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  • Words by Mr Peter Henderson,
  • Senior Fashion & Social Media Writer, MR PORTER

There's little to love about January, once the festive season is well and truly over and New Year's resolutions have started to kick in. The first month of the year tends to be a cold and gloomy and righteous one (unless you're lucky enough to be in the southern hemisphere), which is why we'll be seeking comfort in our clothes, from thick scarves, to woolly hats, to embracing outerwear. There's something about a substantial coat in particular that is especially welcome at this time of year: think of it as your portable duvet for those dark midwinter days when you really don't want to get out of bed at all. Click through the gallery, above, to discover six of our favourite comforting coats, which are just as stylish as they are warm.

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It's Christmas again in 351 days!

It's not Christmas again for 351 days.

The NFL play-offs are here, and it's less than a month until Super Bowl Sunday. Kegs at the ready.

January is National Hobby Month, so it's time to dust off that wood-whittling knife...

16 January is National Nothing Day: "to provide Americans with one National day when they can just sit without celebrating, observing or honouring anything." We'll be marking this "un-event" by sitting in a high-backed chair beside an open fire, wearing a cashmere robe, with a glass of Scotch to hand. Once we get home from work, that is.

Hot chocolate: January is the only month of the year when it's acceptable for a man to be seen drinking hot chocolate instead of coffee. Take advantage. (NB, marshmallows on top are still not sanctioned.)

The new season collections are already arriving at MR PORTER, so it's the perfect time to refresh your wardrobe.

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