Why we’re dreaming of cold weather

It’s safe to say that a) summer is officially over, and b) we’re all rather upset about it. However, I can also confidently say that the single largest saving grace for the chill in the air is what you and every other fashion lover guessed: Fall coats. They are *the* wardrobe staple for this time of year, whether their purpose is to serve us functionally or decoratively. Handler André puts it best as “outerwear that’s an extension of our personal style, instead of just armour against a stiff breeze.”

From traditional classics to straight-up showstoppers, Shira and André have selected their men’s and women’s favourites from this season. Try and stop yourself from drooling, I dare you.

Trenchcoats

The Classic

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& Other Stories (www.stories.com)

Shira: The updated cut of this coat makes it much more interesting and on trend than your average trench, while still being a classic that is guaranteed to last. Not to mention it will suit any age group.

The Trendsetter

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Tibi (www.tibi.com)

Shira: The color and details of this coat are so remarkably on trend, with the trench cut making it incredibly versatile. You can dress it down with a camel cashmere sweater and denim during the day, or up with a silk black slip at night.

Plaids

The Oversized

Men's Valentino
Valentino F/W’17

André: If it’s your first time playing with proportions, there’s no easier way to do it than adjusting the scale of a classic print on a shape you already know and love.

The Tartan

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PS by Paul Smith

André: If brighter hues aren’t to your taste, you can add a bit more visual interest to your outerwear by going with a familiar hue, like navy, that slowly reveals itself to be the stunning, tonal tartan that it is.

Standouts

The Shearling

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Whistles (www.whistles.com)

Shira: A bit of a heavier choice, this gorgeous coat’s textures are cool but not over the top, and the colour is more updated than the traditional black winter coat most of us throw on every chilly fall morning.

The Patchwork

Thom Browne
Thom Browne (www.thombrowne.com)

André: Transitioning another summer staple like a patchwork madras into fall/winter with warm weaves in cooler tones. It remains neutral and classic in its dove grey palette, and will pay for itself in compliments* from those close enough to admire the intricacies.

*Still waiting for this to become an accepted form of currency

The Risk Taker

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Études (etudes-studio.com)

André: Stop laughing at me. This robe-style coat falls directly on the trend paradigm of pajama dressing. While it may not be for everybody, the generous cut and fluidity of the garment promises to be forgiving to those who try it on, and this particular colour way promises to embolden them as well. If you consider yourself a risk taker, let someone think it about you on sight!

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