Images: Sarah Brick. Hair & make-up: Louise Heywood
For some time now I’ve been on the look-out for a traditional, single-breasted tweed coat. Not a automotive 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 material, 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 bought nicked from a celebration and meant I needed to stroll dwelling minus outerwear on a freezing chilly night time. Knee-length. Retro. Traditional.
After which, heading throughout city on New Yr’s Eve, I popped into the APC retailer in Covent Backyard, not likely 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 (Pleasure Division/ Bunnymen soundtrack right here), it was the proper match for my jumbo cords and trainers. Half worth. Performed deal.
And that’s the best way to whoop up a traditional coat. Go for conventional with a up to date twist. Introduce snazzy sneakers, a natty scarf and extra color than the monochrome, post-punk period. There’s a development described as Elevated Indie – and I’m right here for it. Spare us the automotive coat…
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Tweed coat from APC. Wool tank prime, Seasalt Cornwall. Jumbo cords from Brora (not obtainable). Trainers, Asics (bought out other than a dimension three; there’s the same fashion HERE). The striped scarf is an previous 45R purchased in Paris. Leather-based bag on mortgage from Mimi Berry (diminished in the sale).