24 Oct 2016

The Covert Coat - an Autumn day in the Countryside

My wife and I went for a good sound walk on the grounds of the local Country House - Fussingø Slot -  this Sunday. It had been raining for days, but Sunday seemed to bid us a few dry hours; grey and cloudy, but for once dry weather. Temperatures of 8-10 degrees Celcius.
The muddy terrain called for boots and since the Country House also holds stables and horses the Equstrian look seemed appropriate.
An excellent opportunity to sport a Covert coat with riding breeches and a tweed hacking jacket.

A great view to the Country House - Fussingø slot

21 Oct 2016

The Covert Coat - in the City

The Covert Coat was originally a short topcoat worn for hunting and riding, but it also already in Edwardian times became part of the City Gent's wardrobe.
Signature features of this versatile jacket are four (sometimes five) lines of stitching at the cuffs and hem, notched lapels, flap pockets and a centre vent. The traditional colours are greenish-tan-brown-fawnish - some say to better conceal squirts of mud from hunting and riding others that the drivers wearing covert coats during a hunt were more visible for the guns.

My Covert Coat from Hackett London has all these features.
And a perfect match for a navy three-piece city suit.

Wearing the Covert Coat as a topcoat over my vintage 1967 bespoke by Gieves navy pinstripe three-piece suit

15 Oct 2016

Herring Fiennes - made by Alfred Sargent on Herring's 1966 last

My latest acquisition in chaussures are these beautiful sleek and spade-shaped brogues Herring Fiennes in a Chestnut calf.. 
Fiennes is a result of a corporation between Herring and Alfred Sargent; a good quality shoe, based on a sleek last and built with a quality English oak bark leather sole (from J.&J.F. Baker in Devonshire)  and the finest French and Italian leathers for the upper. Made on the premises of Alfred Sargent in Northampton.


Herring Fiennes in a beautiful Chestnut calf