As much of the Northern hemisphere finds itself in the grip of a persistently unpleasant winter, we thought it might be a good time to point out some excellent options for short-length warmth.
Shorter coats allow for freedom of movement and a more casual appearance while still providing the warmth and style you need on colder days. From the classic pea coat to tactically inspired fleece, the modern overcoat to a timeless equestrian quilted jacket, shorter options add a degree of flexibility to your wardrobe.
A fitted fleece jacket that hits at the waist is casual by design and imparts a tactical, rugged, and functional aspect to your look. It’s definitely a casual piece that pairs well with jeans and informal khakis. This TAD jacket, redesigned in 2015, is made from the heaviest weight Polartec®, WindPro fabric available and treated with durable water repellent. The Ranger Hoodie will block four times more wind than a traditional fleece.
The quilted riding coat is a classic traditional wardrobe staple that blends elegant practicality with stylish flexibility. As a piece of outerwear, this version from HonourMark works well with dressy corporate casual wear by imparting a sense of landed gentry style. At the same time, the historically functional aspect of the garment, as an insulating layer for gentlemanly outdoor activities, lends a sense of purposelessness that speaks to today’s focus on heritage and authentic design.
This classic business travel coat is a go-to overcoat that pairs equally well with a suit or jeans and a sweater. The button out lining ensures three-season functionality and the mid-thigh length fully covers a suit or sport coat. Sanyo Shokai is a Japanese label that in 2013 launched a fully integrated U.S. presence. Made in America with a Japanese attention to detail and quality.
The pea coat is a longtime preppy staple and classic example of civilians adopting military wares in the best of ways. The pea coat, with its distinctive flair, double-breasted closure, and large, protective lapels, was born in the U.S. Navy and finds a perennial home in many menswear collections.