Blue Ribbon Herrringbone.
Dartford, England. The Fox and Hounds, where I’ve ducked in to get out of the rain.
Corner table. I order a pint of Theakston Old Peculier, along with bangers and mash and embark on my foremost hobby: people- (and clothes-) watching.
Though there is no shortage of colorful characters, there’s not a single tweed blazer or fisherman’s cable I haven’t seen before.
Out of the cold rain strolls a gent in a waterpoof trench coat.
He doesn’t rush in like a man afraid of getting soaked through, shoulders curved against the downpour like you’d think. He shrugs off his coat. gives it a shake and, with a flip, it's no longer a raincoat but a lovely herringbone wool overcoat.
The evening's blue ribbon winner. No contest.
Reversible Herringbone Tweed (No. 6726). Classic overcoat style. Belted, with leather buckle. Welted hand pockets. Raglan sleeves. Outer layer is luxurious Abraham Moon Heritage British Wool in a classic houndstooth pattern. Reverse layer is waterproof Italian cotton nylon in Khaki. Coated waterproof fabric. Imported.