GQ Selects: Todd Snyder’s Snorkel Coat

This is Todd Snyder’s take on an outerwear style invented in the 1950s called a snorkel coat. It was invented as an expedition coat for military treks in freezing climates. This one has the details of the original with a few exceptions.

The wool body brings it up to heavier-weight fall fabric standards and the removable orange liner pops when it’s unbuttoned. A genuine fox-fur collar adds a luxe touch to a versatile piece that can even be worn over a suit to the office in winter weather.

—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director


Each month, the editors of GQ, in collaboration with Nordstrom Men’s Fashion Director Tommy Fazio and the Men’s Shop, will select key items from the pages of GQ to feature right here on

For the third edition of GQ Selects, we’ve chosen 20 favorites from the September issue—ranging from a Canali suit to Clarks desert boots. Check back every month for more.

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