It's Autumn, and the dreaded season is coming around the corner. OK, I'm a little biased - not everyone dreads the snow and often ridiculously cold weather. But whether you like the weather or not, you're going to need to dress appropriately. Number one on your shopping list should be a winter jacket. Men's winter jackets come in various colors, styles, shapes, sizes and so on. There are so many options that you may be bewildered as to where to start your search. No worries, that's what this article is for. Below I will run through the optimum websites and local stores to find the perfect men's winter jacket. Of course, the men's winter jacket has to be stylish. Also, I'll take care that it is warm enough. It's not cool to be freezing whenever you walk outdoors.

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Start Your Search For Men's Winter Coats Online at These Websites...

BIG NAME BRANDS, Internet Retailers

Columbia - In my opinion, Columbia makes the best quality men's winter coats around. However, you pay a pretty penny for what you get. A lot of it is paying for the brand name Columbia. They offer basically anything you're after, including: interchange, shells, insulated, softshell, fleece, casual and vests. $$$

North Face - Very similar to Columbia, including the prices. $$$

Helly Hanson - Helly Hanson is supreme in both quality and price. $$$

Nextag - Nextag offers comparison shopping for a plethora of products, including men's winter coats. It doesn't actually sell you anything, but it is a convenient outlet for comparing prices and finding the best deal. For men's winter coats, it found a remarkable 1513 coats. Don't fret - on the left you can sort these results by brand, type, material, sellers, sales or price range. For each men's winter coat, it displays the retailer, the price and (if you enter your ZIP code) the shipping fees. For each product, there's even a customer review section - worth checking out. Like everything nowadays, Nextag is available on the Blackberry or iPhone. Also, for a similar website to NexTag, see Bizrate. Prices vary.

Sports Basement - On this website you can find all the great brand names, including Columbia, North Face and Helly Hanson. Prices vary.

JC Penny - JC Penny is a major retailer (in malls as well as online) that will find you the perfect men's winter coat. The prices are very competitive with other retailers, particularly the sales. Their website is very user-friendly. One good feature is that, like nextag, the coats are sortable by warmth, brand, price, color, rating and more. Shipping is free on orders over $49. $$

Sierra Trading Post - Sells various brands, including the ones listed above, at competitive pricing. They offer free shipping on ALL orders and has great customer service. $ - The name really says it all. This website specializes in (men's) winter coat sales. They are a trustworthy site, contrary to the spam-like name. $

LL Bean - LL Bean sells very stylish men's winter coats of exceptional quality. Fleece jackets, pea coats, parkas, gore-tex and more. LL Bean coats cost the highest, but they are of very high quality and come with a life-time guarantee. $$$

TK Maxx or Winners - These stores offer "brand name labels without brand name prices", in their own words. Their sales pitch is no lie - you can find brand names at significantly lower prices. These stores are quite common in most US and Canadian cities. If that's not an option, or for simple convenience, browse and buy online. $