The Great Coat
Better Than a Great Coat.
Paletot. Covert. Guards. Ulster.
Are these overcoats or topcoats? What’s the difference, again?
It doesn’t matter.
We wanted to create a well-fitting topcoat with an overcoat’s soul. I’ve always loved military-style coats (commonly referred to as great coats), so we went with a double-breasted, eight-button front with two additional buttons under the collar for full coverage. It’s knee-length, in typical topcoat fashion, but is made of a superbly warm, substantial wool blend that is not as laborious as many heavy coats.
This coat is olive with color-matched corozo buttons. The most dashing feature is the large, notched collar, commonly referred to as an Ulster collar. You can button the coat to the top and flip the collar up for warmth (and style), or wear the coat unbuttoned so that the collar hangs open in dramatic fashion (an attitude itself).
The Great Coat (No. 7135). Top quality 800-gram wool blend great coat patterned off the classic late 19th-century British great coat style. Embellished with authentic insignia trim at sleeves which, in its early iterations, would have indicated an officer title. Fully lined in cupro. Two roomy outer pockets. Two interior welt pockets. Below the knee. Imported.