The covert coat
If a man sets himself apart from the crowd when he first wears a bespoke suit he puts himself in another category entirely when he pulls on a bespoke overcoat.
With that single act all the compromises inherent in wearing ready-to-wear coats (the poor cloth, the fit across the shoulders, the short length and the fact that most simply hang straight from the arm pits to the hem, rather than having any shape through the waist) are revealed, and simultaneously dispatched. However, it can be hard to know where to start – cashmere, tweed, double-breasted, single-breasted, camel hair, Donegal or Harris tweed? (more…)