Coats & jackets.

Billy Reid’s Bond peacoat in Skyfall

We’ve been rounding up the items from James Bond’s latest wardrobe: the Tom Ford suit, the Crockett & Jones shoes, the Globe-Trotter case. But while a tuxedo or a bespoke rifle case may not be a staple of the average male wardrobe, a navy blue peacoat is. It’s one of those classic items that’ll get you through one winter and the next… and the next.…

Custom suit lining: any picture you want inside your jacket

What is it about beautiful, printed lining that makes such a difference to our love of a jacket? You might say it’s the very fact that it’s not meant to be seen, that it’s like a little secret to be kept to yourself; or that it shows that no detail is left unattended, and that everyone else gets a hint of that fact when a…

3 pieces for a subtle autumn

Not everyone wants to indulge in autumn's trends to Anna Dello Russo proportions. So if you're looking to pick up pieces that are on-trend and yet subtle enough to stand the test of time, you'd do well to check out the autumn 2012 range from French Connection. Here are 3 top picks to serve you for an elegantly understated autumn.

5 minutes with Daniel Dunko of Hancock

Thomas Hancock, in 1843, invented the vulcanisation of rubber using sulphur. That process, when applied to handmade, expertly cut and wonderfully coloured (think tennis green and honeysuckle red) garments is what forms the basis of Hancock, a new brand that specialises in creating raincoats. In the midst of Pitti, we sat down to talk to Daniel Dunko, founder and creator of Hancock about what it…

Burberry transparent cape should clearly be mine

Between the time I last waxed lyrical about clear plastic outerwear and now, nothing has really changed. Those visions of dystopian Blade Runner futures still tug at the edges of my mind with some positive Pavlovian response; yet for a quintessentially British brand like Burberry a clear cape has an entirely different association. It’s not about an ’80s interpretation of the future, it’s about a…
Burberry Weather Cape
Burberry Weather Cape
Burberry Weather Cape
Burberry Weather Cape

Your bespoke Burberry trench coat awaits

Love Burberry I do. Own one of their trench coats I do not. Paradox? Not so much. Choice paralysis? Definitely. You see, I always encounter something of a conundrum when I enter a Burberry boutique: I either am faced with too much choice or a spate of bad luck. So it is that Burberry offer me up so many variations of their trench coats that…

Indulge: E Tautz pea coat

Whether it’s a man’s or a woman’s wardrobe you’re upgrading this coming season, autumn / fall 2011 is all about burnt colours. Colours a few shades darker than what they sound. Colours such as the “yellow” that makes up this E Tautz men’s pea coat.