There’s never a bad time to invest in a winter coat. Seasons change, new circumstances require new styles and capsule wardrobes need their pillars. A black coat or jacket is very much a must for year round wear. Whether it’s an ankle-length single breasted style or a trusty puffer. Here’s our pick of the best black coats out there for 2024.
Best black coats for men in 2024
L'Estrange Jersey Wool Coat
L'Estrange London’s jersey wool coat is already an elegant option as it is but add to that the brand’s modular layering attachments and you’ve got both style and purpose. Made from RWS standard wool, this black coat features corozo nut buttons, hidden welt pockets and pointed lapels. At the centre back neck is an attachment for the brand’s modular shell and vest meaning versatile layering for both style and a warmer outfits. The coat also comes with one year of complimentary repair and care services, should you need them.
Wax London Condo Coat
Big coat weather needs big heroic coats. The Closed Condo coat in black wool is one such option thanks to its single breasted, long length style. As far as black coats go, it’s a biggy. The wool blend fabric is fully lined, meaning it’s snug during colder months and it’s got a nice boxy silhouette that’ll go nicely above casual trousers and sweats looks or when the time calls for it, over tailoring. Corozo nut buttons come as standard. We’re really here for coats that come down to the shin.
Mackintosh Black Bonded Cotton 3/4 Coat
Scottish coat lords Mackintosh are still one of the greatest coat-making brands out there. Years of craft and expertise go into each garment and the Oxford black bonded cotton three quarter length is no different. A fresh take on the most iconic Mackintosh style, this black coat is entirely handmade in the United Kingdom using waterproof bonded cotton in a classic silhouette. All of the practical features of the original design remain, with modernised features including a throat latch, underarm eyelets and an adjustable inner tab to attach an insulated layer for extra warmth.
Private White V.C. Melton Motor Trench
Private White V.C.’s premium quality made in England (on the banks of the River Irwell in Salford, to be precise) garments are the sort of thing that will last you for a very long time indeed. The designs are also timeless, the Melton Motor Trench being a prime example. Inspired by a despatch rider’s coat, hence the angled chest pocket, the Melton is a double-breasted trench with oversized wing collar and lapels. Two external cargo pockets sit at the waist, with beautiful detailing all over, from self-fabric storm flaps to gunmetal D-rings on the belt. We don’t often use the term, but as far as black coats go, it’s pretty badass.
Rains Puffer Jacket
A solid, waterproof winter jacket is an essential in this day and age. Rains are a trusted brand when it comes to keeping dry, so a collection of puffers from them makes total sense. The Alta ticks all of the boxes if you want a black coat for facing the elements. Built with featherless chamber technology, and optimised for both waterproofing and breathability, the seams are welded ultrasonically to ensure comfort in any weather. Fleece-lined welt side pockets, concealed ribbed storm cuffs and an internal chest pocket are handy, as is the drawstring insulated hood.
NN07 x Throwing Fits Julius Jacket
Get a fit off with the help of this NN.07 Throwing Fits collab jacket. NN.07 are all about well-made smart casual pieces with personality, Throwing Fits are all about building a modern personal style with an eye on quality and individuality. A match made in fashion heaven. This black coat thus makes total sense. Cut from a soft knitted blend that keeps with the shapely boxiness of the jacket, this is a true versatile hero piece that looks great with the collection’s melange jumper and tweed trousers, but also almost anything else in your wardrobe.
Ami Shearling Collar Jacket
Expect to see a lot of shearling coats and collars this year. They’re due a return, but the latest aviation-based Band of Brothers series is likely to propel back into the fashion zeitgeist. Coats don’t come any warmer and sexier than when they’re boasting shearling. Everyone loves AMI’s cool, minimalist aesthetic and this jacket is one such garment embodies the brand’s ethos. This black coat is crafted from 100% virgin premium wool with a zip closure, ribbed trims and two side pockets. Up top there’s the all important shearling collar. One for a warm casual look with jeans and sneakers.
Patagonia Retro Pile Jacket
Thank the rise of gorpcore for fleece jackets transitioning from dog-walking duties to streetwear staples. If you’re going to invest, Patagonia is one of the best brands to go with owing to their sustainability and culture credentials. This retro pile jacket is a black coat nod to the brand’s illustrious heritage with a vintage-inspired, old school mountain trek look. Made from recycled double-lining shearling, it offers ultimate softness and warmth with a zip down the front and mesh pockets. Super comfortable and super practical but now with a newfound fashion clout down the pub.
Carhartt WIP Barrow Liner
You’ve got your big winter coat, double or single breasted, for smart and casual. You’ve got your waterproof puffer for practical style facing the elements. You still need that transitional black coat for when it gets warmer, with a casual spirit to it that’ll do you for being out and about. The Carhartt WIP Barrow Liner is that very jacket. Diamond quilted and made from recycled materials, it’s fastened with buttons down the front and features a handy kangaroo pocket. It’s for throwing over a t-shirt and trousers for everyday casual wear and it’ll also do good as a layer piece when the cold comes around again.
Norse Projects Pasmo Ripstop Hooded Down Jacket
There will be some of you out there that like the idea of a puffer jacket but aren’t keen on that exaggerated Michelin man look. The Norse Projects Pasmo ripstop hooded jacket is a nice alternative for those people. Sleek, minimalist design joins forces with a robust black ripstop outer, padded with a warm blend of down and feathers to keep you warm when you need it most. It’s boxy enough to wear atop other layers for extra warmth and has a black coat aeshetic that isn’t overly technical, making it a more versatile option for dressing up or down.
Arket Long Down Puffer Jacket
Last but not least, Arket’s puffer coat. A no nonsense, elongated quilted puffer that goes down to the mid thigh, offering exceptional protection and warmth. The length actually gives a formal feel, and it’ll go well with business casual looks for dry, cold days. Down and feather-filled for warmth and comfort, it features a hood, two-way zip and snap button welted pockets for keeping essentials on hand.