If you’re like me, you can’t believe it’s already December. I was just getting used to Fall! But, here we are. Without using the obvious Game of Thrones reference, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to gear up for the snow & cold. Luckily, staying warm this winter doesn’t mean you have to bundle up like Randy from A Christmas Story. Here are four fashionable classic coat alternatives to get the job done:

Executive Shearling Sheepskin Coat from Overland - men's winter coats

Shearling Coat:

Fashion repeats itself with a flashback to the 70’s; the Shearling coat has returned. This time around you can have the retro styling without all of the bulk. Durable and versatile, these will be around for a while.

Executive Shearling Sheepskin Coat from Overland

Gloverall Mid Length Monty - Men's winter coats

Duffle Coat:

Versatility is king with Duffle Coats. These coats usually have wooden buttons, hoods, and a clean cut design. Feel free to layer with this jacket, or keep it simple. Great for any occasion, the Duffle’s comeback will be known this winter.

Gloverall Mid Length Monty

Alpha Industries N-3B W3X Parka - men's winter coats


The fashionable way to stay warm this year, or any year really. The Parka has a long standing position as a stylish winter coat. Longer in length and a boxier cut will be the look for Parkas.

Alpha Industries N-3B W3X Parka

Patagonia Nano Puff - men's winter coats

Slim Puffer:

Thanks to the popularity of ‘high-low’ males fashion, the Slim Puffer is a new staple in every guys’ coat closet. Perfect for throwing under a suit jacket, or grabbing in a hurry as you’re headed out the door.

Patagonia Nano Puff

While styles change quicker than the weather in the Midwest, you can be confident with any of these winter coats in your arsenal. Their stylish versatility and high-low potential make them perfect for any occasion. This winter, there is no reason to sacrifice function for fashion.

Photo Credits: Shearling, Parka, Duffle, Slim Puffer