THE ROBINSONS GUIDE TO FINDING YOUR PERFECT WINTER COAT

The first snow of the year has fallen and it is officially big coat season. Your coat is the most important item of clothing you will wear all winter, and probably the most expensive thing you’ll buy all season, so we’re on hand to make sure you choose wisely when it comes to outerwear that is capable of weathering all storms.

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First up is the formal single-breasted style that is currently experiencing a resurgence by order of the Peaky Blinders. The popularity of the Birmingham boys has seen vintage inspired, gentlemanly styling return to the forefront of fashion and the single-breasted coat is a surprisingly wearable way to tap into the trend. As smart with your suit as it is casual with your cosy knits, the long-line will lengthen the body and a slim cut will flatter. If you’re harbouring a secret man crush on Mr Shelby, as we all are at the moment, a single-breasted jacket by the likes of Ralph Lauren and Hugo Boss will replicate his stylish swagger and bring his vintage look bang up to date for you to take into the new season.

Next on the list is the Belstaff leather. Luxury heritage leathers from the British stars of styling are top of our Christmas list, thanks to their undulating appeal season after season. Of course, all Belstaff leathers aren’t created equal. There’s the Harley Davidson-ready Weybridge with its biker styling and there is the Trialmaster with its country casual cut, practical pockets and longer line, to name but two of our favourite styles. The beauty of a Belstaff is that you will love it as much in ten winters’ time as you do this December.

Finally, we have the padded jacket or the puffa as they were better known in the Nineties. Fortunately, the cosy style has come a long way since the days of East 17 and all. There’s an effortless edge to streetwear inspired styles like the padded jacket that makes it our go-to for days when we need to look smart without wasting time and effort on outfit planning. The padded jacket looks cool and keeps you warm; we’re looking to Ralph Lauren for ours this winter.

After a masterclass in finding your perfect winter coat, which one is top of your wish list for AW17? Visit us in store today to shop styles from Belstaff, Ralph Lauren, Armani, Hugo Boss and more.