HARRY'S OUTERWEAR GUIDE FW18 - URBAN NOMAD
If you don’t like leaving the house when the weather gets cold, you’re living in the wrong country. But may we suggest an alternative to emigrating? The best way to enjoy the outdoors is to make sure you’re wearing exactly the right coat. Modern life keeps you moving in all sorts of surprising directions: you’ll enjoy the journey much more if you’re warm, dry and looking great.
Both of these iconic coats measure TEI3 on Canada Goose’s Thermal Experience Index – high enough to keep you warm at -200C. (LEFT) The slim-fitting Wyndham Parka boasts outsized fleece-lined pockets and a suede-lined chin guard for extra comfort. The hood and its fur ruff are both removable. (RIGHT) The Chilliwack Bomber was developed as a nod to postwar bush pilots in Canada’s North. It’s shaped for mobility as well as warmth, and features include five exterior pockets, a removable fur ruff on the hood, and a bold new colour for the season.
The black-and-white snakeskin print is everywhere in Tom Ford’s collection this season – it’s shown here on an oversized, puffy nylon parka. The antithesis of Mr. Ford’s usually trim fit, it’s a dazzling statement piece. Drake wore this very parka in his “Nice For What” video.
Like Canali’s Kei jacket, this Kei overcoat in blue-and-navy macroplaid wool has natural shoulders and feels remarkably comfortable. There’s a lofty weight to the doublefaced fabric, and an inner canvas that reaches all the way to the hem, so the coat keeps its shape most elegantly.
Why buy one impeccably tailored city coat when you can buy two? Ermenegildo Zegna presents a reversible coat that looks equally smart whether you choose the black nylon side or turn the garment inside out to sport the black wool-cashmere option.
(LEFT) For a man who likes the look of a wool coat but not the weight, Fradi proposes this city coat in an exploded glen check. The wool shell is lined with a neoprene fabric that keeps you warm but is virtually weightless. It’s perfect for travelling – just roll it up; the neoprene prevents the wool from wrinkling. (RIGHT) Fradi’s reversible bomber is butter-soft lamb’s leather on one side, lightly quilted nylon on the other – handy if it starts to rain.
Start with a clean-cut city coat made with a beautiful navy wool blend. It’s woven as a steeped twill to enrich both the visual texture and feel. Zip in a removable, lightly quilted brown nylon gilet that has its own quilted collar – an option that extends this coat’s usefulness as fall days grow colder.
The clean, unfussy lines of this substantial city coat in rich chocolate brown cashmere offer great versatility. We show it in a very contemporary way, paired with a casual outfit, the collar turned up to show the leather beneath it.