With fall pretty much here and temperatures dropping slowly but surely, your fashion choices can, yet again, make or break your sartorial status this season. Coast to coast, the Great Canadian Winter obliges: outerwear is the key, with jackets being an obvious necessity.
Summer breezes turn into wind chill, icy rain starts to relentlessly fall and you can just smell winter in the increasingly nippy air – all things that could happen at any given moment at this point – so what type of jacket is one to get?
With the type unreliable weather Canadian winters are so famous for, more than enough styles of coats can fit the bill: trench, pea coat, bridge, topcoat, parkas, windbreakers, military & telemark jackets, snorkel, toggle, and last but not least the classic leather biker jackets.
With an option available for just about anything the elements and daily social situations may throw your way, variety and choice are not going to be an issue.
For rainy days, opt to protect yourself with a parka, windbreaker or biker jacket. However, when temperatures fall below 50 degrees, you’re better off keeping warm with a pea coat, toggle or snorkel. Especially when the weather is frigid and brutal.
With a little luck, you’ll happen upon warmer conditions sometimes too. When temperatures outside are cool but still too warm for a bulky coat, military and telemark jackets, light trench and topcoats are ideal.
Keep all this in mind when you’re trying to pick out the next addition to your winter wardrobe, and you’re sure to get off on the right foot with the upcoming chilly season. For some visual cues to set you on your way, check out a few dope styles and brands we’ve rounded up for you below.