Why Your Closet Needs the Perfect Coat

Why Your Closet Needs the Perfect Coat

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When it comes to your wardrobe, there are some pieces you can buy on a budget, and others that you should always invest in. While it doesn’t matter so much where your socks came from, or even who made that simple black shirt, your coat does matter.


To Keep You Warm


The perfect coat is exceptionally well made and designed with materials that are chosen to combat the weather. This means that the material in question needs to either be insulating, water-proof, moisture-wicking or protect against the wind. If you find a coat that can do more than one, then even better.


To Fit You Perfectly


A perfect fit is crucial, especially considering it is how you will stay warmer and more comfortable in the colder months. When choosing a size, it is important to consider how you intend to wear it. If you have a penchant for bulky sweaters, your coat will need to accommodate that style.


Though it is okay if the coat in question is not perfect when you buy it, you have to be committed to tailoring it further. Considering the cost of high quality coats, however, it is best to wait and find a piece that makes you take a second look at yourself in the changing room.


To Pull Together All Outfits


Your coat is your most visible layer, and therefore, it must look great with your entire wardrobe. It should be worn again and again and never feel stale. Instead, it should pull together all of your outfits beautifully.

What to Look for in a “Perfect Coat”


When looking for a perfect coat, you first need to decide on a classic design. Classic designs last year after year and look great with whatever trend you have fallen in love with. Trench coats from Trench London, for example, offer the classic design and exceptional quality, so you can layer up or down your trench coat as you need for years and years.


Regardless of which type of coat you do end up choosing, always make sure that it goes through these rigorous tests:


·      Superior Tailoring and Make


If you need help determining the difference between a superior make and a poor make, head to any top end designer store and have a look at the seams. Feel them, analyze them, and come to know them. Then head over to a cheap store. The difference is monumental. When choosing a coat, always make sure it is made well and made to last.


·      Exceptional Materials


Learn a few fiber basics so that you can come to understand which materials you want in a coat, and which you don’t. Polyester, for example, can be great for a raincoat but a poor choice if the coat looks like it should be warm.


·      Timeless Design


Timeless design is also a key consideration. Investing in a high quality coat can be a huge commitment for some people, so choosing a style that transcends trends is a good choice.



Julian R. Lark is a distinguished entrepreneur and award-winning stylist, sought after for his take on classic glamour. Having over a decade of experience coupled with a degree in Fashion, Lark has made himself an integral part in creating breathtaking moments for countless Hollywood celebrities. As a tastemaker in fashion, he has launched an online boutique and showroom in Atlanta to make breathtaking moments accessible to his growing audience. Julian forged his own path by creating the nationally published Kontrol Magazine as Editor-in-chief and lead stylist. He has crafted memorable moments for Hollywood icons like Anita Baker, Lynn Whitefield, Toni Braxton and Lil’ Kim. He’s been called upon to work on projects for numerous studios and networks including FX, Netflix, Bravo, OWN, WeTV and VH1. Press features of his work include Huffington Post, People, US Weekly, E! News, The View, and The Wendy Williams Show. In addition to his work as a stylist, in 2014 Julian launched his first stylist class, which is designed to help aspiring stylist learn how to build a successful career in the industry. Continuing to leverage his audience he has launched his own cosmetics line, and agency for stylist. Julian has proven himself to be a creative visionary and industry zealot. His drive, coupled with his uncanny ability to empower through fashion and style will undoubtedly ensure constant growth, both personally and professionally, in fashion and beyond.

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