Let’s face it – despite the much-discussed vagaries of the British weather, it’s not often that you need to put on a ‘proper’ coat. Perhaps that’s why mens jackets are so popular the length and breadth of the UK. They’re certainly versatile – and they come in all shapes and sizes to suit all weathers, and all occasions.
What’s the difference between a coat and a jacket?
For many people, there’s no difference whatsoever – whether you call it a coat or a jacket, it’s worn to keep out the cold or wet – or both.
As experts in coats and jackets for men and coats, we’d like to offer the following simple distinction: a coat is longer than a jacket. Mens jackets tend to sit on or near the waist, while coats fall lower, covering the legs too.
Why choose a jacket over a coat?
There’s no denying that a coat offers greater coverage than a jacket. But if you’re not facing the ravages of a severe winter, there are many reasons why jackets can be much more versatile, practical and wearable than a big coat:
Lightweight: even our warmest and most weatherproof jackets for men have a great warmth-to-weight ratio. This means you get plenty of cosy warmth, without being weighed down. For example, check out our Men’s Squall® Lightweight Jackets and Men’s Midweight Fleece Jackets.
Packable: many of our mens jackets can be packed away easily when they’re not in use – either into a separate pouch or into one of their own pockets. There’s often a handy drawstring or zip included too. See our Men’s Packable Waterproof Jackets and Men’s PrimaLoft Packable Hooded Jackets.
In-car: when you’re behind the wheel, the last thing you need is a long, padded coat flapping around your knees! A jacket keeps your top half nice and warm, without restricting your movement – a must for comfortable, safe driving.
Stylish: most of our jackets for men are designed with weatherproofing in mind, but we don’t stint on style. Our weather-beating Squall jacket range comes with neat design features – including feature waterproof zip pockets, rubber logo labels, and subtle reflective trims. And for the ultimate in classic styling, check out our Men’s Harrington Jackets and Men’s Four Pocket Biker Jackets.
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