We're all starting to feel the bitter chills of the cruel British Winter. This year we saw the beast from the east demonstratively smash its way through the UK, causing a significant slump in consumer spending and causing the British economy £1 million pound a day.
Not only was this catastrophic for the fragility of the British high street, it was bloody cold! I've stocked up on a few coats this year as you may have already seen with the French Connection Pile Coat and the Green Maroon check overcoat from ASOS.
If you are the type of guy who invests in statement, timeless pieces of clothing a coat is the perfect choice.
This limited edition double-breasted (also available in single-breasted) 100% British navy cashmere coat, is the unsung hero of the Hawkins and Shepherd collection. Perfect for this winter and what's more, it's currently half price at £800.
What I love about this coat is how the cashmere offers an impeccable texture to the look. You'll also notice it has a contrast under collar. The grey felt panelling brings a fresh modernity to the piece and just looks ace in photos.
The cashmere is sourced from Harrisons of Edinburgh, and is a design collaboration between myself and Savile Row trained woman's designer Calder London.
It comes fully equipped with soft silk lining, stylish buttons and is an incredibly versatile signature piece. Perfect for wearing over dark casuals as seen in the pictures, or traditional day to day suits.
I believe with the ubiquity of the cashmere camel coat (also available through Hawkins & Shepherd) the future trends for autumn/winter will see a pendulum swing towards the Navy look.