If your father, brother, son or husband has a birthday coming up and you are wondering what to buy him, why not make it a coat? Men’s winter coats come in a lot of different styles, so it really is not hard to find one that the person you are buying for will like.
To give you some inspiration, I have taken a look at what is available in the shops and put together this brief post. Below are the four styles I liked the best, along with my suggestion of what type of man they are likely to be the most suitable for.
For 2017, the Parka is a big trend. This classic style of coat has never completely gone out of fashion. However, this year, there is definitely a better choice than there has been for a while.
It is especially interesting to see the iconic snorkel parka coming back. The fact that the hood can be zipped right up and is edged with fur means it is an especially good option for men who have no choice but to spend time outside in cold weather.
If you are looking for something a bit more lightweight that will look just as good worn with a pair of jeans as it does with chinos or other trousers, the bomber jacket is a good choice. This jacket´s simple styling means that it will appeal to older relatives as well as the younger men in your family.
Quilted coats and jackets are extremely warm, especially if they are made from down. They are great for wearing to a football match, walking the dog or standing at a station, waiting for the train to work. Any man that does any of these activities regularly is likely to use their quilted coat virtually every day.
If you are buying for a younger man they will likely prefer the hooded versions. For older relatives, plainer collarless style quilted jackets are probably a better choice.
There is a growing range of coats available that are designed to be multi-purpose, for example, 3in 1 jackets. These can be worn as a gilet, fleece or a multi-layered coat. Their versatility means that they are likely to be worn practically every day.
Remember to keep the receipt when buying expensive gifts
Provided you pay attention to the way the person you are buying for dresses and look for something that fits in with their sense of style, the coat you buy will make a welcome gift. However, you have to be realistic and realise it still may need to be exchanged. Therefore, it is wise to keep the receipt and buy from a retailer who offers a good returns policy. This article explains what you need to know about returning unwanted gifts. It is worth reading it before you buy. That way you can do everything you can to make exchanging the item as easy as possible, should it be necessary.
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