this winter’s hottest outerwear — That’s Not My Age

Photographs: Neil Mackenzie Matthews


Name it a return to the classics however I’m seeing a variety of checked wool jackets and coats round city. Typically worn with a waft of insouciant French Stylish – suppose Coco Chanel: the Duke of Westminster years, or my newest type icon Charlotte Husson founder and creative director of the Parisian label Mister Okay. The plaid cover-up is a standard design, so keep away from wanting too buttoned up by preserving the remainder of the outfit understated. A superb overcoat in a superb material not solely protects, however can pull collectively probably the most informal of outfits.

The winter coat is the most-hard-working piece in your wardrobe and choosing a traditional checked material is assured to convey longevity, and garner compliments. And, with its number of incarnations – plaid, dogtooth, tartan, Prince of Wales  – there’s a test for each style. This season conventional, grunge and outsized designs are all around the outerwear division. The one I’m sporting right here is Bromley check trench from Hobbs. With it’s seventies-inspired lapels, gentlewomanly match, tie belt and nutty brown, heritage test I really feel ‘simply good sufficient’. It additionally performs properly with my favorite new color pairing – conker and navy.




If you happen to usually keep on with plain coats, I promise you {that a} test could be simply as versatile. It could additionally provide a extra playful method to drab winter dressing. Go for a mode with a impartial base color corresponding to a heat camel or navy, if that sounds a bit boring attempt a multi-coloured test; each provide extra styling choices and can mix-and-match with the garments you already personal.

Jaeger at all times does outerwear properly and I’m actually into this reversible style with a detachable scarf which is sort of a souped-up automotive coat from the late Nineteen Sixties. Color is at all times on the menu at Boden, with chequered types in green and pink or yellow and brown. As I’ve stated earlier than, having a snazzy, brightly-coloured coat is a sartorial trump-card when an on a regular basis outfit is in want of a raise.

If, nonetheless, you’re a self-confessed colourphobe, do that profitable monochrome houndstooth style from Hobbs. The MaxMara vibes make it ideally suited for many who hate fussy collars or belt-ties, too. Go large with a cool, jumbo-houndstooth as discovered over at All Saints and Benetton. And in case your finances is underneath £100, I hold testing this warm padded coat from the Uniqlo C assortment (now decreased; out there in grey check and beige check), an absolute type steal.


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Bromley check trench on mortgage from Hobbs. My linen scarf is approx 5 years previous from 45R.  The & Wiser sweatshirt is from my collaboration with Dandy Stars. The denims are second-hand APC, related nonetheless out there HERE. Leather-based loafers from Dune London. 



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