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Everything you need to know about overcoats 

everything you need to know about Overcoats. It’s that time of the year when we dust off outerwear and get ready for chillier days.

Whatever your style, a trusted jumper, jacket, and a coat are a must. Overcoats are sometimes overlooked as capsule wardrobe items.

An overcoat is a classic piece of clothing that’s somewhat fallen to the wayside of fashion, but it’s high time we brought it back. In the ever-evolving world of fashion, some classics never fade away, and overcoats are a testament to timeless style and craftsmanship.

Read on for everything you need to know about overcoats, and some cool FAQs with Tatyana Kozhevnikova of Artefact London Bespoke Tailoring.

Single-Breasted Overcoats 

A single-breasted overcoat is a classic and versatile style that will be flattering to a wide range of body types.

Easy to wear, it adapts to all occasions, and yes, that includes everyday. With a modern and minimalist aesthetic, a single-breasted overcoat is the outerwear piece your wardrobe needs this season.

Double-Breasted Overcoats

If you’re looking for something a little extra in the style department, a double-breasted overcoat may be the answer. This isn’t exactly a casual piece of clothing, but a double-breasted overcoat is perfect for formal and elegant occasions.

Providing extra warmth with overlapping front panels, this is a bold and statement-making outerwear option that will most definitely turn heads.

While everyone can wear a double-breasted overcoat, they are particularly flattering on taller people.

Colours, lengths, and other considerations 

Black Overcoats

You can’t go wrong with a black overcoat. It’ll adapt to all occasions and is a classic for a reason. It creates a polished and elegant look.

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Charcoal Grey Overcoat

Charcoal grey is great for business & casual occasions. Neutral & very adaptable to various outfits.

Offers a touch of colour while remaining conservative. Navy blue is a safe “colour” option that complements every skin tone.

Camel / Brown Overcoats

Camel overcoats are the stylish and relaxed ones of the bunch. If you want something that’ll stand out while remaining casual, this may be the option for you.

Choose a darker camel town or go brown if you want to pair it with a business suit.

Overcoat Lengths

From knee-length to full-length, overcoats have a lot of variations. Mid-thigh is a versatile option that will see you through business meetings and a relaxed night out on the town, while three-quarter is a more formal option that will keep you warm no matter what the weather throws at you.

Full-length overcoats are the most formal and while they offer the most coverage and warmth, they may not be the most adapted to everyday life. Ideal for black-tie events, they’ll ensure you stay stylish and cosy in very cold weather.

Bespoke Overcoat is the way to go 

When going bespoke your overcoat will be custom-made to your exact measurements, ensuring perfect fit and ease of movements.

A bespoke overcoat can be personalised just like a bespoke suit: choose the cloth, colour, double or single breasted, pocket shape, linings, buttons and other details. Making a fully individualised garment reflecting your style.

A bespoke overcoat will be handcrafted by skilled tailors with high-quality materials and construction to last. You can be sure your overcoat will see through the years and ensure longevity.

FAQs – Tatyana Kozhevnikova of Artefact London Bespoke Tailoring

What’s the difference between a single-breasted and double-breasted overcoat?

“Single-breasted overcoats have a clean and versatile design with a single row of buttons down the front, while double-breasted overcoats feature overlapping front panels and often have two parallel rows of buttons, creating a more formal and elegant appearance.”

Which overcoat length is best for everyday wear?

“Knee-length and mid-thigh overcoats are versatile and suitable for everyday wear, offering a balance between style and practicality.”

Can I Wear a Full-Length Overcoat Casually, or Is It Strictly Formal?

“While full-length overcoats are often associated with formal attire, they can be styled more casually with the right outfit. Pair them with jeans and a sweater for a balanced, smart-casual look.”

How Can I Maintain and Care for My Bespoke Overcoat to Ensure Longevity?

“To extend the life of your bespoke overcoat, store it on a well-shaped hanger to maintain its form. Have it professionally dry cleaned before putting it away after winter. Store it in a breathable garment bag in a cool, dry place. Avoid hanging it in direct sunlight or damp areas to prevent damage.

“Avoid hanging it by the collar alone, as this can cause distortion. Regularly brushing the collar and lapels can also help.”

What Fabrics Are Best for Warmth and Comfort in Overcoats?

“Fabrics like wool, cashmere, and camel hair are known for their warmth and comfort. Wool is particularly versatile and suitable for various temperatures, while cashmere and camel hair offer luxurious warmth. Choose heavier cloths if you prefer a warmer overcoat. Go for a longer cut to add to the warmth.”

What’s the Difference Between an Overcoat and a Topcoat?

“An overcoat is typically longer and heavier, designed for added warmth during colder months. A topcoat is shorter, lighter, and suitable for milder temperatures or layering over a suit.”

Can I Wear a Bespoke Overcoat in the Rain or Snow?

“Overcoats are typically made of wool & cashmere; these fabrics are not made for heavy rain or snow. You can make them more weather-resistant by choosing water-repellent fabrics.”

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