The forms are classic—bomber, leather, peacoat, trench, puff—but the subtle new stylings of this season’s best coats and jackets are what will make you stand out in the cold. A well-placed zipper on a leather jacket or the lush fur lining inside a parka can transform a utilitarian piece of clothing into something that you’ll want to pair with everything in your wardrobe.
And that’s the beauty of the season’s best: Whether you’re wearing jeans, khakis, or even a suit, there’s a perfect coat to match. We celebrate the best examples of each outerwear staple and showcase exactly how the jacket makes the man. Check out these kickass coats of armor.