Remember, people see your coat before they see your suit. If you've gone to the trouble of putting together the perfect ensemble, you owe it to yourself to finish the look with the right top layer. Whether you want single- or double-breasted, a classic or a bold color, a solid shade or a pattern, there's a well-cut coat to suit you.

Rule #34
A double-breasted overcoat should be slim so it doesn't billow when open.

Coat by Hermès. Suit by Dior Homme. Shirt by Calvin Klein. Tie by Ralph Lauren Black Label.
Rule #35
A slightly cropped overcoat will elongate your silhouette.

Coat by Luigi Bianchi. Blazer and pants by Adam Kimmel. Shirt by Hamilton. Tie by Alexander Olch.
Rule #36
A pattern is a great complement to a neutral suit.

Coat by Dsquared2. Blazer and pants by J. Crew. Shirt by Polo Ralph Lauren. Tie by Club Monaco. Pocket square by Alexander Olch.
Rule #37
Like a gray suit, a gray overcoat is always in fashion.

Coat by Brunello Cucinelli. Suit by Billy Reid. Shirt by Club Monaco.
Rule #38
Navy goes with any suit in your wardrobe—including black.

Coat by Kiton. Suit by BOSS Black. Shirt by Brioni. Tie by Ralph Lauren Black Label.
Rule #39
Camel will give you the ultimate luxe look.

Coat by Maison Martin Margiela. Blazer, vest, and pants by Banana Republic. Shirt by Alfred Dunhill. Tie by Express.