Employing over 1000 people, Johnstons of Elgin has always invested heavily in their staff. Of the workforce more than
100 people have over 20 years of experience in the company. Once people join the firm, they tend to stay, such is
the amiable environment. And it is some of their highly skilled craftspeople who are behind this season’s vibrant
designs, notably two new interpretations of their iconic and popular Chesterfield topcoat.
Using an archive check in a graphic structure weave, their Chesterfield topcoat donned by the likes of Gary Barlow
was a standout coat on the market a few years back. Approaching a milestone year, and in respect to the previous
two, their talented designers have taken a slightly more artistic approach to the Chesterfield topcoat. Rich in
colour and texture, it can now be found in an exaggerated berry red Glen Check tartan weave. Made from 100%
lambswool, which is undeniably soft and durable, this vibrant and luxurious style can certainly be the cynosure of
all eyes on a bleak winter’s day.
Crafted by skilled custodians, their ability to weave colour and pattern together to create this perfectly imperfect
check is something you rarely see on the market. The second Chesterfield topcoat in question comes in a beautiful
rustic red shadow check pattern. Double-breasted, and half-lined, additional luxury details include buffalo horn
branded buttons and a leather undercollar. Putting a contemporary spin on a traditional tweed, the Chesterfield
topcoat is a must-have – to not only inject some colour into your wardrobe, but it’s a versatile masterpiece that
gives you a myriad of options to wear with it. Refined and luxurious enough to wear with tailoring, at the same time
it pervades a casual attitude, and so is right at home to be paired with jeans and retro style sneakers.
Out of the shadows of the high-fashion houses they produce for, Johnstons of Elgin made their men’s and women’s debut
at the 2018 edition of London Fashion week to critical acclaim. No longer can they be portrayed as ‘the brand behind
the brand’, their ready-to-wear lines are some of the most authentic, luxurious and creative in the world of
menswear, with their distinctive Chesterfield topcoat at the forefront of it.