Choices await one looking for a top coat this fall.
First, one has to decide if a full length or 3/4 length is preferred. The former is typically 48″ long and may be single or double breasted.
Another choice is collar type. The above topcoats feature a “notch” on the single breasted and a “peak” on the double breasted.
Another very popular style is the “bal collar” shown below. It’s benefit is that it buttons to the top and provides a little more warmth.
Finally, this season’s most popular style is the 3/4 length top coat or “car coat”. This coat is typically 40″ long or approximately 8″ longer than one’s suit jacket.
The above car coat is perfect with a pair of jeans as above or over a business suit. This style is Fall 2011’s # 1 fashion style.
The #1 color remains black. Camel as shown in DB above or vicuna (darker camel) offer interesting alternatives to one who wants to try something a little different. The car coat above is a beautiful char-brown, which seems to be “go-to” fashion color this season as well. Add a small herringbone pattern to a char-brown for a unique option.
Christopher’ s Custom offer custom topcoats in a wide range of fabrics that can be tailored to your specific style preferences. We can specify the exact coat length, collar style, pocket treatment, etc.
Vinnie Rua- Founder, Christopher’s Custom