Fall Style Upgrade: The Large Checked Topcoat

Bold Topcoat For The Win

(because everything doesn’t have to be camo)

Photography by Caleb Church

Sabir M. Peele in Hardy Amies Topcoat 1Navy Check Wool-bounce Overcoat – c/o Hardy Amies (available online) | Denim Jacket – Gap | White Denim Jeans – H&M | Kenton Jodhpur Boot – Cobble & Hyde | Aviator Sunglasses – Topman | Gold Knot Cuff Bracelet – Degs & Sal 

With a chill is in the air, outerwear season must be upon us. Some of us jump for joy because we can flex our coat game and for some — it’s just cold. If you’re of the former, this season upping your bold outerwear game can take on swerve that’s more traditional menswear than what we’ve seen on the graphic streetwear end.

Recently, I picked up this checked topcoat from Hardy Amies and there are two reasons that it stood out.

Sabir M. Peele in Hardy Amies Wool Check Bounce Coat

Part One: The Pattern

Looking at the outerwear trends of the last 3 years, from high-end to fast fashion brands everything is graphics (silk birds, tigers and shit like that) or camo. As many of the jackets that are in my closet, finding a piece with lasting power was key this fall.

With a coat like this, it’s loud but the colorway is subdued and classic. It’s as if you’re wearing a bold suit that you can take off when you enter a room. 

How To Rock It

Dress it down! Pairing it with a hoodie and jeans or layering with a denim jacket gives this topcoat an unexpected air of swagger. If you decide to suit-up, find your best fitting navy flannel suit and prepare to be loved by strangers on the street. 

Sabir M. Peele of Men's style Pro in Hardy Amies Windowpane Topcoat

Part Two: The Fit

Simply put, this coat fits like a perfectly tailored suit jacket. It hugs the shoulders and is tapered through the body. Lastly, the length falls just about 1.75 inches to 2 inches above my knee (I’m 5’9.25 tall). 

At this fit and length, this topcoat is a true departure from the drapey silhouettes that we see from many trendy pieces today. 

Sabir M. Peele in Hardy Amies Topcoat 1

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Sabir M Peele

Founder & Creative Director

Founder & Creative Director of Men’s Style Pro, Sabir has a deep passion for menswear and all things manly. Selected as one of the “5 Best Dressed Men In America” by Esquire Magazine in 2010 & as #GQFall 2013 Best Dressed Man. As of 2014, Sabir serves as a freelance brand ambassador & executive stylist for GQ Magazine & GQ Report. Outside of that partnership, Sabir serves as an independent brand consultant as well.

Reach me directly at SABIR@MENSSTYLEPRO.COM

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