Winter jacket for business casual

As a person who lives in a year round warm weather climate, I'm sort of a oblivious to the world of cold weather business attire. In the coming months, ill be on an engagement in Boston - which will require a winter jacket. If the office attire is business casual, what type of jacket is acceptable? Is a north face/patagonia type fleece too casual?

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Nov 19, 2012 - 12:55pm

Get a peacoat. Perfect business casual jacket which also works for nights out.

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Nov 19, 2012 - 12:59pm

Peacoat or full length.... Peacoat will probably be better for casual like Jamess1 said.

You can probably find a deal on one this weekend...

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Nov 19, 2012 - 2:39pm
1337][quote=BTbanker]<br /> <a href=http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=13205081&amp;cp=1760781.3351645&amp;view=99&amp;ab=ln_men_cs1_jackets&amp;parentPage=family[/quote rel=nofollow>http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=13205081&amp;cp=1760…</a>:

This one.


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Nov 19, 2012 - 2:30pm

A north face fleece is a bit too casual in my opinion but I think you could get away with an Apex jacket of theirs, which would be pretty versatile. What BTbanker linked is definitely good also.

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Sep 6, 2013 - 9:30am

SHA1991:

Somewhat unusual, but could you get away with a jacket like this for fall/early winter if business casual?

http://www.amazon.com/Orvis-Heritage-Field-Olive-M...

Or really any of the Orvis/Barbour type field coats?

I like that a lot but I think it may be a bit too casual, really depends on the firm though.

This to all my hatin' folks seeing me getting guac right now..
Sep 6, 2013 - 9:31am

Barbour jackets (Originally Posted: 11/28/2013)

I need a casual jacket for the winter weather and I've been thinking Barbour but my concern is that they are not warm enough and they are a little too ubiquitous. Specifically, I like the look of the Stratus but I have no idea how warm it is. Any reviews/other recommendations besides Barbour?

http://www.barbour.com/All-Collections/Mens/Waterproof-Jackets/Stratus-…

Sep 6, 2013 - 9:32am

Go for it dude, it's made so you can either put the insulation in or wear something underneath. As for your view that it's ubiquitous, just think about the timing of your question and be thankful that you live in such an environment.

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