MANY A nightclub or bar has echoed with the 'epic' failure chat up line, 'Get your coat you've pulled', but at this time of year choosing the right coat may not seemingly mean you end up in the clutches of some beer goggle attraction clinch, it does ensure a top look.
The full length coat has been the mark of style throughout the years, be it from the London gangster took to the city gent or just man about town. Be it the Duffle to the Over, a good coat is essential kit.
The history of these fabulous pieces is brought to the fore by the Anniversary Check Classic navy Duffle from Gloverall.
The coat in this iconic British labels words 'IS A RECREATION IN STYLE AND MAKE USING FABRIC THAT REPLICATES ARCHIVE DUFFLE COATS FROM THE 1950's'.
It is all here from the leather loops, cuff tabs to the buffalo horn toggles and checked pattern inner.
Staying on a retro tip the Crombie Black Retro Wool coat, complete with velvet collar speaks where words do not have to.
The stand out red lining, horizontal side pockets and knife edge sharp cut make this pure wool English classic, exactly that … classic.
The Lovat Covert wool coat offers similar beauty in a corking beige finish with brown velvet collar. This twill cloth wonder sports three outside pockets and must be considered to be the 'DADDY' of all Crombies, just think James Fox in Performance, arguably the greatest British film ever made and you have the total look.
With its unusual shape, large bellow pockets and high button front and chest pocket the Burroughs black pattern wool coat from Uniforms for the Dedicated is a break form the norm and it is all the better for that.
The regular fit coat has a grey wool lining.
Introducing a bit of a military feel to the proceedings the double breasted Ma Strum Patrol Coat in black is we'll, incredible.
I bloody love this coat. Slanted side pockets, metal military buttons, removable lambs wool top collar and Ma Strum ID epaulette make it a throw back to days of yore. A very smart piece indeed.
Stepping away from neutral one colour coats, Gabicci Vintage's Tweed Darj grey coat sports a blazer style check pattern and is well, just take a look. Velour collar, one chest and two hand pockets, covered button front and a tailored fit complete this perfect piece.
Less can definitely be more and the Barbour Pershore wool navy jacket highlights this perfectly.
Four large buttons adorn this Tattersall lined piece with angled side pockets a jetted chest pocket, back vent, fixed belt and comes as part of the labels hacking range.
Well winter is upon us so it's time to wrap up warm, but whatever you do, do it in style.
Hasta la Victoria Siempre