Overcoats are outer garments that are made of heavier cloths than suits or jacketing, to provide extra warmth. As opposed to topcoats, which are made of lighter cloths, these are primarily designed to protect the garment worn underneath.
They can be single or double breasted and sometimes adorned with velvet collars. Occasionally, fur collars are attached, but these would be double breasted.Bespoke overcoats are hand made exactly the same way as bespoke jackets, with the difference, that they are larger, heavier and longer, therefore taking more time to make. Bespoke overcoats start at £2,650 and a made to measure at £1,250, plus vat.Overcoats originate from pre-historical times, when a large wrap was used to keep out the cold during the day, but was also used as a blanket by night.