While there are many of us who wish we could spend our working hours in sweats, sometimes it’s necessary to throw on a suit to make a good impression for that big meeting. And in the winter, it can be tough to stay warm in tailoring, even if you’ve got a suit made from a heavier material. Enter the topcoat: It’s a great way to add some warmth to your cold-weather look by providing a heavier outer layer, while also protecting your suit coat from the elements. (It’s also a much cleaner look than covering up with a bulky down-filled parka.)
The key to a good fit? Make sure it stops right above your knees—this will ensure it’s long enough to cover your jacket, but not so long that it’ll look like you’re wearing a cape. Below, some of our favorites of 2017/2018.