Once considered a mere basic to be worn solely over a suit or tailored clothing, the topcoat has been reinvented through unique fabrications and slender cuts, removing any staid connotations the practical (and fashionable) piece of outerwear once had.
This season, we especially love the idea of dressing down the tailored piece and allowing it to do double duty: still wear it with your suit, but consider it for the weekend with a great sweater, black jean and Chelsea boot for a contemporary look. Our personal favorite is the Neel jacket from Hugo Boss, seen here in a textured, dense woven wool blend with subtle patterning that gives this jacket versatile edge.
Lux details like a leather undercollar, piped flap pockets and a streamlined single vent opening make this jacket an ideal piece for the fashion conscious man (and what a wonderful holiday gift for the fashion conscious man).
Available at Raggs, $725. Monday-Friday, 10-7 & Sunday 12-5