This asymmetrical double breasted trench from Alexander McQueen is a perfect way to branch out on this trend without going too crazy. Its a safe, classic medium gray in a safe, classic wool fabrication. But all the detailing makes it stand out.
In the same vein, I found this picture on the Japanese website Men's Club of an average Joe walking down the street in a funky gray trench. Doesn't look so average, does he? This could be you!
Another "safe" bet is a leather, suede or cotton jacket with a shearling collar, like this great coat from Gucci. There is nothing outrageous here, just a bit of added interest.
Feeling a little adventurous? Outerwear is a great way to do that, because you actually get to take it off at some point during the evening, so its not quite as much of a commitment as other aspects of your ensemble. Come on, go for it!
|Fur and Suede Coat- Burberry|
|Gray and Cobalt Overcoat- Libertine|
What is your go to coat? Is it conservative or courageous? (North Westerners, PLEASE don't tell me its your precip jacket from REI. If that is your answer, you need to call me for a personal shopping appointment!)