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Preppy / Trad Winter Coat (20F - 40F)

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Live in Midwest and find the 20F-40F to be a zone that I'm unable to find a nice winter coat. Below 20F, I put a parka on. Above 40F, I have Harringtons or Fleece's but that is more Spring or Fall in the midwest. Does anyone have any good options in this weird temperature zone (20-40)? I'm leaning towards down puffer jackets (like Patagonia or Arcteryx) but not sure if anyone has any other good recommendations that may lean a little classier than those (not that they are bad). The Barbour Bedale seems to be more a fall coat (above 40F). Perhaps a Peacoat but may be not warm enough for this temperature either.

Purpose is more to tool around town and be an office jacket. Usual dress for me is chinos and loafers / boots / white sneakers so a little bit classier than the jeans / sweatpants / t-shirt crowd.

Any thoughts?
 

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What about a duffle coat? Gloverall has a nice traditional model called the Monty, and duffles have deep trad heritage.



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What about a duffle coat? Gloverall has a nice traditional model called the Monty, and duffles have deep trad heritage.



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I kind of want something that stays around my waistline, not going lower than that. I already have an overcoat for suits.

I'm thinking something more smart casual / business casual but that stays around waistline.
 

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I kind of want something that stays around my waistline, not going lower than that. I already have an overcoat for suits.

I'm thinking something more smart casual / business casual but that stays around waistline.
Generally, the only styles of coat that extends to around the waistline you're apt to find are things like trucker jackets, bombers, and a few other styles found in leather jackets. Personally, when temps here are in the 20-40F range, I prefer a fairly warm coat which would include extending longer than the waist.
 

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Generally, the only styles of coat that extends to around the waistline you're apt to find are things like trucker jackets, bombers, and a few other styles found in leather jackets. Personally, when temps here are in the 20-40F range, I prefer a fairly warm coat which would include extending longer than the waist.

I was thinking down jackets from Patagonia but they aren't as "classy."
 

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A MA-1 flight jacket, in suede they are classier than the military type, and perfect for that range of temperature.
Or another type of flight jacket like the take on the A1 by Valstar, the Valstarino, pretty classy.
 

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my winters are like yours. Valstarino is not warm enough.
if you want a short coat, a pea coat will work down to 20 with a good hat, scarf, and gloves. Duffle would be a good choice and warmer due to its length.
 

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my winters are like yours. Valstarino is not warm enough.
if you want a short coat, a pea coat will work down to 20 with a good hat, scarf, and gloves. Duffle would be a good choice and warmer due to its length.
Seconding pea coat. Schott makes some that are perfect for the range you described. $400 new or you can find used for a fraction of that price. Got mine for $40 and haven't been cold since.
 

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my winters are like yours. Valstarino is not warm enough.
if you want a short coat, a pea coat will work down to 20 with a good hat, scarf, and gloves. Duffle would be a good choice and warmer due to its length.
I have a vintage early 70's USN peacoat, which is, indeed quite warm. Though, for me, only warm enough to mid-30's. Wouldn't consider my peacoat to be waist length, but not as long as a car coat. If you want to be warm on cold days, you need some length to the coat.
 

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