Imposing Winter Coats

When pondering a significant investment on a winter coat, its warming credentials often spearhead the decision-making. However, there are certain coat styles that have the ability to impart a level of sophisticated grandeur along with insulation properties, that others can’t.

The impact of a voluminous-yet-refined winter coat cut by an adept artisan cannot be underestimated. It is no coincidence, that a raft of world leaders and influential historical figures have opted to deliver patriotic speeches on erected podiums in imposing coats. Plagued by fear and uncertainty in the midst of WW2, it was Sir Winston Churchill who repeatedly emerged out of 10 Downing Street in a selection of big military-inspired double-breasted overcoats – an act that became a symbol of defiance and Britain’s courage. Undoubtedly, he had a penchant for classic style, but his choice of coats certainly played a part in calming the disquiet. Entrusted to galvanise a nation is a responsibility that falls on the very few, but the point is that a grand-yet-elegant coat has the ability to make a real statement and create an aura of confidence. And it’s a predilection that stretches beyond the political spotlight – to the social scene in St. Moritz, Paris and London. Big coats lacking in sartorial detail might be warm, but do not possess that sophisticated grandeur that can be so imperative for self-composure. To reap the benefits of both, the coats styles to turn to are the greatcoat, Bridge Coat, teddy bear coat, duffel coat and striking double-breasted overcoats.


    Freddie Anderson


    November 2021


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