Come wintertime, there’s basically one key to nailing a Big Fit: wearing a great coat. It’s the garment that has the power to transform any outfit from ordinary to the next level. That could mean a wildly stylish puffer or a head-turning topcoat, or maybe even a chore jacket if you live somewhere where winter isn’t that bad. But it is all about the coat. Justin Theroux knows this. This week, the actor was spotted in New York on an absolute tear, coats-wise, breaking out two excellent (and wildly different) pieces of outerwear.
First up is a beige quilted jacket that you can be forgiven for having missed. That’s because Theroux was wearing it while walking around with a quite sizable woven basket, and a rather tiny beanie. (Great fashion is all about scale, remember?) Humongous basket aside, the jacket itself looks to be from the cult-loved Japanese label Visvim, made of slightly puffed-up nylon and covered in beautiful stitching. (Almost as perplexing as the giant basket is Theroux’s dedication to sweatshirts with side-zippers, a beloved menswear look circa 2014. But that is a conversation for another time.) Then, the very next day, Theroux stepped out again in a big-time, robe-style overcoat on top of perhaps the sturdiest turtleneck known to man. Both days, he was out walking his adorable rescue dog, who even had on a similarly shaded coat of her own—bonus points for wearing a jacket that matches your canine’s.
Theroux clearly knows the power of a great coat—and perhaps more importantly, he knows how properly to wear one for maximal effect. Each look nails the art of tonal layering, and both jackets are eye-catching enough to make a wintertime fit instead of sabotaging it. Many of us could learn a thing or two from Theroux’s week of next-level outwear—just leave the giant basket accessorizing for the movie stars.