How one can whoop up a basic coat — That’s Not My Age

Photographs: Sarah Brick. Hair & make-up: Louise Heywood


For some time now I’ve been on the look-out for a basic, single-breasted tweed coat. Not a automobile coat that ends mid-thigh and permits an icy breeze across the knees – why are there are such a lot of of those round? (Much less cloth, cheaper to make?) However one thing much like the second-hand males’s coat I wore as a post-punk-loving teenager. The one which received nicked from a celebration and meant I needed to stroll dwelling minus outerwear on a freezing chilly night time. Knee-length. Retro. Basic.

After which, heading throughout city on New 12 months’s Eve, I popped into the APC store in Covent Backyard, probably not intending to purchase something. And, lo. There within the sale, the perfect, vintage-inspired, tweed coat. With a barely unfastened silhouette and moody-Northern-band vibes (Joy Division/ Bunnymen soundtrack here), it was the right match for my jumbo cords and trainers. Half worth. Executed deal.



And that’s the way in which to whoop up a basic coat. Go for conventional with a recent twist. Introduce snazzy sneakers, a natty scarf and extra color than the monochrome, post-punk period might address. There’s a development described as Elevated Indie – and I’m right here for it. Spare us the automobile coat…


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Tweed coat from APC. Wool tank high, Seasalt Cornwall (from our newest collaboration). Jumbo cords from Brora (not accessible). Trainers, Asics (bought out aside from a size three; there’s an identical model HERE). The striped scarf is an previous 45R purchased in Paris. Leather-based bag on mortgage from Mimi Berry (lowered in the sale).