No matter where you live or what you do, the right chilly weather coat can transport you to another time and place – a marshy English hunting trip in the 1970s, the set of Doctor Zhivago, or even Ralph’s house in the Hamptons.
Here are six of the most inspirational coat fits of all time.
Doctor Zhivago, 1965
In the right coat, even chasing down a train can look super stylish.
The nattiest royal in his trusty waxed-cotton Barbour.
The eight-time Grand Slam champ in a très chic, très long overcoat.
East Hampton, 1977
The king of Americana makes a beefy shearling bomber look too easy.
Yes, even the staid topcoat can look glam.
New York City, 1979
Lennon found this fur-lined peacoat at the now defunct NYC boutique Charivari.