Yes winter is coming, and I’m not just referring to the final season of HBO’s master piece series Game of Thrones (yes I am fan), its actually getting cold here in Melbourne.
Melbourne isn’t really known for its weather, but we certainly do experience the four seasons, which can even happen in the same day. This allows us to layer up and really benefit from the amazing heavier weighted garments that maintain warmth and structure.
Earlier this year, I dressed a couple of young dapper gents for Pitti Uomo in Florence, which happened to be in the middle of a cold spell. The coats I made for them have inspired me for this winter and have lead me to source a great deal of new cloth with these new styles in mind. The images below are of menswear blogger and actor Callum Rowe sporting a couple of key new looks.
The Lombard Trench, inspired by the classic Italian windbreaker, is a double breasted coat with cuff straps, raglan sleeves, shoulder straps and a belt. Finished with 10 buttons, it can also be ordered in a single-breasted option for a more minimal design. This style is ideal for layering up, whether you are wearing it over a suit for a more corporate look or over jeans and sweater; the trench is a versatile addition to your wardrobe. This particular cloth is a cotton gabardine, which is shower proof, but other water proof options are available.
The second coat Callum is wearing is a stunning made-to-measure grey wool and cashmere blend. Also in a double-breasted but more reflective of a military style, with a wide Napoleonesque collar, patch pockets and working button holes on the sleeve. Designed to be worn as a layering piece over the top of your winter suit, but looks amazing with more causal attire and chunky knitwear.
All overcoats are made to measure or bespoke and start from $800.00 depending on your cloth selection and budget. The turn around is usually 4-6 weeks so we can have something for you just in time for winter. If you would like to look at the alternative options and of course my selection of cloth, please follow this link to arrange a time to come in and have a chat.
I look forward to seeing you.