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Raincoats: a summer must-have for all South Africans

With the summer months fast approaching, did you know that South Africa is mostly a summer rainfall country?   Unexpected rainstorms are the norm in South Africa!   During summer, most of the country experiences sudden, unexpected and heavy downpours that can last several minutes. Anyone caught unawares in a summer rainstorm will know how inconvenient it is when you don’t have shelter, an umbrella or a raincoat with you.   The good news is that with a little preparation, you don’t have to become soaking wet every time there is a thunderstorm. You could always carry an umbrella around with you, but these are an inconvenient and many people often lose their umbrellas after leaving them accidentally in taxis, buses and shops.   A raincoat is your natural choice for protection against the rain.   So, what is the solution? Well, a raincoat is the obvious choice when it comes to protecting you and your family from the rain!   Unlike umbrellas, raincoats are very easy to carry around with you everywhere you go. Many can be compactly folded up into a small object and placed in your handbag or pocket in case you need it.   Here at Coat Corner, we sell a wide range of stylish and waterproof raincoats that are suitable for the whole family. Whether you are looking for a raincoat that is lightweight and easy to carry, one that is elegant and will look great with whatever you are wearing, or you simply want a cost-effective option, we have exactly what you need!   Our collection of high-quality raincoats will last you for many years to come and your raincoat will become your loyal companion each summer.   Raincoats offer you more than just protection against the rain.   While raincoats have been designed to protect you from the rain, they also have some other great uses.   For example, because they are lightweight and not heavy at all (like winter coats), raincoats are ideal for those times in spring and summer when there is a chill in the air, and you need an extra layer. They double up as a warm top and provide you with warmth.   Many South Africans start work early and have to walk to local transport routes early in the mornings. Even though it may be summer, there can still be a chill in the air. Instead of carrying around a jersey with you (which can take up a lot of space), why not use your raincoat which is more compact and will also protect you against rain? This makes so much more sense!   The evenings can also sometimes be chilly and if you have a raincoat on you, this won’t be a problem at all!   If you would like to kit your family out this summer, why not pay Coat Corner a visit? We are conveniently located in Kempton Park, Springs and Benoni and are close to all the major transport routes. We also offer plenty of safe parking and our store associates are always ready to help!

Buy and sell all weather coats this summer

Are you looking to start your own business, and do you want to work for yourself? Why not sell bales of coats and jackets that you can easily buy from Overcoats Importer?   As strange as it may seem to start a coat and jacket business when summer is just around the corner, it actually makes a lot of sense and this article will explain why!  

South Africa is mostly a summer rainfall country.

  As you know, South Africa is mostly a summer rainfall country, meaning that sudden and occasional rainstorms can happen throughout the warmer months.   No one likes to be caught unawares when rain suddenly starts to fall, and it can be inconvenient always having to carry an umbrella with you.   A much more convenient option is to carry a raincoat with you and there is therefore a very big market for this in South Africa.   You can purchase a bale of coats or jackets from Overcoats Importer, consisting of mostly raincoats. These are all high-quality coats that have been imported from Europe and completely waterproof.   Because we buy them in such large quantities, we pay extremely low prices for them and we naturally pass this discount onto you as well so that you can sell your own coats and jackets at great prices!   Selling raincoats to your neighbours, friends, family and work colleagues should therefore be very easy and you would be surprised at how quickly they sell!  

Thin jackets, denim jackets and unlined jackets are very popular during summer.

  Even though the weather may be very warm during the day in South Africa, if you have to get up early in the morning to walk to your transport route, train or bus, you will know that it can often be quite chilly, even in the summer.   In the same vein, walking home in the evenings, especially late at night, can also be a chilly experience, especially when there is a breeze blowing or when there has just been a thunderstorm.   A thin or unlined jacket is perfect for these brief moments of cold during the summer when you need an extra layer of clothing.   A thin or unlined jacket, as well as a denim jacket is a better option than a jersey or sweatshirt as these jackets are much more stylish and will beautifully match whatever you are wearing. This means that your thin jacket can be carried around with you during the summer for the times when the weather makes a turn for the worse.   As you can see, selling thin jackets, unlined jackets and raincoats makes a lot of sense during the summer! Of course, you could also sell winter jackets alongside them and help your customers to prepare for the coming winter season.   If you are interested in starting your own jacket business, contact the Overcoats Importer today to find out how you can buy your first bale!   Bale prices start from just under R2000. Starting your own business can now be a reality!  Visit www.overcoats.co.za today.

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.