The cold, drizzly AW17 season is upon us. Which means you need to wrap up warm before your daily commute or before hitting the pub at night. Catching a cold or exhibiting man flu is not on trend, so having weather appropriate clothing is key. If your outerwear game is lacking, it could be time to invest in a stylish and practical winter jacket to protect against the elements. A good coat can last for years, so be sure to choose quality and timeless design over throwaway style. Here are three of the best winter coats from movies and TV to inspire you.
Luther: Idris Elba’s The Lined Parka
Idris Elba is known for his effortless and very “real” sense of style. It’s the sort of wardrobe that many of us can relate to. Regardless of age, class or disposable income. Hackney born and raised, Idris’ style epitomizes London street style, with casual pieces and and pub-ready pieces that can seamlessly take you from weekday to weekend.
His character in BBC One’s Luther sports a number of cool winter coats. But our favourite for this season has to be the lined parka. A warm and stylish solution to the bitter days ahead, and a great choice for guys that like to keep the outerwear cool and casual.
Sherlock: Benedict Cumberbatch’s Wool Coat
The long wool coat is a classic for men in winter time. And is the perfect style choice for guys who like to raise their game when it comes to dressing to impress. Smart enough to wear with a work suit or formal / occasional attire, the long wool coat is utterly timeless and 100% slick. Plus with the ever-growing urban trend of suits and trainers (the ultimate combo for city boys), smart coats can provide so much more versatility than before.
Keep it sharp with some just-polished leather brogues, indulge in sports luxe with your best pair of kicks, or opt for some slip on loafers / boat shoes for casual coffee.
If you love a versatile look, follow in the footsteps of Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) and invest in a muted colored coat that can be layered with with anything in your AW wardrobe. A great wear for seasons and seasons to come.
Blade Runner: Ryan Gosling’s Shearling Jacket
Everyone’s talking about the new Blade Runner 2049 movie, and it’s no wonder as reviews have praised the Denis Villeneuve masterpiece for being both visually spectacular and philosophically profound. As style lovers ourselves, we’re particularly moved by the mise en scene, the gritty use of pathetic fallacy and of course the well designed wardrobe.
Gosling’s shearling jacket is both retro and aviation-approved, which slots in well with the whole neo-noir sci fi thing. And for colder climes, the shearling is both toasty warm and practical. It’s the sort of coat that ages well and remains wearably stylish even when you get it grubby after a hard day’s graft. It’s a man’s man kind of coat and this AW17 is the perfect time to invest.