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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 (469)
Black Dot (1 day ago)
Your gloves looks lit
Z Chowdhury (7 days ago)
How do I keep my ears warm when it's really cold but I wanna dress up and don't want to wear any hoodie.
spencer karrington (9 days ago)
Can you please let me know about a fur lapel?
Julian2Sounds (16 days ago)
Carlos Ek (25 days ago)
Skip the hat. You'll look like a neckbeard.
sem nomes (25 days ago)
Thats so pure luxury so fine
Yoshi J (27 days ago)
I would never say your trousers look bad, but would´nt a _little_ more slim trousers fit better?
Camil Sommerhalder (1 month ago)
4:13 ehhhh if u buy a fitting overcoat uuu still look unatractive
Meester Man (1 month ago)
Theres no stylish thing here. You're living a century ago. Live in the present not the past.
Harshveer Poonia (1 month ago)
What year is this?
osx holunman (1 month ago)
the video is overexposed 1 stop, you need to bring down the brightness to be broadcastable
PoopShipDestroy3r (1 month ago)
Don't wear it with a stained Sailor Moon T-shirt, jeans and a Wal-mart fedora.
Gibus Gang (2 days ago)
i like to wear it with an mlp shirt that's xxl because it's very form fitting on me crocs because i hate anything else and i even added a chain on my kingdom hearts wallet
Mustafa (1 month ago)
how to look in the wrong decade
Sabrinita Life (1 month ago)
I wish they made a video like this fir women
nice (1 month ago)
Imagine wearing an outfit like this in 2019
JorgeJavier Laborde (1 month ago)
What do you think of full fur coat? Should I buy it? And if so how should I wear it?
Leo (1 month ago)
And that's how mafia works
Dave B (1 month ago)
Did you take a time machine from 1926 and somehow figure out YouTube and whatnot?
Liam Banning (1 month ago)
So do I have to be stuck in the 20's in order to look classy? Tool.
Doctor Fun (1 month ago)
6:45 oh god I love that tweed overcoat probably gonna ask magnoli clothiers to make one that’s similar to that
M W (1 month ago)
The hat looks horrible the fit is way to big to much colors never wear more then 2 colors you really shouldnt give advice bcs you look like you where teleported from the 20s and looks like you try way way to much doesnt look natural at all looks like you going to a 20.s party and not a stylish one tf is this
M W (1 month ago)
Hey you forgot No 1 Rule very very importent: Dont look like you where teleported from the 20.s !!
IDKBOB TA (2 months ago)
If you have a longer overcoat how will we see your thiccc thighs?
Alexander Lagos (2 months ago)
That’s how mafia works.
Norman Wandsworth (2 months ago)
What accent is that? 😱
Don Camacho (2 months ago)
Thanks for this! I finally got myself a vintage fur collared double breasted overcoat which is going to be useful for my winter work commute. Any tips on a casual outwear with a cleaner profile than down jacket?
Enrique Lopez (2 months ago)
Would red be too flashy/excessive, I just personally like red on a coat
Conon Barrett (2 months ago)
I personally like the Peaky Blinders look, and have six quality overcoats in different colours and styles!
Lobster the Mobster (2 months ago)
Thank you very helpful for me I like to look like gangsters i just like the style (I'm not making fun of you I take your advice all the time)
Brett Thorndike (2 months ago)
Being 5'5 , I prefer having length just above knees instead of below knees ...😀
Brett Thorndike (2 months ago)
The black, Gray & blue is a nice versatile color....very helpful video😀
James Borg (2 months ago)
Wearing an overcoat in the snow? Doesn't it damage the overcoat if it gets wet?
Moe Javaheri (2 months ago)
Thanks for the guide!
Mohit Chopra (2 months ago)
No Patina 😟
IvanIV05 (2 months ago)
I like that fur-like coat the best, what brand is it?
Shmitted (2 months ago)
Jawanna Man (2 months ago)
Why would I listen to some jabroni with horrible style?
delmoralgarcia (2 months ago)
Hey Sven, where did you get that herringbone overcoat? It's amazing...
Government Official (2 months ago)
Why am I hear maby it's because I'm an Italian American!
TGR 2 (2 months ago)
He walks in the park, as he knows well that the raid on the other side of town is going well. There are many campaigns going around to repeal prohibition, however; we see no end in sight. The mobs still rule Chicago, and he is the biggest of them all.
Leftnut 7602 (2 months ago)
how to look like my deceased great grandfather in 16 steps
SaiintBrisson (2 months ago)
Unfortunately overcoats are expensive, I wish I could by one of those
AZ Battle School (2 months ago)
I like a higher leaner (not skinny) notch or peak lapel. Those wide lapels remind me of an ill fitting suit from the 80. With that said style is subjective and usually formed based on our body type. I do appreciate the Gentlemens gazette!! The ones you say will look dated quickly I actually like best! Haha
Lauri Lehto (2 months ago)
Try to count how many times he readjusts his gloves.
MatthewJBD (2 months ago)
I almost always wear a flat cap. Unfortunately, Fedoras make me look like an arse hole
Raptorgaming (2 months ago)
Please don’t grow a neck beard
Hey Day (2 months ago)
He thinks he is in 90s
DJ CollegeBOI (3 months ago)
Even if its not snowing,can I still wear an overcoat or should I settle for a peacoat?
Basit Mohammad (3 months ago)
If you follow all his “rules” you’re gonna look like a joker.
SoloTieFan#1 (3 months ago)
do you half to be attractive? because I just wear these clothes for fun
Rob Moss (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
yeahhhh.... all good tips but fedoras are awful
Yashar Kheirolah Khani (3 months ago)
Great content as always
vassos Georgio (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
Please provide a link to the fur lined, rubber soled boots, thank you.
Roger (3 months ago)
You look like a cucklord
sjpavur (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
When you watch Kingsman once...
Donald Trump (3 months ago)
You’re not elegant, you’re old 🤢
Colin Tidwell (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
How do you tie that scarf that way with your overcoat.
Fernando Montes (3 months ago)
Skip this guide and just buy a Duster. You, Jabronies...
Space Fish (3 months 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?
doggo OwO (2 months ago)
I think there's a synthetic version of wool/fur
Greenevvo (3 months ago)
Don't mind if I *paint an overcoat* and *wear it with dad sneakers.*
Fabian Medina (3 months ago)
Where are most of those overcoats from I love all of them and really would love to get one
bimmerTEK (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
bimmerTEK what they have none of these overcoats
bimmerTEK (2 months ago)
Club Monaco and Jcrew just had them on sale last week. They sold quickly
Alex Chu (3 months ago)
Do you get style inspiration from the Penguin? Jk. Love your stuff
Nacherel Jesus (3 months ago)
Long Overcoats are the BEST, ankle length is preferred, sometimes I have my coats even reach to and drag on the ground...
Carlos Rubio De Santiago (3 months ago)
What's your long camel coat with gold buttons, I love it.
Mike W (3 months ago)
Are you off to a fancy dress party?
1 bad ombre (3 months ago)
Today I found an Italian tan corduroy overcoat at the thrift store for $8 fits PERFECTLY!
Mark Morash (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
what kind of gas grenade that hides in coats?
The Roman (3 months ago)
What color is good for someone who wears a lot of blue jeans, and navy blue/khaki chinos.
Mr Shax (3 months ago)
Although stylish; the look is certainly anachronistic.
roger8654 (3 months ago)
I love black over coats. They look real nice with brown chukka booths or black leather chelseas
jordan young (3 months ago)
This night was born in the wrong era
xenoxols (3 months ago)
What is your opinion on cowboy hats?
Derrick Knoff (3 months ago)
Are you supposed to get overcoats tailored? Like a suit jacket?
Fidel Cashflow (3 months 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 (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
How often do you wash a wool over coat coat?
jihoon han (3 months ago)
Very affordable!! I don't understand English perfectly but the script and enough video made me follow the flow enough. thanks.
OnTelevision (3 months ago)
Great video, thanks again for your details and expertise.
DL Lambert (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
You just look like you're cosplaying a character from Boardwalk Empire
Jacob Härmestad (3 months ago)
I wonder what his weapon of choice would be to stay concealed in the coat
Kolin Martz (3 months 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.
Diesel Maceln (2 months ago)
Germans usually wore wool overcoats. Leather overcoats are mostly a movie thing to make them look more evil, though some of the Gestapo did wear brown leather overcoats.
色散DISPERSION (2 months ago)
nakul johri (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
This guy looks like a Prohibition Era gangster. Capone would be proud.
kgatelyjr (4 months ago)
What are your thoughts on Persian wool Ambassador hats
usynn stradler (4 months ago)
which kind of overcoat are you wearing? i didn't quite catch what you said
Victor Mendez (4 months ago)
5 dollars on a flea market!? Nice find Sven!
Pyramid Eye (4 months ago)
“Because that would make you look like you’re in the 80s or 90s” also “Go vintage”.
Brian Curry (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
You dress like an old man
Saleh Hashmi (4 months ago)
lastly, if u wanna look shorter than u actually are wear an overcoat. 😂
John M (4 months ago)
A fedora? Lol calm down Al Capone.
Jürgen Stoll (4 months 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.
Clemix (1 month ago)
Im not The Gentleman Gazzete but you should try a Ushanka, it goes super well with the coat
Frederik Vad (4 months ago)
You should really learn how to button a overcoat before trying to tell people how they should be worn

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