This Blue Coat Will Make a Great First Impression

Mostly because it's way more fun than a boring black jacket.

The Arrivals Lee Mackintosh Coat, $385, TheArrivals.com (Photo: The Arrivals)

The Arrivals Lee Mackintosh Coat, $385, TheArrivals.com (Photo: The Arrivals)

Think of a coat as an opening remark. Not only is a polished coat the pinnacle of a pulled-together wardrobe, a man’s outerwear makes a vital first impression. For the sake of a memorable statement, shy away from simple black or gray overcoats and embrace original colors. This slate blue Mackintosh, which received a well-deserved update from The Arrivals, should do the trick. Plus, this style has technical features that go beyond its aesthetically pleasing construction.

The Arrivals creative director Jeff Johnson explained: “In a modern nod to the heritage of the Mackintosh coat, we worked with our Japanese mill to create a WWII reissued twill with a technical waterproof finish, and bonded it to a neoprene-ponte for a smooth structural drape.” Further, the sleek design conceals a removable thermal-quilted liner inside, making this coat wearable right up until the snowier months descend.