Great to see the return of the wonderful John Simons made in London corduroy overcoat just in time for the colder months.
Yes, the return. This was a much-loved item from last year. So loved that stock seemed to sell out almost as soon as it went online. So with that in mind, I’m flagging it up once more in case you missed out and want to cover yourself in all of this lovely cord as the temperatures start to drop.
There are three shades of cord to choose from, all of which are pictured here. As for the design, that’s the same across all three and a notable one too. This overcoat is based on a vintage Burberry model ‘famously purchased and worn’ by John Simons way back in 1961 whilst he was learning his trade in the clothing business. Specifically as a window dresser for Cecil Gee on Charing Cross Road if you like a bit of back detail.
The look, feel, and shape of the original have been adapted for the modern era and offered once more, and for me, the cord really stands out. I love a bit of cord, and it’s rarely seen on an overcoat. Which is why this overcoat literally jumps off the page.
Not just any cord, the coat is produced from the finest fawn-coloured Brisbane Moss corduroy fabric, giving it a great look and plenty of warmth too.
As for the all-important details, the coat has that 1950s A-shape, as well as a one-piece raglan sleeve, Cupro satin lining, Selvyt cloth-lined side pockets with buttons, adjustable cuffs and a centre vent, along with mostly hidden buttons at the front.
Just lovely. Available in three shades, you can buy one online for £550 right now.
If you are looking for something cheaper, APC has a brown cord mac for a smaller price tag.
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