A walk on weekends is compulsory. In wintertime I will choose a balmacaan for topcoat, corduroy trousers, a knit jumper, a pair of derby shoes, peccary gloves and a large cashmere scarf. If my hair is newly cut, I will wear a tweed cap.
Photo: The Journal of Style
Lovely coat. You don’t see a Balmacaan or other classic overcoats around much anymore – and we are poorer for it. I am guessing that is bespoke
Yes, it is a bespoke overcoat.
W. Georges L. says
Yes it is a very striking garment! A nice and heavy Saxony tweed by the looks of it. I have repeatedly asked my tailor to cut me one but it seems he is allergic to the raglan sleeve. I have managed to bend him to wishes on many occasions, including for a rarely spotted ‘paddock’ style jacket – but I get the feeling there has been trauma behind his reluctance
He is convinced those things are best left to the machine made traditional raincoat (he is a savile row cutter!). Is yours made by an English tailor?
The coat is from a small continental tailor. It is a tad tight and not in complete balance but I have found it surprisingly useful.