Wear Pea Coats

To get the most out of a pea coat, there are a few style tips it’s well worth taking on board. The first and most crucial step is to ensure that when you choose your coat, it fits you properly. A well-fitting pea coat should hug your body gently and reach down to your hips. Watch out for pea coats that are too short as they will make your torso look stocky and flare out above your hips in an unfortunate way. A pea coat that’s the right size for you is sure to make you look taller and slimmer, so get the size right straight out of the box.

While it’s a jacket that tends to be easy to wear, some clothing combinations will naturally work better than others. Stick to tight-legged trousers and jeans and avoid big flares, unless you really do want to look like and old school sailor. Pea coats look great with a suit, especially if you choose a different shade to that of your coat and a smart pair of wing tips are a great accessory. However, they also look great with some denim jeans, a pair of boots and a roll neck, cable knit jersey. Just make sure your jumper isn’t too thick and causing the material of the jacket to strain.

Remember that one of the best things about a pea coat is its clean line so don’t mess it up with dangling scarves or mufflers. Tuck the ends of your scarf into the collar of your coat and avoid wearing hoodies that will stick out the top or jumpers with overly long sleeves that will poke out the bottom. Keep your accessories looking nice and simple for the most effective silhouette and the best line.

A pea coat looks perfectly fine unbuttoned, but it’s when the buttons are fastened that it really shines. This is when the coat is able to give your figure some definition and that’s what makes it such a timeless classic. However, this will only work if you make sure to do up the right buttons. If you leave too many buttons at the top unfastened or fasten them all except for those at the bottom, the fabric won’t be able to keep its shape and you’ll end up with a slightly unflattering look. Always concentrate on the buttons at your midriff and make sure you do up the bottom buttons. Leaving a few undone at the top is fine, particularly if you’re wearing a scarf.

Cosy Men Coats

One of the best ways to stay warm is to choose outfits that have a lot of layers. Warm air becomes trapped between layers of clothes, so you’re better off wearing three fairly thin layers than you are smothering yourself in one big jumper. This means that you don’t have to choose the biggest, heaviest coat out there, you just have to think smart about what you’re going to wear underneath it instead.

Leather jackets are great for cold, nasty weather, especially if they are well-lined biker jackets. The tough outer layer means that it will withstand all kinds of rain and hail and will be great at cutting the chill factor out of any wind. However, if your leather jacket only has a very thin lining, you might have to work quite hard to keep the heat in on very cold days so you’ll need a jacket big enough to fit several layers underneath.

An alternative that’s also great for rainy days is a wax jacket. A very UK kind of jacket, these were originally only worn by men who spent their spare time fishing and hunting, but the style soon moved onto the high street. Available in both straight and quilted styles, and typically in a muted green, these are very popular jackets that can offer some great practical warmth when it’s cold outside. It’s also very handy if you tend to carry a lot of gear around with you as they typically have a lot of pockets, so you’ll find a place for your phone, your keys, a pen and anything else you might have on you.

Another excellent and stylish option for staying warm no matter what the weather is the classic pea coat. Based on a style once well loved by sailors in general and members of the navy in particular, pea coats have a very distinctive look characterised by their large lapels and double breasted fronts with large buttons. Tending to be quite thick and cosy and coming to under the hips, they are great for pairing with tight jeans and a pair of boots or study brogues for a winning winter look.