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THE SPRING COAT GUIDE

Words: C. Stewart

You might not like it, but coat season is continuing through to spring. Slightly better news: your winter coat might be a bit too warm to keep on wearing as the weather warms up.

So, here are a few light-to-midweight options (and a heavier one just in case) to keep you cosy as the weather changes. Whether you’re taking on early colder-weather commutes or you’re getting back to pub gardens, a good outerwear line-up will see you through.

For full outfit points

Your coat shouldn’t be an after-thought. What’s the point in putting together a well-planned outfit if your poorly considered outerwear lets down the side?¬†A trench coat is a British tailoring classic, but choose one with standout detail (like a polished finishings and an unexpected colour) for true outfit-crowning status. Anchor patterned trousers with this coat, or brightly-coloured accessories.

For unpredictable weather

Spring should mean brisk days that get reliably warmer as the season sets in. The reality? Rainy mornings that transition into bafflingly¬†warm afternoons. When the weather can’t make up its mind, why should you? A lightweight jacket you can layer under something warmer is a super smart choice.

For when it’s properly rainy

When spring finally arrives, keeping dry jumps to the top of the priority list. But that doesn’t mean style should go out the window. A water-repellent raincoat is just about the best thing you can put on if you want to stay dry, and ours is made with breathable cotton for warm days, and extra room for layering if it’s still a bit chilly.

For those slightly warmer days

Again, for that unpredictable weather that swings in the opposite direction and brings warmer weather, you’ll need something a little less heavy. Our shacket has just enough room in the fit to layer a lighter knit underneath, and the heavy twill weave makes it warm enough to wear on its own.