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Decisions, decisions, when it comes to buying a winter coat there are always a variety of options to choose from. And this year you’ll find that the spotlight is on the parka or classic wool coat. So we ran a poll on Twitter to see whether our followers prefer a smart wool coat or casual parka kind of guy. Here are the results:


We couldn’t have the 50/50 split better. While we can’t say we’re surprised, this proves that both the wool coat and parka jacket are both popular pieces that have proven their worth.

If you’re looking for a new jacket and can’t decide between the two, we’ve pulled together how you can wear them, which may help you decide if you’re more of a smart wool coat or casual parka guy.

The Smart Wool Coat

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Classic, timeless and always in style, the smart wool coat is really easy to wear. If you like to dress formally and look a little smarter on your commute or when you head to a bar, then a smart wool coat is a go-to option. This wool coat looks great over a smart shirt, jumper and smart chinos. It’s also an ideal coat for the taxi journey to that all-important party – swap your shirt for a smart roll neck teamed with black jeans and a pair of stylish brown brogues.

The Parka Jacket

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Perfect for rainy days and country walks, the parka is a great all-rounder. Throw over your suit if you’re heading to work or jeans and a jumper when meeting up with a few friends. Stay warm in style – the parka looks great over a checked shirt, dark jeans and boots. Think Scandinavian/off-duty style and adopt a look that will see you through the cold winter season.

Get your wool coat or parka now.

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