Help me find a classic men's winter coat
January 21, 2013 9:12 AM Subscribe
I'm a man in my late-30s and want a winter coat that's less Urban Outfitters, more classic and grown-up. Help?
Even though I've never shopped at UO, I feel like that general "alt-lite" style has been part of my wardrobe for much too long. In past winters, I've usually had puffy coats that look like a little trendy, or like sleeping bags, or have big furry hoods like I'm in a early-2000s Brit rock band. I guess all of these have gotten consciously less okay with me as I'm closer to 40...
If I was taller and broader, some variation of a peacoat might look ok, but I'm average height and quite slim. Also, many peacoats have a corporate/politico Washington DC kind of look for me, which isn't right...
(Sorry this winter coat thread seems so judgment-loaded, I'm just trying to be specific.)
One more wrinkle is that I pretty much only wear black or charcoal pants and want a non-black coat to offset that so I don't look too grim reaper-y either.
Anyway, I still want something that is at least a tiny bit hip or interesting, but not shiny, not puffy, not trying to make me look young. Maybe something wool or maybe herringbone? (I barely know what I'm talking about)