When choosing a winter coat we must consider warmth, practicality, weatherproofness, and price. Each coat is an investment, as you’ll decide to either make it your daily throw-over or keep it for extra-special occasions, and this depends on whether you opt for a casual The North Face Denali Fleece or a statement-making piece from Raf Simons.
To help you decide which type of winter coat is for you, HYPEBEAST has compiled a list of the ten best options to choose from. Keep on scrolling to see practical offerings from Nike ACG and A.P.C., as well as winter-warmers from Acne Studios, Our Legacy and more.
Nike ACG Hooded Anorak
All Conditions Gear (ACG) is Nike’s forward-thinking technical arm, delivering garments such as this hooded anorak that is ready to tackle all kinds of weather. This lightweight ACG offering features a weather-resistant nylon shell alongside a three-piece hood that will keep you covered. Excess heat is shed via a rear vent, while its bold colorway provides a nod to Oregon and Nike’s heritage.
The North Face ‘95 Retro Denali Jacket
The North Face’s ‘95 Retro Denali has been reworked by the likes of Supreme, Sneakersnstuff and has even been treated to a PURPLE EDITION iteration, but it’s the classics that continue to stand out as season-upon-season go-to choices. The recently reintroduced jacket features a 100% recycled technical fleece construction alongside durable water-repellent nylon woven faille, and is one of TNF’s warmest, wind and water-resistant pieces on offer. Opt for black for a tactical look, or purple for a throwback to ‘95.
A.P.C. Blue Viscose New England Check Mac
A.P.C. and its New England Mac will help you master Parisian-chic tailoring this Winter. This checkered piece is made from water-repellent technical fabric and features a viscose lining with taped seams — ensuring the elements are kept outside. Further enhancing its secure fit and functionality is a row of concealed buttons underneath the straight-cut flap, with a long-line cut offering more than just upper-body protection.
LC23 Multitasca coat
Italian label LC23 prides itself on its garment personalization, distinction, quality, craftsmanship, style, passion and love. As a result, its Multitasca coat made from 100% wool isn’t just a seasonal must-have, it’s practical, unique and perfect for the colder months ahead. Five exaggerated pockets adorn the front of this knee-length single-breasted coat, which when paired with notched lapels, metal hardware and traditional houndstooth check, offer a clean and contemporary option for FW19.
Burberry Vintage Westly Check Fleece Jacket
For those looking for something that is lightweight and warm, look no further than Burberry’s Vintage Westly Check Fleece Jacket. Sporting an “Archive Beige” checkered colorway that harks back to Burberry’s hey-days, this Riccardo Tisci-designed fleece made from 100% polyester inside and out is the ideal transitional jacket as you ready yourself for the Winter ahead. It comes fully lined, and features a number of modern elements such as a front zip pocket for added functionality.
Our Legacy Walrus Puffa Jacket
Our Legacy is Swedish, so it knows how to do outerwear right. It’s Walrus Puffa jacket in this season’s hit color — “Rust” — combines a weather-ready padded construction and funnel neck with useful hardware. The Walrus Puffa is made from an Italian fabric mixture of silk and polyamide, while a chunky RiRi zipper and drawstring hem bring the heavy-duty coat together to keep you warm. Our Legacy’s coat is also uniquely tie-dyed, meaning no two will be alike.
Stone Island Logo-Appliqued Quilted Hooded Down Jacket
A Stone Island jacket is an all-time classic, however, this Logo-Appliqued Quilted Hooded Down Jacket in brown brings a touch of contemporary minimalism to the forefront for FW19. Its experimental high-performance lightweight weave construction is guaranteed to keep you warm thanks to its funnel neck, a quilted hood and duck-down feather lining. Two-way fastening and snap-fastening welt pockets come together to round off this jacket, providing a warm, technical and snug fit.
Acne Studios Double-Breasted Herringbone Coat
If you’re in the market for a timeless outerwear look, opt for Acne Studios’ Double-Breasted Herringbone Coat in another on-season hue of aubergine purple. The wool and nylon blend ensures warmth and durability, while the minimalist design makes it a signature option. Acne Studios has finished the coat with oversized notched lapels, mismatched circular buttons, and a super-long-line cut.
Martine Rose Wenger Padded Nylon Parka
Martine Rose — one of HYPEBEAST’s favorite emerging designers known for her standout fashion week shows — produces stunning coats aside from her frequent Napapiriji collaborations. The Wenger Padded Nylon Parka is subtly inspired by Arsène Wenger’s iconically huge coats, tweaking a typical football-style parka into a suitably Rose silhouette. The mid-length coat is adorned with tongue-in-cheek branding on the rear, such as “Almost Waterproof” and “Reasonably Breathable.” The designer even notes its technical capabilities, labeling the Wenger as “Ski Wear.”
Raf Simons Mid-Length Patch Parka Coat
If money is no object, Raf Simons’ Mid-Length Patch Parka Coat is your perfect Fall/Winter 2019 coating option. Unveiled at the Paris Fashion Week FW19 show, this parka sports the collection’s use of photo patches taken from David Lynch’s 1986 film Blue Velvet across its upper, adding color to the tonal heavyweight canvas design. It features a removable faux-shearling lining, a boxy fit complete with various drawcords to adjust to your liking, and is finished with a concealed closure system.