Your tan is fading and your office is full, which means that dark and dreary days are coming soon. To shield yourself from the elements this autumn, turn to the people who know dark and dreary best: the British. Here, five classic fall coats, courtesy of our funny-talking friends from across the pond.
The Bomber Jacket
Channel the sporty, stylish spirit of Wimbledon legend (and sweatband inventor) Fred Perry with this microfiber jacket (pictured above), which has a handsome grey-and-blue trim on the collars and waist. $185 at Harry Rosen.
Can you put a price on perfection? Yes. It’s about two grand, and it comes in the form of a beige Burberry trench coat – double-breasted, belted waist and cuffs, epaulettes. It gets no better. From $1795 at Burberry.
The Oilcloth Jacket
When J. Crew designed a waxed cotton jacket, they sourced their fabrics in Rochdale, UK, where the family-run British Millerain Co. has been making the world’s best oiled and waxed fabrics since 1880. US $198 at J. Crew.
The Quilted Vest
Sometimes the warmest coat isn’t a coat at all; it’s a vest. Wear this quilted number from Barbour as a layer for a long day of hunting fowl, or on its own for a night of bar-hopping. $140 at Jonathan + Olivia.
The Toggle Coat
Paul Smith’s elephant grey wool-blend duffle coat is a hearty classic, complete with an easy-to-fasten collar, perfect for the chilliest of late-autumn evenings. $950 at Holt Renfrew.