A firm Mod / Skinhead favourite; a long, sharp and dark coat that has the gravitas of a fifty year fashion pedigree. Worn well with suits or even as smart casual. Velvet contrasted collar (not shown) highly desirable but not essential. See the 100 Things post for more details.
Traditional sixties spywear. Slim-fit, light and waterproof outer layer of style to go over anything, suit or otherwise. The best are minimalist on point, without visible buttons or belts. See the 100 Things post for more details.
Classic army surplus re-fashioned in black. As readers will know, I am not fond of clichés, so military green is off the menu, but if done properly, the contrast between wartime overcoat and smart outfit underneath never gets old. See the 100 Things post for more details.
Alpha MA-1 flight jacket
Military surplus again, best combined with smart casual rather than suits. More versatile than most others and plenty of colours to choose from. See the 100 Things post for more details.
Navy Lansdowne parka
Variation on the theme of the original army surplus, complete with overly woolly collar. Very sound for those Christmas holiday walks, coming off only for the pint and a pie in front of the country pub fire. Bit pricey though.
Wouldn't be a complete list without the trusty Harrington and Baracuta G9s are the very best. Sturdier material and more resistant to wear and tear. Looks good for early Winter, but I'd choose something a bit more robust before going out in the snow.
Melton wool peacoat
Okay so this actually made it onto the Daily Telegraph's list, so I suppose they're not all wrong. Lighter than the full-length coats but still just as sharp and stylishly double-breasted. Apparently a US Navy inspired coat often with anchor insignia on the buttons. Safe to say I disagree with the "slouchy knit" look recommended on this ad by the way. Pair with smart shirt maybe paisley scarf.
Very fond of these coats, though I've never owned one myself. Thick, for those cold winter evenings and an exquisite albeit subtle check patterned fabric. Black contrasting collar tops the look.