Whether you live in windy Chicago or the brisk northeast, there's no doubt that coats are a winter must-have, and there's nothing more classic than an exquisitely tailored double-breasted coat. Characterized by their wide, overlapping front panels and symmetrical rows of buttons on either side, the double-breasted coat was actually inspired by the naval reefer jacket of the early 19th century.
Today, double-breasted coats come in every material imaginable—you can find this traditional style in vinyl, leather, snakeskin, wool, fur, and all of their faux counterparts. Most importantly, these thick coats are designed for warmth—they'll add a much-needed layer to your New Year's Eve ensemble or shield you from the frigid temperatures on your morning commute. Without further adieu, we invite you to shop the best double-breasted coats on the internet right now (organized by price).