The coat is considered to be one of the most common types of top women's clothing, designed for the winter. It was originally created for the sole purpose of protecting the beautiful half of humanity from frost and cold. For the same reason, the production of these clothes, as a rule, used wool and other fabrics with worsted threads. A little later, the coat acquired a slightly different meaning. Its creators began to think not only about comfort and heat preservation but also about its aesthetics. In particular, it was necessary to come up with new styles that would fit with different types of figures.
Coat is considered to be the most comfortable outerwear. One of its advantages is opportunity to combine a coat practically with everything. Coat can be embellished with fur, crystals and beautiful buttons. Nowadays model range of coats has been considerably expanded and includes numerous variations. Ulster coat presents a long model made of dense twill that has a belt and detachable hood. Balmacaan is a single-breasted overcoat with short collar, raglan sleeves and hidden button panel. As a rule, it is made of rough woolen cloth and was named in honour of an estate located near Inverness, Scotland.
Burberry coat was created by Thomas Burberry, an English gentlemen`s outfitter who founded an international chain of shops. His employees developed a waterproof raincoat made of cotton gabardine. This model was produced for more than half a million men during the First World War. The British warm overcoat is a double-breasted model with peaked lapels and epaulets attached to the shoulders of a coat and brown leather buttons. Its traditional colour is taupe.
The Inverness coat is a long loose-fitting model with detachable hood. Covert is a single-breasted knee-length coat made of twill. Stylish coat is an irreplaceable attribute of every woman`s wardrobe as it is universal and suitable for evening walk around a city and business trip. Coat of modern fashion will always emphasize delicacy of style and sophistication of image. Chosen coat must not only suit woman`s figure but also harmonize with other items of wardrobe. For that reason it`s necessary to think about this issue beforehand. Your image will look complete and laconic if you choose appropriate gloves, handbag and scarf matching your coat.
Men`s coat can complement wardrobe of any style. It perfectly harmonizes with formal style – for example, classic business suit and clothes in casual style. Choice of coat for men can turn into a real problem as modern designers offer numerous variants of style, fit, fabric and colours. However, fashion industry has developed main rules of choosing men`s coat. When choosing a coat pay close attention to its length. Herewith, it`s necessary to consider your height and life style. Long coat will suit well-built and tall men. It will favourably emphasize height and figure of its owner. However, it`s necessary to take into account that flaps of coat will quickly get dirty. Length of shortened man`s coat reaches middle of thighs or can be even higher. Shortened coat can be recommended for short men, young boys (it looks as a variant for youth) and business people as it looks well in combination with a suit.
Having determined length of coat it`s necessary to choose fashion. There are not so few variants of men`s coat tailoring as many people think. The most common types of cut are single-breasted and double-breasted coat. Single-breasted coat presents unfading classics. If you are planning to acquire only one coat you`ll make the right choice if you buy such a model. Double-breasted coat is somewhat unusual but can become stylish and unordinary item of your wardrobe.