The Buyer's Shopping Guide
We asked the head buyers at three of our favorite e-commerce sites about the coats worth investing in, the trends to pay attention to, and where all the cool kids go.

Stacey Smith, Menswear buyer for

The Outerwear to Buy: "It's our second season carrying Haider Ackermann, and he's got this beautiful floor-length diamond-and-herringbone jacquard coat." [pictured below, left]

The No. 1 Trend All Men Should Note: "This season there was a lot of play on volume—in outerwear, knitwear, and pants. We saw pleat-front trousers that give volume to the legs as well as great Christophe Lemaire draped knits."

What I'll Get for Myself: "There's a Christopher Kane molecule cashmere sweater that's fabulous, almost like it's 3-D." [pictured below, right]

Where I Trendspot: "The Chiltern Firehouse is a new pub in London. It's definitely where you can find your understated, cool fashion guys."

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Magali Ginsburg, Head of buying for

The Outerwear to Buy: "I fell in love with several double-faced cashmere coats from Valentino. They're hand-embroidered on the back and shoulders with a design that almost resembles a featherlike print." [pictured below, left]

The No. 1 Trend All Men Should Note: "Herringbone is a beautiful, refined print that works on almost any piece of clothing or accessory. It's very traditional in menswear, but a lot of designers, like Kris Van Assche, reinvented it this season." [pictured below, right]

What I'll Get for Myself: "I've got my eye on a Raf Simons tricolor sweater with patches. It isn't specifically a unisex piece, but I think any Raf Simons knit can be worn by a woman as well as a man."

Where I Trendspot: "The Carreau du Temple in the Marais in Paris just reopened as a cultural center for events and shows. It has beautiful architecture from the second part of the 19th century, and it's always filled with interesting, arty people."

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Toby Bateman, Buying director for

The Outerwear to Buy: "A double-faced overcoat from Calvin Klein Collection in a thick, soft cashmere. There's a tone of casualness and comfort to the season, and big, soft coats are a major trend within that theme—this one is skillfully cut and quite utilitarian." [pictured below, left]

The No. 1 Trend All Men Should Note: "Goose-down gilets, or vests, as you call them in America. It's an item that really draws on the influence that sports has on the way we dress these days. They're a practical and stylish layering tool over a tailored outfit."

What I'll Get for Myself: "A pair of cordovan derbies from Edward Green. It's a brand out of Northampton, England, and each pair takes several weeks to make. You can wear them with selvage denim—I get mine from the Jean Shop—a navy blazer, and a silk knit tie." [pictured below, right]

Where I Trendspot: "I like to walk around the shops in Tokyo, and I always meet with the team behind Beams—a huge brick-and-mortar retailer in Japan. Collectively, they're one well-dressed bunch!"

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Prints, Plaid, and Looks to Try Now