Men’s styles have changed a lot over the last few years, and some of the biggest changes have been in men’s winter wear. The best coats of 2015 all combine great looks with breathable, functional material and simple yet elegant style. When shopping for winter gear, the best approach is to layer your clothes, and many of 2015’s best styles let you zip your inner jacket inside your coat, so that your clothes are protected from wet weather. Whatever your taste in jackets may be, you have a lot to choose from in this season’s line of men’s fashion.
1. Columbia Men’s Steens Mountain Front-Zip Fleece Jacket
This simple, timeless front-zip jacket from Columbia is made from a soft, comfortable fleece and comes in a huge selection of colors. Taking care of fleece is easy, because you can simply put it in the washing machine and be done with it. The front zipper goes all the way to the collar, and you can unzip it part of the way to control how warm you are, whether you’re indoors or outside in the cold.
2. Columbia Sportswear Men’s Whirlibird Interchange Jacket
This athletic coat from Columbia features a detachable storm hood that lets you cover your head if it starts raining unexpectedly. It has an inner jacket that zips up inside the outer coat, and the whole ensemble comes in many different styles and colors so that you can always match it to suit your taste. The outer material is made from weather-resistant polyester, so wearing it is truly functional and useful for sports fans and athletes who spend a lot of time outdoors.
3. Chouyatou Men’s Vintage Stand Collar Pu Leather Jacket
This cool, stylish faux leather jacket has a classic flip-up collar with a buckle belt, and it zips up the front to keep you warm on chilly winter nights. It has a timeless and elegant European design, and it comes in several colors and shades to give you a choice between dark and light styles. Since it’s made from faux leather, it’s ethical for both vegans and environmentalists, and the material of the jacket and liner is high-quality and durable.
4. The North Face Men’s Resolve Jacket
The North Face is known for making appealing, trendy apparel, and the Resolve jacket is one of the reasons why. It comes in nearly 30 different styles and has a warm, padded inner liner that zips up inside the protective outer coat. The design has a classic, understated look that will appeal to men with all different types of taste, from business executives to athletes to the truly style-conscious.
5. Tom’s Ware Men’s Stylish Fashion Classic Wool Double Breasted Pea Coat
This waste-length overcoat made by Tom’s Ware features a double-breasted front with big buttons that keep your coat flaps from blowing in the wind. The classic pea coat look is a fashion staple, and while the vintage look is always in style, it had a bit of a renaissance in 2015. This well-cut version of the pea coat comes in an assortment of colors that match anyone’s wardrobe, and it’s appropriate for any casual or moderately formal occasion.
6. 32Degrees Weatherproof Men’s Packable Down Puffer Jacket
The puffer jacket has been a fun, cool style for decades for a reason: it’s appealing to the eye and, best of all, keeps you warm in winter. This offering from 32Degrees is completely weatherproof, so you can look good while getting pummeled by rain, snow and sleet. It’s filled with soft down and folds up conveniently to fit in a suitcase for easy traveling.
7. Match Men’s Wool Classic Pea Coat Winter Coat
The pea coat was so popular in 2015 that quite a few companies offered a version of it, and this offering from Match is a perfect take on the classic, vintage men’s style that has been trendy so often lately. It comes in quite a few colors, including some non-traditional plaid and tartan fabric patterns that give it an updated look. The short, flipped up collar has a modern, understated style that complements any outfit.
8. The North Face Men’s Apex Bionic Windproof Jacket
The North Face is a company that has mastered the art of functional, weather-resistant men’s fashion, and the Apex Bionic windproof jacket is a perfect example of what makes this company so popular year after year. This simple, always-appropriate style comes in a huge selection of colors, and it has an interesting vertical zip-up pocket on the left breast. You can wear this jacket in any type of cold, drizzly, rainy weather without fear of getting your clothes soaked.
9. Charles River Apparel Men’s New Englander Waterproof Rain Jacket
For men who like fashion that can be worn year after year, Charles River makes a great weatherproof rain jacket with a large, zip-up hood that keeps you completely dry in the rain, sleet or snow. This comfortable, casual style is great for everyday use and makes a great addition to any man’s wardrobe. The inner lining is a lightweight, breathable nylon mesh and lets you stay comfortable in any weather.
10. Columbia Men’s Fast Trek II Front-Zip Fleece Jacket
One of the common themes of men’s winter wear in 2015 is the simple, timeless, understated fleece jacket, and Columbia has created another classic jacket with the Fast Trek II this season. It comes in quite a few colors, from bright blue to muted gray, so you can wear it with any of the clothes you already own.