Things of absolute beauty. In fact, I’ve not seen anything like these John Simons Made In England cord overcoats for quite some time.
Perhaps that’s because people rarely go bold with cord. Although that could be changing, as more and more cord items seem to be hitting the shelves at the moment. In fact, I featured the Edwin cord club jacket just last week.
But if you want something more substantial, look this way. The design is pretty much what you would expect of the title and of John Simons. A timeless autumn/winter coat based on a classic raincoat or mac, but with some cord construction in a selection of colours.
The detail is minimal, which is often a good thing You are looking at concealed buttons (with the exception of the top button, a standard raincoat collar, buttoned cuffs and two slanted button pockets. The reverse shows a small centre back vent too. That’s it and that is enough.
Three colours to choose from – a navy cord, pine green or the fawn, which is the colour that works best for me. Plenty of space for wearing over your formal gear too, although it works well as an informal coat as well.
As for price, it doesn’t come cheap at £495, but the John Simons Made In England cord overcoats compare well with other premium overcoats but is still a hefty amount to pay. Look after it and it should be an investment for years to come. This isn’t an item that will date. Sizes are small through to XXL.