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16 Overcoat Do's & Don'ts - Gentleman's Gazette

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Never commit an overcoat faux pas again! - https://gentl.mn/overcoat-dos-donts OTHER GUIDES MENTIONED: 1. Boots 101 - https://gentl.mn/2jXyUKC 2. The Most Overrated Color in Menswear: Black - https://gentl.mn/2At79zS 3. Duffle Coat Guide - https://gentl.mn/2AsBgHO 4. The Fedora Hat Guide - https://gentl.mn/2j8BOeF 5. Homburg Hat - https://gentl.mn/2AtCClE 6. How A Suit Should Fit - https://gentl.mn/2j4xUDJ 7. Is It Worth It? The Burberry Trench Coat - https://gentl.mn/2CoQBdM 8. Sleeve Length Guide - https://gentl.mn/2kvXxgU SHOP THE VIDEO: 1. Reversible Scarf in Burgundy Red and Blue - https://gentl.mn/2o6zQRJ 2. Edelweiss Boutonniere - https://gentl.mn/2BjDyga 3. Petrol Blue Men's Gloves - https://gentl.mn/2CeGM1X 1. Don't just buy the same black boring overcoat that every other man out there has. Black, in my opinion, is quite overrated especially for overcoats because it shows every little hair and dust speck and you just blend in. 2. Do look for longer overcoats. By that, I mean something that covers your knee because you stay warmer that way and traditionally, it's a very classic look that won't go out of style anytime soon. 3. Do opt for hundred percent natural materials in overcoats. Unfortunately, even expensive overcoats these days are often blended because it makes the fabric less expensive and thus more affordable or increases the profit margins of the manufacturer. While polyester nylon fibers can make a garment more durable, they're not as insulating as natural fibers such as cashmere, or wool, or alpaca, and because of that, I'd stay clear of them. 4. Don't buy an overcoat with a zipper. Yes, you can see them in ski jackets and functional jackets but an overcoat is a classic garment that is stylish and as such, you'd go with buttons. 5. Opt for a double-breasted one. Yes, it's true that single-breasted coats are the norm out there but double breasted ones make you stand out from the crowd and on top of that, they keep you warmer because they have two layers of fabric on top of each other. 6. Don't forget the Hat. An overcoat is great to be worn with a hat because it keeps you warmer and because it's a classic garment, it is stylish, a hat always works well together. 7. Do wear a boutonniere or a pocket square with your overcoat. 8. Don't buy an overcoat that is too large and baggy because it makes you look unattractive. First of all, determine how you want to wear your overcoat. If you do want to wear a jacket underneath, make sure you have enough room in your overcoat. 9. Do look for striking yet classic details. No, I don't want you to wear bright orange reflective overcoats, however, I urge you to consider maybe an interesting weave in the fabric such as on this one here, where you can see, it consists out of gray, black, and blue, and because of that, it's super versatile because I can wear with all kinds of suits in those colors. 10. Don't buy overcoats that combine the styles of different overcoats because they will look dated very quickly. 11. Don't be afraid to invest a little money in a good-quality overcoat because it's something that will last you longer than a suit most of the time and you also have to buy fewer of them. 12. Do consider vintage overcoats. Personally, I love vintage overcoats because they have heavier fabrics that drape really really well and on top of that, they have interesting color combinations such as the coat I'm wearing here right now, in fact, most of the overcoats in my collection are vintage. 13. Don't mix an overcoat with casual attire. If you want to wear your sweatpants, maybe go with a quilted jacket or a hoodie and leave the overcoat at home. 14. Do look for heavy fabrics in an overcoat because they're much more forgiving, they don't show wrinkles as easily, and they'll keep you warm. 15. Don't show any cuff on an overcoat. With regular suit jackets or sport coats, most men want to show a little bit of their shirt cuff. With an overcoat, that's not the case, you want it to reach all the way down to the beginning of your thumb. 16. Do look for the little button in the vent area because when it's very windy, you can just close it and stay warmer that way. BONUS: If you wear an overcoat, try to add classic accessories such as a scarf or gloves. #overcoatsformen #mensovercoats #notsponsored --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Want to stay updated? Sign up here for free: https://gentl.mn/2yq51He Want to see more videos? Subscribe to our channel! https://www.youtube.com/user/thegentlemansgazette --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gentleman's Gazette https://gentl.mn/2j4V1hH Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gentlemansgazette FREE EBOOK: https://gentl.mn/2yq51He
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Text Comments (407)
Raptorgaming (1 day ago)
Please don’t grow a neck beard
Hey Day (5 days ago)
He thinks he is in 90s
DJ CollegeBOI (6 days ago)
Even if its not snowing,can I still wear an overcoat or should I settle for a peacoat?
Basit Mohammad (8 days ago)
If you follow all his “rules” you’re gonna look like a joker.
SoloTieFan#1 (9 days ago)
do you half to be attractive? because I just wear these clothes for fun
Rob Moss (10 days ago)
How dare to insult Poirot! He is the greatest gentlemen dresser ever. And what's wrong with dressing in the 80's-90's period? I guess that's a no no unlike dressing like your from the 20'-30's, cough cough. People, dress how you want to look. NOT how some guy who thinks he's a dapper dresser (Some of your suits are horrendous and very ill fitting by the way!) . Wear whatever makes you happy. Not what some person thinks is right or wrong.
Christopher Asgian (10 days ago)
yeahhhh.... all good tips but fedoras are awful
Yashar Kheirolah Khani (12 days ago)
Great content as always
vassos Georgio (12 days ago)
sven you are very biased in every way -i must admit your a dapper dresser but times have changed fashion has changed
The one that looks like bear skin is great!
Boondockabillies (13 days ago)
Please provide a link to the fur lined, rubber soled boots, thank you.
Roger (14 days ago)
You look like a cucklord
sjpavur (14 days ago)
Sven, I have become absolutely addicted to watching your videos! I am a middle aged man, who is a medical professional, and thought that I knew the basics of being a gentleman. Upon watching your videos, however, I now realize that I don’t know hardly anything! 😉
Pepperoni Playboy (14 days ago)
When you watch Kingsman once...
Donald Trump (14 days ago)
You’re not elegant, you’re old 🤢
Colin Tidwell (16 days ago)
Amount of completely miss leading textile information this guy gives out drives me nuts. I’ve worked in the textile and outdoor clothing industries, polyester is often added because it’s stronger and longer lasting than wool. And that’s only one of the bs claims he makes here
Jose Ferman (17 days ago)
How do you tie that scarf that way with your overcoat.
Fernando Montes (17 days ago)
Skip this guide and just buy a Duster. You, Jabronies...
Space Fish (17 days ago)
I'm allergic to wool, probably alpaca too (most furry/hairy animals actually). Any advice for natural warm fabrics not made from animal hair?
Greenevvo (17 days ago)
Don't mind if I *paint an overcoat* and *wear it with dad sneakers.*
Fabian Medina (18 days ago)
Where are most of those overcoats from I love all of them and really would love to get one
bimmerTEK (3 days ago)
+Fabian Medina both had classic colors at knee length or past it. both online stores sold out quick,.I guessed too many men are watching Rafael. My local club Monaco has a navy top coat and double breasted, that's why I'm looking at top coat videos.
Fabian Medina (3 days ago)
bimmerTEK what they have none of these overcoats
bimmerTEK (3 days ago)
Club Monaco and Jcrew just had them on sale last week. They sold quickly
Alex Chu (21 days ago)
Do you get style inspiration from the Penguin? Jk. Love your stuff
Nacherel Jesus (21 days ago)
Long Overcoats are the BEST, ankle length is preferred, sometimes I have my coats even reach to and drag on the ground...
What's your long camel coat with gold buttons, I love it.
Mike W (22 days ago)
Are you off to a fancy dress party?
1 bad ombre (22 days ago)
Today I found an Italian tan corduroy overcoat at the thrift store for $8 fits PERFECTLY!
Mark Morash (23 days ago)
I liked your coats. I have one I got in the late 80s and I still get compliments on it. Black and grey herringbone. I've worn it enough the lining and pockets have been replaced. When you talk about warmth and say a cashmere wool isn't warm enough and synthetic fabrics aren't warm enough it makes me wonder how much time you spend outside in cold weather. I have an old cashmere sweater that has some moth holes, but if I wear a long sleeve wicking shirt the sweater and my New Balance running jacket, well, I ran a 5k in -8 degrees F. I think you should do a section on fur coats for men, well, maybe not, but if you want to stay warm, fur seems to be the best insulator. It doesn't get that cold around here.
QiHeng Qian (25 days ago)
what kind of gas grenade that hides in coats?
The Roman (26 days ago)
What color is good for someone who wears a lot of blue jeans, and navy blue/khaki chinos.
Mr Shax (26 days ago)
Although stylish; the look is certainly anachronistic.
roger8654 (26 days ago)
I love black over coats. They look real nice with brown chukka booths or black leather chelseas
jordan young (27 days ago)
This night was born in the wrong era
xenoxols (27 days ago)
What is your opinion on cowboy hats?
Derrick Knoff (27 days ago)
Are you supposed to get overcoats tailored? Like a suit jacket?
Fidel Cashflow (27 days ago)
You got some good tips and all, but you got one thing wrong. A black leather trench will never not look good, lol.
James Sarvan (28 days ago)
I seriously can't find a single overcoat that is 100% natural materials here in Sweden, and I have looked a LOT. Can you maybe recommend some website where I could buy it? From the US or UK?
Ernest Caballero (29 days ago)
How often do you wash a wool over coat coat?
jihoon han (30 days ago)
Very affordable!! I don't understand English perfectly but the script and enough video made me follow the flow enough. thanks.
OnTelevision (1 month ago)
Great video, thanks again for your details and expertise.
DL Lambert (1 month ago)
I liked the NBC/The Office, Dwight Shutte military surplus over coat. 👍 He wore it on location a few times. It had a blue-grey color. It looked Warsaw Pact or East Germany style... I owned a surplus olive-tan French Army officer trench coat... It was great. I had it for 25+ years.
Connor Webb (1 month ago)
You just look like you're cosplaying a character from Boardwalk Empire
Jacob Härmestad (1 month ago)
I wonder what his weapon of choice would be to stay concealed in the coat
Kolin Martz (1 month ago)
No. A leather overcoat doesn’t make you look like you’re from the 80s it makes you look like from the 40s... cough cough.
色散DISPERSION (1 day ago)
Waffen-SS
nakul johri (1 month ago)
I've noticed one thing which is common in each of your videos is that you always fold the last one or two inches of your trousers, be it in a semi formal or a formal wear such as a suit. My question is that why not just get that folded end cut of and sewn. Will folding the trousers look fine or should we get them shortened and sewn
kingratt82 (1 month ago)
This guy looks like a Prohibition Era gangster. Capone would be proud.
kgatelyjr (1 month ago)
What are your thoughts on Persian wool Ambassador hats
usynn stradler (1 month ago)
which kind of overcoat are you wearing? i didn't quite catch what you said
Victor Mendez (1 month ago)
5 dollars on a flea market!? Nice find Sven!
Pyramid Eye (1 month ago)
“Because that would make you look like you’re in the 80s or 90s” also “Go vintage”.
Brian Curry (1 month ago)
No, a boutonniere is not stylish for a modern man. If you want to wear very old fashions, fine, but it's misleading imo to people just getting into mens modern fashion.
Unknown Nigga (1 month ago)
You dress like an old man
Saleh Hashmi (1 month ago)
lastly, if u wanna look shorter than u actually are wear an overcoat. 😂
John M (1 month ago)
A fedora? Lol calm down Al Capone.
Jürgen Stoll (1 month ago)
Thank you for this wonderful overview. I love wearing stylish hats, but in very cold climate I've a serious problem with my ears. Once got frostbite during military service nearly 30 years ago I still can't stand freezing cold weather. A beanie works, but has no style. Do you have a good idea for a stylish but functional (warm) headdress? Best greetings from Hamburg, Germany.
Frederik Vad (1 month ago)
You should really learn how to button a overcoat before trying to tell people how they should be worn
Jorge Daniel (1 month ago)
There's nothing inheretingly wrong about weraing a more modern look of a classic item, and saying it will look odd in a few years is riddiculous. For instance, suits. If you buy a suit today, that looks like a suit from even 30 years ago, it will look outdated and weird. The tips you give here just won't work for a young man, and even for an older man, if you are the average joe, wearing these clothes on an average day will just come off as pretentious. Specially the part of the long, double brested overcoat with a fedora, that is way too much.
digggert (1 month ago)
normal people be like: It would be pretty nice to have an overcoat but they're kinda too expensive so let's not get one. mr. gazette be like: 16 things you gotta PAY ATTENTION TO when owning one. lol.
georges bejue (1 month ago)
I like the way you wear your scarf. How is that style called?
Douglas Johnston (1 month ago)
Absolutely love the tan overcoat. Where's it from?
Alexander Rivera (1 month ago)
There should be 12, and that's to never let you wear an overcoat ever.
dibidabua (1 month ago)
Duude, the coat you´re wearing is cool af
Daniel Cullen (1 month ago)
I don't see why leather trench coats are bad. they've been around for quite some time (long before the 80s) and are still pretty cool looking
Bob Mob (1 month ago)
That five dollar coat is lovely
Lustra Guy (1 month ago)
Ok but what katana should I use?
Jim N (1 month ago)
Cashmere overcoats are amazing for dress occasions!
Anthony Mayn (1 month ago)
Hey there just wondering if you got an Instagram and if I could dm you thru there. I bought a overcoat 44r, I’m 5 5 fits good on me I tried it on with a hoodie tho but the sleeves are a tad bit long. I think an inch , inch a 1/4 hem on the sleeves would fix it but idk just looking for advice. I usually wear a 42s for a slim blazzers and coats but I tried on the 42r at the store before the 44r and it felt a little tight.
Gabriel Mikhail 2020 (1 month ago)
My trench coat is 100 % wool. And it's very heavy and warm!
Gabriel Mikhail 2020 (1 month ago)
I ABSOLUTELY ENJOYED THIS VIDEO!!!!!
Alexander Leiker (2 months ago)
I think the length of your overcoat depends on your height and body shape. I'm 5'7" and an overcoat longer than my knees just shortens my whole appearance tremendously. Therefore, I go for shorter coats, that don't go over my knees. It just looks 100 times better and still keeps me warm.
Nathan McCollough (2 months ago)
This guys got serious swagger.
Annihilator (2 months ago)
Honestly I really like how the tenth doctor dresses. I love his suits and his coat is amazing.
Deanna T (2 months ago)
Straight pimpin in that fur coat. I like it I like the herringbone most though
Cine Circuit (2 months ago)
6:28 That Dutch Van Der Linde coat is so sleek!
MOGAR22 (2 months ago)
you're a gentleman and a scholar
Nicholas Mendez (2 months ago)
So should I avoid a full leather overcoat
Cooper Bitner (2 months ago)
A fellow Minnesotan! Cheers! Love your channel btw :)
LOADING (2 months ago)
Why dose he not look good in anything he puts on his body. He just look strange, trying to be something he is not.
Aquins Varghese (2 months ago)
So I'm supposed to take fashion advice from this inspector gadget looking dude?
Rodrigo Galvão (2 months ago)
Or you can move to a warmer place and save tons of money on coats :)
Aitor Navarro (2 months ago)
In the topic of cold weather wear, can you give us tips on what type of footwear goes well with suits and overcoats and help fight off the elements? Cold and snow?
Big Chip On My Shoulder (2 months ago)
Surely one of the most annoying voices on Y-T. Each to their own but for a younger chap you do give the impression of being a crusty, old before his time, out of touch Quentin Crisp wannabe. Just sayin ...
Andrew Magee (2 months ago)
What’s your opinion on wearing an ushanka with an overcoat?
Sean Gavin (2 months ago)
Where are you from originally?
Scott Golimowski (2 months ago)
How to dress like a tacky nerd!!
Scott Golimowski (2 months ago)
Al Capone wants his coat back. How many different colors are you going to wear?? This is 2020 not 1920!!
Brandon (2 months ago)
Ikr all he's missing is the Tommy Gun
Fabian Medina (2 months ago)
Where did you buy those overcoats
Danil Miller (2 months ago)
i always come here to have a laugh yikes
Hayley Howard (2 months ago)
Am I the only woman who watches this because it's interesting?
SeaJayBelfast (2 months ago)
This is how school shooters dressed in the 20's
Kjca (25 days ago)
“Ehhhh seee”
theSollundForYou (2 months ago)
The beige overcoat makes you look like a rich kid who want's to be cool by selling illegal stuff
youlan1234567 (2 months ago)
Godfather approved
Calcifer Pendragon (2 months ago)
I think I'm good without the hat
Martin Møgelbjerg (2 months ago)
As I were watching this video I just looked out the window and this guy broke every "rule" you just mentioned. He was wearing a very nice, knee long, grey, overcoat paired with a sports cap, Adidas sweatpants, white sneakers and some kind of black shirt with a tall neck and zipper in the front. This kind of look is for some reason very normal and I see it all the time around Copenhagen. It's kind of like watching a kid who playes dress-up, combing it's own wardrobe with his or hers parents.
That last black overcoat looked really great! What is it Made of?
KjetilK (2 months ago)
The problem with fedoras these days is that it has become a symbol of reddit dweebs.
MisterDomin0 (2 months ago)
Big Coat, bigger ears!
Jake Ehlebracht (2 months ago)
I would like to know what's the difference between a trench coat and a overcoat
Milen Markov (2 months ago)
Dear Sven, great video. I don't always agree with the advice you give, but this time, you nailed it! I learned a lot. Thank you!
Res Art (2 months ago)
I wonder if the guys that film him in the snow all wear stuff like him or they just dress normal
What is normal?
ndubstar (1 month ago)
they are all in jeans and hoodies. no hat, because they are too cool for hats.
Res Art (2 months ago)
Idk whats wrong with him speaking but i thing he inhales while he talks instead of exhale

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