I received such blandishments on a recent Instagram post that I felt it would be remiss of me not to write a line or two about it.
A good friend of mine Darren Branch recently and astutely recognised that my Instagram page has been ladled with a palpable greyness. That's partly because it's turned so bitterly cold and bleak out there.
This outfit though I'm particularly pleased with as it engenders and reflects a certain melancholy that comes with the change of season.
The Peacoat is a perfect coat for winter by French Connection, and I've written extensively about the Deluxe Pile Coat on my blog. It's double breasted but because it's a peacoat and not a trench or overcoat, you can wear it open and it doesn't lose its shape.
I've teamed that with a simple medium-weight cotton button down shirt underneath; quite figure hugging, as is the black stretch denim jeans from Topman that I've double-cuffed at the bottom.
The lace up brogue boot from Goodwin Smith is the real show pony of the ensemble. This Sherwood Men's Leather Brogue Boot is more formal than the brown pair I own. I paired those with the cashmere overcoat you can find in a previous style edit.
Finish off the look with some on-trend Serge Denimes jewellery.
These shots were taken by the wonderful Sophie Milner, who is just a delight to work with and not only manages to capture my outfit, but captures my mood also.