The 10 Best Men’s Overcoats For 2024
— 2 July 2024

The 10 Best Men’s Overcoats For 2024

— 2 July 2024
Randy Lai
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Randy Lai

Now that winter has well and truly descended, it’s high time we supplemented our coverage of all things stylish with a guide dedicated to men’s overcoats.

Building on the work of our peacoat and puffer jacket product guides, we run through an assortment of our favourite cold weather coating — all handpicked by the editorial team at Boss Hunting.

From cropped technical pieces to great big double-breasted numbers with mafioso energy, these are all the overcoats worth investing in this year.

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Layer Up With The Best Men’s Winter Overcoats For 2024

Madewell Double-Breasted Topcoat

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DETAILS

  • ‘Insuluxe’ fabric blend
  • Italian fabric
  • Regular fit
  • 6×2 button stance

Now that Madewell ships directly to Australia, we have the pleasure of introducing BH readers to this well-priced fixture of the American sportswear scene.

The brand’s double-breasted top coat (currently on sale) takes the classic formula and imbues it with a modern twist. Meaning? A rock-solid bit of outerwear that you’ll want to wear with denim and your best sneaker alternative as much as the classic suit & tie getup.

Crafted from Italian-milled fabric, in Madewell’s signature ‘Insuluxe’ blend, this men’s overcoat is arguably one of the best contenders for its price tag: living up to investment piece status with its generous length and range of practical details.


Suitsupply Taupe Herringbone Belted Overcoat

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DETAILS

  • Wool-cashmere
  • Rogna fabric
  • Raglan sleeves
  • Inverted box pleat

Between double-breasted numbers in Casentino wool and cotton trenches, there’s pretty much an overcoat for everybody by Suitsupply — the Dutch menswear operation with over 150 stores globally.

For years, the brand has trafficked in classic winter coats that represent excellent value, but it’s the belted overcoat — a more recent, vintage-inspired style — that has held our attention.

Also available in a rustic gunclub check, we personally prefer the variation cut with a taupe wool-cashmere (produced by the family-owned mill, Rogna).

Throw in a few sporty details, such as the box-pleated back and raglan sleeves, and you’ve got a garment that pulls effortless double duty on weekends.


Uniqlo x JW Anderson Trench Coat

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DETAILS

  • 100% cotton twill
  • Water-repellent finish
  • Detachable belt at waist
  • Padded interior for additional warmth

If you’ve regularly consulted any of our style-related buying guides, chances are you’ll be familiar with Uniqlo. The behemoth of the Japanese high street makes a range of unfussy and well-crafted men’s coats, but for something with unique charm, we recommend gazing beyond the core collection.

The label’s ongoing collab with Irish designer J.W. Anderson is a fantastic place to begin: as demonstrated in this checkered trench coat.

Recalling great British outerwear designs of the 20th century, a lot of thought has gone into the design — a marvel considering the sub-$100 pricing. The coat’s rear vent can be secured with a hook-and-eye closure; the exterior has been treated for a water-repelling finish; and, best of all, the internals are sewn with an extra-warm quilted lining. Ingenious.


Private White V.C. Deluxe Belted Overcoat

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DETAILS

  • 2-ply wool
  • Woven in Scotland
  • 0.25″ collar top-stitching
  • Made in Manchester, England

Easily one of the two best-made men’s overcoats to grace our list (with a price tag to match) if you only plan on investing in a single bit of outerwear this winter, let it be this one.

Cut, stitched, and made in British heritage label Private White V.C.’s own Manchester factory, a lot of the charm in this (fittingly named) ‘Deluxe’ overcoat will only become apparent once you’ve got the garment on. At a glance, a heavy-duty navy coat, cut with a long belted silhouette, a closer inspection reveals the Deluxe’s many considered details.

The jacket’s sleeves are inset by hand, the collar can be folded up to be worn in a “half-moon” style, and the flapped patch pockets are lined with brushed cotton. (Because odds are, if you’ve got your hands shoved deep inside your pockets, the goal is thermal insulation.)


M.J. Bale ‘Oberon’ Coat

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DETAILS

  • 100% wool
  • Deconstructed shoulder
  • Functional button cuffs
  • Part of M.J. Bale’s ‘Acqua’ range

This season, M.J. Bale — the well-known Sydney clothier — has opted for a classic bit of carcoat-inspired outerwear. Decorated in a steely blue shade (that will work fantastically alongside the typical office colours of navy and grey), the ‘Oberon’ embodies the Bale philosophy of crafting durable, year-round menswear: the kind capable of transitioning from boardroom to bar.

Cut in a highly functional single-breasted style, this men’s overcoat obviously looks the business layered over tailoring; yet it’s also a charming addition to most casual outfits in the Fall.

As part of Bale’s ‘Acqua’ line, it has been treated with a performance finish that makes it resistant to water, oil, and stains — brunch doesn’t stand a chance.


The Anthology Polo Coat In Camelhair

DETAILS

  • Pure camelhair
  • Fully hand-padded
  • Handsewn buttonholes
  • 6×2 button stance

No style of overcoat straddles the divide between sportswear and formal tailoring quite so elegantly as the polo coat. A favourite of everybody ranging from Ralph Lauren to Richard Gere (notably, in the actor’s American Gigolo era) its sporting origins have ensured it stays relevant well into the 20th century.

This version, made by the sharply dressed team at The Anthology, approximates the feel of a bespoke polo coat — at a fraction of the price. Admittedly, three grand is still quite a hefty sum to pay for a men’s overcoat, but once you dive into the details, the final price tag makes a lot of sense.

For instance: the camelhair cloth that the brand has opted to use clocks in at a very robust 23oz (i.e. 650g) and is woven by Standeven. Offering unparalleled warmth and a handle similar to cashmere, the particular shade of this fabric also makes it ideal for casual dressing.

Importantly, the design of this polo’s fronts enables the lapels to be folded flat beneath the wearer’s chin. So whether you’re between games of tennis or airport terminals, you’ll definitely stay warm.


P. Johnson ‘Oyster’ Nylon Oxford Raglan Coat

DETAILS

  • Natural-dye nylon oxford cloth
  • Vegan suede detailing
  • Raglan shoulder
  • ‘Generous’ fit

Somewhere between a duster and a balmacaan, the ‘Oyster’ is homegrown label P. Johnson’s ultimate trans-seasonal layer. Also available in navy, this is an infinitely superior alternative to your run-of-the-mill raincoat: utilising the same water and wind-resistant nylon from which the brand’s technical jackets are made.

Many of the piece’s worn extremities (e.g. the collar) are made using vegan suede, adding some well-placed accents to the otherwise largely neutral colour palette.

The jacket’s robust, oxford-woven fabric is designed to patinate over time. We imagine that the end result, a few years down the track, will look fantastic: in tandem with the raglan shoulder and relaxed, easygoing fit.


Percival Waterproof Auxiliary ‘Sherlock’

DETAILS

  • PU-backed Italian cotton
  • Cropped trench style
  • Made in Portugal
  • Waterproof

This forest-y number from Percival is part of the British casualwear label’s best-selling ‘Auxiliary’ line, emphasising ease of use and “a very reasonable price per wear”.

Less of a men’s winter overcoat, and more of a transitional layer, the Auxiliary is nonetheless a solid addition to any Australian wardrobe. The coat’s exterior is made with a bonded cotton fabric, ensuring excellent protection against wind and drizzling weather.

The green over ‘cinnamon’ brown palette is a classic stylistic choice, but one smaller detail that we really like is the large internal pocket. Sewn with a dash of Percival branding, it is secured using a zipper/popper fastening — perfect for your wallet, keys, or even a small hip flask.


Rodd & Gunn ‘Murchison’ Coat

DETAILS

  • Lining made with recycled plastic bottles
  • 75% wool, 25% polyamide
  • Genuine Corozo buttons
  • Woolmark-certified

Cut in a dark autumnal shade of green, the ‘Murchison’ exemplifies Rodd & Gunn’s commitment to quality clothing with classic good looks. Designed, clearly, with the brand’s Kiwi heritage in mind, this cropped overcoat style is rugged enough to be worn on brisk morning strolls — so, city streets and commuter trains should give you no trouble.

Crafted from a wool-blend fabric made using merino fleece, there’s a lot of emphasis here on nailing the small details.

The collar is cut with a high enough buttoning stance that it can be used to shield your neck from inclement weather; while the covered placket and angled welt pockets make this a comfortable garment to spend a lot of time in, between town and country.


Farage ‘Cavallary’ Twill Coat

DETAILS

  • 100% virgin wool
  • Welted ticket pocket
  • Designed to be layered
  • Made in Portugal

This elegant navy overcoat from local “contemporary tailoring” specialist Farage is as timeless as they come. Cut in a single-breasted silhouette, the ‘Cavallary’ (which we can only assume has been misspelled for humourous effect) features a notch lapel; single-button closure; and discreetly tailored pockets.

Crafted for the label in Portugal, this is the sort of classic topcoat style you’ll want to wear with everything. The rich navy hue complements traditional office attire, yet is also extremely flattering when contrasted with tonal knitwear.

Cut just above the knee, it’s also a practical choice if you spend a lot of time hopping in and out of vehicles — all without compromising on warmth.


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Randy Lai
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Following 6 years in the trenches covering consumer luxury across East Asia, Randy joins Boss Hunting as the team's Commercial Editor. His work has been featured in A Collected Man, M.J. Bale, Soho Home, and the BurdaLuxury portfolio of lifestyle media titles. An ardent watch enthusiast, boozehound and sometimes-menswear dork, drop Randy a line at [email protected].

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