An overcoat is the ‘final layer’ of your outfit – the uppermost piece that’s usually worn as weather proofing or to stay warm, without compromising your outfit.
An overcoat should be worn above your outfit – whether a full formal three piece suit or a more casual jeans and polo shirt, the topcoat is a great way to protect your outfit or stay warm in style.
An overcoat is ideal for a casual outfit. You want to wear something softer and lighter coloured, such as a tan or brown overcoat. Accessorise with a scarf if required.
Traditionally an overcoat is fairly long and goes down below the knee. If you’re a shorter gentleman, something above the knee is a more traditional fit.
Men’s black overcoats are best matched up with a full formal wardrobe, black shoes and grey trousers.