Friday, 2 September 2011

Summer ends

(Picture: Gloriously British by Gresham Blake).

The chill in the morning air and the thundering showers means that we are entering the most beautiful season here in the North. A season of soft sweaters, comforting tweeds and - best of all - covert coats.

Let the leaves fall from the trees and the autumn wardrobe leave the cupboards!


  1. The coat is nice, but I would ditch the pocket square. And the shirt ;)

  2. I agree about the shirt.

    Incidentally, I don't have this coat. I just thought the picture was nice, and Gresham Blake make nice clothes. As I now have five different covert coats, I really shouldn't get any more. The last one I bought was chocolate brown, though.

    I'm more divided when it comes to wearing pocket hankies on overcoats, though. I think it can work.

  3. Yes, I too think it could work. Perhaps... ;) Maybe you will experiment and show us?

    Dull as I am, I have only one covert coat. But I like it very much. It's a wool and cashmere-blend in a dark gray herringbone pattern.

  4. Hmm, a few coat/hankie shots could be fun to do.

    You're not dull at all, it's just that I have loved covert coats for many years now and tend to buy a new one every two years or so. Every time I try to get a different sort of coat it ends up feeling wrong.

  5. I have a covert coat in navy blue, too! It's from New & Lingwood and really heavy, and I wore it almost every day for two winters.