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Five Stylish Winter Coat Options to Improve Your Wardrobe for Cold Weather

Get ready with these five new ways to upgrade your coat closet this season.


“Downhill ’27” jacket, $1,295, Alps & Meters.

FOR SKI GEAR

Alps & Meters

Tired of the usual ski-gear options? Consider something a little less RoboCop and a little more 1960s St. Moritz with help from this Boston-based company, which has quickly built up a cult following for is retro-inflected sports apparel. Jackets and anoraks for him and her are made with the world’s finest British Millerain waxed cotton, and the luxurious heavy-gauge lambswool ski sweaters are so durably knit, they double as coats in their own right. The cashmere winter collars, meanwhile, are an elegant alternative to bulky scarves this season—and make for excellent stocking stuffers, while we’re thinking ahead.

123 Newbury St., Boston, 802-798-3137, alpsandmeters.com.

“Session” jacket, $118, Tracksmith.

FOR WINTER WORKOUTS

Tracksmith

This local favorite running brand leans into its cold-weather offerings this season with windbreakers and jackets sure to keep you toasty on those early-morning jogs along the Charles. Also new is the brand’s Run Commute collection, a series of sleek pieces that combine the natural anti-stink and moisture-wicking properties of Merino wool with thoughtful details. Vertical zip pockets securely stow your phone, ID, and keys, and the strategically placed mesh-lined back vents keep you just the right amount of cool.

285 Newbury St., Boston, 781-235-0027, tracksmith.com.

Moncler “Gebroulaz” puffer jacket, $3,885, Saks Fifth Avenue.

FOR A WIDE SELECTION

Saks Fifth Avenue

It’s a great time to be a guy in Boston, thanks to Saks’ brand-new dedicated men’s shop in Copley Place. Located in the former Barneys New York space, it offers a variety of coats only a store like Saks could provide, from of-the-moment darlings such as AMI Paris and Heron Preston to more timeless pieces from Thom Browne and Moncler. Feeling adventurous? Bring home one of Canada Goose’s camo-printed parkas.

Copley Place, Boston, 617-262-8500, saksfifthavenue.com.

“Piste” bomber, $1,995, Alps & Meters.

FOR VINTAGE LOOKS

High Energy Vintage

Owners Andrew Wiley and Jessamy Kilcollins hand-select each and every piece that makes its way to this carefully curated shop, and their buy for this fall includes something very special: a vault of 200 coats from a leather outlet in Salem that went defunct in the ’90s. Run, don’t walk, to score one of these buttery-smooth moto jackets and funky ’80s suede numbers before they sell out. Other highlights include Vietnam War–era fatigue jackets, all sorts of trench coats, and even the odd diamond in the rough from the likes of Burberry and Dior.

429 Somerville Ave., Somerville, highenergyvintage.com.

FOR STATEMENT JACKETS

Alan Bilzerian

When it’s time to trade in that North Face fleece you’ve been quarantining in all year for a true investment piece, hit up this Newbury Street landmark, which has long been the go-to purveyor for attention-grabbing looks from brands like Alexander McQueen and Haider Ackermann. This autumn at the store is all about Rick Owens—whose fall/winter 2020 collection was, coincidentally, mostly coats. Double-faced cashmere biker jackets and decadent knee-length shearlings await.

34 Newbury St., Boston, 617-536-1001, alanbilzerian.com.