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14 Best Winter Coat Styles For Men In 2023

As sun-drenched afternoon beer-garden sessions morph into street-lit evening commutes, a reliable winter coat is the item topping most men’s cold-weather wish lists.

Admittedly, it can be a pricey purchase. However, like a pair of well-made shoes or a tailored suit, it’s one of the most important you can make. And provided you buy smart, it’ll last you for many years to come.

But getting it right means knowing your peacoats from your parkas. So, with that in mind, take a look at Ape’s carefully-curated edit of every winter coat style worth considering this season.

Heavy Parka Coat

Canada Goose

Arguably the ultimate winter coat, a good parka will keep you warm in even the iciest of temperatures. This style has been favoured by the likes of Antarctic explorers, mountaineers and those who call the coldest places on earth home.

For the sake of argument, we’re going to assume that you fall into none of these categories, but it’s still nice to know your outerwear could stand up to the challenge if you were to get lost on the way to the office and somehow end up on the north face of K2.

Buying Considerations

Originally crafted from caribou or seal skin, today’s parkas will more likely combine a hard-wearing, water-repellent and windproof polyester outer shell with a softer nylon lining. A good parka should be filled with high-quality duck down (responsibly sourced) to provide warmth – aim for a fill power in the high hundreds.

A coyote fur (faux or responsibly sourced) hood will keep biting winds away from the face while maintaining vision, and won’t freeze in sub-zero temperatures. Similarly, drawstrings at the waist and cuffs are not only great for bringing shape to your silhouette but will keep the cold out and the warmth in.


Private White V.C.

Dressing to be both warm and smart is one of the biggest challenges winter presents. But with a traditional peacoat hanging up in your wardrobe you need never worry about it again. This cold-weather essential is yet another example of the military’s influence over menswear; the style was originally created for Navy officers out at sea.

However, in recent years the world has discovered it lends itself very nicely to pairing with tailoring, or selvedge denim and minimalist trainers. And therein lies the peacoat’s beauty: as well as being warm, it’s versatile and easy to dress up or down. Looking good in the cold has never been so simple.

Buying Considerations

A classic peacoat will be cropped in length, feature broad lapels reaching almost across the shoulder, be double-breasted at the front, fastened by large buttons, and to the sides house vertical or diagonal-slash pockets. You may even find some iterations with epaulettes, but this is perhaps a step too far.

Your peacoat should be made from durable heavyweight wool, and it always looks best in navy blue.

Chore Coat

Closed Italian Doubleface Worker Jacket

The chore coat was built to shield manual workers from the elements, using materials and construction techniques capable of withstanding serious punishment. Today, you’re more likely to see one being sported by an East London barista than a weather-beaten railroad worker but its effectiveness as a winter coat remains the same.

This rugged style works best as part of a casual, workwear-inspired ensemble. But that’s not to say that smarter clothing is off-limits. Try using your chore coat as a substitute for your blazer, combined with a pair of wool trousers, black leather Chelsea boots and a textured shirt for a contemporary take on business casual.

Buying Considerations

A chore coat will often be crafted in a thick material, such as a 12oz, 100% cotton canvas. Being all about utility and function, demand four large front pockets – two at the breast and two toward the bottom of the jacket.

Likely boxy and oversized, to enable layering, a good chore coat will also be water repellent and feature a large collar to turn up when the biting winds snap at your neck. For winter, ensure yours is fleece-lined or similar to deliver extra warmth (you’ll find unlined versions for summer wear).



There are few things less enjoyable than enduring a soaking on the way to the office and having to spend the rest of the day in a sodden suit. Finding a suitable top layer that effectively pairs with tailoring can present a challenge but the overcoat provides a foolproof solution.

Wool is naturally insulating and water repellant, plus the extra length in the body keeps the wearer fully sheltered from the elements, trousers and all. Not to mention it looks very sleek too. If cost per wear is a concern, fear not, because this timeless classic looks just as good with jeans, a roll neck and trainers.

Buying Considerations

A traditional overcoat finishes below the knee and is double-breasted. However, single-breasted styles are now much more commonplace and equally acceptable, particularly for those who don’t need to add any extra bulk or width to their frame. Go for classic notch lapels, and avoid using the pockets (of which there should be one breast and two waist-height) where possible to maintain a streamlined silhouette. Finally, a three-button fastening brings the coat to a close – button up all three.


Private White V.C.

When the heavens really decide to open, it’s essential to have something 100% waterproof you can throw on over your clothes. Enter: the raincoat. From minimalist, rubberised versions to smarter macs, a good raincoat is a bonafide menswear essential, particularly for those living in the UK. Most other winter coats keep the weather at bay, but a raincoat will stop it dead in its tracks.

Due to its relaxed yet streamlined appearance, the raincoat is an extremely versatile piece of kit that can be thrown on over everything from your suit during the 9-5 to a sweatshirt and joggers at the weekend. A true all-rounder.

Buying Considerations

Your raincoat should be 100% waterproof and knee-length to keep the top half of your trousers protected. If you really want to remain dry, though, don’t neglect the finer details: taped seams and a waterproof zipper will ensure no water is able to seep through your top layer.

Look for designs made from breathable fabrics such as Gore-Tex, Tyvek or coated nylon – all allow air to pass through, which is vital for releasing bodily vapour, otherwise you run the risk of boiling from within the confines of your binbag-like container on the morning commute.

Puffer/Down Jacket


During those hazy summer months, it can be easy to forget just how bitterly cold winter can be. Still, if you equip yourself with a puffer jacket before the calendar flips over to December, you need never been reminded.

This wearable sleeping bag is the warmest of winter coats, offering unparalleled insulation against the elements. It’s so warm, in fact, that most days you’ll be able to simply throw it on over a shirt or T-shirt. But equally, it’s easy to layer on particularly frosty mornings. Try wearing one with jeans, boots and some chunky knitwear for best results.

Buying Considerations

A down jacket should be lightweight (filled with high-quality down insulation) and finish at the waist, allowing better mobility.

A hood with elasticated ties or press studs will keep your head protected from wind and rain, while a zipped front, taped seams and adjustable cuffs ensure that the warmth stays trapped against your body. Insulated pockets (preferably lined in a soft, cosy fabric such as fleece) at the waist are another welcome, yet often overlooked, addition.

Waxed-Cotton Jacket


Times have changed. Today, you don’t need to be a Northumbrian cattle farmer to enjoy the benefits of a waxed-cotton jacket. The rural staple has made its way out of the countryside and into the city, thanks to its timeless styling, good looks and its knack for keeping the wet weather out.

This country classic is one of those rare items that gets better with age. Although you’ll want to make sure to get it re-waxed every few years to keep its water repellency up to scratch.

Buying Considerations

The ideal waxed jacket finishes just below the hips, offering protection to your seat without sacrificing manoeuvrability. Key details to keep an eye out for include a storm fly front and Velcro wind cuffs to seal out draughts; a corduroy collar that can be flipped up to protect against wind chill; hip pockets lined in fleece or moleskin to keep hands warm; a breathable cotton lining (extra marks if it comes in a heritage print such as tartan) for comfort; plus stud fasteners on the collar to allow for an optional hood.

Due to its country origins, this jacket will always look best in earthy green and brown colourways.

Technical Jacket


At the other end of the spectrum to the waxed-cotton jacket we have the latest teched-out rainwear from the biggest and best names in outdoors apparel. With cutting-edge fabrics and boundary-pushing construction techniques, a technical waterproof may not be the perfect match for your tailoring but it will keep you dry, ventilated and comfortable better than anything else on this list.

If you’re more interested in scaling mountains than attending boardroom meetings then this could well be the style of winter coat for you.

Buying Considerations

A good technical jacket will, these days, be a carefully orchestrated mix of outerwear built for the serious hiker or climber but suitably styled for wear in the city. Look for a design crafted from a breathable, wind- and waterproof fabric, preferably with a bit of stretch for increased comfort and mobility.

You should also benefit from protective high neck openings, a plethora of pockets, intelligently located zips or fasteners, and athletic, form-fitting cuts.

Duffle Coat


Perhaps the king of smart casual outerwear, the duffle coat blends all the best parts of tailored silhouettes like the overcoat and mac with a hearty dose of casual styling. Wool construction keeps the cold out and the warm in, while details such as an oversized hood and wooden toggle fastenings dial the formality down a notch, ensuring it remains weekend-appropriate.

For outfit inspiration, try layering over an Oxford shirt and crew-neck jumper, and styling with dark denim and desert boots.

Buying Considerations

The best duffle coats are knee-length and made from heavyweight, double-faced wool for durability and protection. The toggle fastening should run the full length of the coat for optimal protection, with horn toggles and leather loop fastenings adding an understated sense of luxury to what is traditionally a rugged, military silhouette.

Deep, waist-height pockets, a button-adjusted hood and a fixed shoulder cape are the type of practical additions you should be on the lookout for, while tartan linings and subtle branding tags will help separate yours from the crowd.

Shearling Coat


As far as unlikely style icons go, Del Boy is fairly high up the list. Yet worn right (i.e. without a flat cap and sovereign rings) his signature shearling coat can actually be a valuable asset to your cold-weather clothing arsenal.

Be warned, though, if you’re an animal lover this one may not be for you. But thankfully synthetic alternatives are getting so good these days that it’s possible to replicate the look and feel of the real thing without compromising your ethics.

Buying Considerations

A traditional shearling coat is made from processed lamb or sheepskin. The pelt is tanned, with the wool still attached to create a soft, natural ‘fleece’ material. The result is a relatively lightweight coat with excellent insulation. A good gauge of quality is based around weight – in this case, it’s the lighter the better (although this does increase the price).

Today, you’ll find the shearling coat available in a range of designs and cuts, from full-length coats to shorter aviator jackets, so simply pick what best complements your body shape and personal style.

It’s important to point out that shearling fabric does not perform well in the rain or wet, so it’s imperative you check the forecast before you leave the house. It would also be wise to regularly coat your jacket with a hydrophobic fabric spray such as Scotchgard, in case you do get caught out.

Trench Coat

Todd Snyder

Another military-inspired menswear essential, the trench coat was first designed by Thomas Burberry for use by Army officers in the trenches of the First World War. Since then, its handsome looks and water-repellant properties have seen it become a true classic, reimagined by designers the world over more times than we can count.

A proper trench coat most likely won’t be the cheapest purchase you’ll ever make, but it’s better to think of it as an investment piece – the type of thing you can wear into your twilight years and even pass down to sons and grandsons at a later date.

Buying Considerations

The finest trench coats have always been made from waterproof, heavy-duty cotton gabardine. Lengths vary wildly, finishing anywhere from waist to ankle; shorter guys should pick something that hits mid-thigh, while taller men should opt for something that ends at the knee or lower.

Traditionally the trench coat featured a double-breasted cut, but single-breasted is a legitimate modern-day option. A double-breasted design will likely boast up to 10 front buttons, wide lapels, a storm flap and button-close pockets. But no matter which cut you opt for, ensure that it comes with adjustable sleeves and a belted waist for a secure, form-flattering fit.

Timeless beige or khaki is a fail-safe colour choice for your trench, although military green and mid-grey are also excellent options.

Oversized Overcoat


In recent winters, insulation has gone supersized, with long puffers, padded parkas and huge sweeping overcoats offering chunky silhouettes as well as respite from the cold. The latter seems to be gaining more traction season-by-season with woollen, robe-like styles wrapping and tying men up with belts and double-breasted cuts. The references are old military great coats, lockdown dressing gowns and Richard Gere’s Armani number from American Gigolo. Quite literally a big look, but comfortable, too.

Buying Considerations

Warmth and softness are the key features here: you’re looking for a blanket that you could feasibly wear with a suit. Wool (cashmere if you have the budget) is the preferred material, while the dimensions are exaggerated in every direction. Look for a style that reaches your knees, wraps over at the front and features big collars and lapels for extra hibernation.

Borg Trucker Jacket


Cropped jackets too often come out for autumn and are packed away again for winter because they lack the warmth required for the colder months. That’s why a version lined with borg or shearling is arguably the more sensible purchase. Warm, macho and in keeping with the never-ending workwear trend, it’s a casual piece but one you could get a lot of wear from.

Buying Considerations

Whether you go borg or shearling is the main question here, and the answer will depend on your budget and which you think is the more sustainable. Colour-wise, the classic look is a mid-wash denim with an off-white lining, but also consider corduroy jackets in black or brown.

Fleece Jacket


The trend for practical outdoor gear is going nowhere and fleece jackets are evolving from sensible mid-layer to centrepiece outerwear, a tactile alternative to the puffer. It’ll do you no good in the rain but these thick, woolly cocoons offer a chunky barrier to the wind and cold, with outdoor specialists, workwear labels and Scandi brands all bringing their cold-weather expertise to the style.

Buying Considerations

As well as a shaggy pile worthy of a 70s carpet, look for practical details like zip-up pockets, elasticated cuffs and a high collar to protect your neck. Aesthetically, you can go old-school hiker with contrast breast pockets or something colourful that looks more glam rock.

If sustainability is a priority for you, look out for fleece made from recycled materials rather than virgin plastics.

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How To Have The Perfect Day For Yourself

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Do you keep pushing yourself to do more and more, and do you feel guilty when you stop? If so, you’re not alone, but you might be causing yourself some health issues. It’s far better to take some time for yourself and relax than it is to keep going, but knowing that and doing that are two different things.

The fact is that if you never take any time for yourself, you’ll burn out, and that’s going to affect your health and happiness even more. So why not take a perfect day to yourself and relax, have fun, and re-energize? It will help you more than you could know, and you’ll have a good time too. If that sounds like a great idea, here are some things you could do with your day to make it perfect. Read on to find out more.

Wake Up Early

Wake Up Early

If you want a day to relax, the idea of waking up early might sound like a bad idea when sleeping in might be something you don’t normally get to do, but if you wake up early, you can do more with your day, and you won’t feel guilty for wasting any time.

The best thing to do is to go to bed at a reasonable time the night before. In that case, it will be easier to wake up early, so plan ahead and make sure you get a good night’s sleep. Not only will you get more done, but you’ll feel healthy and energized too.

Do Something Fun

Drive a ferrari

You don’t have to do anything at all on your day off when you have your home all to yourself, but if there’s something fun that you do want to do, this is the perfect opportunity to do it. You might want to go and see a movie that none of your friends and family are interested in, or perhaps you want to go for a walk in the woods and enjoy nature in peace and quiet. Maybe you want to rent a luxury car in Montreal and go for a drive in the city, enjoying the fact that you’re doing something just for you that you’ll look back on and feel happy about in years to come.

Whether you do nothing at all or you plan a day of activities, just make sure you’re enjoying what you do and that you’re not getting overwhelmed and stressed, or the good you did by taking some time to yourself will quickly be undone again, and you’ll be back to square one.

Disconnect From Technology

Digital detox

As tempting as it might be to spend time on your day off scrolling through social media or checking emails, try to resist and do anything else instead. Social media can be fun and even good for business, but it can also be bad for people’s mental health, so disconnecting and doing other things is a much better option.

When you’re not constantly distracted by notifications and worrying about missing out on things that other people are doing, you’ll be able to enjoy the present moment much more. When you’re more mindful – which is what enjoying the present moment means – you’ll become less stressed and more relaxed, and your day off will be worthwhile.

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10 Loungewear Pieces That Will Keep You Comfortable And Stylish

The beginning of the 2020s saw people spending more time at home than ever before. The pandemic shone a spotlight on the clothes we wore while lounging around the house, and if you’re anything like us, you probably realised just how much time you spend slumped across the sofa in the same old moth-bitten sweater and gym shorts.

Lockdown is now (thankfully) well behind us, but it has left in its wake a newfound appreciation for good-quality loungewear, and an understanding that the clothes you wear behind closed doors are every bit as important as the ones that venture out of the house.

Chilling at home is an important part of a healthy, balanced lifestyle, and having some decent garments to do it in makes it all the more enjoyable. We’re talking comfy, cosy pieces that feel great to wear, but that won’t leave you looking like a complete slob when you have to nip out to the shop or greet the pizza guy at the door.

Here are the key pieces you might want to consider.

Dressing Gown/Bathrobe

There are few pleasures in life greater than swaddling yourself in a gigantic fuzzy dressing gown to drink your coffee on a lazy Sunday morning.

You can throw this thing on in the absence of clothes when you emerge from the shower. You can pop it on over your PJs while you shuffle around the kitchen eating toast. You can even spend an entire day in it, nesting on the sofa, surrounded by calorific snacks on a day off.

A good bathrobe is the perfect partner for all of these situations and more, so make sure to arm yourself with a good one in a cosy towelling fabric. Some of our favourites come from Derek Rose, Missoni Home and The White Company.

Drawstring Pants

A good pair of drawstring pants is one of our favourite style cheat codes. They allow you to enjoy the comfort and practicality of a pair of pyjama trousers or jogging bottoms while masquerading as something much smarter.

This makes them perfect for days spent around the house when it may not be appropriate to go full goblin mode, such as when WFH.

Check out the 24 Trousers from L’Estrange – one of our favourite options in this category.

Cashmere Jumper

Investment pieces aren’t usually part of the conversation when it comes to loungewear. That’s understandable. After all, who wants to pump a big chunk of their cash into something that’s never going to see the light of day?

But that’s where a cashmere jumper is different. This is one of the few pieces that can seamlessly transition from Netflix binge to formal function.

It’s comfy and cosy for lounging around, but it’s also luxurious and smart enough to team up with tailoring. And it’ll happily do everything in between those two extremes too.

Boxy Hoodie

We’re staunch advocates of the importance of a good fit, but when it comes to loungewear, you don’t necessarily want everything to be tailored to perfection. There’s a time and a place for baggy, boxy, loose-fitting clothes, and that’s when you’re chilling at home.

A heavyweight boxy hoodie is perfect for throwing on while you’re nesting at the weekend or on cold evenings after work. Go for something plain and well made so it lasts.

We always recommend Camber. It’s a USA-based brand that specialises in heavy-duty blank tees and sweats, and it’s hoodies are some of the best in the game.

House Shoes

You should always take your shoes off when you’re in the house, unless they were specifically designed not to be. ‘House shoes’ is an admittedly pretty broad term that can include anything from slippers to clogs.

They’re what you put on to schlep around the kitchen or take the bins out, and they really came into their own during lockdown.

Birkenstock has a bit of a stranglehold on this market with the Boston, but take a look at other styles like Reeboks Beatnik or The North Face’s Tent Mule too.

Heavyweight Joggers

Don’t waste your money on sub-par sweatpants. If you want them to last and be as comfortable and cosy as possible, spend the extra cash and get a proper heavyweight pair.

Not only will they stack better on top of your best sneakers far more effectively than a flimsy pair, but they’ll be much better at keeping you warm in the winter months.

Again, take a look at what Camber has to offer in this department. Otherwise, Carhartt WIP and Reigning Champ make some stylish options.

Oversized T-shirts

We’ve established why boxy hoodies are great for chilling in, and that same logic applies to tees too. Baggy T-shirts are just comfier, and that’s exactly what you want when you’re lounging around at home.

Instead of buying ones that are a few sizes too big, you could opt for some deliberately slouchy tees like the ones from Uniqlo U, which have dropped shoulders and a wide fit, but still sit at the right length for your torso.

Merino Socks

Merino is a wonder fabric that insulates amazingly, wicks moisture and dries fast. It’s also super soft and comfortable, all of which makes it a prime candidate for socks.

Buy enough pairs to rotate and never look back.

Traditional Pyjama Set

The modern loungewear landscape is dominated by sweatpants, hoodies and crew necks, but a good old set of traditional PJs is still as good an option as ever, and something well worth arming yourself with if you like to save on your heating bill in the winter months.

Some of the brands making the best versions include Derek Rose, Hamilton + Hare, Desmond & Dempsey and CDLP.

Sweat Shorts

Sweatpants are comfy, but they might be a bit too warm for the summer. That’s where you’ll want a pair of sweat shorts. These stretchy bad boys are essentially cut-off joggers.

They’re made from the same comfortable fleece-backed jersey cotton and are perfect for chilling in the warmer months.

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Discover The Latest Olsen Clothing Canada Collection -Trends and Styles

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Fashion is ever-evolving, with everyone constantly on the lookout for trendy wear. A mix of culture and modern design signifies class and style. Everyone has their unique take on what constitutes “fashion,” but most would concur that it reflects an individual’s sense of personality via their attire.

It’s reasonable to suggest that clothing has the potential to incorporate different spiritual and ethnic customs. However, finding current cuts and cultural aesthetics in one place can be like finding a needle in a haystack. Worry not, as we bring you a clothing store, Olsen Canada, with in-house designs that consist of a contemporary lookbook with a hint of elegance.

We have created a comprehensive review of the service below to look deeper into their diverse range of clothing and facilities. Let’s get right into it.

A Stylistic Analysis of Olsen Clothing Canada

Olsen Canada is an acclaimed name with their persistent style inspiration and a long line of fashion wear curated since 1995. They design apparel with expert skills, considering client tastes and distinct preferences.

European fashion inspires the 16 collections that come out every year. From lovely linens to strong statement pieces, they specialize in providing effortless looks. Everything you could need, from casual and formal, from dresses to blazers, can be found in a single accessible location.

Made with premium eco-friendly material, Olsen Clothing Canada has something for everyone. Taking into account that art is the essence of life, they have in-house designers who introduce runway-worthy cuts and colours to make you stand out in the crowd.

Maintaining a feminine vibe in their outfits, the materials they utilize for their clothing line are top-notch with a wear guarantee, making it appealing and long-lasting with comfort in place. Moreover, they have 24/7 staff to assist their customers with queries or concerns, making them reliable.


Diverse Product Line

They have everything in store, from collection-based and free-style outfits to pick and choose from. Their collections include Effortless Ease, Season Favorite, Vintage Holiday, Designer Choice, and several others.

Olsen Canada does not restrict its designs to a specific demographic; instead, they have a unique set of clothes and flattering cuts to suit any body type and age. From their capsule collection to versatile statement pieces, their apparel is one of a kind.

Quality Clothing

With an inclusive body type and style quotient, Olsen Clothing Canada makes sure to provide the highest-grade fabric. They ensure that the cloth is soft and comfortable and can be used over a longer period to offer high value for money.

Eco-Friendly Apparel

Their designers also introduced a line of high-quality clothes made of biodegradable material. This is an effort to reduce the carbon footprint and waste from landfills. Their environment-conscious efforts make them a step further than regular clothing brands.

Express Delivery

With many convenient physical store locations, customers can easily order from their online website.

  • By navigating through their intuitive UI, you can scroll through their website and skim through all their categories.
  • After selecting the items you want to buy, you can add them to your cart.
  • Here, you must provide personal information, such as name, contact, and address details, and select a payment option.
  • You will receive your order with their express delivery service in a few business days.

Accessible Customer Service Representatives

Besides having a line of premium quality clothes, their customer service is exemplary. By writing to them, you can quickly get in contact with their customer service team for any sort of questions you have. Their customer staff is informative, highly responsive, and has problem-solving abilities regarding orders.

Concluding Note

Style is individualistic and translates an individual’s personality; clothing helps portray this. Women are always looking for feminine yet classic, modern clothes that are easily accessible; Olsen Clothing Canada specializes in this. With their current designs and trendy cuts this company proves to be one of Canada’s most fashion-forward clothing lines. We hope this article was informative and helped you understand more about Olsen Clothing Canada in detail effectively.

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