It’s no wonder that wool is a must-have in any winter seasonal wardrobe. We’ve been rocking different takes on woollens since time immemorial – or rather, ever since our ancestors managed to figure out how to shear a sheep. It makes sense, too, since it’s a naturally insulating and moisture-wicking material.
A kind of Dickensian dignity hovers around wool, particularly when it comes to winter coats. Perhaps this comes from vintage jackets from the boomer generation, or old Hollywood, or even Jackie O, whose brightly toned woollen-wear was always a cut above the rest. There’s a romanticism to wool, and its soft textures underpin a decidedly warm, yet sophisticated look.
For evergreen winter outerwear, there is not much that can outdo a woollen coat. Take a look and pick your favorite from this line-up.
Acne Studios Dalio Wool-Flannel Coat
In a word, smooth. The unfussy, clean lines of this coat, paired with a jet black finish and simple, barely-there, center back seam gives this a quality of stealth wealth, without any pretense. Made from wool-flannel, this is a classic from the Acne Studios house and an investment piece worth considering as your next winter winner.
Fear Of God Eternal Cotton and Wool-Blend Twill Coat
Trust (ironic, we know) Fear of God to make a coat that is simple, elegant but with a slightly modern twist. We’re digging the sharp collar and the dropped shoulder cut. Just about edgy enough to wear to your next invite-only event.
Séfr Wool-Blend Coat
There’s a hint of Bridgerton with this mohair-infused wool coat that Sefr designed with an element of timelessness in mind. The soft brown shade, oversize button detail and knee-skimming length are doing wonders for a jacket that could have your name on it.
Dries Van Noten Woven Coat
This is giving your wealthy, elderly granddad in his Sunday best. The coat is immaculate, made from a heavy-set textile – a mix of mohair, wool and alpaca – for a sumptuously, extravagantly luxurious textural experience. Can we also just say, there is a cute back vent and flap pockets to really exaggerate the grandpa aesthetic. We’re totally living for it.
The Frankie Shop Curtis Oversized Wool-Blend Coat
The Frankie Shop likes its oversized coats, and this one is no exception. Here we have a solid gray winter woollen with lapels the size of your arm. Paired with quadruple pockets, this is an elegant mister with a nice, slightly flowing fall.
Stoffa Belted Herringbone Wool Coat
This is a coat with a few things to say. First, it tells you that it comes from the wardrobe of Chuck Bass, an Upper East Side socialite with way too much time on his hands. You can almost see him fidgeting with the belted sleeve with double buttons, as he prepares to stir the pot. The Herringbone wool has a heritage feel to it, and this is all neatly tied in in a bow – at the waist, that is.
Loewe Leather-Trimmed Printed Wool, Cashmere and Silk-Blend Chore Jacket
Loewe does whimsical fancy to a T. This looks like something from the Mad-Hatter’s tea party, featuring a cartoon mushroom pattern over a striking red background. The leather oversize pocket creates a nice accent to this sweet treat of a coat.
Balmain Officer Double-Breasted Wool Coat
As the name implies, this one’s made for the formal lovers among you. Double-breasted, a generous helping of large gold buttons, embossed with lions, no less, and a high collar give this a kind of military precision. Balmain douses us with its signature elegance, all in a neat package that cuts just at the hip.
Saman Amel Double-Breasted Cashmere Coat
This is a grown-up coat. Like something from the closet of New Girl’s Fancyman, or Dermot Mulroney irl. That strikingly soft camel cashmere will do wonders for your wardrobe.
Fear Of God Eternal Oversized Double-Breasted Melton Wool Coat
This has the colour of a creamy oatmilk latte, and it moves like it too. Rich and strikingly simple, with a single-button closure, this jacket screams Asap Rocky on a night out.