[[caption-width-right:260:They make these tropes look ''good''.]]
Oh sure, most coats in RealLife and fiction are worn for warmth and other kinds of protection, but just as often in fiction, they can be used to say something about a character, or add a slight touch of style to a scene. Whether it's a [[HellBentForLeather leather jacket]], a trench coat, a [[SharpDressedMan suave blazer]], or a [[PrettyInMink fur coat]], these garments can fulfill a lot of tropes.
These tropes can overlap with various other tropes, like CostumePorn, BlingOfWar, RuleOfGlamorous, RuleOfCool.
* BlackCloak (although this trope can also involve a cape or robe)
* YouMustBeCold (guy putting his coat on a lady)
Don't forget to put these tropes on, or you'll CatchYourDeathOfCold.