Beat the Autumn Chill with a Bespoke Topcoat

Summer has descended into autumn, and soon, a bespoke topcoat from Michael Thomas Clothiers will be your favorite closet staple. An overcoat is great for cold, winter days, but too heavy for the chill of early fall; that’s where we — and our topcoats — come in. These tailored coats are typically made from wool, cashmere or a blend of the two, and are meant to be worn over a suit.

Prepare yourself for cooler days ahead with the purchase of a bespoke topcoat. But see, the problem with most topcoats found in men’s department stores: They’re often constructed of the wrong fabric, or they cost only marginally less than one that was custom made, just for you. Bespoke tailors use only the highest quality fabrics in order to create outerwear that will last.

The fabric chosen for your bespoke topcoat should be warm, yet classic enough to stay fashionable year after year. Color and the pattern are equally as important as the weight. A rule of thumb: The more extravagant the pattern and color, the less useful the topcoat will be. An experienced tailor can assist you with your fabric selection.

In a temperate region like the Washington, DC metropolitan area a topcoat will only be worn for a small portion of the year. If stored properly to maintain its shape, the coat should last for several years.

In the market for a topcoat?

Michael Thomas Clothiers offers quality bespoke topcoats, custom made for you.  The bespoke process involves a personal consultation, a closet evaluation, and a styling session. The special care we take to get to know you, and your topcoat needs ensures that the resulting garment fits properly, and is a piece you will be proud to wear. Custom orders can be ready in four to six weeks, and are available in wool and cashmere blends.

Michael Thomas Clothiers has been creating high quality, custom hand tailored clothing for over 35 years. For more information about how Michael Thomas Clothiers can help you create the perfect look for your next special occasion, get in touch.