The trusty mac coat has been an outerwear staple in many a stylish man's wardrobe since it was invented by Charles Mackintosh in the 1820s. Originally designed for British gentlemen whose days were spent partaking in outdoor pursuits like horse riding, shooting and fishing, it was crafted from innovative rubberised cotton and quickly became popular for its sturdy construction and water-resistant properties.
Today, while the typical hobbies of the modern man may have evolved somewhat since those early days, the mac endures as the ultimate cool weather companion – ideal for accompanying its wearer through the tricky in-between seasons. Offering the elegance of a classic trench coat but with a cleaner, less fussy silhouette, it's easy to wear and ultra-versatile. Throw yours on over just about anything – from sweatpants and sneakers to a sharp suit and loafers.
From the classic to the cutting-edge, these are the men's mac coats that we're lusting after at the moment.
London-based label L'Estrange specialises in minimalist menswear staples that transcend trends and seasons. This all-weather men's mac coat does just that. Crafted from organic cotton and recycled nylon, it's lightweight enough to be worn year-round. Throw it over a tee and jeans in the warmer months or layer it over a cosy jumper in autumn and winter.
The appropriately-named Danish label Rains remains our go-to for stylish yet functional wet weather gear. We love the simple, minimalist styling of the brand's classic Men's Rain Mac. Cut from Rains' signature waterproof and windproof PU fabric, this rain jacket features ultrasonically welded seams for ultimate protection against the elements. It's lightweight enough to carry with you at all times.
It doesn't get more classic than this. ASKET's navy car coat is designed in line with the Swedish brand's dedication to producing understated staples that will stand the test of time. The simple design and durable construction means it will see you through years of year. Perfect for everyday wear, or up the ante with tailored trousers and an Oxford shirt for an effortless business-casual look.
Made in Portugal from durable organic cotton and smooth Tencel lining, ISTO.'s Car Coat is built to last. The sleek silhouette and classic mac coat collar lend it a timeless elegance, cementing it as a fail-safe go-to for year-round wear.
Percival's waterproof mac coat is a trans-seasonal staple that you'll reach for time and again – all year round. It's lightweight enough to throw on over another jacket, but the bonded lining lends it just the right amount of strength. The autumnal tan hue lends itself perfectly to pairing with rich chocolate, navy and ochre colours. Try layering it over a corduroy worker jacket for an interesting textural contrast.
German brand Closed has created a multi-functional outerwear wardrobe hero that ticks all our boxes: it's water-repellent, features multiple spacious pockets and – best of all – super stylish. The relaxed fit enables easy layering. Team it with selvedge denim jeans and chunky boots for a contemporary take on classic utilitarian styling.
Named after the inventor of the mac, Mackintosh is one of the world's most renowned coat makers. Its Oxford style, is a classic three-quarter length coat that's perfect for everyday wear. It's designed to last a lifetime, having been meticulously made in Scotland in accordance with centuries-old craftsmanship techniques.
This oversized mac from AMI Paris is as functional as it is fashionable, boasting robust cotton polyester gabardine construction, thermofused seams and a back vent for air circulation. Wear it with tailored trousers and leather sneakers for an effortless take on smart casual.
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