It might be summer, but the rain will still be here. So opportunities for this 1960s raincoat by John Simons.
You might recall something similar over the winter when John Simons produced a corduroy version with a similar cut. In fact, not just a similar cut. This one takes inspiration from the very same design from the 1960s.
As the story goes, a vintage Burberry model (well, contemporary then, I presume) was purchased and worn by John Simons back in 1961 whilst he was working as a window dresser for Cecil Gee on Charing Cross Road.
That coat is now the inspiration for a new generation of vintage overcoats, with warmer weather designs now available. And in good time too. I did a top 10 of 1960s raincoats for the site a while back, and a good number are no longer available. Not least, my favourite the Harry Palmer raincoat by Lancashire Pike.
So if you want an alternative, this is a good place to look. I’m going to use the word ‘timeless’ again, and yes, it is applicable here.
This is a stylish and straightforward raincoat with a retro look about it, but also something that works both in the 1960s and the 21st century.
It has a distinctive, vintage A-Shape, as well as a one-piece Raglan Sleeve, a 100% waterproof cotton outer, checked cotton lining unique to John Simons, Selvyt cloth lined side pockets, adjustable cuffs, and a centre vent. It has one other thing too. Colour options.
The safe bet is to go for the natural. It’s what a coat like this always comes in. But if you want something darker, go navy blue. Or, if you want to stand out from the crowd, get the red.
Sizes are small through to XL, and the price of each is £425.
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