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Everything you need to know about our military coats for sale

Military coats and jackets are still very much in fashion in 2020 and, at the Overcoat Importer, we have a wonderful range of military jackets for both men and women to choose from.   So, how exactly did military coats become fashion items and how can you wear yours? Military coats and jackets, as the name suggests, were originally mass produced for the army and navy. They have traditionally always been durable and very warm so that military personnel can withstand extreme conditions and temperatures. Their colours are mostly muted greens, desert grey and khaki so that they can blend in with their local surroundings.   In the 1990s, military coats and jackets came into fashion when non-military people began wearing them in the winter months. This coincided with the grunge movement, which saw a lot of combat boots and camouflage prints being worn.   A few years ago, military jackets and coats made a huge comeback and it shows no signs of slowing down.   A great advantage with a military jacket or coat is that it is very warm and has been made to the highest standards of workmanship and quality. Their neutral colours mean that you can pair it beautifully with your entire winter wardrobe and you can style it either up or down. military coats Generally speaking, the longer your military jacket is, the warmer it will keep you. They are great coats for freezing cold winter mornings and evenings when you are walking to and from work, or to transport. They are very convenient to carry in your bag during the colder months, just in case you feel cold or you find yourself outside unexpectedly for a long period of time.   Men and women alike have been buying our military jackets for various uses, and they have proven to be excellent fashion items. For instance, you can create a fun street style outfit by wearing your military jacket with combat boots and acid washed or torn jeans.   Ladies also enjoy wearing their military jackets for a strong, powerful, yet feminine look. Pair them with your favourite winter boots and accessorise with a complimentary scarf and some statement earrings and you have a very trendy outfit.   Although military jackets have a limited range of colours, you can still get creative by choosing a design, cut and pattern that you can relate to and, that you will enjoy wearing throughout winter.   If you are interested in investing in a top-quality military coat or jacket that has been imported from Europe, come and pay us a visit in one of our outlets in either Kempton Park or Springs.   The majority of our military jackets are from ex NATO forces and, because we purchase them in very large quantities, we are able to sell them onto our customers at very reasonable prices. This means that you can afford a premium quality military coat from Europe at a fraction of the price!   Contact us today for more info.

How to size, fit and wear a vintage coat

At Overcoat Importer, we stock a special, hand-selected collection of classic gently used vintage coats and jackets. These vintage coats and jackets can be considered wardrobe staples as they are timeless and classic fashion items.   We import our popular high-quality vintage coats from Europe and, because we import in large volumes, we enjoy great discounts. Of course, we always pass this discount onto you, our valued customer, so that you can have the opportunity of owning your own, beautiful vintage coat.   When browsing the racks for your dream vintage style coats and jackets, you will notice that majority of them are in neutral colours (such as black, brown, tan and navy blue). Neutral colours never go out of fashion and can easily be mixed and matched with your current wardrobe.   In terms of the size you should choose for your vintage coat, we recommend trying on your jacket first and making sure that there is plenty of room for a thick sweater or jersey underneath. You might want to wear a thick sweater when you try on your vintage coat, just to be sure that it fits nicely. A coat that offers you more room in the arm area (but is not too baggy) will allow your arms to move freely when wearing the coat. You should be able to zip or button up your vintage jacket easily.   Wearing and styling a vintage coat is a lot of fun and you can get really creative with it! For example, on very cold, winter’s days, you could wear it with a matching scarf and hat for a stylish, winter look. This will not only keep you delightfully warm, but it will also look great. Vintage coats For a casual street style, you could wear your vintage jacket unbuttoned with your favourite skinny jeans and boots and then accessorise with an elegant scarf or statement necklace.   Since vintage jackets are classic pieces and always look smart, you could wear them with your winter corporate office wear on the way to work. This is a wonderfully professional outfit, and you will also be feeling snug and warm at the same time.   If you would like to shop for a gorgeous vintage coat or jacket, why not visit us in one of our vintage concept shops at Coat Corner and Overcoats in Benoni.   These are located in Benoni, Kempton Park and Springs and they are all close to the major transport routes and have plenty of parking.   We have a team of friendly and professional staff members at each store to answer any questions you may have.   This collection of coats is displayed in a separate area inside Coat Corner Kempton Park and Springs as well as Overcoats Benoni.

Military style coats for your security force

Anyone with a security company will know that their team members often have to work cold night shifts. Overnight, winter temperatures are very low throughout the country, and so this raises a major concern for most security company owners.   Good security companies ensure that their staff are given the correct tools for their jobs. This should naturally include enough warm clothing for outdoor work and night shifts during the winter months. Security officers who don’t have the correct clothing to withstand the cold will be more reluctant to venture out and check up on strange noises or to patrol frequently.   The good news is that you can easily and very cost-effectively kit your team with good quality, warm jackets if you work through the Overcoat Importer. We stock an extensive range of premium quality European imported military coats and jackets that can be purchased in bulk.   Because we import our stock in very high volumes from our European suppliers, we benefit from great discounts and we naturally pass this saving onto our customers.   Our range of military coats and jackets are not named after military wear. Some are in fact ex NATO jackets and coats and are therefore the real deal.   Genuine military jackets and coats (as sold by the Overcoat Importer) are ideal for security guards and officers who work in extremely low temperatures. In addition, they are incredibly durable and long-lasting. security coats The fit of a military coat is also very comfortable and allows the wearer a wide range of motion in the arm areas, making it perfect for every security guard.   These coats come in various lengths, but if you would like your security staff to be kept as warm as possible, we recommend opting for a longer length which provides full body insulation and warmth.   Our military coats have all been made from top quality gabardine, wool, cotton and some PVC. They are also available with or without linings, depending on your preference.   When purchasing military coats for your security staff, there will be no need to buy additional winter gear for them (apart from maybe a warm hat), as the military coat offers all the warmth that they will need. The colours of these coats are neutral military colours (i.e. khaki, muted greens and desert grey) and they will therefor pair perfectly with your security staff’s current uniforms.   We offer excellent bulk buying options and offer delivery options with a minimum order quantity of 20 units. If you would like to look into some military jackets for your team, why not visit us at our shop in Benoni? Alternatively, you could contact Eugene for further information (stet@overcoats.co.za) and he will answer any questions you may have.   Of course, you could also consult our website and download our comprehensive security and military coat catalogue with details and pricing.

What are the best coats to use in spring

With spring and summer only a few short weeks away, now is the perfect time to start thinking about your spring wardrobe.   Did you know that light jackets and coats should form part of every summer wardrobe? There are many reasons for this, the main reason being that people often require a light jacket or coat when they are outdoors, especially in the early mornings and evenings, when there is a chill in the air. A light jacket will come in handy, particularly when it is spring, late summer and early autumn.   The coat or jacket that you have in your summer wardrobe differs a lot from the one you wear during the winter months. While your winter jacket is thick, insulating and very warm, your summer or spring jacket is much more lightweight and usually only has a single layer of fabric.   Here at the Overcoat Importer, we stock jackets and coats in all shapes, sizes and types, including some very stylish spring and summer jackets. All of our coats are imported directly from Europe where the standards of quality and style are extremely high.   Because we import very large volumes of high-quality coats and jackets, we have managed to negotiate very low prices for each one and we pass this huge saving directly onto you, our valued customers!   This means that you can own a European designed jacket or coat at the same cost as a jacket from a discount shop. spring coats What kinds of jackets and coats are suitable for the warmer months? Well, as mentioned above, we recommend looking for one with a thinner fabric which is shorter in length. Great examples of summer and spring jackets include denim, leather all weather jackets and other cotton blend fabric coats.   These jackets are ideal to store in your bag and take along with you in case there is a sudden chill in the air. Because the fabric is thin, they are easy to neatly and compactly fold up and store in your backpack or bag. Our customers love using their summer jackets when they are walking to or from work, walking to transport, or sitting outside in the early mornings or evenings.   Your jacket can also be a beautiful fashion accessory and can be stylishly worn with smart trousers or a dress and accessorised with an elegant scarf.   If you live in an area that has a lot of summer rainfall (as is the case with Gauteng), you might want to buy a raincoat with a hood for those unexpected afternoon rainstorms. Your raincoat could also double up as a lightweight, summer jacket when you need it.   Great advantages of buying a raincoat is that it can act as a windbreaker and you also don’t have to carry an umbrella around with you. Raincoats are typically thin so you won’t feel too hot and it will provide just the right amount of insulation.   Visit us at Coat Corner Kempton Park, Coat Corner Springs or Overcoats Benoni.

Types of coats and jackets that you can sell all year round

Do you have a coat business and purchase your coats and jackets from the Overcoat Importer? Or perhaps you are looking for an easy, fun and convenient way to make some money by working for yourself?   Here at the Overcoat Importer, we give you the option of starting your own business at a minimal investment of only a couple of thousand Rands. This buys you a large bale of coats and jackets that you can sell onto people you know (or to the public) at a profit.   You may be wondering how a coat business can make you money during summer or spring? If this has been a concern of yours, the good news is that it is very possible to still have a successful coat and jacket business during the warmer months! All you need to do is change your strategy a little and you can make money just as you did during the winter.   During spring and summer, people aren’t actively looking for warm jackets or coats. However, light jackets are still worn in the early mornings and evenings, especially during spring, late summer and autumn when it can be quite chilly just before and after the sun has set. There is therefore a huge market for light and all-weather jackets during summer, as well as trendy trench coats in assorted styles and colours. coats for sale Another important thing to take note of, is that most parts of the country experience summer rainfall and rainstorms which often come at the most unexpected times. It is not always convenient to carry an umbrella with you, and many people simply forget to do so. However, a raincoat is a great jacket to carry with you at all times during the spring and summer, as it is lightweight, thin and can easily be folded up and placed in your bag as opposed to a thick, winter coat.   A raincoat can also double up as a light jacket to wear during the early mornings and evenings as it will take the edge off the cold nippy air.   Naturally, the last thing you want to think about in the heat of summer, is a warm winter coat; however, this doesn’t mean that you can’t still sell them. You could offer your customers a small discount if they buy a winter coat during summer. A good quality winter coat is an investment and can be purchased at any time of the year. Similarly, because most winter coats are classic pieces, they don’t go out of fashion, so you don’t have to wait for news on the coming season’s trends to buy your winter coat.   By keeping the above strategies in mind, you should be able to sell just as much (if not more) coats and jackets during spring and summer. It is all about educating your customers and explaining to them why a raincoat, a light jacket or an all-weather jacket are still good clothing investments. Contact the Overcoat for more information on how you can start your own business!

Why Are Vintage Coats So Popular & Where To Buy Them?

What is a vintage coat?

  Vintage coats are essentially coats that were manufactured more than 20 years ago and have never gone out of fashion. Older pieces of high-quality clothing that should be a staple in every wardrobe because they are timeless and classic. Vintage coats will continue to remain hot items in the world of fashion because there is something classy about someone who can pull off that “vintage” look.   By investing in a vintage coat, especially an excellent quality one that you can find in our vintage concept shops located inside our Coat Corner stores, you are likely to find a wide range of vintage coats, that will not only keep you warm in winter but will also give you many years of happy wearing.   Our Vintage Coat Collection consists of a selection of hand-picked exclusive coats and jackets of high quality and lasting value. Each coat is unique with timeless features and qualities that make owning it a delight. At Coat Corner, we stock a wide range of high quality gently worn jackets and one of the most popular categories has always been our Vintage coats.   A wonderful advantage of a vintage coat is the fact that their quality is the highest you could possibly buy. It is a piece of fashion that has lasted and still looks great up until now! Many people often complain that modern clothing is not the same quality as it was years ago and this can be clearly seen in the case of vintage jackets and coats.   Older, faux fur coats that are now considered vintage look incredibly luxurious and will keep you warm even in the coldest conditions. The same can be said about other vintage style coats: they feel soft, comfortable, and look amazing when worn. These vintage-inspired fur-trimmed coats are perfect if you looking to pull off that vintage style. parka jacket Some of the vintage coats that you can find are made of high-quality leather or have the most gorgeous embroidery detailing that is completely unique and one-of-kind. Wearing a jacket like this will make you the envy of all your friends and family and no one else will have anything like your vintage coat!   The vintage coats in our collection at Coat Corner are all imported directly from Europe, where quality, as well as style, is paramount. Whether you have your heart set on a vintage coat with beautiful fur trims, a faux fur coat, or something completely different but vintage-inspired, why not pay us a visit and browse our extensive collection?   We have stores that are conveniently located in Springs, Kempton Park, and Benoni, and all of these stores are close to the main transport routes, making it easy for you to enjoy your browsing and shopping. Our stores all have friendly and professional sales staff who are always ready to help you with a smile and can make some suggestions for you if you are struggling to find something to suit you. If you can’t afford one of our unique European vintage coats at the moment, you might want to take advantage of our handy lay-by opportunity so that the coat of your dreams can be all yours!