Because let’s face it, the coat you buy at the store is barely a coat—it just looks like one.
The fabric is too lightweight.
It hardly covers your neck and it ends a few inches above the knee. Chances are it weighs less than 1 pound (versus the 5-6 pounds of many vintage overcoats).
The fabric is probably blended with acrylic and will pill after a few wears.
If you want to stay warm or go out in the elements, you will probably end up with some type of ski jacket or nylon puffer.
Our coats—to say the least—are real coats. The fabrics are heavyweight wool meltons from 23 ounces up to 32 ounces (shockingly warm!) or handwoven Scottish and Irish tweeds that are literally made the same way they were 130 years ago.
The lengths and the collars are generous, and everything is intended for a lifetime of wear.
The navy blue coat with the red undercollar is cut from a gorgeous 25 ounce melton with bullhide neck straps.
This style is unique in that it features fully convertible peak lapels.
This means that the coat lapels can be buttoned all the way up to the shoulder and the top collar can be worn popped up or folded down like a shirt collar. Alternately the lapels can be worn folded with the top collar popped around the neck.
Like all of our coats, this was custom made for a client. When you contact us, we work to design a coat that includes all of the details and elements that you might like.
The next set of pictures shows a coat that we made from an amazing handwoven English tweed. The color is a dusty red interwoven with a deep navy blue.
Other elements include top-stitched seams, gold piping on the lapels and belts, and a curved back yoke.
Finally here are a few more takes on the immortal military trench coat collar.
The next set of pics shows a greatcoat that we made with a collar cut from salt and pepper shearling lambskin.
Doeskin is a gorgeous velvety napped wool that Hainsworth fabrics in the UK is famous for.
This company, which has been making fabric since the 18th century supplies the fabrics for the Royal Guard and we can supply their fabrics on request.
Each coat that we make is totally custom and can be made from pretty much any fabric you can imagine.
So if you want a real winter coat that will keep you warm in high fashion, just contact us and we can get started designing a coat for you.