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. ). Classic overcoat style, conveniently reversible for the ultimate sartorial versatility. Outer layer is a luxurious, plush Italian wool mohair blend from Mill Tessile Fiorentina in a classic houndstooth pattern. Reverse layer is weather-beating Olmetex Italian cotton nylon, a PU-coated waterproof fabric. Belted, with leather buckle. Welted hand pockets. Raglan sleeves. Faux horn buttons. Imported.