Men are hot. And men in outerwear are even hotter.
You thought I was gonna say men who are naked are even hotter, didn't you?
No Siree Bob! I love a man all bundled up.
Sure men look great without any clothes on, however there’s something so handsome about a man all geared up for the cold.
Maybe it's that they look like they’re ready for an adventure.
Or maybe it’s that I like to imagine what’s underneath all that layering.
Or maybe it's that when I see them wrapped in a warm coat, I can imagine how snuggly and cozy it would be to be swaddled up inside with them.
Or maybe it dates back to my New England roots and all the fun times my dad spent with us outside in the snow.
I don’t know. I just know that I like the way men look wrapped up in outwear. It’s kinda my thing.
When my non-boyfriend boyfriend wears his winter fashions, any cold I’m feeling inside instantly melts away. He looks so masculine, so regal, so utterly handsome buttoned up in his outdoor best.
And when he wears his faux furs coats, he looks especially striking.
At SpiritHoods, we specialize in cozy. And tapping into your wild side. And ethical fashion. And sustainability. And giving back to endangered species. And providing you with some of the most realistic fake furs in the fashion world today. Okay, so I really love my job and am grateful to be working for a business that actually cares about doing good in the world. Which makes it easy for me to write about all the SpirtHoods’ coats that I love.
And in this article I’m gonna talk about our top five best sellers for men as well as a few others from some great brands that are also putting out some high quality faux furs. And if you're interested in buying for that feline lady in your life, I reviewed some of my picks for the best women's faux fur coats that we DIDN'T make.
Key Factors To Look For In Faux Fur Coats
But first, let’s discuss some of the key factors to look for when considering a faux fur investment. Now I can’t do anything about the guy that’s gonna be wearing the faux fur. I can only advise you on what to look for in the coat. The guy is up to you. And for the men that are reading. I’m not as shallow as I sometimes may present myself. I always lead with my heart. Kindness, a sense of humor, playfulness, compassion and emotional intelligence are the attributes that I’m personally drawn to. If you have outer beauty, then that is just the icing on the cake. Cuz if you aren't pretty on the inside, well then...
Below I break down some of the most important things to look for, but if you want to do a little more research on faux fur, check out our article, “Everything you need to know when buying a faux fur coat.”
Before you hit purchase on that website or swipe that credit card at the retail store, consider the materials used in the coat you're about to purchase. Not all materials are created equal. Look for faux furs that are made from high quality synthetic materials that have the look and feel of real fur. The technology that is available today is putting out some fabrics that so closely resemble the real thing that some real fur manufacturers have been caught mislabeling their products as faux fur. It has become increasingly more difficult (and illegal in many states) to sell real fur, so companies are wrongfully labeling their garments. You can read more about it in this article I wrote. If you have any questions, always call the manufacturer and ask. It’s important that companies be transparent about their practices. At SpiritHoods, we promise that we only use Oeko-Tex certified fabrics and we are 100% Vegan and Cruelty-Free. In fact, we give back 10% of our net profits to help save endangered species and their habitats. And we won the PETA LIBBY Award 3 times!
Look for modacrylic or acrylic fibers. These fabrics are much softer than polyester, which is a bit scratchy to the touch and not as plush and sheen. We even offer Tissavel, one of the most luxurious faux fur fabrics available today. It is 100% acrylic and so incredibly soft. Once you touch it, you will never want to wear anything else. I know I’m giving you a lot of extra reading to do, but when you get a minute, this blog is a more in depth look at what Tissavel is and how it is made.
Warmth and Insulation
Look for coats that are well lined and have good insulation. It is important that you purchase a coat that will keep you warm through the colder months and will last you for years to come. Investing in a solid piece and not fast fashion helps align with ethical and sustainable practises.
Style And Design
Faux furs come in all different styles, from long coats, to hoods and ears, to jackets and bombers. Make sure you choose something that compliments your individuality and your wardrobe. At SpiritHoods, we offer everything from the wild and bold color and pattern, to the more monochromatic look. But, if you don’t buy from us, there are lots of other high quality designers out there that make some beautiful coats.
Which brings me to…
This is really important. There are many companies out there that literally use our images and a variation of our name and try to sell products at a fraction of the cost. We have received so many calls over the years with customers really disappointed in the quality of what they received and letting us know that their item didn’t look anything like what was in the picture. Only to realize that they ordered from a knockoff site. We can not stress this enough. There are too many fake sites out there doing this and it's hard for us to keep track of them all. So please please PLEASE know who you are buying from.
This doesn’t just go for SpiritHoods. Many of our colleagues experience the same issues. If you ever have any doubt, just call the company and ask. They should be able to confirm that they are legit and offer high quality materials and use sustainable Okeo tex certified fabrics. Also, read the customer reviews and see what others have to say about the products. Brand reputation and ethical and sustainable manufacturing practices is incredibly important and will help ensure that your faux fur investment is with you for years to come.
Maintenance and Care for your Faux Fur
Caring for your faux fur should be easy if you follow a few basic steps. Always spot clean when you can. Just splash a little cold water and dab. If more extensive cleaning is necessary, you can wash in cold water by hand with a gentle detergent. Only put in a washing machine on gentle if the label states that you can do so. And if you have any questions, call the company and ask how to care for your new faux fur.
Now for my favorite part of this article… my top picks for men’s faux fur coats.
And what better place to start with than SpiritHoods!
The 5 Best Selling Men’s Faux Fur Coats at SpiritHoods
These top 5 coats are all made from 100% ultra soft acrylic. They have beautiful custom face animal buttons and a large secret stash pocket in the interior lining making it easy to carry your valuables. Plus they all come with Scannable "Smart" Apparel to Guarantee Authenticity. Remember to watch for any upcoming sales that we have!
This coat is timeless. There’s a reason why it’s our number one best selling coat for men. And it just happens to be one of the coats my non boyfriend-boyfriend wears. When he puts this on, I have to restrain myself from jumping on top of him. I may be biased, but he looks so handsome in this. And it’s the perfect blend of classic and playful. The rich color and ultra soft material will literally keep you from ever wanting to take it off. This coat also comes with ears, if you’re into that sort of thing (like all of us over here at SpiritHoods are).
This coat is a serious faux fur and not for the timid or shy. The colors and patterning on this super soft coat are gorgeous. And our customer Zachary D’s review says it best when he writes, “Attention Grabber. If you don’t want or feel uncomfortable in the spotlight, this jacket is not for you. You will get so many people complimenting you on this jacket, it will make you feel like a star. Not only is it stylish, comfortable, it is confidence enhancing, it will make you wish it was winter year round!!!” Well lucky for you Zachary D, we also make this in a house robe and slippers because the coat was so popular.
Attention men, you can never go wrong with all black. If you don’t already have a black coat in your wardrobe, I would definitely consider this one. It easily goes with anything and can be dressed up or down. I’m a sucker for a guy in casual wear and nice coats. I love the effortless sporty look beneath something a bit more sophisticated. It gives the whole look an “I don’t really care but deep down I do, so I’m just gonna elevate my sweatsuit game right now while I run out and act like it's no big deal” kind of attitude. I see you. And I’m not mad at it. AND I’ll be the first to admit, that’s pretty much me everyday I get dressed. I have the ability to make my three day-worn-in-a-row sweats look pretty friggin’ chic.
And if hoods are not your thing and you’re looking for something a bit more tailored, this coat is a great option. It still provides a bit of that SpiritHoods playfulness, but with a much more contemporary look. I have this coat and it looks great when I’m out running around in my activewear all day, but then dresses up really nicely when I’m out for the night. And the light colors give way to beautiful patterning and I love the white interior lining. It’s a nice contrast to all the darker coats I tend to wear. And the fabric is so satiny smooth.
And if you’re like "F$%* it, these are all too plain and understated for me," then this coat will NOT disappoint. This is one of our fan favorites and biggest statement pieces. AND it even glows in the dark under black lights… just in case you were feeling like you weren’t being noticed enough. It’s hard to be in a bad mood around this coat. It just has a way of making you smile and feel good when you see it. It’s one of those pieces that makes me feel alive and ready for anything. And always gets people talking. Wear it and see. You will never have more people come up to you and start talking. Unless you’re a jerk. SpiritHoods can’t do anything about that. That’s on you. But as far as starting the conversation, we’re here to help.
Sure I’m biased and I love our coats, but I want to introduce you to 5 other faux furs for men that I think are also top of their game as well.
This is such a great coat. And any company that has a mission to help make a better planet and practices ethical and sustainable fashion, gets top notch marks from me! The coat comes in three colors; core (black), toasted almond (light brown) and fog (bluish gray). They are all great colors, but there’s something about the fog that is just stunning. The length falls just below the knees and is great for when you want more coverage and to bundle up during colder months.
Fabulous Furs is another great company that has been in business for 30 years and is vegan certified and cruelty-free. They have a few men’s coats, but this one stands out. The two tone brown and patterning on the back makes unique statement and the long pile fabric really gives it an authentic look. And the extra wide lapel collar is perfect for bundling up.
However, I’ve seen it on sale for $2875. Just be sure to check online for current pricing. And like I mentioned earlier, make sure you are buying from a reputable site. There are so many places that steal images and use them illegally to sell you a much cheaper version that looks nothing like what they claim in the picture. I see it happen everyday.
Because if you are purchasing this Tom Ford coat, you will be getting a high quality, high end label faux fur. This oversized look reminds me of what my great grandmother used to wear and just screams glamor. The long pile and coloring on this coat looks so much like real fur that you will be checking the label just to make sure it is faux fur. This is a serious coat and a serious investment. And I can imagine how it looks as you move, the modacrylic long pile hairs just kind of blowing in the wind. Yeah, it’s definitely a vibe.
This is a great coat and gives you a lot of bang for your buck. The leopard print is fun and dramatic and the oversized cocoon like structure is perfect if you’re looking for lots of room. The coat falls well below the knee depending upon your height. It has pockets and a wide lapel collar. If you’re on a tight budget and want a long leopard faux fur, this is a great option.
This is a gorgeous coat. It's the longest of all the ones I reviewed, landing at just above the ankles. The fabric is mid weight and has an almost boucle kind of look to it. It has a double breasted design with button closures. This is a coat that you get things done in. Got a meeting. No problem, wear this coat. Got a date. No problem, wear this coat. Got a trial hearing. No problem, wear this coat. Getting a divorce. No problem, wear this coat. Going to the gym. Maybe don't wear this coat. I wouldn't want to even guess what the dry cleaning bill would be for this number.
Just because I couldn’t NOT mention them.
Yes, you read that correctly. This coat is ten thousand dollars. TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS. Okay I just sat down to breathe for a moment. This coat has a long tailored profile and concealed buttons and is made of 100% modacrylic. And it comes with a label on the inside that reads “SAINT LAURENT PARIS.”
Side note: if you love this jacket and want to save $9700, we have a shorter version that has the same beautiful black opulent sheen. I think our black panther collared faux fur coat deserves a mention and it looks way more expensive than the price tag. Maybe not $10,000 kind of expensive, but still…
But I found it on sale for $6451 so you're in luck!
This one is another honorable mention, because wow. Just WOW.
That’s all I have to say.
We love to see you in your SpirtHoods! Tag us on all your socials @Spirithoods so we can see how great you look in your faux fur coats. And if anyone out there purchases one of the honorable mentions, tag us…I just need to see you in it.