Where Function Meets Finesse
The coat is always the masterpiece of modern style, it is one of the first garments to catch the gaze of friends and strangers and can either make or break a look. Functional finesse should be the mantra on your mind when it comes to choosing solid outerwear. A good coat will keep you warm and dry in a way that won’t infringe on personal style. From the chunky winter knit to the spring mac, the summer lightweight jacket and the sharp fit blazer; these are the styles that never grow old.
A Brief History of Coats and Jackets
Since the dawn of time, the coat has always been one of the most important garments a person could own. Indeed, before the birth of modern comforts, a good coat could have been the difference between life and death. While the first men may have worn animal skins, it was the middle ages that saw the jerkin come into fashion and the short tunic sported by the working man. As we rolled into the upper classes, the single-breasted look that could button up high became a favorite for those country sporting events. Even later, silk lapeled blazers became the fashion fad that lasted at lavish dinner parties. Now, in our modern era, we have gathered all the touchstones of trend and utility and created the modern coat.
How to Find Your Key Style Coat
Look bold as brass in a bomber, button up in suave sports style, say yes to slick anti-rain macs, and make that lightweight summer style work in harmony with your wardrobe; selecting a key style coat means steering clear of passing fads and opting for fine-tuned timeless elegance.
Making a Seasonal Selection
Whether days are short and cold or long and soaked in sunlight, seasonality should always come into consideration when choosing a coat or jacket. Every guy needs a good winter coat – something spun in wool or soft and cozy in plaid to keep the chill away. A wool coat can be worn with a classy shirt and pants for office work but will also fit perfectly with casual outings. A summer jacket should be lightweight just in case you need to shrug it off your shoulders. A waterproof material keeps you protected from short showery bursts and you want something that is going to look equally good slung over a white tee and jeans, casual enough to carry your leisurewear, and cosmopolitan enough to suit a more formal look. The coach jacket is a perfect example of this, blurring the lines between sporty and sophisticated.
Picking The Perfect Color
Winter warmers come in darker hues but summer and mid-styles can bring softer shades and nuances to your wardrobe. A spring or summer coat is best selected in aesthetically pleasing creams, beiges or other lighter colors that will keep you infused with style from the end of winter to the start of fall.
How to Wear For Every Occasion
Lightweight lighter toned summer jackets look swish when married with jeans, a tee and classy sneakers for those super casual Sundays out in the park. For the lightweight style rain jacket you can even slip over linen shorts for those days on the beach when the breeze picks up. On cooler days you can even add a hooded sweatshirt in with the mix to keep things stylish and street. In winter, turn to heavier outercoats twilled from wool or opt for a soft spun fitted blazer for a more formal finish. The blazer always looks great when teamed with dark jeans or chic chinos and leather shoes or beautiful brogues.
Eden Park; A Quality Finish to Every Look
At Eden Park we love our outerwear. We know that whether standing out in the sports field, cheering on the sidelines, or slipping through the city streets, that you want a coat or jacket to carry you in sublime style. We kickstart the summer vibes with lightweight waterproof and bomber style jackets that keep you dressed to impress without compromising casual cool. Cotton twill, rugby and sporting inspired touches, and a range of pockets to keep everything within reach ensure that you stay cool and dry whatever the weather. Those little hints of Eden Park style always pay homage to elegant French flair with the embroidered pink bow tie logo, slight striped motifs, and contrasting tones on the collar.