Is there anything more British than Burberry?
Show me some double breasting, fine tailoring and a patch of plaid and nothing speaks “Old Blighty” more.
Burberry, as a classic, is re-interpreted over and over by the brightest young things and is one brand that truly spans the generations.
158 years old and as distinctive and as relevant as ever… merging English heritage with fashion’s cutting edge is what Burberry does so well.
My interest in Burberry has always focussed on their outerwear.
Everything from their trench coats and their pea coats to the super duper heavy winter numbers.
My Burberry trench is the coat that I wear most often and for 9 months of the year I am never far without it.
Everything gets dressed up with or protected by the trench.
On a cost per wear basis I am way ahead.
As the temperatures drop I start dreaming of heavier coats.
Coats are my number one. There is no such thing as “one looks the same as the other”.
Wearing a winter coat, whether it’s 3/4, knee length or mid calf makes me feel seriously grown up and sophisticated.
As much as I wear the parka, I wear the tailored style.
An overcoat is another serious investment.
We can get away with lesser when it comes to the more casual style jacket but an overcoat needs to be well tailored and of quality fabric.
They need to endure and look as good this year as last.
The beauty of a great coat is that it can be worn over other less exciting pieces.
Mixing and matching is my mantra… the sublime with the not so.
The answer to a working wardrobe is knowing where to invest.
Editing the selection of Burberry for Nordstrom was a dream… I would wear each and every piece,
3/4 coats are a love of mine, especially when they are cinched in slightly and feature button detailing and belted backs.
Thinking of longer coats… and I vere towards the trench style and the classical forms.
It’s an old story but there is nothing sexier than a woman in a belted overcoat and heels.
And what about a man wearing his Burberry… that’s a very good look… xv
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