Fashion Blast: Winter/Spring Coats

Sitting, going through the various GQ magazines I have collected, I came across a bunch of coats that I like. Now I am going to tell you that I am biased because, although I like coats, I don’t like wearing them. The 5 best that I’ve seen and would wear will appear below. I have 2 choices for heavier coats. The other 3 are for the end of winter/spring. Starting w/ Kenneth Cole, I seen these two peacoats and fell in love with them.

This first one is Wool Peacoat w/ Bib by Kenneth Cole. Black, sleek, very business casual. $275.00 at

This handsome wool peacoat gives you added protection with an interior zippered bib and mock-turtleneck collar. Wear it to bring classic style and warmth to any outfit.

  • 3/4-length button-front peacoat with zippered bib
  • Ribbed mock-turtleneck collar on bib
  • Buckle straps on exterior notched collar
  • Two flap pockets at waist
  • Two slanted slit pockets at breast
  • One interior slit pockets
  • One interior pen pocket
  • Imported

This is the Double Breasted Peacoat by Kenneth Cole. Another business casual coat. Also a good everyday coat. $159.50 at

A classic design gets a modern update with this double-breasted peacoat. The notched collar, back vent and slit pockets offer traditional elements, while the gray lightweight cotton evokes a faded-denim feel for a street-smart look.

  • Kenneth Cole Reaction double-breasted button-front peacoat
  • notched collar
  • two slit pockets at hip
  • one interior pocket
  • subtle darting at back for fit
  • back vent
  • body: 100% cotton
  • body lining: 100% cotton
  • sleeve lining: 100% polyester
  • machine wash/dry
  • imported

*Both descriptions above taken from

My favorite out of the 5, worn here by J. Cole for his GQ shoot in the November 2010 issue, this is the Bomber Jacket by Bally. A bit pricy. Very sleek, very sexy. Who doesn’t like a good black leather jacket? $2,895.00 – check it out here with the other bomber jackets J. Cole wore at

Run, don’t walk, to your favorite style franchise and put down some cash for a black leather bomber jacket. This jacket has just the right bones: It was popularized by fighter pilots during World War II and given the Army-Navy specification number A-2. The 2011 version is all-black (ditch the Indiana Jones brown!) with just enough military details to keep the macho mojo going. Wear it in all the ways hip-hop head-turner J. Cole does here—and keep it on inside the club to drop a bomb on the competition.
*Taken from

Really nice, navy blue color (Blue is my favorite color). Enough pocket room. Nice arm length. Looks sturdy. This is the Jantares jacket by Diesel. $350.00 at

Gabardine, Buttoned cuffs, Multipockets, Two internal jacket pockets, Snap-button, zipper, Drawstring waist, Unlined, Appliqué, Logo details, Flashes. Composition  50% Cotton, 50% Polyester

Lastly, the jacket for the rainy days, but only because it has a hood, The Lunatic by Diesel. Love the front zipper and the way the collar/lapels fan out. Nice arm length. $750.00 at

Textured leather, Hooded neckline, Two pockets, Zip closure, Lined interior, Logo details.
Composition 100% Sheep skin

*Both descriptions above taken from

It would be that the one I like most is the most pricey one. I do really like the Diesel jackets though. Anyway, like what you see, go buy one.



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