The overcoat is a simple, stylish and classy piece of outerwear that should be in every gentleman’s wardrobe. Today our friend Stefan Scheid from Germany schools us in how to pull one off properly. Along with dress boots, jeans and a sweater, Stefan’s look is straight to the point, sleek, and modern. It’s something you could wear while out and about, on a date or enjoying the nightlife. It’s fashionable but at the same time lightweight while using essential menswear pieces to create a great ensemble.
In many countries across the world, overcoats and similar designs have been worn for centuries. They were normally used for formal occasions or even apart of military uniforms. It wasn’t until the 17th century that the overcoat became a piece of apparel that was available to the average citizen. The silhouette has remained essentially unchanged over time though, featuring a long length, flared bottom, a single or double breast, and large collar.
Overcoats have the awesome ability to be worn casually or formally, however you prefer. For example with Stefan’s look, he could’ve easily thrown on a hoodie for a more streetwear driven aesthetic. The dress boots can be swapped out for low top sneakers or other boots like chukkas. Over top a suit or business casual-wear, the overcoat still looks just as stunning. In grey it’s a bit more lowkey and suits the winter season better compared to camel brown which it’s commonly made in.
What are your thoughts on Stefan’s outfit and the overcoat in general?