In winter there is basically one key to achieving a great fit: wearing a great coat. It is the garment that has the power to transform any outfit from normal to the next level. That could mean a wildly stylish puffer or a stunning topcoat, or maybe even a housework jacket if you live somewhere where winter isn’t that bad. But it’s all about the coat. Justin Theroux knows that. This week in New York, the actor was spotted on an absolute tear producing coats and breaking out two excellent (and completely different) pieces of outerwear.
First up is a beige quilted jacket that you can miss out on. That’s because Theroux was wearing it while walking around with a fairly large woven basket and a fairly small hat. (Great fashion is all about scaling, remember?) Aside from the huge basket, the jacket itself seems to come from the cult Japanese label Visvim, which is made of slightly puffed nylon and covered with beautiful seams. (Almost as confusing as the giant basket is Theroux’s commitment to side-zip sweatshirts, a popular men’s fashion look around 2014. But that’s conversation for another time.) Then, the next day, Theroux soared again in one big step out. Time, robe-style coat over what is perhaps the most stable turtleneck sweater known to man. Both days he was out with his adorable rescue dog, who even wore a similarly shaded coat – bonus points for wearing a jacket that suits your dog.
Theroux clearly knows the power of a great coat – and perhaps more importantly, he knows how to wear one properly for maximum impact. Every look is the art of tonal layering, and both jackets are eye-catching enough to make a wintertime fit rather than sabotaging it. Many of us could learn a thing or two from Theroux’s week of next level outwear – just get the huge basket outfitted for the movie stars.