannel, or fleece is a go-to for weekends spent ‘round a fireplace. Kick the look into high gear with (what else?) a modern hiking boot.

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Men's puffer and fleece coats

West Coast: Keep it light

Chances are you can prioritize style over substance with your third piece. (Unless you’re from the perpetually waterlogged Pacific Northwest, in which case you can read up on all things parkas here.) Opt for lightweight classics like bombers, motos, and shirt jackets in fabrics that would be otherwise destroyed in more treacherous climates. These styles pair well with similarly fashionable accessories like fedoras and chelsea boots.

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Men’s brown bomber jacket
Men's lightweight winter coats

Thinking you need some new winter outerwear? Drop a line to one of our stylists and they can get started on a Trunk packed with outerwear and other seasonal staples.