Men’s military coat
Men’s military coat, as the name suggests, refers to warfare. It was worn by officers and senior military officials during official meetings with military diplomats and on so-called military occasions. Everyone who has watched the cult movie Inglourious Basterds certainly noticed how elegantly the Wehrmacht officer “after working hours” was dressed. Many elements of men’s wardrobe were taken from the war. Such coats have been in fashion for over 150 years now! However, it was German soldiers who perfected this type of coat. Look at my other article with different types of coats here: http://christophermakowski.com/en/fashion-en/2-mens-coats/
Characteristics of a military coat
Men’s military coat is distinguished by the following features:
- It is long and reaches at least to the knee or half calf
- It is made of high quality material, wool or leather
- Usually it has a liner or is insulated
- It is always double-breasted
- Fastened with buttons, never with a zipper
- It has flaps on the shoulders
- Dragon (cross waistband at the back of the coat)
- Back fly (Split at the back, bottom part)
How to wear men’s military coat?
Look at my coat! It’s perfect because it was designed by a famous taylor Baldessarini, a former apprentice of Hugo Boss. My coat is long and reaches my knees.A typical men’s military coat should fit well in the arms. It is an absolute mistake to buy too large coats. I am size 54 and 192cm( 6’3 inch ). If your coat hangs on you, you’ll look awkward and unattractive. High boots go well with the coat. Avoid boots with zippers cause they look inelegant. Such a coat does not belong to the formal style, but is worn rather for an elegant occasion. Wear elegant turtlenecks and jackets with it. Avoid sweatshirts and tracksuits. Look in the mirror as the whole set looks like. Remember the 3 colour rule, otherwise you will look motley. I just created an unconventional combination: G-Star military trousers, Benetton green turtleneck and long Giorgio 1958 lace-up boots. I admit that the colour combination was a challenge because the coat was an unusual colour of pale khaki and grey. Very unusual colour, difficult to combine because you have to break it with something more vivid. Dressed like that, you won’t certainly look like an average man in the city. Coats like this can sometimes be bought for really little money. I managed to do so and you can also catch a knock – off price this .