In an age of slim fit it is relieving to see generously cut overcoats. You may breath again.
Above a double breasted four button balmacaan in prince of wales (check out similar cloth at the store). The year is 1955. Details: Flapped pockets, swelled edges, and turnback cuffs. Footwear: Once again “wallabee” shoes before Clarks promoted them.
On the left, single breasted dogtooth overcoat with flapped patch pockets and turnback cuffs. On the right, double breasted 4 x 2 royal blue chesterfield.
On the left, single breasted grey chesterfield. On the right, micro plaids brown chesterfield with slanted pockets.
Ulster overcoats with swelled edges. On the left, a single breasted model in camel hair. On the right, at double breasted 4 x 2 in grey. Note the use of scarves.
Two more ulsters. On the left, a double breasted grey herringbone with 6 x 3 closure. On the right, a 6 x 2 double breasted brown whipcord overcoat. Excellent use of scarves again.
Two classic chesterfields for business suits.
Single breasted drape overcoat with peak lapels and low button stance.
Bespoke light grey chesterfield from a German tailor.
Photos: The Journal of Style