Saturday 7 February 2015

How to Style a Classic Men's Navy Raincoat | Over 40 Smart Casual Menswear

I love the style of a classic raincoat paired with jeans and brogues and a smart gingham shirt. The crew neck sweater is a perfect addition to the look, and complements the coat for an overall smart appearance.

The look I have here draws on the traditional British style icons that I love to emulate. The gingham shirt provides the necessary pattern against the solid feel of the outfit and the brogues add an organic touch. My wife actually said that if she could dress a man, this is how she would want him to dress. >>

Of course, I'm happy to oblige... this look is a classic contemporary style for men and us blokes should be able to pull this look off quite easily - honest!

Would you find this a look you'd be comfortable with and easy to pull off? And ladies - what is your ideal look for a man? Let me know!

Menswear: Rolled jeans and brogues
Menswear: Smart navy raincoat, crew neck knit, gingham shirt, jeans and brogues
Menswear: Crew neck knit, gingham shirt, navy raincoat
Menswear: Smart navy raincoat, crew neck knit, gingham shirt, jeans and brogues
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Raincoat: Ben Sherman
Shirt: Asos
Sweater: Unknown
Jeans: Asos
Brogues: Asos (these are almost identical)
Glasses: c/o Specspost



  1. Hi Keith, I've just popped over from Catherine's page :)
    I really like your style and am desperately trying to encourage my husband to try some new looks! Generally he'll wear stuff I buy him so there's hope there (and he had a birthday coming up!). Currently it's a struggle getting him to wear so much as a nice scarf, unless it's a rugby one...sigh
    All the best, Mel

  2. Hi Melanie, it sounds like you're willing to persevere!
    Even us blokes are happy to wear nice smart clothing... a v-neck jumper with a simple white tee underneath is a great combination, or try him in a pair of tan Brogues (that'll do it).

    Keep at it... I'm sure it's just a matter of time before he sees the light!!

    Best wishes


  3. Hi Keith
    Very smart look! I mentioned to someone today I think I am the only blogger without a gingham shirt!Now even men have them on ! Looks great.

    I wanted to invite you to post on my Turning Heads Tuesday linkup, ( it runs all week).
    All Fashionistas and smart dressed men welcome
    jess xx

  4. You look incredible, Keith :) I've always admired how you stay chic and pushing the envelope for your age bracket...and I am just swooning over your hair, eyes, everything <3


  5. nice post man, love the styling!

  6. Love your outfit, I bought my husband a near identical pair of brogues!


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